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Hygiène de l'assassin

??ი მწერალია რომელის ნაწარმოებებ?. This is the worst piece of crap I ever had the displeasure of reading I buddy read this with the wonderful Frede who made the smart choice of DNFing this trashy book halfway through alas I wasn t as smart and powered through Hygi ne de l Assassin is Am lie Nothomb s first novel and the fourth that I have read from her This made me realize that I am absolutely done with this woman Out of the four books I read I only enjoyed one Robert des Noms Propres and loathed the other three Les Combustibles Ant christa and now Hygi ne If that tally doesn t speak louder than words let me elaborate I feel like Nothomb has some serious issues in her personal life that she keeps working into her novels which lead all of her novels to be at core the same fucking story There are so many reoccurring tropes and themes especially in regards to adults feeling trapped and not wanting to grow up adults having body issues either over or undereating and in general just very very very unlikeable characters that you would love to punch in the face it gets boring and foreseeable Personally I count Nothomb into the same category I count Murakami in It s interesting to read one of their works and be exposed to the weirdnesscreepinesswhatever but it gets damn old real fast I m convinced that the only reason I enjoyed Robert des Noms Propres so much is the fact that this was my first read of hers had I read it now I would have probably rolled my eyes as well due to its unoriginality Nothomb publishes her books at an incredible rate on average one per year for the last 25 years That s just crazy But let s talk a little bit about this fucking mess that calls itself a novel Pr textat Tach is overweight and often than not just referred to as the overweight one and about to die from cancer During his lifetime he has published than 20 novels just like Nothomb now cough I might talk about self fulfilling prophecies later because this bitch is headed in Tach s direction real uick and so five journalists are interviewed for final interviews before Tach bites the dust YayThe first four interviews end in fucking catastrophes as Tach s unwilling to take the journalists seriously and spends his time offending them These four interviews take up half of the novel and should have honestly been cut out entirely They serve no purpose at all They re incredibly badly written and all you gather from them is that Tach s an asshole Yay I knew that from the get go when he refused to be interviewed by women or Black people And the last interview takes up the second half of the story It consists basically of a female journalist trying to expose Tach for a murder that he committed in his youth Somehow it turns into useless uarrelling about the beauty of youth and how women once they get their periods should be killed off Issa lot Oh and the fucking journalist then morphed into Tach and assassinates his ass It s fucking crazy And useless And oh my gosh why did I waste my time reading this crap Did I mention that this ENTIRE FUCKING NOVEL is written COMPLETELY IN DIALOGUE WTF BITCH There are no descriptions It reads like a fucking play without stage directions I want to die Stylistically it s just bad oh so bad And thinking back on the only proper play I ve read from her Les Combustibles Nothomb can t write plays for shit her dialogue seems contrived and artificial These characters don t feel real But they also don t feel like caricatures or metaphors They just seem like a heap of bullshit for Nothomb to sort her personal issues outUgh it s been a long time since I ve had a vendetta against an author lmao ya ll know I m crazy but I m just 100% done with Nothomb I won t be reading another work of hers She can continue being pregnant with all of her novels her words not mine you guys and I will spend my time and money on something worthwhilePeace out

Summary Hygiène de l'assassin

?აც მთელ მსოფლიოში კარგად იცნობე?. August 2012A famous reclusive dying writer turns out to be an obese and disgusting old bigot and the fattest strawberry of a strawman according to Jimmy s brilliant review and none but Nina can cross swords with him HuzzahToo brief Well it s a short book short and entertaining even if Pr textat Tach is a foul old man Perhaps because I certainly chuckled at inappropriate times Didn t expect to like it it was bought on a whim a few months ago grabbed yesterday on the way to the toilet not tossed aside when I came back and certainly didn t expect to keep reading once I realized it was told largely in dialogue arguments verbal sparring I ran away from Gaddis s J R a few years ago for that reason and you have permission to mock me in the comments but there you have it I liked it It was good I feel a bit dumb because I can t think of anything brilliant to say about it like the other reviews but don t let that discourage you from reading it yourself And mocking me later in the commentsAside The first six reviews that show up on the page are in four languages other than English I thought that was pretty cool No wait what am I saying Speak American

review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ò Amélie Nothomb

ამელი ნოტომი თანამედროვე ბელგიე?. I enjoy reading Vladimir Nabokov but I m aware of his disdain for his readers I ve come across lines in his books which make that disdain too clear to ignore It s true that those lines are often addressed to criticsreviewers for whom he seemed to harbour particular contempt as in this line from The Gift one hears the flippantly flat little voice of the reviewer perhaps even of the female sex But the disdain feels directed at readers too It s in the way he repeats episodes from one book to another I can imagine him thinking that we don t read with enough attention to notice those repetitions It s also in the way he sometimes feels the need to explain his own cleverness as if we were incapable of figuring out his puzzles In Speak Memory for example the narrator remembers a car his family owned Speaking of the new design he says The idea of speed had already given a slant to the steering wheel sea cliff trees will understand what I mean And readers wontThat s all very well I hear you say but what has Nabokov s possible disdain for his readers to do with this book by Am lie Nothomb Let me explain Nothomb s main character Pr textat Tach let s call him Text for short is a famous writer who has nothing but disdain for his readers and especially for female readers He feels that most readers can t possibly understand the real intent of his fiction and he believes that many of them only pretend to have read his books in any case Critics and reviewers are aware that he holds them in extreme contempt too The fact that Text has been a recluse for years has only added to the fearsome reputation he has developed At the beginning of Nothomb s novel we hear that Text has been told by his doctors that he has only a few months to live This news motivates him to give four interviews to literary journalists The novel written almost entirely in dialogue is a very clever record of those interviews each serving to fill the reader in on different aspects of the reclusive author s writing career and life But Nabokov wasn t a recluse I hear you sayHe may not have been a recluse but he left his home in the US and chose to live in a hotel suite in Montreux during his last years And he did have a fearsome reputation he could be uite vicious about other writers as well as about critics But it seems to me that the way he resembles Nothomb s main character the most is in the importance in his work of one particular theme puberty It s to be found in The Gift in The Enchanter in Lolita and in Ada or Ardor In Ada or Ardor which feels uite autobiographical at times there are so many parallels between the life of the narrator Van Veen and the life of Nothomb s main character as revealed in the interviews he gives that I felt certain Nothomb must have used Van Veen as a model for Text Like Text Van is dying and he s confined to a wheelchair just as Text is From his current home which seems to be in Montreux incidentally Van is determined in the course of a number of fractious interviews with his secretary to revisit an episode in his life when he and his young cousin Ada lived an idyllic childhood in a beautiful estate somewhere in France That idyl ended when his cousin Ada reached puberty Text s early life is almost a replica of Van s He grew up alongside his young cousin on a large domain deep in the French countryside until puberty put an end to his idyl I wish I could interview Amelie Nothomb about this theory of mine but I m guessing she d send me packing probably as uickly and as furiously as Text disposes of some of his interviewers one of whom offers her own theory about what she feels lies at the heart of his workIf you read Nothomb s book for yourself be prepared to deal with a very devious and thoroughly unlikeable main characterP SI ve just read a short story by Henry James on the recommendation of a goodreads friend thanks Katia The story has provided me with the perfect pretext to attach an extra section to this review which I hadn t yet posted because it seemed somehow incomplete I still feel that Nabokov s emphasis on the theme of puberty must have been an inspiration for Nothomb s book but I now wonder if she wasn t also inspired by Henry James The James story I ve just read concerns a reviewer who gets obsessed with discovering the theme that a rather evasive but celebrated writer claimed in an unguarded moment to be embedded in his work The writer also claimed that his readers only pretend to read his novels so there is a certain disdain for readers in his attitude tooAs I pointed out earlier one of the four interviewers in Nothomb s story a woman called Nina is very obsessed with the hidden themes in Text s work and that obsession as in the Henry James story has serious conseuences It s a very close parallel and I m still amazed that I should have stumbled on it so serendipitouslyYes I m very glad to have read the James story I had done my own detective work on Nothomb s novel but Henry James has given me a name for what I and indeed Nothomb s Nina were actually doing tracing The Figure in the Carpet


About the Author: Amélie Nothomb

Hygiène de l'assassin was published in 1992 Since then she has published approximately one novel per year with ao



10 thoughts on “Hygiène de l'assassin

  1. says:

    How to ReadReading is typical therapy for the unrecognised dread of chaos Thinking can only make chaos obvious and therefore dreadful Sex provides merely a temporary distraction from chaos an interlude between dreadful moments Gluttony and drugs can be effective remedies for the feelings generated by chaos but they have unfortunate side effects No it is only reading that provides a lasting cure for the chaotic meaninglessness of

  2. says:

    I enjoy reading Vladimir Nabokov but I'm aware of his disdain for his readers I've come across lines in his books which make that disdain too clear to ignore It's true that those lines are often addressed to criticsreviewers for whom he seemed to harbour particular contempt as in this line from The Gift one hears the flippantly f

  3. says:

    “I think like Bertrand Russell I write like Vladimir Nabokov and I speak like Christopher Hitchens” Playing fast and fr

  4. says:

    The best book ever written featuring the worst kind of person? Wellif we're talking about a hideous old misogynist lump of lard with a PhD in masturbation then yes If I got to interview Prétextat Tach then the rest may as well pack u

  5. says:

    This is the worst piece of crap I ever had the displeasure of reading I buddy read this with the wonderful Frede who made the smart choice of DNFing this trashy book halfway through alas I wasn't as smart and powered through Hygiène de l'Assassin is Amélie Nothomb's first novel and the fourth that I have read from her This made me realize that I am absolutely done with this woman Out of the four books I read I only enjoyed one

  6. says:

    The main character Pretextat being the impetus and pretext here is the fattest strawberry of a strawman I’ve

  7. says:

    August 2012A famous reclusive dying writer turns out to be an obese and disgusting old bigot and the fattest strawberry of a strawman according

  8. says:

    Hygiene and the Assassin probably ualifies for my strangest book read this year award up there with Little Hands Clapping but at the same time there's something uniue between the covers of this small novel The setup for the story is that a Nobel Prize winning author by the name of Prétextat Tach is about to die He is the author of twenty t

  9. says:

    Best dialogue ever The whole book is an interview of a Nobel for literature winner which ends to be an interrogation where terrible secrets are uncovered Highest possible recommendation

  10. says:

    I bought this book on a

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