Holiday in a Coma & Love Lasts Three Years by Frédéric BeigbederOne night in a Parisian nightclub and the aftermath of a marriage provide the stories for these two novels by Frederic Beigbeder, award-winning author of ‘Windows on the World’.
In ‘Holiday in a Coma’, Marc Marronnier, a shallow, superficial, rich Parisian who works as an advertising executive, is invited by his old friend to the opening of a new nightclub called The Shitter (a satirical take on the famous Paris nightclub Les Bains Douche). Taking place over a single unforgettable night, the novel documents everything from the pit-bull bouncer on the door, to the drugs, cocktails and wannabes who frequent the club, and Marc’s attempts to seduce a catwalk model – any one will do. A catalogue of degeneracy, drugs, sex and decibels, ‘Holiday in a Coma’ is written with a fury and passion that reflect the authors own relationship with a world and he both loves and loathes.
In ‘Love Lasts Three Years’, Marc Marronnier has just been divorced and – shallow opportunist that he is – has decided to write a book about it. 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. Both frightening and funny, the book reads like a diary: sometimes tender and real, sometimes fantastical and cruel, peppered with Beigbeder’s acerbic one-liners and trademark wit.
Holiday in a Coma & Love Lasts Three Years
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Mi callejero no hacer nada vive y se suelta por la variedad de la noche. La noche es una fiesta larga y sola. All those people for a simple cup of hot chocolate. Maybe some of the factory workers died, crushed by the fearsome machines which press the cocoa beans, just so that Marc could stir it slowly. He is easily terrified by geometrically patterned wallpaper, the numbers on a car licence plate, even an overweight man eating pizza. The Church of the Madeleine has not moved from the Place.
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Love Lasts Three Years
The narrator is Marc Marronier, a shallow, superficial, rich Parisian who works as an advertising executive, but concentrates much of his energy on frequenting the demimonde of Parisian clubs and bars., Boffo January B.
It was published in , but I read it much later. I still remember going to the cinema after my classes at university with one of my best friends. We enjoyed it so much, while going out of the screening room with an unpleasant feeling of despair — something I experienced to a lesser extend with the book. Despite belonging to the mundane world, he criticises the rough backstage reality using his particular dirty and provocative style. His books are all about this permanent and intriguing self-criticism. His main characters are always unreasonably self-centered, in an excessive pursuit of the postmodern lifestyle. He gets inspiration from, and could be compared to other renowned authors such as Michel Houellebecq, Ernest Hemingway, or Bret Easton Ellis.
However, expectations killed the cat or was it curiosity? I was preparing myself for an astonishing read, which would turn my world upside down. I though I would even hate the author for making me take off my pink glasses. But as it turns out…. Marc Marronier is a divorced literary critic in his thirties, who has a theory that a love only lasts three years. His failed marriage is a perfect representation of this belief.