The Reader on the 6.27

The Reader on the 6.27

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An irresistible French sensation - Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore meets Amelie - The Reader on the 6.27 explores the power of books through the lives of the people they save. It is sure to capture the hearts of book lovers everywhere. Guylain Vignolles lives on the edge of existence. Working at a job he hates, he has but one pleasure in life ...Sitting on the 6.27 train each day, Guylain reads aloud. And it's this release of words into the world that starts our hero on a journey that will finally bring meaning into his life. For one morning, Guylain discovers the diary of a lonely young woman: Julie. A woman who feels as lost in the world as he does. As he reads from these pages to a rapt audience, Guylain finds himself falling hopelessly in love with their enchanting author ...

The Reader on the 6.27 is a tale bursting with larger-than-life characters, each of whom touches Guylain's life for the better. This captivating novel is a warm, funny fable about literature's power to uplift even the most downtrodden of lives. 'The humanity of the characters ...the re-enchantment of everyday life, the power of words and literature, tenderness and humour ...

Title:The Reader on the 6.27
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781447276463
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    The Reader on the 6.27 Reviews

  • Kate

    Such a charming, quirky little book! I read this from cover to cover in the space of an afternoon, and it has left me feeling so warm and fuzzy inside. I love it when books demonstrate a real passion ...

  • Lena

    Felt like a compilation of various pieces than a whole novel. Very brief which is only proves that the story is underwritten. + A lot of disgusting description of public toilets....

  • Carmen

    When I started this book I thought I was going to love it. A commuter who reads a different passage of a book outloud while in the train. Somebody who saves the others from their real boring journey t...

  • Fiona MacDonald

    What a great feeling it is sometimes to discover a lovely, unknown book that you have picked just for it's pretty cover alone that is also a fantastic book. A cardinal sin I know, but sometimes it pay...

  • Chris

    The Reader on the 6.27 is a story of loneliness and regret while at the same time finding itself to be a love story in which our characters long for that wonderful and painful thing that makes their h...

  • Andrea

    3.5★Guylain Vignolles is a an avid reader who, ironically, spends his 7-5 workday pulping books with the machine he loathes so much he can't bring himself to call it by its real name. Instead he cal...

  • Becky

    A lovely story that seemed to combine aspects of The Red Notebook with Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Book-store. This is very much a book written entirely for book lovers, and is also quite deliciously French...

  • Acordul Fin

    “For all those fellow commuters, he was the reader, the bizarre character who each weekday would read out, in a loud, clear voice, from the handful of pages he extracted from his briefcase....

  • Dianna

    On his daily commute to work, Guylain Vignolles reads from book pages that have survived the paper-recycling machine he tends. Guylain dislikes his co-worker and boss and hates the machine to which he...

  • Donna Craig

    I really enjoyed this very literate book about a man who brings joy to his depressing life by reading aloud on the train. His reading leads to other sources of joy, and the depressing moments of the b...