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August 19, 2021

#French Delphine de Vigan

by N@ncy
  • Author: Delphine de Vigan (1966)
  • Genre:  novel (pg 347)
  • Title:  Les enfants sont les rois
  • Published:  2021
  • #WITMonth
  • #WomenInTranslation


Quick scan:

  1. This is an account two children, Kimmy and Sammy, whose parents film and share
  2. every moment of their days on the internet.
  3. The parents are influencers who are  exploiting their children.
  4. Social media, You Tube channels and Instagram
  5. ….product placement is big business.
  6. Melanie en Bruno earn an enormous amount of money by advertising for brands
  7. …until the “fairy tale” comes to a shocking end.



  1. The deep sense of emptiness
  2. …in this family is overwhelming.
  3. The social media friends/community distributing
  4. “like”s and comments filled with
  5. “bisous d’étoiles” (see Google) seem
  6. more important to Melanie than her real family!
  7. I missed Ms. de Vigan’s sensitive writing style
  8. that was such a success in her book
  9. Rien ne s’oppose à la nuit (2011).
  10. Les enfants sont les rois is simply a factual statement of
  11. what is happening without any added value.
  12. Actually, nothing much really happens in the book!
  13. #Disappointed
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