Friday, February 8, 2013

Apocalypse Bébé - Virginie Despentes


A female odd couple of PIs hunt down a runaway teenager in this well-wrought, passably original pageturner.

The narrative voices are multiple; the sidekick detective serves as a first person narrator, whose account is peppered with the life stories of various protagonists, using the 3rd person.
Slightly remindful of Jennifer Egan's 'A Visit from the Goon Squad'.
http://ingelaonstuff.blogspot.fr/2012/10/a-visit-from-goon-squad-jennifer-egan.html

This type of literature is fairly recent; a rock'n'roll yet (though why should there be a contradiction?..) very skillful type of writing.


No comments:

Post a Comment