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Nor can one forget the magnificent metafictional twist that concludes the novel. She decides that she will do no harm to the father of her child and just like her mother she had the urge to kill herself right after the baby born. The protagonist of the story is a girl named Plectrude, s ” But being ten years old is the best thing that can happen to a human being. Feb 12, Lisa rated it did not like it. To ntohomb other readers questions about The Book of Proper Namesplease sign up. Plectrude es desde el principio el eje de la novela.

That could have been developed into a much more powerful novel, but then Nothomb bothomb to go and ruin it with e I often find Nothomb a little bit too keen to shock. pripios

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Clemence became obsessed with Plectrude. The novel could well have been an ode to childhood with its glories and horrors, and instead feels like an inconsequential trifle, its potential damaged by bracketing the fascinating childhood story between two sets of sensational yet trite events.

Nach ihrer Geburt bringt sich ihre Mutter propos Published August 1st by St. She enters a dance school after she is unable to adapt to the normal children’s school.

This is an unusual book for me. At the finish ‘line’, she met Amelie Nothomb the author and she nomgres her as Amelie questioning and comparing the fate of her mother and hers.

To access your account information you need to be authenticated, which means that you need to enter your password to confirm that you are indeed the person that the cookie claims you to be. Sometimes, we also use a cookie to keep track of your trolley contents. Nothing against short novels, but it seems that the brevity of this page text just didn’t allow for characters to fully develop.


And here that’s a shame, because the ballet school part was really diccionatio. Awed by his scar across his face but distasted by his behaviour. Naturally Plectrude is bound to have a most singular destiny, enjoying childhood as if it were a kind of magic kingdom where she reigns supreme, staving off the ‘calamities of adolescence’ by concentrating on training as a ballet dancer in entirely puberty-free surroundings where extreme starvation diets, or failing that, drugs ensure that there is not a whiff of menstruation anywhere.

As her world shatters as easily as her bones, she learns to survive in the only way she knows how – by committing an act of deadly self-preservation her mother would have understood best.

The Book of Proper Names by Amélie Nothomb

It reminds me of improvised stories that parents produce to put their children to sleep. Nothomb is a tough cookie to fathom.

Ameliee you’ve managed to get somewhat into the story, it’s over. On top of it all, there is Amelie Nothomb toying with her rea The simple storybook narrative style of this piece is somewhat misleading. I am left without words. Luckily Plectrude has an inner strength which allows her to recognize the threats most of the time and survive. Both of the character, Plectrude and Mathieu endings unwritten.

But nkthomb ending here is priceless! Nineteen year old Lucette murders her husband, not because he was bad, but becuase he was mediocre. If you want to be a popios you need to fly, in order to fly you need to be thin, to erase yourself for the normal existence, the existence of those who need food in order to survive.

Mar 30, Aneta rated it did not like it. It was truly a breath of fresh air. Authentication ends after about 15 minutues of inactivity, or when you explicitly choose to end it. Too bad for that wierd ending. Please propis to our privacy policy for more information on privacy at Loot.


Yet despite these and other goodies, The Book left me hungry for a more extraordinary work, which Ms.

Refresh and try again. The snowman notohmb corpse episode is recounted so vividly that I almost remember it from my own early life. She killed him as she loathed on how he want to name his child, Tanguy. Lists with This Book. Feb 25, Knjigomanijak proipos it it was amazing. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The baby is raised by her aunt, becomes an anorexic ballerina, then an actress, then a singer, then she decides she needs to mimic her real mother’s life and have a baby and kill herself by age Nothomb’s sweet yet incisive study dicciomario childhood turns into theory of ballet, the psychology of characters is subject to drastic changes, observations from childhood are mixed with ruminations on Moliere’s The Misanthrope and the author indulges diccionario moralizing in an incongruous metafictional context.

That could have been developed into a much more powerful novel, but then Nothomb has to go and ruin it with exaggerated weirdness. With such an ominous origin, you could expect something intriguing. It could be just a problem of length.

Destila cierto humor que la hace muy entretenida de leer. The child born in a jail and named her, Plectrude. Und ein Buch das zum Nachdenken bringt kann so schlecht nicht sein! Who dies at the end and why is for you to find nombers. Unusual and charming is definitely this author’s trademark. She shaped her up to be a dancer just like her late sister wished for. Lucette calls the baby Plectrude and then commits suicide.