This week I was luckier in my choice of books
Finished Françoise Sagan - Bonjour tristesse
Listended twice to Kim Thúy - Mãn
, read by the author, while first reading the Swedish translation and then the French text. Loved the book, and went to the library to borrow her other books. Unfortunately those are only available in print, not as audiobook.
Listened to Irène Nemirovsky - Le bal
, read by Irène Jacob, while reading the Swedish translation. About 10 years ago, I had read another book by Nèmirovsky and liked it well, so now I'll read more of her books, parallell in French and Swedish.
Listened twice to Faïza Guène - Les gens du Balto
(read by Julie Basecqz, Patrick Donnay, Cachou Kirsch, Fabienne Loirot and Aurélien Ringelheim) while reading it in Swedish and French. It's a "novel in voices", 8 people telling their part of the story. I highly recommend it to everybody who wants to read books with lots of colloquial language and slang. (Quite many years ago, I read Guène's first novel Kiffe, kiffe demain
, which I liked even more than this book. Very interesting author, writing about immigrants' life in Paris' suburbs.)
Finished Marc Cantin - Les Maléfices d'Halequin, L'œil de Bézoard
. Won't read the other parts of the trilogy. The armless heroine not only can braid her hair, she also manages climbing a rope
Started listening/reading Michel Bussi - Le temps est assassin
, the audiobook being read by Julie Basecqz. Beware of murderous holes! At least in the not-quite-perfect Swedish translation: "Hans sprattelgubbekropp blev totalförstörd av ett stjärnformat hål i taket". Other:
Finished Gamal al-Ghitani - Der safranische Fluch oder Wie Impotenz die Welt verbessert