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The Mystery Guest The Mystery Guest PDF × The Mystery Kindle - mystery mobile, guest mobile, The Mystery epub, The Mystery GuestThe Mystery Guest PDF/EPUBWhen the phone rang on a gloomy fall afternoon in , Gr goire Bouillier had no way of knowing that it was the woman who d left him, without warning, ten years before And he couldn t have guessed why she was calling not to apologize for, or explain, the way she d The Mystery Kindle - vanished from his life, but to invite him to a party A birthday party For a woman he d never met This is the story of how one man got over a broken heart, learned to love again, stopped wearing turtlenecks, regained his faith in literature, participated in a work of performance art by mistake, and spent his rent money on a bottle ofbordeaux that nobody ever drank The Mystery Guest is, in the words of L Humanit , a work of fiendish wit and refinement It pushes the conventions of autobiography and those great themes of French literature love and aging to an absurd, poignant, and very funny conclusion This translation marks the English language debut of an iconoclast who has attracted one of the most passionate cult followings in French literature today.


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  1. Buck Buck says:

    The Mystery Guest PDF × The Mystery Kindle - mystery mobile, guest mobile, The Mystery epub, The Mystery GuestThe Mystery Guest PDFEPUBIt takes a big man to admit how deeply he s been hurt by a woman and an even bigger man to do it without sounding like Conor Oberst In his prime, Isaac Hayes could feel secure enough to cry like a girl, because everyone knew he was still a bad mutha shut yo mouth More recently, Ghostface Killah taught us that even gangstas get all torn up inside, and that a kick in the nuts doesn t have to impair your swagger permanently And just this past summer, Cee Lo Green tried desperately to forget It takes a big man to admit how deeply he s been hurt by a woman and an even bigger man to do it without sounding like Conor Oberst In his prime, Isaac Hayes could feel secure enough to cry like a girl, because everyone knew he was still a bad mutha shut yo mouth More recently, Ghostface Killah taught us that even gangstas get all torn up inside,


  2. Edan Edan says:

    The Mystery Guest PDF × The Mystery Kindle - mystery mobile, guest mobile, The Mystery epub, The Mystery GuestThe Mystery Guest PDFEPUBTaking this to KauaiMan this is a strange little book I was thinking I d give it 3 stars, but I am throwing in 1for its confounding factor Yes, this book totally confounded me The narrator


  3. Kirsten Kirsten says:

    The Mystery Guest PDF × The Mystery Kindle - mystery mobile, guest mobile, The Mystery epub, The Mystery GuestThe Mystery Guest PDFEPUBthe significance of a dream, we re told, has less to do with its overt drama than with the details a long time ago it struck me that the same was true of real life, of what passes among us for real life we brick ourselves up in prisons of our own devising, we spend our lives losing touch with ourselves, disappearing behind what negates us.


  4. Laura Laura says:

    The Mystery Guest PDF × The Mystery Kindle - mystery mobile, guest mobile, The Mystery epub, The Mystery GuestThe Mystery Guest PDFEPUBHave you had your heart broken Are you an existentialist Do you yearn for the chance to participate in performance art If you ve answered yes to all three questions then this book is for you I found it by accident in a used bookstore and I ve read it three times already It appeals to lit


  5. Nicco Mele Nicco Mele says:

    The Mystery Guest PDF × The Mystery Kindle - mystery mobile, guest mobile, The Mystery epub, The Mystery GuestThe Mystery Guest PDFEPUBA delight The absolute force of the narrative carries you through the pathetically, hilariously French story.


  6. Yulia Yulia says:

    The Mystery Guest PDF × The Mystery Kindle - mystery mobile, guest mobile, The Mystery epub, The Mystery GuestThe Mystery Guest PDFEPUBI was immediately drawn into the obsessive internal world of Bouillier, who receives an invitation to be a mystery guest at an artist s birthday party from the woman who d left him without a world four years before and hadn t contacted him till that fateful call I read on, captivated by his neuroses, wanting to gain some insight about their relationship or at least about the woman who d so tormented him, but instead we follow Bouillier as he wracks his brain to interpret what her invitation mea I was immediately drawn into the obsessive internal world of Bouillier, who receives an invitation to be a mystery guest at an artist s birthday party from the woman who d left him without a world four years before and hadn t contacted him till that fateful call I read on, captivated by his neuroses, wanting to gain some ins


  7. Jim Coughenour Jim Coughenour says:

    The Mystery Guest PDF × The Mystery Kindle - mystery mobile, guest mobile, The Mystery epub, The Mystery GuestThe Mystery Guest PDFEPUBBear with me This review requires some background A couple weeks ago I posted a review of Sophie Calle s Exquisite Pain A week ago I read a review in the NYT about Bouillier s Report on Myself which not only won the 2002 Prix de Flore, but is translated by Bruce Benderson, who won the same prize in 2004 So I ordered this book and its predecessor The Mystery Guest only to discover that TMG is actually the successor even though it was translated first Also, in a coincidence worthy of Bo Bear with me This review requires some background A couple weeks ago I posted a review of Sophie Calle s Exquisite Pain A week ago I read a review in the NYT about Bouillier s Report on Myself which not only won the 2002 Prix de Flore, but is translated by Bruce Benderson, who won the same prize in 2004 So I ordered this book and its predecessor The Mystery Guest only to discover that TMG is actually the successor even though it was translated first Also, in a coincidence worthy of Boullier s memo


  8. Ryan Chapman Ryan Chapman says:

    The Mystery Guest PDF × The Mystery Kindle - mystery mobile, guest mobile, The Mystery epub, The Mystery GuestThe Mystery Guest PDFEPUBBouillier s book covers a phone call, a party, and a few conversations, but from such meager fuel comes pure wisdom After the author was cruelly and mysteriously dumped by his girlfriend, she calls him out of the blue, as they say, after five years of incommunicado She would like him to be the mystery guest at her friend s birthday party in a couple weeks This sets off chains of neurotic, hilarious tangents which populate the book and render Bouillier not only as a winning and charming narr Bouillier s book covers a phone call, a party, and a few conversations, but from such meager fuel comes pure wisdom After the author was cruelly and mysteriously dumped by his girlfriend, she calls him out of the blue, as they say, after five years of incommunicado She would like him to be the mystery guest at her friend s birthday party in a couple weeks This sets off chains of neurotic, hilarious tangents which populate the book and render Bouillier not on


  9. Lee Klein Lee Klein says:

    The Mystery Guest PDF × The Mystery Kindle - mystery mobile, guest mobile, The Mystery epub, The Mystery GuestThe Mystery Guest PDFEPUB2.7 stars, rounded up considering its brevity Maybe seven really distinguished pages throughout, whereas the rest often seemed like a kinder gentler French version of Thomas Bernhard who s name checked at one point , or a not as obsessively precise Nicholson Baker Zero LOLs Waythan zero zone outs Inconsequential, ultimately, despite intimations of consequence But, again, a few sweet pages, plus it s short, idiosyncratic, and moves unpredictably on the backs of sidewinder snake opium 2.7 stars, rounded up conside


  10. Kristenyque Kristenyque says:

    The Mystery Guest PDF × The Mystery Kindle - mystery mobile, guest mobile, The Mystery epub, The Mystery GuestThe Mystery Guest PDFEPUBThis book details the mental un wrapping each one of us conducts in our daily lives in the hope of discovering something larger than ourselves My favorite quote although it is not from the author it is from Michel Leiris is literary activity, in its specific aspect as a mental discipline, cannot have any other justification than to illuminate certain matters of oneself at the same time as one makes them communicable to


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