Vernon Subutex 1

Vernon Subutex 1

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Qui est Vernon Subutex ? Une légende urbaine. Un ange déchu. Un disparu qui ne cesse de ressurgir. Le détenteur d’un secret. Le dernier témoin d’un monde disparu. L’ultime visage de notre comédie inhumaine. Notre fantôme à tous....

Title:Vernon Subutex 1
Edition Language:French
ISBN:9782246713517
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    Vernon Subutex 1 Reviews

  • Meike

    I LOVED this book – Virginie Despentes wrote a wonderfully mean, cutting-edge social novel that sheds light on contemporary French society, with a story full of vivid characters, but devoid of heroe...

  • Hugh

    This is my fourth book from the Man Booker International longlist, and if my friends in The Mookse and the Gripes group are typical, it is also the one which is dividing opinions the most. It is very ...

  • Hanneke

    Well, yes, Vernon. Let’s take a look at him. When you are familiar with circles such as Vernon’s, the guy will feel real to you. He did to me! He is a likeable guy. A guy who gets around with ever...

  • Fionnuala

    Review of Vernon Subutex 1, 2 and 3. Earlier in the year, I read a review of the first book in this series, and, as sometimes happens, the reviewer's negative experience made me perversely curious to ...

  • Trudie

    *4.5*Well, I burned through this book like a crazy person. It has that frenetic, out of control feeling I got from reading Trainspotting back in the 90s. Vernon Subutex is a searing kaleidoscope of mo...

  • Kevin Kelsey

    Vernon Subutex is a mosaic of utterly fascinating characters living on the margins of society deep in a mid-aughts Paris. Virginie Despentes' (pronounced DEH-PONT) writing reminds me of a more feminis...

  • Neil

    If you are a lover of the movie Magnolia (I think it is my favourite movie), then I imagine you are going to enjoy reading about Vernon Subutex. This is a story of modern day France told in picaresque...

  • Paul Fulcher

    Inexplicably shortlisted for the MBI, but thanks to Amazon for giving me a full refund on the grounds of 'offensiveness to literature'.She uses young people’s words, says them without yet knowing ho...

  • Antonomasia

    While I was in the middle of Vernon Subutex One, a book called Destroy All Monsters: The Last Rock Novel appeared in my Goodreads feed. (Thanks Kris.) Vernon Subutex has a strong claim to that subtitl...

  • Caro the Helmet Lady

    This wasn't a regular book reading experience. This was like moving very fast through many rooms that happened to be other people's heads. Like in "Being John Malkovich" - you get into some folks mind...