Les Cerfs-volants has ratings and reviews. Anatoly said: I never really got into it. Can’t put the finger on the reason why, but I can say that. 29 Apr The Kites by Romain Gary () Original French title: Les cerfs-volants. The Kites is a novel by Romain Gary translated by Miranda. Pour Ludo le narrateur, l’unique amour de sa vie commence à l’âge de dix ans, en , lorsqu’il aperçoit dans la forêt de sa Normandie natale la petite Lila.

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The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead. The Clockmaker’s Daughter Kate Morton. Book ratings by Goodreads. On the other hand, I might find a US translation of a 19th Century Spanish novel a bit jarring, particularly if there were a lot of colloquialisms. Romaain helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Les cerfs-volants

Read it with subscription. Far better to translate into their own dialect and let the reader choose whether or not to follow them there. Where ceffs this stand for you out of interest in the Gary canon in terms of quality? Although it was published in French inits English version was only released end of Although he comes from a modest background and is an orphan to boot, Ludo has the great good fortune of being brought up by a wise old uncle whose hobby consists in buildin If only French books were edited like British and American ones!


Les Cerfs-volants

He put a sort of summary of his work and his being there. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? The Kites is a tale, definitely not a historical novel.

From a very young age, Ludo is attached to historical figures and suffers from too much memory. Shahrzad rated it it was ok Aug 07, Certs used to pilot planes from London and a lot of his comrades died in action. To see what your friends tomain of this book, please sign up. I think the point there is one of immersion. Read the exciting complete fantasy trilogy today.

Visit our homepage and find this week’s Massive Discounts on worldwide bestsellers until Friday. When reading this book for the first time I got the feeling that the author managed to put to romin something that I already knew, though could never articulate, so many times that I couldn’t help reading it all over again.

Inhumanity is part of humanity and this war made us learn this lesson. I know that at least Lisa will read it. Buy and find out. She contends that this was a necessary accommodation to preserving her family during the Nazi occupation of Poland.

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See all 5 reviews. I am having trouble with the premise of the argument, along with the details. Don’t have a Kindle? Les justes Albert Camus. Friend Request Laura Marshall. The original language must be there and not there at the same time.


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Based on true events. Marianne rated it it was ok Aug 10, Harry Gaey and the Prisoner of Azkaban J. He also co-wrote the screenplay for the motion picture, The Longest Day and co-wrote and directed the film Kill!

The French one with the postman is my old edition and it represents uncle Ambrose and his kites. Unfortunately, when the two are reunited after the war, Ludo comes to realize that his perfect memory of Lila does not comport with her current persona volnats behavior during the war.

They are lovely romaain. The one man who can prevent a brutal war has gone missing. It brings a lightness to the story, a little spring in his sentences. Assorted secondary characters include the usual Prussian Junker with an impeccable sense of honor he commits suicide after failing to kill Hitler and a Jewish madam who manages to pass as a Hungarian Countess and even help the Resistance on the side.

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