Holiday in a Coma & Love Lasts Three Years has ratings and 18 reviews. Dorin said: Without trying to offend anyone i think its a men’s book. I found. Two of Beigbeder’s early, autobiographic novels, Holiday in a Coma and Love Lasts Three Years chart the fall and fall of his alter-ego Marc. Frederic Beigbeder’s film follows the hijinks of a young literary critic who with his aphoristically titled debut, Love Lasts Three Years (L’Amour.

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Sep 27, Justin rated it really liked it. Aug 08, Lili Kim rated it liked it. By the end of it, he’s in a new, promising relationship, but it left me quite concerned for his new girlfriend’s well-being and future with him.

He left Flammarion in Katie rated it it was ok Aug 20, I found it very interesting and some of the character’s questions went through my mind a few times during my life. The writing style was not something that jibed with me. The prize is awarded annually to a promising young French author. The climax comes with a twist that is radical and scary. Dec 13, Dorin rated it it was amazing.

The other reason I didn’t like the beginning is because it reads like his personal essay on ‘why love lasts only three years’ and other introspective mental w Though ‘Love Last Three Years’ starts off on a very depressing note, it picks up toward the end. So, I pick up my pen to put into words how much I love her, how she has the longest hair in the world and how I’m drowning in it, and if you think that’s pathetic, I pity you, how her eyes are mine and she is mine and she is me and when she screams, I scream and everything I will ever do will be for her, always and always I will give her everything, and from now until the day I die I will get in the morning only for her, only to make her want to love me, Translated by Frank Wynne.


The book continues to deal with some of the issues that were considered in ‘ Holiday in a Coma ‘, and in the same vein of not really being sure if the book is talking about the character, of if it is referring to the author themselves – which makes sense, since it is semi-biograhical.

Holiday in a Coma & Love Lasts Three Years

Not for the boring. May 16, Rezo Pheradze rated it it was amazing. Not for the meek hearted. He has a theory that love lasts no more than three years, and here — recounting the highs and lows of his marriage and taking us through brash nightclubs, vainglorious offices and soulless designer apartments — he brings to bear the theoretical and the empirical to prove his point.

Find similar books Profile. Erik Aidukas rated it really liked it Oct 05, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I had spent ten years learning things that I would then spend ten years having to unlearn. Bertrand, Michel Houellebecq are among those who have won the prize. Two of Beigbeder’s novels, 99 Francs Jan Kounen, and L’amour dure trois ans Beigbeder,have been adapted for the cinema.

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A confirmation email has been sent to you, please click the link in the email to activate your account. The first is a “funny” if slightly tiresome satire of upper crust partiers, a la Tom Wolfe or Bret Easton Ellis. Enter title, subject or author.

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Some wisdom of sorts to be found in the second part, but nothing much you couldn’t find in a more entertaining way in a Nick Hornby book. Not in the UK? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It’s called a novel on the cover and I expected a novel. Yana rated it really liked it Jan 10, Too frantic, disconcerted, and all over the place – may be just for lvoe sake of it I don’t really beibeder.


However, I found it less frantic and disjointed than ‘ Holiday in a Coma ‘. But it gives the reader hope rather than despair. The first is a gruesome satire about single life in celeb Paree, the second a lovesick rant about doomed romance.

Don’t have an account? DS rated it liked it Sep 17, Click the above link to view the library catalogue in a new window. Not for the sedentary. NoLogo rated it liked it Feb 16, In some places I really disliked Marc Marronnier, and in some places I found I could easily relate to him. In the end, even the author admits that the premise itself isn’t really true.

Love Lasts Three Years by Frederic Beigbeder

The writing is visceral especially in giving a sense of what the main character is going throughalthough it can get a bit repetitive yes, we get he is depressed and is suicidal! Please select a library service: No trivia or quizzes yet. Trivia About Holiday in a Coma I kept reading because he was occasionally funny and his voice was honest–though I disagreed with plenty that he said. For all their spume and bile and fight, both books turn out to be surprisingly touching. Katie rated it really liked it Nov 22,