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I bought this book because it was an international best seller and so I figured that it had to be a good read. One problem with many of the other storylines: The Ultimate Character Driven Novel!

Addictive like dark chocolate covered almonds. Among the few storylines that are presented relatively straightforwardly is Antoine’s crocodile farm misadventure. The naive wife is left to raise two daughters on her own.

Readers who enjoy this novel will be pleased to know that the second book, The Slow Waltz of Turtles is also available in English. Her novel The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles published in has been a huge success in France, where it sold more than one million copies and received the “Prix de Maison de la Presse, ” for largest distribution in Led.

Se alguma coisa conseguiu, foi afastar-me para sempre das suas obras. I liked the levity of the story which balances out some serious moments. For example, in Kenya one Christmas, the absconding husband and his mistress are unable to find turkey for their dinner so that have “wapiti.

Tyyppi naurahti ja ryhdyimme puhumaan Suomen ilmastosta. Oh, and the ending. Funny, moving and highly entertaining, this is a very enjoyable read. I found myself laughing out loud, gasping with surprise, wanting to smack a few of these characters, feeling deeply sympathetic to Josephine and also deeply respecting her even when she seemed like her whole world of family and friends were walking all over her. One final item of note is that this book is exceptionally graphic at times.


View all 7 comments. Mi ha stupito notare quante persone abbiano dati un voto basso a questo romanzo, avevo avuto l’impressione che fosse piaciuto molto. She has a beautiful older sister, Iris, in whose shadow she has lived for her entire life. Did I mention that all of this takes place in Paris and its environs?

The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles is the first of Katherine Pancol’s works of fiction to be translated into English — despite the fact that she has, for at least a decade now, consistently been among the bestselling French authors in France.

In other words, it’s just your typical middle-aged suburban housewife’s life story! The story revolves around two sisters: Pancol is incredibly lazy with many of her plot-points too: Suffice to say that Jo’s virtue shines through, she becomes a more confident person, she loses weight, gets highlights in her hair, and ends up rich and with a dishy boyfriend. As Jo discovers her own talents, she struggles with not getting credit for her work, which becomes a runaway bestseller.

Indeed, I had never heard of I was listening to “Fresh Air” on NPR recently, as I often do in the morning, when one of their regular book reviewers started talking about this book. Jan 15, switterbug Betsey rated it really liked it. Katherine Pancol moved from Casablanca to France when she was five. Open Preview See a Problem? After 40 pages I came up short and found I had no clue who all these people were so I went back through those pages and made a nice tidy relationship diagram of who slept with whom and who was previously dating whom and which characters were, in fact, screwing like rabbits in the back storeroom.

May 26, Melanie rated it liked it. But I can barely even bring myself to mention any complaints, because the truth is I loved this book!

There are too many ideas floating around, too many far-fetched plot points straining the story Hortense befriends This novel grabbed me from the first page and I could hardly bear to put it down. I bought it as soon as I got my hands on my Kindle. And, of course, there’s Antoine, struggling in Kenya.


The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles

The book explores relationships and infidelity and the characters’ attitudes toward them, how they deal with them, but essentially this book is about money. This was the first of at least three books pancok these characters. The story moves along at a good pace and while some moments are cringe worthy, I did enjoy the story. Jauness – a guy Josephine meets in a library, swoon.

He immersed himself in the French text, characters, and plot, and then recreated them in English.

The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles by Katherine Pancol

Kayherine all about what money can and cannot buy and how having enough money makes all the difference in people’s lives. Then the paancol becomes the literary sensation of the year! It’s unclear what exactly happened to the book in its transformation from a fat French novel to a slimmed-down English one, but it does not appear to have been something good.

The older daughter is a thorough-going teenage brat who delights in tormenting her mother. But honestly, even by the last page of the book, Josephine isn’t the one who stands up for herself, someone else does that. E il messaggio del romanzo non pare essere particolarmente originale. It’s a smaller than average paperback, and the sentences just pour like silk milk.

I was listening to “Fresh Air” on NPR recently, as I often do in the morning, when one of their regular book reviewers started talking about this book. The shunned wife has a charismatic sister, Iris, who was more loved as a child, married a wealthy man, is beautiful and with all that, remains an unhappy and empty woman. Penguin claims here that this book alone: Lists with This Book.