Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

This story was a romantic story. This book was published in 1813 and it was written by Jane Austen

Jane Austen was born in 16 December 1775 in Steventon in England. While Austen write a great deal about marriage but she never married or had children herself. She died on July 1817

Mr and Mrs Bennett have 5 daughter to marry. Because in 18 century all girl must be married to be more respected and have a better place in society. The five girls are: Jane, Elizabeth, Mary,Kitty and Lydia.                                                                                               A rich man:Mr Bingley comes live next door to the Bennett Family. Elizabeth fall in love to Mr Bingley during a ball.                                                                                              Bennett’s family meet the best friend of Mr Bingley who is Mr Darcy. Mr Bingley and Mr Darcy are totally contrary. Mr Bingley is handsome, dynamic and very sociable in contrary Mr Darcy is arrogant, cold, distant and unsociable. Jane and Mr Darcy are going to love each other but it’s going to take time because Jane would not be married and She is very different to Mr Darcy.                                                                                                              Lydia run away with Wickham who is a soldier. And gets married with him.                      The characters found their soulmate but it was complicated. Because the society imposes social rules for the marriage and other character complicated stories

Even if we studied it in class, I liked well this novel because it’s describes society of the 18 century with realism. The story is about love, marriage, money and class. In 18 century the marriage is necessary to have a good financial situation and a better place in society

The road by Cormac McCarthy

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Road was written by Cormac McCarthy in 2006. It’s science-fiction novel.

Cormac McCarthy was born in 1933 in Providence, Rhode Island (USA). He has written 10 novels and he was working occasionally for tv. In 2007, he has won the Pulitzer prize for fiction for his novels: The road is his biggest success, rapidly this novel was adapted in film.

The scene take place in world which is destroyed. Big fires destroyed cities and campaigns. The nature has disappeared. All humans live alone, they are scared about other. The humans choose to be violent and egoistische. Two characters (a boy and his father) walk along a road to go to the Sud. The characters walk in a hostile and post-apocalyptic world. They feel menaced by other. They don’t have a lot of food and they drink water. They eat when they find food.The son is a child, he believes in the villains and in kind persons. The father is sick, so in last part of the novel he died. His son is obliged to live alone but a man find him. In this meeting he can see the start of new humanity. When they arrive to the sea they are disappointed beaucause  the sea is grey and polluted.

This story speak about the love between a son and his father .They desire to immortalize the memory and the culture in a world of darkness. I have liking this novels because I like science-fiction novels. It’s interested to see the human’s comportement after a catastrophe.  It is a metaphoric novel, the story talk about  an impossible quest, of the lost paradise, the humanity that destroys itself. This story represent the Human, we don’t know  that we are going to make and to be in future.

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast  is a tale published in 1740 by Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve and published in « La jeune Amériaine et les cotes marins ». It’s like a wonderful tale and fiction. The first adaptation was in 1946 by Jean Cocteau then there were about nine different adaptations during the nineteenth and twentieth century. The last fim is March 22, 2017 and lasts 2 hours and 09mins.

At the end of the eighteenth century, in a small French village. Beautiful a dreamy girl and passionate about literature, lives with her father who is a wacky old inventor. He lost himself one night in the forest he took refuge in the castle of the Beast, which throws him in the dungeon. She could not bear to see her father imprisoned, Belle then agrees to take her place, unaware that under the mask of the monster hides a Prince Charming trembling with love for her, but victim of a terrible curse. We see in the heart of the tale, a magical story between beauty and the beast. A complicity, affection and of course the love that is born little by little.

Beauty and the beast is not necessarily my favorite tale but I liked to read it and discover the sublime story between the two. I saw the movie in 2012 I think and it was really wonderful. Beauty and the Beast are a magical couple and their story has not been simple from start to finish. I recommend reading the tale and watching the film after, because it’s the same story but not the same details.

Suits

Suits is an american TV serie created by Aaron Korsh and broadcast in 2011.

The story is the story of Harvey Specter, played by Gabriel Macht, a lawyer ambitious in a Manhattan firm who need someone to help him in his job. He choose Mike Ross, played by Patrik J. Adams, a young man very talented with a photographic memory but certificatless. Together they are a succesful team but they play a dangerous game : to keep his place Mike doesn’t be confound, nobody muss know he had no degree to be lawyer.

This serie is a typical american serie in the busness world who everyone wants the place of his/her neighbour but when Mike Ross arrived in this world, he brings with him a bit humanity. Pearson Hardman is a firm as an other, there are rivality, friendship, love and work and this do the story of this series.

We learn to know the characters, the first times you thinks Harvey Specter is heartless but he is the most loyal and genrerous man of this series ( after Mike Ross of course!), Mike Ross is maybe not the best citizen of New York ( before work to Harvey Specter he was drugaholic and he brooke the rules to give some money to support his granny who is pensionner, you can say it’s a good reason and I’m agree but in fact it’s not lawful, oups!) but Mike is the best man of this world, intelligent and friendly, lovely with his granny and… human!

I think this series is a good series because it show that anyone is not  what he/she seems to be. You don’t konw the story of everyone, in this serie but also in the real life : some peoples lie to seems to be strong and to be protected himself or the other and other lie to destroy the other people or to have what they want.

I think also it’s a good serie because the humour is different of the other series : it’s not a comedie but there are a lot of witticism and it’s somethings I love really !

It’s not unbiased but I think it’s really a serie to see !

The lord of the fly

The Lord of the fly was writting by William Golding in 1954. In french cours we have study a traduction of this book.

It’s the stroy of a band of few boy between six and fourteen years old. After the crash of their plane they discover that they are alone on a island, without adults and at the beginnig they are happy of this discovery but progressidly tey are sad and finaly they miss their daily life. A litle society is take in place and not everyone is agree on who muss be the chief : it’s Ralph who is nommed to be chief but Jack the « hunter » of this band thinks that the chief muss be him. So a « war » begin between the two boy :  Jack is violent and Ralph pacifist . For the children suvive is a game but  Ralph and his « friend »,Porcinet, understand that it’s not a game and try to convaince the other. But nobody trust him and they prefer folow Jack who « feed » everyone and who is more funny than Ralph and his band. So at the End of the story only the twins, Porcinet and the « litle» stay with Ralph. In their island they need to do fire and only the glases of Porcinet may to do this so when the boys are divised in two side only one side have the glases to do fire : the side of Ralph. So one night the Jack’s band stile the glases and it’s a problem for Ralph because without fire, no smock and if there is no smock, nobody can see the children on the island and they are condamn to died on the island . So Ralph and his band go see Jack to have the glases. Jack refuse and after a « fight »  Porcinet  fall and die. It’s the third dead of the book.

I think it’s horrible that boys, YOUNG boys, can kill an other child just by game, for me it’s impossible. Childhood it’s the symbol of the innocence and for me innocence can’t be accociated with dead. I think that the author want to creat a litle society to show how this is in reality and the horrorof the reality that we can’t ever see. We are obliged to understand that everyone is dangerous, the children too. Even if you think that children are innocenct and that they can’t be dangerous, you have wrong ! In this book we see how the fear and to be thristy for power is dangerous for the other and also for you! Because the children are frightened by a monster so They look for security or confort and Jack can give this contrary to Ralph who have no mean, no fire, no plays… Jack have everything and especially the power and he won’t to share with Ralph so he become dangerous for the people against him. Everyone can be dangerous if you are against him, everyone can be with you if you have all they want. I think it’s not the vision we want to have of the life.

Normally I appreciate not really the story without woman, like in this book, but here, even if I will prefer that a girl be in the story, I have really enjoy the book because it question me one the way I see people and how for me the cildren are compulsorily good!

Even if I am a bit dissapointed by the end the story is particulary interressant by its psychological approach. But it’s not a book for the optimist !

It’s not unbiased but I think it’s really a book to read!

La joie (and l’étranger)

La joie is a realistic book writting by Charles Pépin in 2014 so it’s a recent book

I want to talk about this novel which I am study in my french classes because I had loved it very much. It’s the story of Mr Solaro a man who is never sad, he arrives to find in his life, even if this is realy bad, subjets to be happy. In this story are hidding a lot of philosophic thinking and I find it’s really a big questionning for each reader who have read this book. This book refers the book writng by Albert Camus : L’étranger . We find a lot of reference to Camus’s book in the book of Pépin but their point of view on the life is totally different and I find it’s really interresting  to compare the two story.

L’étranger of Camus it’s a book i haven’t understand because the main character , who he is Mr Meursault, fells anything even if his mother dead : for me it’s unpossible ! If the two story are similary the mains characters are opposited in their personalities …

If I love la joie and not l’étranger it’s because Solaro love the life contrary to Meursault. The story of Mr Solar is realy a life’s celebration and the message that Charles Pépin want to share is very important, it’s as he says «  please reader, loved your life, it’s realy important ! »

It’s not unbiased but I think it’s really a book to read!

Sharp Objects

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Sharp Objects is a thriller book written by Gillian Flynn, an american author I appreciate a lot. So I wanted to share you an other novel of her.

Camille Preaker is a journalist living in Chicago. She had to go to Wind Gap, a little town where she is from. She was sent there because her boss wants her to write an article and investigate about the assassination of two little girls. First, Camille doesn’t agree to return to Wind Gap, because this town makes her recall of bad memories from her childhood, the death of her sister and her insane mother. But then she changes her mind, and chose to investigate because she thinks she will understand her past by investigate.

I’ve chosen this book, because the author, Gillian Flynn is one my favourite author. I did appreciate her novel Gone Girl, so I think as a fan I had to read other novels by her.
The characters from Sharp Objects are very special, they are dark and all have secrets that they keep. Camille Preaker’s family has really a creepy past, and I really enjoyed it.
I was kind of disappointed of the investigation, I think it should have been better but it was interesting though.

I hope you will read it.

The road

  The Road is a post apocalyptic novel written by Cormac McCarthy published in 2006 in the United States by the publisher Alfred A.Knof. This novel was published in France in 2008 by éditions de l’olivier and translated (from English) by François Hirsch. This novel was awarded two prizes: the first in 2007 (the Pulitzer Prize for fiction) and the second in 2008 (the Ignotus Prize). The book is 252 (two hundred fifty two) pages. This novel was adapted to the cinema in 2009. It is a dramatic film of post-apocalyptic anticipation.
An unknown cataclysm has devastated the world. The world now looks like the beginnings of humanity. There is no more nature. The roads are present. The bridge are destroyed. There are fires. In this world, there are still a few people, including a man and his son. This man whose name we do not know, as well as his child. This man’s wife committed suicide. The little one to fear, he clings incessantly to his father. He often has nightmares and wants to die to join his mother. In this world, it is extremely cold. There is no food. You have to fight all the time to survive the cold, hunger and other people who have survived. They are going to make dangerous encounters … « How would we know that we are the last man on Earth? « 
It’s a sublime fair novel. We are immersed in this apocalyptic and devastated world. It is two men have an extraordinary relationship, they are accomplices and solidarity in all their trials. Moreover, the film is upsetting. I really advice him.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies is a novel by William Golding (British author) published in 1954 and edited by Faber and Faber. It is published in France in 1956 by the edition Gallimard in the collection of the whole world and translated by Lola Tranec. This book is about 261 pages long. There were two adaptations to the cinema (1963 and 1990) and an adaptation to the theater in 1996. This novel is of the kind of the psychology for child and dystopia (narrative of fiction). This novel has inspired many writers, writers and artists (to varying degrees).
The plane of these children from the same school but who do not really know each other spits in the middle of a forest and there are no adults left. They will quickly elect a leader and then make tribes. Many adventures will happen to them including a surprising hallucination … They will change and become the opposite of what they are.
This book is poignant because we want to know more and more. Some children are endearing and others are unbearable especially Jack. This teaches us many values ??about education. I recommend this book because I think it makes us grow. I have not had the opportunity to watch the film but I think about it.

Everything everything

 Everything Everything is a novel published September 1, 2015 in the United States and April 6, 2016 in France by Nicola Yoon (American-Jamaican author). It’s genre romance and youth literature. This book is a New York Times bestseller. This novel has been adapted into film, directed by Stella Meghie and published in 2017. The film lasts 97min. It’s genre drama and romance. 

    The heroine is Maddy, an 18-year-old girl with a serious illness that prevents her from getting out of her home. With her everything is sterilized so as not to contaminate her. His mother is a doctor and Maddy is constantly under surveillance. Her house is made so that she sees the outside world as many times as possible. One day, she meets her new neighbor Olly who has her room right in front of hers. They get to know each other and fall in love with each other. But because of Maddy’s pathology they can not be in touch. An upheaval will happen and change the course of life of the girl and Olly. 

     This novel is poignant. We always want to know what’s next. The film is extremely upsetting. The love story is unique and adorable. We can not miss this novel.