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review Au revoir là haut Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ò ❮Epub❯ ➤ Au revoir là haut ➣ Author Pierre Lemaitre – Insolpro.co.uk Rescapés du chaos de la Grande Guerre Albert et Edouard comprennent rapidement ue le pays ne veut plus d'eux Malheur aux vainueurs La France glorifie ses morts et oublie les survUne guerre vaine et barbare ce roman est l'histoire caustiue et tragiue d’un défi à la société à l'Etat à la famille à la morale patriotiue responsables de leur enfer Dans la France traumatisée de l'après guerre ui compte son million et demi de morts ces deux survivants du brasier se lancent dans une escrouerie d'envergure nationale d'un cynisme absolu. A painless way to learn about the aftermath of the First World War Painless because it is a very readable book with an easy natural flow to the writing style not at all pretentious which is what is sometimes associated with the Goncourt Prize The subject matter however is painful The post war apathy disillusionment cynicism and fraud are very well described The author is great at maintaining pacing and characterisation throughout his experience with exciting 'polar' narrative shows None of the characters are entirely likable yet you get caught up in their often self inflicted predicaments Yes sometimes it does feel a little like a soap opera But then soap operas are today's manifestation of the romans fleuves and this is very much in that style

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Nnés après le carnage tous deux sont condamnés à l'exclusion Refusant de céder à l'amertume ou au découragement ils vont ensemble imaginer une arnaue d'une audace inouïe ui mettra le pays tout entier en effervescence Et élever le sacrilège et le blasphème au rang des beaux arts Bien au delà de la vengeance et de la revanche de deux hommes détruits par. This novel takes place over three years 1918 1919 and 1920 As befitting a book which deals with the aftermath of WWI this begins in the trenches War is almost over and the soldiers of the 163rd Infantry Division are frankly not keen to take part in a proposed offensive to cross the Meuse For Lieutenant d’Aulnay Pradelle though who fears peace will come before he achieves the glory he yearns for it is one last chance to use the war for his own ends – and nothing is going to stop himWhen two French soldiers are shot on a reconnaissance mission the men are outraged at the enemy The outrage spills into an escalation of violence and two days before the end of the war Pradelle gets his offensive When soldier Albert Maillard comes across the bodies of the two soldiers though he suspects all is not what it seems and Pradelle notices his interest On the battlefield it seems as though Albert will not gain his wish to return home but his life is saved by Edouard Pericourt a talented artist from a wealthy family Despite the fact that both men survive this event has massive repercussions for both of them I have read many books about the first world war but not many about the immediate aftermath of war and I actually cannot recall reading one set in France This perfectly captures the deep distress of a society attempting to cope after this momentous event; of how so many returning servicemen were viewed and of how they struggled to pick up the pieces of their lives Unwilling to return home Edouard becomes Albert’s responsibility He is so damaged that Albert states that leaving the hospital with him was “like walking a wild animal from the zoo down the street” but in reality both men are deeply changed; whether physically or mentallyBoth Albert and Edouard struggle with poverty and in Edouard’s case dependency on painkillers Before the war Albert had a job and a girlfriend but now he finds that although he has left the trenches he is unable to find his way back to normality What is worse Pradelle – who Albert fears – has become a success and his social climbing is combined with financial gain through some rather unscrupulous mean That is until Edouard comes up with a plan that has the capacity to become an impending national scandalI have not read the crime novels by this extremely talented author but I really enjoyed this book which is populated by a great cast of characters Not just the slightly sinister Pradelle the weary gentle kindness of Albert and the artistic and personal flamboyance of Edouard cruelly destroyed by a single moment; but of the others that help flesh out the storyline The daughter of the landlady who befriends the two men the pretty maid Pauline Edouard’s father his sister Madeleine and the government inspector Joseph Merlin all add to the evocation of this time The plot is intricate involved and will carry you along until the end A very enjoyable book which will have a lot to offer reading groups as it has so much to discuss as well as being a very interesting personal read

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Au revoir là hautRescapés du chaos de la Grande Guerre Albert et Edouard comprennent Au revoir Kindle rapidement ue le pays ne veut plus d'eux Malheur aux vainueurs La France glorifie ses morts et oublie les survivants Albert employé modeste et timoré a tout perdu Edouard artiste flamboyant devenu une gueule cassée est écrasé par son histoire familiale Désarmés et abando. A very strange book to have won the Goncourt Prize – it's superficially engaging than you might expect from French literary fiction the author is better known as a writer of thrillers but also much shallow In fact it doesn't really seem to be about anything except for a string of vaguely related incidents involving two survivors of the First World War – and at than six hundred pages that's really not enough This book is just far too long In fact by the time you finally reach the end you've already long since metaphorically put the chairs on the tables and started switching lights offWe do get off to uite an exciting start a battlefield in the closing days of the war November 1918 and two French privates whose lives come together in a moment of near death melodrama The soldiers' subseuent attempts to make a go of it in post war Paris are inwoven with the country's capitalist rush to finance war memorials while the concept of the French solider is fêted and glorified actual surviving soldiers many of whom are grotesuely injured are ostracised and shunnedLa guerre avait été une terrible épreuve de solitude mais ce n'était rien comparé à cette période de démobilisation ui prenait des allures de descente aux enfersThematically this should be pretty interesting but unfortunately it's mostly used as the pretext for a lot of dramatic set pieces whose narrative tension is sometimes engineered rather cheaply I think it's cheating for instance to say that a character has died only to reveal later that he's still alive after all and similar tricks are played at several points herein The main characters become involved in perpetrating a huge countrywide scam and this is sueezed for every drop of manufactured tension it can provide Which personally I hated – you know those scenes in films or TV shows where someone's snuck into someone's office and they have to get a file out of a drawer or download something on to a USB stick or something—and at the same time you can see the owner pulling up outside and walking up the stairs turning the handle – argh I can't stand these scenes I actually sometimes have to switch over because they stress me out so much Well this book is kind of like that only strung out for five hundred pagesThat title by the way It means ‘See you in heaven’ or something along those lines but for Anglophone readers – well for me anyway – it can't help bringing to mind echoes of Robert Graves's famous First World War memoir Goodbye to All That The English translation of this one appears to be called The Great Swindle which isfine if kind of giving upThe writing style is not bad – it's very easy to read few long words a feeling of wit and intelligence there but certainly nothing that makes you want to underline phrases in delight; and while the two main characters are well done the same can't be said for some of the supporting cast the perky parlourmaid love interest and the evil aristo baddie seem to have been ordered straight from central casting Because of its length and its episodic nature some people have compared this to the big nineteenth century novels but that's a strange connection to want to make with a story like this which takes its narrative inspiration much from Barbusse Genevoix and Chevallier as the afterword explicitly says Problem is I'm not sure Pierre Lemaitre really comes out of this comparison well which is a polite way of saying that he definitely doesn't – many parts of his book are good fun but you'd do a lot better to read Barbusse Genevoix and Chevallier instead