Holiday in a Coma & Love Lasts Three Years has ratings and 18 reviews. Dorin said: Without trying to offend anyone i think its a men’s book. I found. Two of Beigbeder’s early, autobiographic novels, Holiday in a Coma and Love Lasts Three Years chart the fall and fall of his alter-ego Marc. Frederic Beigbeder’s film follows the hijinks of a young literary critic who with his aphoristically titled debut, Love Lasts Three Years (L’Amour.

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There were a few times I thought if it keeps going like this, I’m not sure I can finish it. But it gives the reader hope rather than despair. Scott Moncrieff Prize for Frank Wynne May 16, Rezo Pheradze rated it it was amazing.

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The second is much better, an utterly believable love story presented as a monologue in an actually funny, compelling voice. Fast and interesting read, but too chaotic, too absurd and nonlikable in the end. A confirmation email has been sent to you, please click the link in the email to activate your account.

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I was skeptical going in, and I was thred for being so. Return to Book Page. Don’t have an account? His writing doesn’t even resemble a story until the last third of the text. Norhazwani Khairdzir rated it it was ok May 12, Nargizzz rated it did not like it Feb 13, I fredeic spent ten years learning things that I would then spend ten years having to unlearn.


DS rated it liked it Sep 17, It really starts off quite depressing. I guarantee you’ll find Year surprising metamorphosis well worth any effort. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. But then the tempo builds towards the end. The main contention of the book or essay is that, as the title says ‘love lasts three years’.

Alyona rated it really liked it Jul 28, Bertrand, Michel Houellebecq are among those who have won the prize. Email alerts are only available for registered users. Vicky rated it it was amazing Jan 07, He has a theory that love lasts no more than three years, and here — recounting the highs and lows of his marriage and taking us through brash nightclubs, vainglorious offices and soulless designer apartments — he brings to bear the theoretical and the empirical to prove his point.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He left Flammarion in I found it very interesting and some of the character’s questions went through my mind a few times during my life. Yana rated it really liked it Jan 10, Katie rated it it was ok Aug 20, In some places I really disliked Marc Marronnier, and in some places I found I could easily relate to him. I didn’t like the narrator because he seemed very selfish and arrogant, and was too self-loathing and suicidal at one point.

The climax comes with a beigbedef that is radical and scary. The catalogue belongs to the library service and accessibility cannot be guaranteed. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Want to Read saving…. Upon graduation at the at the age of 24, began work as an adverti Beigbeder was born into a privileged family in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.


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Search for an item in libraries near you: It ends on live bit of a cliff-hanger. Not for the sedentary. Published first published January 1st Anyway, I was certainly intrigued with the themes it brought up, and in some places there were definitely ‘laugh out loud moments’. Inthe tenth anniversary of the prize, it was awarded to the only American to ever receive it, Bruce Benderson.

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Aug 08, Lili Kim rated it liked it. His mother, Christine de Chasteigner, is a translator of mawkish novels Barbara Cartland et al.

The first is a gruesome satire about single life in celeb Paree, the second a lovesick rant about doomed romance. But make up your mind to enjoy the constant changes in style including the two pages without full stops, let alone paragraphs and just go with the flow.

Two of Beigbeder’s novels, 99 Francs Jan Kounen, and L’amour dure trois ans Beigbeder,have been adapted for the cinema.