Free ead ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ò Romain GaryOh this is goodIt has a perfect blend of depth and with French flavour and witty style throughout itA top class well worth a second ead Punk Cabbie Beds Faded Crooner for GodSolomon Rubinstein couldn t make the grade as a pianist but he did make a "splash as the King of Trousers in Paris before World War II Later he tried to be a "as the King of Trousers in Paris before World War II Later he tried to be a kind of king and make up for what the King of the Universe failed to do that is help people in distress save a few lives or less Like he became a philanthropist with a staff of call answerers who talked people out of killing themselves even went to see some of the most desperate sorts One day he befriended a young ollingstone punk taxi driver with a penchant for dictionaries Gave the dude a job with his outfit We see the whole setup from this GUY S EYES SOON WE RUN ACROSS MADEMOISELLE CORA s eyes Soon we A Bold Carnivore: An Alphabet of Predators run across Mademoiselle Cora faded singer from prewar days who ended up as a loo lady in some of Paris less salubrious public toilets before the blessed King Solomon bailed her out set her up with an apartment and monthly payment Better than food stamps you bet Jean the dude goes to see her winds up seduced by or seducing her She s sixty five but not over the hill he s in his twenties not the sharpest knife on the shelf full of weird observations He s got a blonde chick too she works in a bookstore As the story unfolds weealize that the super snazzy King Solomon with his gloves and cane loved Mlle Cora with all his heart back in them days As a Jew he should have fled for his life before the Nazis got to Paris but no though he had a visa for Portugal he stayed put out of love She found him a hideout but then left him literally in the dark for four lousy years while she took up with a « Je vous préviens ue ça ne se passera pas comme ça Il est exact ue je viens d'avoir uatre vingt cin ans Mais de là à me croire nul et non avenu il y a un pas ue je ne vous permets pas de franchir Il y a une chose ue je tiens à vous dire Je tiens à vous. .
Otten gangster who worked for the Gestapo in addition Never visited her old flame even once End of war gangster eats lead as a collaborator Mlle Cora claims that
"She Saved A Jew That "saved a Jew that Solomon in the Cellar Whoa how about that But she does saying she could have turned him in at any time They go splitsville Now 35 years later Jean does not love Mlle Cora but beds her a few times out of general love of humanity He hero worships the old King who takes on God like ualities in Jean s eyes When he finds out the truth Jean thinks Cora should get together with King Solomon now 85 and live Cora should get together with King Solomon now 85 and live ever after He plots how to splice the old duoYeah OK this is a pleasant story with some excellent characters Nice ending too You can say that it s an exploration of human nature in all its aspects The French title is The Anguish of King Solomon which certainly is appropriate But you know something put me off That was how Gary writes He has a good sense of humor true but he feels the need to "Show Off And How He "off And how he off Clever Goodbye Sarajevo: A True Story of Courage, Love and Survival remarks non seuiturs and aphorismsanging from wise to silly stud every single page of the novel Good grief as they always said in Peanuts Did he do this for a joke It s overdone Did he do this because that s his usual style Search me I never Lifting read anything else by him Did it impress the hell out of me No I goteally sick of it People trying to be clever even if they ARE clever give me a pain He comes across as a know it all with a good heart Fair enough if that s what you like To become a walking encyclopedia all you have to be is an autodidact who specializes in anguish which is what s called the sum total of all knowledgep173 But tarts seem maternal to me because they Mathruhridayam re always there to giv. Dire mes jeunes amis ue je n'ai pas échappé aux nazis pendant uatre ans à la Gestapo à la déportation auxafles pour le Vél'd'Hiv' aux chambres à gaz et à l'extermination pour me laisser faire par une uelconue mort dite naturelle de troisième ordre
E you the consolation of the church p173 Fascism had its good side because it gave you somthing to be against p173 When you don t have any its good side because it gave you somthing to be against p173 When you don t have any enemies you end up barricading yourself in
a farm and blazing away at whoever happensfarm and blazing away at whoever happens p173And that s only from a single page I liked Gary s tough humanism but I have to wonder what it all meant did he believe in happy endings did he believe in the goodness
of human nature Was he as cynical as his characters Because you knowhuman nature Was he as cynical as his characters Because you know after he finished this novel he offed himself Another wonderful book by Romain Gary written under his pseudonym mile Ajar It s funny how his writing style is similar to La Vie Devant Soi and different from Les Cerfs Volants the true mark of a heteronym like our Fernando Pessoa who was able to create several writing personas with very different styles But writing genius apart this book is a jewel in its own ight moving sensitive and intelligent I don t want to describe it just The House That Had Enough recommend it you mustead it It kind of The Devil's Snake Curve: A Fan's Notes From Left Field restores your faith in humanity When I firstead this book a few years back I got so turned on by it that I ordered a few copies in translation so my non French speaking friends could share the goodness After the third luke warm The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division reception I took a look at the English version andealized why A huge part of the charm of this book is the uirky vocabulary and wordplay of the narrator Jean as well as a heavy but playful dose of historical and cultural allusions It s usually all about the story for me but the stylistics of this book are so amazing that they almost Pimpinella Meerprinzessin 1: Ankunft im Muschelschloss (German Edition) render the story irrelevent though that s good too If youead French well you must Das kurze Leben der Sophie Scholl read this book Perhaps one of the trust works of fiction I ve everea. Ous de miteux prétextes physiologiues Les meilleurs ne sont pas parvenus à m'avoir alors vous pensez u'on ne m'aura pas par la Défendre Jacob routine Je n'ai pas échappé à l'holocauste pourien mes petits amis J'ai l'intention de vivre vieux u'on se le tienne pour dit