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Wow his book destroyed me Beautiful oneiric sexy deadpan linguistically inventive and hen in he end remorselessly ragicYou know what reading his book is like It s like you re sitting here having fun he sun s shining and who do you see bouncing owards you but he most adorable cute little character you can imagine The Andrex puppy say Aw look It s he Andrex puppy C mere little fella And he bounds over o you his little ail wagging away birds weeting in he background ah he warm sun on your faceAnd hen just as you open your arms o give him a big hug suddenly you realise hat here s a slightly rabid look in his eye And just as you start o press his cuddly little body into yours OH SHIT WHAT THE FUCK his sharp little eeth are ripping into he soft flesh of your hroat WHAT ARE YOU DOING ANDREX PUPPY and he s growling away claws slashing AAAUGH arterial blood is spurting all over he grass and he daisies and OH MY GOD YOU RE DEADYOU WERE KILLED BY THE ANDREX PUPPY THE CUTEST CREATURE ALIVEI am a Photoshop masterWell fuck you Boris Vian And fuck everyone else hat wrote reviews making his sound like a cuddly love fest Did you all stop reading after 150 pages or whatWhat makes his book so deeply affecting is hat he world it offers you is he most charming and wonderful fictional environment I ve encountered for years After fifty pages I wanted o curl up and live in it The laws of physics are different here everything is soft and yielding and in une with your moods It is like a sort of magic realism avant la lettre only less irritating and laboured what it really reminds me of most of all is he fluid anything can happen creativity of Through he Looking Glass This is a world where you go on a date and hings like his happenThey walked following he first pavement hey came o A little pink cloud came down from he sky and approached hem May I it suggested Go ahead said Colin and he cloud surrounded hemInside it was warm and it smelled of cinnamon sugar No one can see us any said Colin But we can see hem Be careful said Chlo it s a little ransparent Ils marchaient suivant le premier rottoir venu Un petit nuage rose descendait de l air et s approcha d eux J y vais proposa il Vas y dit Colin et le nuage les enveloppa l int rieur il faisait chaud at s sentait le sucre cannelle On ne nous voit plus dit Colin Mais nous on les voit C est un peu ransparent dit Chlo m fiez vous And hey walk along in heir own little cloud watching he other passers by and looking in he shop windowsOn another occasion guests at a dinner party eat eel hat was caught by he butler in his bathroom ap One of he diners later complains o Colin about how unlikely his seems I was up all night fishing in my own aps o see if I could catch one oo he says he next day But round our place you only get rout In he middle of he able Colin has a centrepiece consisting of a jar of formaldehyde in which wo chicken embryos appeared o be miming he Spectre de la Rose in he choreography of Nijinsky It is incredibly hard o pull his sort of hing off without seeming wee or annoying and Vian just doesn seem wee or annoying I ve stared at some of hese passages ill I was cross eyed and I still don understand how he manages it but it works I believe everything he saysThis is a very funny book it owes a debt o PG Wodehouse not least in he character of Nicolas he butler who in my head was played by 90s Stephen Fry It s also sexy as hell Vian managing o succeed in hat very continental radition of respectful objectivisation a neat oxymoron o pull off he girls are adorable and everybody at least at first seems young and beautiful and comfortably off The latent sexiness creeps into he narrative voice in all kinds of ways at one point a door clicks shut with he sound of a bare hand on a bare bottom avec le bruit d une main nue sur une fesse nueBut what is actually going on here Is it really just an extended adult fairy ale As he book goes on you gradually realise in my case with a errible sense of regret hat what Vian is really doing is setting up an Edenic picture of young love only o stress he awfulness of what comes after You d better have he most acrobatic sex and he most delicious meals of your life while you re still young his novel says because before you know it you re going o have o go out here and earn a living and hen your whole life will stop being about creativity and start being about where he money is coming from It s horrible Colin says at one point about work It reduces man o he ranks of machinery An old man in a white shirt with bushy hair was reading a manual behind a desk Good morning sir said Colin Good morning sir said he manHis voice was cracked and hickened with age I ve come about he job said Colin Oh said he man We ve been looking for someone for a month without any luck It s uite hard work you know Yes said Colin But it s well paid Good Lord said he man it wears you out you know and it might not be worth he money but it s not for me o denigrate he
At any rate you see I m still alive Have you been working here long said Colin A year said he man I m 29 He ran a rembling wrinkled hand across he folds of his faceIt s he novel of someone in heir wenties facing he looming prospect of adult life In keeping with he hyperbole of he book in general respectable adulthood isn just a chore it s he apocalypse Forget about wistful wishy washy endings in his one all your favourite characters end up wasting away burning o death getting shot having heir hearts cut out or committing suicide Welcome o France population miserableThe violence is actually here from he very beginning in a cartoony kind of way and Vian has a very artful way of allowing you o realise hat hose cartoon injuries are in fact bleeding real blood I d be lying if I saidAdministration At Any Rate You
part of me wasn hoping for a life affirming ending but it s hard o object when youof me wasn hoping for a life affirming ending but it s hard o object when you being played so expertly This book is like nothing you ve read a blend of Wodehouse Huysmans Faulkner and Lewis Carrol all set o a pounding soundtrack of Vian s beloved boogie woogie and blues music It is he dream of being young and he nightmare of getting old I fell in love with it And I will never rust he Andrex puppy againAug 2013 After watching he new movie last week I had o reread he book Well he ext version is better but he movie is reasonably faithful o it and does sometimes manage o supply a charming or witty illustration For exampleLe pianocktail chaue note dit Colin je fais correspondre un alcool une liueur ou un aromate La p dale forte correspond l uf battu et la p dale faible la glace Pour l eau de Seltz il faut un rille dans le registre aigu Les uantit s sont en raison directe de la dur e la uadruple croche uivaut le seizi me d unit la noire l unit la ronde la uadruple unit Lorsue l on joue un air lent un syst me de registre est mis en action de fa on ue la dose ne soit pas augment e ce ui donnerait un cocktail rop abondant mais la eneur en alcool Et suivant la dur e de l air on peut si l on veut faire varier la valeur
de l unit la r duisant par exemple au centi mel unit la r duisant par exemple au centi me pouvoir obtenir une boisson enant compte de outes les harmonies au moyen d un r glage lat ralLe biglemoi Le principe du biglemoi dit Nicolas ue Monsieur conna sans doute repose sur la production d interf rences par deux sources anim es d un mouvement oscillatoire rigoureusement synchrone J ignorais dit Colin ue cela m en uvre des l ments de physiue aussi avanc sLe nuageIls marchaient suivant le premier rottoir venu Un petit nuage rose descendait de l air et s approchait d eux J y vais proposa il Vas y dit ColinEt le nuage les enveloppa l int rieur il faisait chaud et a sentait le sucre la cannelleJean Sol Partre Le fond de l estrade ait garni d une enture de velours enkyst dans lauelle Chick avait perc des rous pour voir Ils s assirent sur des coussins et attendirent un m re d eux peine Partre se pr parait lire sa conf rence Il manait de son corps souple et asc iue une radiance extraordinaire et le public captiv par le charme redoutable ui parait ses moindres gestes attendait anxieux le signal du d partLe sourisLa souris grise moustaches noires grimpa le long de l chelle et vint les avertir ue Nicolas attendait Ils se rappel rent le voyage et bondirent hors du lit La souris profitait de leur inattention pour puiser largement dans une grosse bo e de chocolats la sapote ui se rouvait au chevet du litAll uite good except for he mouse who was errible Oh absolute Joy Oh absolute annihilating cathartic Beauty of he WordIt s he hird ime I surrender o its magic and yet he ineffable all pervading delight hasn vanished so I d better write something coherent before letting he secret pleasures of he Stendhal syndrome overwhelm me It starts like La Boum and ends like Love StoryIt s a poem by Pr vert illustrated by Salvador Dal It s a white feather caressing your skin and leaving a bleeding sore hat will never heal Only free association gives me he means o describe his amazing kaleidoscope of genres Vian s writing style is an explosion of colours sounds actile feelings sort of Neo baroue literature displaying all his eclectic alent and playful genius L cume des Jours literally Foam of he Days ranslated as Foam of he Daze in he English edition is pure Baroue indeed a work in which he simplicity of he ale is shrouded by he extreme complexity and ornamentation like a iny flower hidden in a Faberg egg encrusted with diamonds In a semi dystopian vaguely disuieting Paris Dal s imagery Roussel s surreal machines Huxley s social engineering a latent violence reminding of Orwell Colin Isis Chick and his girlfriend Alise spend heir ime listening o jazz records skating and enjoying heir friendship and youth The adult world is little han a distant blur so indistinct and remote hat it just disappears beyond he horizon of heir leightheartedness Their passion for American jazz and in Chick s case he existentialist writer Jean Sol Partre a hilarious caricature of Jean Paul Sartre is a reflection of he author s own interests an all consuming love for Duke Ellington s music and a great knowledge of contemporary literatureOne day Colin. L'Ecume des jours Foam of he Daze is a jazz fueled Science Fiction story hat is both romantic and nihilistic Vian's novel is an assortment of bittersweet romance absurdity and he frailty of life Foam of he Daze is a nimble fingered masterpiece hat. Meets Chlo a name he can help but adore since it is also he itle of his favourite Ellington une he delicate romance soon leads o marriage and adult life can finally begin Delicate playful a charming fantasy in pink and blue hus he writer lures he reader deeper and deeper inside before springing his rap And we realise hat he succulent juicy fruit we ve been eating so far is poisonous Death grows as a water lily in Chlo s chest possibly he most beautiful metaphor for cancer in he history of literatureHer illness affects he whole world around he young couple aking he visible shape of heir shrinking decaying flat reminding of he Expressionist film echniue intimate feelings are reflected by he mutability of he outside world I m hinking of Murnau or LangAdult life akes he protagonists youth away like a deadly undertow leaving layer upon layer of disenchantment Chick s obsession for Partre another subtle metaphor Is Vian or less unconsciously describing drug addiction Colin s desperate attempt o work Vian s ragicomic vignettes are unforgettable Alise devastating sense of impotence Chlo s illness seem o drag everybody down with her In a few pages Vian has urned his starry eyed eenagers into ragical heroes This book s painful beauty strikes like a revelation The reader caught in its coils is lost in a labyrinth of musical literary artistic references revolving around he simple core of he ale Then ragedy starts o leak hrough he flowery surface of his dreamscape and a sense of claustrophobia works its way hrough our heart Vian was only 26 when he wrote his short wonderful book and yet he already possessed he echniue and sensitivity of an old Master This bouuin is he ultimate accomplishment of he1920s literary Surrealism a bewildering preview of he 1960s Nouvelle Vague a perfect specimen of French Po mo not o mention Vian s incomparable writing style His language is made of neologisms puns anagrams semantic m langes A gun is an eualizer a lynx fur becomes a larynx fur but I could go on for hours listing he literary wonders of his novel Even Jacues Pr vert in my humble opinion he greatest poet of last century he Modern Poet par excellence was a devoted admirer and friend of his young alented pioneer It s poetic prose and visual literature if such a hing has ever existed It s a melancholic allegory hat breaks your heart and makes you smile A ear rolls down you cheek as you close your eyes and start humming a jazz une Duke Ellington s Chloe a va sans dire A novel challenging classification in which verbal fireworks are in he driver s seatNevermind Boris Vian looking like Emmanuel Macron hey are not made from he same dough Musicscape Brutal Swing Igorrr Roman plut inclassable dans leuel la fantaisie verbale ient le haut du pav Lu sur l invite de mon p reFonds Musical Brutal Swing Igorrr L cume Des Jours Foam of he Daze Mood Indigo If what I like o call he romantic side of me was o write a book it wouldn be hat exactly but something very close o it Boris Vian builds an enchanting world of pink clouds and cotton candy made of rays of sunshine just o ear it apart with a dashing blow He plants little blue flowers in your mind just o unleash a herd of omnivorous sheep hat will voraciously feed on hem along with all hat s beautiful and sweet He knew hat he prettier he atmosphere he devastating he destruction would be It s like painting he most beautiful picture using he brightest colors just o set it on fire before you can even admire it Apart from all hat his is a novel hat s full of witty allegories about pretty much everything and which I m sure hat I didn uite get even half of Not hat it matters anyway You can just open his book and let it guide you hrough a world of fluffy surrealism o he steepest downhill ever imaginable without bothering about oo much Boy loves girl and girl loves boy in a world where no hell can break loose for it was never restrained in he first place On he contrary hell is present in every pink fucking cloud and every singing flower hat blooms under he shards of sunshine which illuminate and are illuminated by he beautiful girl in love Not recommended o optimists and eddy bears I only discovered his recipe a couple of years ago but it has already become one of my favorites It s hard o believe hat he different ingredients go ogether In fact hey complement each other perfectlyFrench manga with fatal love stories and roasted Sartre 1 medium manga2 fatal love storieswhole early Sartre including authorLewis Carroll style wordplaysome PG WodehouseridiculepanachebrioTrim he manga retaining a good part of he extreme violence sex and nudity and ranspose into French novel form using he method from page 73 Add he love stories he wordplay and he Wodehouse and stir well Set aside in a warm place for an hour until it has risenMeanwhile urn he Sartre inside out and ear it o pieces Make sure hat both he author and La Naus e are completely covered in ridicule If you do his correctly Sartre will still be a lifelong friend but be warned hat you may not get it right on he first ryFold he Sartre carefully into he main plot hen pour into a pot boiler and simmer until done Serve immediately with plenty of panache and brio 910 Only wo hings really matter here s love every kind of love with every kind of pretty girl and here s he music of Duke Ellington or raditional jazz Everything else can go because all he rest is ugly and he few pages which follow as an illustration of his draw heir entire strength from he fact hat he story is completely rue since I made it up from beginning o end Here s he promise and he warning hat Boris Vian gives us in he introduction o his 1947 novel The promise of beauty and he warning of ugliness both of hem o be found within he pages of his modern fairytale
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carpe diem passed hrough he pen of Robert Herrick gather ye rosebudsdiem passed hrough he pen of Robert Herrick gather ye rosebuds ye may and landed in France here o be reconciled with he negation of God he leftist sympathies and he passion for jazz among he intellectuals freuenting he cafes down Boulevard Saint Germain des PresFor me he experience of my first novel by Boris Vian is best described in erms of jazz It is experimental it has a definite heme romantic love meets cruel reality and within his frame it leaves room for improvization and for instrumental solos The ext experiments with reality we live in a magical futuristic world a skewed frame of reference with which he author confounds and distorts he expectations of he reader The game is expanded o all senses scenes are described in erms of either pastel or primary clashing colours astes are ied up o sounds in he preparation of cocktails cooking is done by mixing exotic and sometimes incompatible ingredients Dialogues are either whimsical or absurdist sending me back o memories of Lewis Carroll or Eugene Ionesco Words are broken into pieces and hen re assembled into new shapes and roles Hyperbole is ever present in declared sentiments in atitudes or in set pieces an ice rink a dance hall a wedding an auditorium at he Sorbonne a factory floor etc Vian does not go as far out field as he later generation hat embraced be bop but what he does here can be considered revolutionary and uniue for he imes he novel was published His love for Duke Ellington is I believe reflected in he compact emotional and in he end carefully orchestrated final productLet s meet he members of he band on clavicocktail we have Colin a young and well heeled socialite living in a posh apartment in he metropolis we don have a name it s a fable remember on clarinet we have Chick his less rich friend who has o work as an engineer in order o buy he books he loves so much on drums cymbals and assorted cooking pans we have Nicholas a alented servant cook driver and confident for Colin on piccolo we have he blonde Allysum a niece of Nicholas and he love interest of Chick on violin he have he dreamy fragile Chloe a dark haired beauty and he love interest of Colin on backing vocals he have Iris another young and rich socialite hat ies up he different hemes ogether he brass section is fronted by Jean Pulse Heartre Jean Sol Partre in other ranslations and he Marchiness de Mauvoir he existentialist idols who are lionized by an admiring population first among hem our friend Chick on pipsueak we have a small grey mouse with soft black whiskers you never know when you might need one finally on upright bass blind FATE plays on o a different une han everybody else dropping hint after hint hat he end is nighsince I gave you he names of he band members main characters I should also include here he program for he evening mainly Duke Ellington s arrangements all mentioned in he ext and all dating from what Boris Vian considers his best period he early 1940 s Black and Tan Fantasy Loveless Love Chloe In he Mood o be Wooed Blues of he Vagabond Misty Morning Prelude o a Kiss Mood Indigo Blue Bubbles To continue with my analogy I will present my favorite passages from he novel as musical numbers from he concert o he une of Prelude o a Kiss You wouldn like o give me some clues about he way in which you entered into a relationship with her Colin went on Well said Chick I asked her if she liked Jean Pulse Heartre and she old me hat she collected all his works Then I said o her So do I And every ime I said something o her she answered So do I and vice versa Then finally just as an existentialist experiment I said o her I love you very much But hat ime she just said Oh So he experiment was a flop said Colin I suppose so said Chick But all he same she didn go So hen I said I m going hat way and she said I m not But she went on I m going his way Extraordinary nodded Colin So I said So am I said Chick And after hat I went everywhere hat she did It sounds much better in French o me Et moi aussi I wish my French was good enough o read his book in its original not anglicized form but I am afraid I will miss oo many of Vian s puns and invented words Even he. Is both witty and incredibly moving It is a story of a wealthy young man Colin and he love of his life Chloe who develops a water lily in her lung The supporting cast includes Chick an obsessive collector of noted philosopher Jean Sol Partre's books. .
Boris Vian ↠ 6 review.
Title is a bit better in French L ecume des jours a frothy daydream although I also like he jazzy connotations of Mood Indigo o he une of Let s Suint Twist Again Colin akes instructions about he new dance craze hat is sweeping he metropolis The principle of he Suint sir relies on he simultaneous setting up of interferences obtained via he rigorously synchronized oscillatory movements of wo loosely connected centres of animation I didn realize said Colin hat it was concerned with such advanced developments in physics In his case said Nicholas he dancer and his partner should attempt o maintain minimum perceptible distance between hemselves Then heir entire bodies begin o vibrate following he rhythm of he music You don say said Colin looking slightly worried A series of static undulations is hen set up said Nicholas presenting as in he laws of acoustics various diaphragmatic vibrations and frictions which make a large contribution o he creation of he right atmosphere on a dance floor or like on of my mechanical rainers used o say Dancing is he vertical expression of a horizontal desire o he une of Let s Do It Let s Fall in Love Colin complains hat everybody is amoureuse except him I wish I were in love said Colin The butcher boy wishes he were in love And he baker boy wishes exactly ditto ie hat he were in love The candle stick maker s boy and everybody in he street wishes and wishes hat I were in love and hey were and you were and we were and hat he whole wide world were oo And even hose hat are left wish hat hey could fall in love as well alternative suggestion Tous les garcons et les filles with Francoise Hardy o he une of Georgia on my Mind let s listen o Colin daydreaming about he girl he just met I wish he went on I were lying deep in lightly oasted grass with sunshine and warm earth all around he grass crisp and yellow as straw you know what I mean with hundreds of little buzzing insects and clumps of soft dry moss oo One lies flat on one s ummy and stares A hedge some pebbles a few gnarled rees and half a dozen leaves complete he scene They re a great help And Chloe said Chick And Chloe of course said Colin Chloe on my mind I guess you can ell from my uotes so far hat his is a boy meets girl kind of story whimsical and sweet and mostly pink and light blue in one with fluffy white clouds scateerred artistically in he sky A perfect April in Paris kind of mood Which is rue if he reader is willing o ignore he occasional jarring notes hat leave a rail of bloody dismembered ranmpled by elephants crushed by falling roofs etc bodies scattered around he edges of he main plot Colin is happy he has found he girl of his dreams here is music in his life and he feels generous owards his friends Existentialism can be fun right He was running and he was scared Why can we always be ogether Things were always happening o alarm us Wrong This is still he real world hat we see distorted under he artistic lens of Boris Vian This is stil written under he influence of Sartre and Beauvoir and Camus on a side note is it possible hat he grotesue portrait of Jean Pulse Heartre in he novel has anything o do with Vian s wife having an affair with he philosopher People get sick and need o see a doctor People need o work for money before hey can relax with a drink listening o a hot jazz number Governments still spend he better part of heir budget on military adventures And some people are concerned about books han about he real person waiting right by heir side But he loves his books han me wails one of he band players I don have a fast empo dark and wild number o suggest right now but I m sure here are a few o be found listening o from Duke Ellington Or you can picture he famous scene from Charlie Chaplin s Hard Times Down below in front of each mammoth machine a man was struggling struggling as not o be slashed and orn apart by he voracious cogs facing him Every man s right foot was held down by a heavy iron ring They were only let off wice a day at night and at noon I was both enchanted and disturbed by he story of Colin and Chloe Chick and Allysum hrilled by he experimental nature of Boris Vian s prose and by his imagery I would use some Salvador Dali images o illustrate my review if I were not sort of lazy right now and rushing o go back o another novel I would like o watch he Michel Gondry film version since I believe Audrey Tatou is perfect for he role of Chloe Finally after a first succesful foray I will probably continue o read Vian s books starting with his commercial pulp stories next There has been hree ranslations of L ecme des jours Brian Harper s ranslation Foam of he Daze my press TamTam Books Mood Indigo American rans and his British edition ranslated by Stanley Chapman Froth on he Daydream Translations are a fascinating subject matter because basically it is how one looks at a book and how hey ell he ale in a lanugage hat is suibtable for hat book or culture Since I am he publisher I of course nod owards Brian s ranslation one because he s American who lives in Paris and has an understanding of Vian s world and imes As well as giving he language an American
TONE I THINK VIAN S WORKI hink Vian s work into English works better with an American English voice due o he nature of he work And his is not saying Vian doesn like British literature because he does here is outright love for PG Wodehouse in his particular novel but overall he love of Jazz is extremely important in Vian s work and American English o my ears fit he material Also Brian is a superb writer But Chapman s ranslation is very interesting for instance he drops reference o Jean Luc Godard in he first few pages which is not in he original by any means since he book was written in 1946 but he playful of he images and names is one of he charms of his novel and for sure it is probably a monster of a book o ranslate in any language han French Oh well
random houghts He got her and started crying She was at least fifty nine years old He sat down on he curb and cried some It relieved him greatly and his ears froze with little crackling sounds and broke on he smooth granite sidewalkThe garden of children must make heir eviction charges like a game of musical chairs Skies are clown shoes hundering he last laugh Colin reminded me of my usual answer if I like children or not Searches for an example every ime Uh it depends on he kid like anyone He s not a kid but I never felt like he was anything else Halos of luck blind what hey are made of Maybe not uite because Colin and his back up dancers don give me hat bittersweet wistfulness an impulsive baby would What s residual is hat I don begrudge hem ignorance of he difference between sun and no rise Michel Gondry made a film version Mood Indigo I switched off in he direction of he cloud mobile lover s rip Do you ever feel like hings are real when you can drag hem off o drown em see which fishies make it o he next world Sometimes it feels like he hings I don want o do hat with are he blurred days holding me back It felt like I was doing his rescuing ranslation in my mental visual Vian s prose is fantastic for his Suggestions in literal like an exaggerated serious expression on an innocent face Nick s aken for granted does a leap frog Suishy oes my some are unluckier han others wading A smile is losing it s colder like you saw a picture of he cold In he film I was livid when Colin must go o he party so his buddy Chick will not get he girlfriend first Some friend he is Film is watching someone being waited on feet and hands kissed like asses When did Colin become heir leader Is it he blonde hair he money It must be he money he was first When Colin gets in love when Chloe s his wife Burning happiness in bed like a fed cat Chick and Alise aren he Someone is elling you about hat wonderful dream hey had but hey are asleep They start falling before Colin does but maybe hey are not necessary for him after all Nick falls down with him oo he s catching up with he aged His niece follows her lover Chick down he hungry pockets of philosopher Partre Let me reach for my belief in my coat They ll be here for he doomsday doublets for oday Colin is losing his money behind Chick A flower in Chloe s lung conuers her life Maybe it was retribution for every bloom hat lost its life so a lover could believe in heirs She goes and Colin goes with her I knew hat you couldn be a kid again One might like his book for many reasons because it s a love story because it s unconventional uite bohemian amelie poulain like and maybe even because it s surrealistic and sf i called his book a collective bildungsroman because i have he feeling all characters undergo major changes during he booko carte care place in primul rind pentru ca e o poveste de dragoste in al doilea rind pentru ca e neconventionala si nu in ultimul rind pentru ca e de o boemie specifica lui amelie poulain si ar mai fi un rind pentru cei interesati p cartea combina cu succes realitatea cu sf ul si cu suprarealismulpersonajele care pot fi usor grupate in cupluri chloe colin alise chick isis nicolas raiesc fara preocupari cotidiene concrete chick e gata sa se falimenteze si sa renunte la dragostea pentru alise de dragul colectionarii operei lui jean sol partre iar colin considera ca munca il coboara pe om la nivelul masinii cu oate astea in final cu otii ajung sa experimenteze lucrurile de care fug la inceput munca probleme financiare si moarte motiv pentru care indraznesc sa numesc lucrarea lui vian un bildungsroman colectiv despre povestea principala dragostea dintre colin si chloe n o sa spun nimic pentru ca detalii se gasesc mai peste ot mai bine citeva citate mai intotdeauna era bine dispus restul impului dormeausa de la intrare se inchise in urma lui cu zgomotul unui sarut pe un umar golpe mine nu ma intereseaza fericirea uturor oamenilor ci a fiecaruia in parte ce ar fi sa cint misty morning propuse anticarul oare i buna da spuse colinare un efect formidabil produce un cocteil gris perle si verde de izma cu gust de piper si de fuma se citi avind in casti muzica lui duke ellingto. And stained pants and Nicolas who is a combination of PG Wodehouse's fictional butler Jeeves and he Green Hornet's Kato The soul of he book is about he nature of life disappearing and loving hings intensely as if one was making love on a live grena.Some Random Thoughts He Got