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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The second is much better, an utterly believable love story presented as a monologue in an actually funny, compelling voice. I found it very interesting and some of the character’s questions went through my mind a few times during my life. Find similar books Profile. Not for the meek hearted. His mother, Christine de Chasteigner, is a translator of mawkish novels Barbara Cartland et al. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Rated M for sex, drugs and rocknroll.

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Holiday in a Coma & Love Lasts Three Years by Frédéric Beigbeder

The climax comes with a twist that is radical and scary. Inita Plesuma rated it liked it Jan 16, Upon graduation at the at the age of 24, began work as an adverti Beigbeder was born into a privileged family in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. Both frightening and funny, the book reads like a diary: It’s called a novel on the cover and I expected a novel. Aug 08, Lili Kim rated it liked it. Ch rated it it was ok Apr 06, The catalogue belongs to the library service and accessibility cannot be guaranteed.

Don’t have an account? Lists with This Book. Quotes from Holiday in a Coma I guarantee you’ll find Marc’s surprising metamorphosis well worth any effort.


I had up until this point never read anything from french beigbdder, and knew nothing and maybe still don’t know anything about literature in general, but my wife recommended the book to me – beugbeder the ‘Love Lasts Three Years’, so I had to give it a go.

This book is pretty easy to read, and he does have some deep thoughts amidst all of the chauvinistic ramble. He worked for a few years as a publisher for Flammarion. Published first published January 1st Though ‘Love Last Three Years’ starts off on a very frexeric note, it picks up toward the end.

Scott Moncrieff Prize for Frank Wynne Whilst “Love lasts three years” did offer points to take away and I would have gladly given it a 4-star rating because of it, I can hardly say the same about “Holiday in a Coma”.

Nargizzz freeric it did not like it Feb 13, Not for the boring. Jul 31, Vicky rated it liked it. Upon graduation at the at the age of 24, began work as an advertising executive, author, broadcaster, publisher, and dilettante. Anyway, I was certainly intrigued with the themes it brought up, and in some places there were definitely ‘laugh out loud moments’.

By the end of it, he’s in a new, promising relationship, but it left me quite concerned for his tgree girlfriend’s well-being and future with him.

The other reason I didn’t like the beginning is beivbeder 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 ysars, it picks up toward the end.

In May he spent time in the United States to shoot a film about the reclusive American author, J. I had spent ten years learning things that I would then spend ten years having to unlearn.

Two of Beigbeder’s novels, 99 Francs Jan Kounen, and L’amour dure trois ans Beigbeder,have been adapted for the cinema. There were a few times I thought if it keeps going like this, I’m not sure I can finish it.


Email alerts are only available for registered users. 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!

“Love Lasts Three Years” by Frédéric Beigbeder | 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. A confirmation email has been sent to you, please click the link in the email to activate your account. Don’t outlast their welcome, which would have been quite easy to do had they been longer.

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For all their spume and bile and fight, both books turn out to be surprisingly touching. Too frantic, disconcerted, and all over the place – may be just for the sake of it I don’t really know. Leka rated it it was lasgs Feb 09, He has a yeard 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.

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Enter title, subject or author. Refresh and try again. Norhazwani Khairdzir rated it it was ok May 12, But beigbedeer gives the reader hope rather than despair.