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I was worried that once I finished this book I would be filled with sadness over leaving these characters I was sad to put it down but the overall experience was so satisfying that I would highly ecommend this book to others Hunting and Gathering made me miss having conversations with my old oommate from France The characters Manner Of Speaking Is So of speaking is so from Americans and efreshing I was surprised to see American L'investissement immobilier locatif intelligent: Itinraire vers votre future semaine des 7 dimanches references like Shrek and Angelina Jolie here and there but they only added to theealistic experience The book is filled with conversations from its four characters and is about how each of them change and grow over the course of timeI m looking forward to Rants and Incendiary Tracts reading of Gavalda s work now This book This book this book this bookSighIt is lyrical in that way that only books translated from French can be Iarely underline or highlight while Preacher reading fiction but this book gave my pen a work out It was just lovely The characters were complex and well developed and sweet They were just so sweet It wasn t perfect but it was just the thing It was flawed but still one of the best I llead this year The biggest flaw for me was probably Philou s character I don t like that he faded as Franck s character took over taking care of Camille Other than that Brill And I won t lie I finished it on the bus last night and cried A pen you see you hold between your thumb and your index finger No wait you hold it however you want After that it s not hard you don t even think about it Your hands don t exist any The important thing happens elsewhere No this won t do it s still too pretty You His Little Princess re not being asked to come up with something pretty you know No one gives a damn about pretty There are children s drawings and glossy magazines for that So put on your mittens little genius little empty shell yes go on put them on I tell you and maybe at last you ll see you ll draw an almost perfect failed circle This book wasecommended to me by Jamie and it was a perfect Life Force, the Scientific Basis rec thank you so much ladyTranslated from French to English Hunting and Gathering is a characterather than plot driven slice of life portrait Somewhere within these pages the main character finds herself at a bookstore pouring over a collection of the French cartoonist Sempe s drawings as I best know for his work in The New Yorker As I Heaven read further I began toealize There it is This book is like a Sempe drawing It is graceful and gentle and detailed despite looking Shroud of Eternity: Sister of Darkness: The Nicci Chronicles, Book 2 right into the heart of something that would otherwiseevolt or depress Rather Gavalda makes it seem as though the beauty in these characters is actually due TO their dejection I appreciate this because it Pray Big really is our muli dimensional nature that makes us humanI admired Gavalda s approach in writing truth for her characters without ever showing judgment as an author not even in the most subtle and unintentional way This isn t easy and takes trust on the author s part to just allow these personalities to unfold even if they are sometimes ugly sides to showAs aeward for her discipline her characters A Deadly Thaw (DC Connie Childs, really come to life flaws and all and allow theeader to develop a Meine Ehre Heißt Treue relationship with them as if theyeally are friends as the characters themselves grow to know and love one another It is how we are in Life We Understand Each Other we understand each other complex beings and Amsats and Hamsats: Amateur Radio and other Small Satellites recognize that this is what draws us together Shared pain of past experiences shared joy and frustration and kindnesses I fear that through thiseview I could be making this story seem way too darling when it is far from that sort of tone I guess that is that je ne sais uoi ha that comes from balancing sentiment with the The Unbirthing Center reality of burden as well as the candid sharp wit of dialogue both between characters and in their internal conversation The perspective is balanced and never takes you too far to one side or another without bringing youight back Such is life This book is now well dog eared with pages I want to Cleavage LLP revisit and I never do that I guess maybe at Camille is doing her best to disappear She barely eats works at night as a cleaner and lives in a tiny atticoom Downstairs in a beautiful ornate apartment lives Philibert Maruet de la Durbellière a shy erudite upper class man with an unlike. He bottom of it all I Vegan Soul Kitchen read this book at just theight time It was a great The Hidden Nazi reminder that we is who we is and everyone s just trying to do the best they can in this crazy world while finding a little joy and connection to get through I needed that It s just possible that I couldn t put this book down because I m into avoidance tactics at the moment avoiding the study I need to do for my 4 exams coming up in 2 weeks time but nevertheless I couldn t put it down I just loved these poor sad people and their wonderful specialities and their struggling to find some normal type of existence The way Gavalda brings them together is very clever and the way she takes the flaws in their characters and weaves in aealisation about friendship and belonging is delightfulI love the descriptions of Camille s art as so much than skill and techniue And the transformation of the angry young Franck into an inspired chef each time he cooks or thinks of cooking is fabulous And then there s Philibert the stuttering caught in the past Official British Yuppie Handbook rescuer who learns how to be not scared Finally there s Paulette and her journe I m not great ateading contemporary novels for some Feast Of Bones reason I think in a lot of ways I expect too much out of them especially when I compare them to so many of their predecessors totally unfair of me I know but that s how Ioll I usually see so much oom for improvement or had this been tweaked just a bit s that I wind up wondering what everyone makes such a fuss aboutI don t wonder as much with this book It s charming It s heartbreaking in parts It actually punched me in the heart a few times You know how certain paragraphs in books can hit you somewhere inside you *didn t even know existed Yeah that s what happened with this *t even know existed Yeah that s what happened with this are four main characters the starving artist Camille Philibert the aristocrat who lives in Camille s building Philibert s oommate Franck and Paulette Franck s grandmother While the story shouldn t be told without any one of them the only one I particularly cared about was Camille Maybe it s because we e
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of the womenfolk genre I could connect with her on that sort of level but honestly I think it has to do with how Gavalda wrote her Camille is wonderful I love the way she sees the world and the way her art is an extension of her character Everyone else in the story paled in comparison I just wanted CamilleNow this is where I get obnoxious I see that 10 Goodreads members have shelved this book as chick lit I m not attacking them for that but it just doesn t fit the bill in my opinion This might be because my own definition of chick lit is less forgiving than I think it is according to most of the eaders of the world Chick lit to me is fluffy that s what I imagine when I think of a baby chick Fuzz This was deeper than that This wasn t a fuzzy story There are the occasional fuzzy elements but Camille is not a chick She s not fluffy She s bones and grit and paint She s not out to find herself a man or even the ight pair of high heels I m not sure she would know how to walk in high heels Something else she and I have in common Most characters in what I define as chick lit do not appreciate the beauty in an in common Most characters in what I define as chick lit do not appreciate the beauty in an knitted scarf Camille couldSo I m interested with that shelving but I m trying to ignore it I just hate that someone might be led astray by that I almost couldn t bring myself to ead this because of that But one of my close GR friends Hours on Sinai rated it so highly and I trust her judgment that I couldn t turn it down and I m so happy I pushed myselfFor theecord I do believe many Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life readers are confused by chick lit and women s literature or fiction by women writers It doesn t help that so many are marketed so freaking insanely in order to garnereadersWhat I m saying is that this is a book that I think even male SPH readers could appreciate And I worry that the label chick lit could be aeal turn off for mostI can t give this a full 5 stars because it From Sun Up to Sun Down really consists of dialogue than I prefer I often find Ly flatmate in the shape of the foul mouthed but talented chef Franck One freezing evening Philibert overcomes his excruciatingeitcence to escue Camille unconscious from her garret and bring her into his homeAs she ecovers Camille learns
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Hat an easy way out Gavalda however manages to throw in an occasional paragraph or few pages that are not as superficial as straight conversation and for that alone I hung onNow eally Can Gavalda write a book just about Camille For me Please and thank youAll the valves opened and she blew her nose against his shirt cried some letting go of twenty seven years of solitude of sorrow of nasty blows to the head crying for the cuddles she never had her mother s madness the paramedics on their knees on the wall to wall for the cuddles she never had her mother s madness the paramedics on their knees on the wall to wall her father s absent gazes the shit she went through all those years without any The Secret of the Creative Vacuum respite ever the cold the pleasure of hunger the wrong paths taken the self imposed betrayals and always that vertigo the vertigo at the edge of the abyss and of the bottle And the doubt her body always in hiding and the taste of ether and the fear of never being good enoughThatight there That s one of those sections that hit me somewhere I didn t know existed You don t have to understand That one is just for me Despite 1 several years spent in Indiana 2 an unstinted enjoyment of meat and 3 the fact that I at one time had a mustache it was the 80 s I am not a Ron Swanson Everything a Band-Aid Can't Fix: A Teen's Guide to Healing and Dealing with Life replica To prove this point Iead a book set in Europe France no less And it didn t even have one of those page turning plots to drive itWhat it did have was a plenitude of French themes Food especially the fine dining variety was foremost among them Art was another Cultural divides of the type pitting aristocrats against Court of Shadows: House of Furies, Book 2 republicans also featured Romance was another theme but not in an entirely typical way We all know about love triangles Well this was of an appreciation tetrahedron where the sides denoting closeness among the four main characters would vary in length at any given time It seemed like the point of the book and the pleasure to be derived from it was in watching the tetrahedron change shapeThe points defining this geometric object were Camille a cleaning lady oreally of a starving artist starving from anorexia that is Philibert gentle awkward and to the manor born Franck a talented chef but one with attitude brusue tired and hurting and Franck s grandmother less self sufficient than she d like to be good hearted but not always able to give than she takes I wish that the land of the misfit toys Villa Rosa reference wasn t so popular so that I could claim it as my own and apply it here Anyway these four interact in the wayseal people do It takes time and intermittent acts of kindness for the bonds to form and it proceeds in fits and startsThis is a uick Best Kept Secrets read with plenty of dialog and aespect for the show don t tell approach to character development It s strong on lifestyle too The author even sprinkles in a bit of philosophy though nothing heavy All in all it was a nice light parfait easy to consume even if not an omnivore s fill This will sound weird but it s true some books don t need plots Hunting and Gathering is a perfect example of a character driven novel Nothing Cats Dogs really monumental or dramatic happens and instead the story is supported entirely by the four main characters They are Camille a cleaning lady or cleaning operative who lives in a tiny apartment by herself and doesn t eat Philibert an aristocrat lacking social skills who lives in Camille s building hisoommate Franck a temperamental but talented chef and Franck s grandmother Paulette an old woman terrified of being placed in a nursing home Gavalda s writing style is simple and elegant and her dialogue is amazingly well done The ending of *Hunting and Gathering is a little bit too well wrapped up but I didn t mind All in all a lovely *and Gathering is a little bit too well wrapped up but I didn t mind All in all a lovely Translated from the French I loved this novel about a group of isolated people who find in each other an odd kind of family Highly Dating Again with Courage and Confidence recommended It was an okayead and like a beach Studies in Modern Theology and Prayer read sweet fun andomantic Towards the end it simply moved far too slowly for me I keep hearing how the movie is far better I don t think that I ll be able to see that anyti. Bout Philibert; about Franck and his guilt for his beloved but fragile grandmother Paulette who is all he has left in the world; and about herself And slowly this curious uartet of misfits all discover the importance of food friendship and lov.

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