99 Francs by Frederic Beigbeder, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. In the year , Frederic Beigbeder has written a book and got fired because of it. That means that the novel, that has become a huge. Summary Octave is a publicist, one of the creative kinds. His past campaigns were crazily successful but it’s decided, he wants to be fired.

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Inability to form relationships, childhood traumas, trancs, violence and suicides. La nausee Jean-Paul Sartre. It’s not Dostoevsky, but I like French literature and particularly Beigbeder. Lists with This Book.

It shows how it echoed with other books, this novel is indeed a child of its century. Actually, this built-in success is the cleverest thing about the book. They make our choices, likes, and dislikes; they tell you what car to buy, they show you how to dress just to be a Crazy and ingenious.

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I remember a wise quote from Denzel Washington’s book — children have never been superb at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. It starts with I and finishes with you plural. Someone talked to me? I reread this book after I saw the movie on TV. All this is really banal. One thing is clear: So far, so one-joke. Love is primarily concerned with the lungs. Bienvenue dans un monde meilleur.

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You genuinely tried to bring back the little boy you were. Certainly, Beigbeder is not precious about his art.

99 Francs – Frédéric Beigbeder (2000)

Well, the book is ugly, narcissistic, vulgar and full of complicated affairs, but still, it represents a very interesting approach on life in an advertising agency and more exactly, the ugly parts of selling beautiful lies to the avid consumers. Of course, the French advertising industry is the most unintentionally hilarious on earth. Who makes you dream of things frederiv never have.

A huge black woman tells them to get back to work. This continues until he meets Sophie with whom he falls in love. Newer Post Older Post Home. The facts tell us that this has indeed happened in real life. MTV frzncs for the attention-deficit-disorder generation. Become a LibraryThing Author. We bbeigbeder the adventures of a publicity hotshot called Octave, who is writing down his story in an attempt to get fired from his job. Even through the miasma of translation you can tell that Beigbeder would love nothing more than for his book to be considered a successful synthesis of Bret Easton Ellis and Michel Houellebecq, with a good dash of William Burroughs.

The problem is that the more outrageous his behaviour, the stronger his position in the ad world. A poetic and cynical look at modern consumerism. Beigbeder rebels like a bourgeois kid who wants to bother their father, yelling with small fists clenched in designer jeans.


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So, for all its faults, I applaud the sincerity of its passion, its spirit of revolt, its attempt to alert us to the fact that everything is for sale, moronically and inescapably. However, it is much too long for what it’s trying to say, the excursions to Senegal, Miami and Cannes are tedious, and the senseless murder and the embezzlement sub-plot ending on Ghost Island merely add to the distractions rather than enhance the anti-advertising message.

See the other authors section. La place Annie Ernaux. The beginning of the book is interesting, a side view of the advertising agency and their customer Dans le cafe de la jeunesse perdue Patrick Modiano. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. After re-reading my review, I notice that I have a lot of links to other posts in it, more than the usual.