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Giuliana Viggiano rated it it was ok Jul 20, That is, something that comes up in the first 10 pages is returned to in the last 10 pages, and with the first 20 and the last 20, an This one was really confusing at first.
To Dante, he is the epitome of evil. That said, it would have been funny to have some photos, but the only person who had a camera forgot to bring a roll of film. Mar 28, P. The novel has a dream-like, even hallucinatory quality that wonderfully points out the surreal nature of enemy occupation and ultimate loyalty.
Nicolas rated it it was ok Mar 01, Katarzyna rated it it was ok Jan 09, The Night Watch is indeed a fiction story. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I’ve been unable to lengthen my stride, my breath, or my sentences. In a proper novel no doubt he would have been a compelling character but here, apart from wanting to get his mother to safety in Switzerland we learn little about his motives. No trivia or quizzes yet. I was left stunned. It’s one that I definitely want to read again.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Adding to my confusion is the lack of a continuity in time. He is a collaborator, a traitor, an almost-patriot–he’s whatever anyone wants him to be. He received his baccalaureate at Annecy but didn’t proceed with his higher education.
But while this technique of creating ghosts rather than characters worked fabulously well in Dora Bruder here it felt forced and trite. I had a similar experience.
‘Lacombe, Lucien’ and the Early Novels of Patrick Modiano: ‘La Ronde de Nuit (The Night Watch)’
That kind of game can destroy you. It starts out as almost incomprehensible surrealism, and gradually evolves into realism. Quotes from La Ronde de nuit. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Matthew rated it it was ok May 09, In this novel Modiano’s protagonist works as a double agent for both the French resistance and occupying Vichy forces.
The setting–Paris during the Occupation–has a grotesque, carnivalesque quality and the characters could easily come from a production of Cabaret. Paperbackpages.
Not always sure what the heck w Confusing. All those faces should be preserved, engagements kept, promises upheld.
La Ronde de nuit by Patrick Modiano (2 star ratings)
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Maar niet van aard dat ik de spanning mee beleefde.
Of the more than 25 books he has written only a small number are available in English. They started to argue about Dubuffet, and it was like we were watching a tennis match! But there’s really no excuse for a partially translated version left for a user to decode the rest?
But Modiano created him so he must know him even if he pretends not to. Moidano impressionistic, with sections divided by French song lyrics I didn’t understand. In this story it is a nameless 20 year old male navigating the world of two rival groups of French citizens who are doing what they must in order to survive.
A beautiful portrait of a troubled period of French history.
La Ronde de nuit by Patrick Modiano (4 star ratings)
Eventually one of the major criminals becomes the police lieutenant and this makes the main character’s double agent act – as well as the functions of the police and crime – even more confusing. The narrator is piercingly aware of the ultimately doomed path he has set out upon. Matt Warren rated it it was ok Jul 12, I walked out instantly.
Sheila rated it it was ok Mar 20,