Diccionario de Nombres Propios (Spanish Edition). Amelie Nothomb. 2, ratings by Goodreads. ISBN / ISBN Published. Diccionario de Nombres Propios (English, Spanish, Paperback) / Author: Amelie Nothomb ; ; Modern fiction, General & literary fiction, Fiction. Libros de Segunda Mano (posteriores a ) – Literatura – Narrativa – Otros: Amelie nothomb. diccionario de nombres propios. anagrama primera edicion.

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Aber es macht das Buch nicht schlechter, sondern legt ihm ien Mysterium auf. The other kids are somewhat afraid of her but do look up to her.

The Book of Proper Names

Return to Book Page. The main problem with the novel is its lack of focus. I am sad that Ms. If this brief dde sounds a little demented it’s because the story is indeed a rather demented fairy tale for grown-ups.

Email address subscribed successfully. As her world shatters as easily as her bones, she learns to survive nofhomb the only way she knows how – by committing an act of deadly self-preservation her mother would have understood best.

Let’s connect Contact Details Facebook Twitter. On top of it all, there is Amelie Nothomb toying with her rea The simple storybook narrative style of this piece is somewhat misleading. Although Nothomb claims to have been born in Japan, she actually began living in Japan at the age of two until she was five years old.

She is a quite, dreamlike child. At the finish ‘line’, she met Amelie Nothomb the author and she killed her as Amelie questioning and comparing the fate of her mother and hers. Subscribe to our newsletter Some error text Name. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Yet despite these and other goodies, The Book left me hungry for a more extraordinary work, which Ms.

She tells the story as fast as possible and leaves the reader in a glow. Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient. Nothomb had amply demonstrated in the past that she can produce. Far from sight, a voice she once knew called her. I find her style whimsical but profoundly insightful. When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie. The protagonist nothhomb the story is a girl named Plectrude, so named by her mother to guarantee the child an extraordinary life.


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Sep 08, Faith Justice rated it really liked it Shelves: Her stories often contain propioos implausible elements — presented as if they were mere nothings — as to render the whole thing just Was macht unser Name mit uns?

It was truly a breath of fresh air.

The baby is raised by her aunt, becomes an anorexic ballerina, then an actress, then a singer, then she decides she needs to mimic her real mother’s life and have a baby and kill herself by age This is a pointed critique of a culture – in this case western girlhood and its relentless emphasis on beauty and romance. Jun 13, Tessa rated it liked it. But that doesn’t necessarily make for a great prose.

Who dies at the end and why is for you to find out. At age 19, just like her mother, she’s pregnant.

I was anticipating something as exceptional as, for example, a novel written in the non-linear format of a dictionary. So while I really wanted to love this book by one of my favorite authors it has left me feeling less than enthusiastic.

After I turned the last page I was not sure what to make out of the title as no dictionary makes an appearance in the story besides the cameo at the beginning. I didn’t care much for the ending, but that’s the point – I’m a western woman and didn’t l I finished this in one subway round trip plus 5 minutes – a lovely little book! When the police officer arrives and slowly but surely realizes that Lucette killed her husband because she disagreed with his preferred choice of a first name for their baby, I lost it completely.


Mathieu Saladin fue un personaje tibio, desarrollado incluso menos que Clementine, que Roselyne, que Denis. She used the French Minitel, while he used the Italian Videotel system, connected with the French one. It could be just a problem of length. All mainstream modern browsers have cookies enabled by default, so if you’ve been directed to this page it probably means you’re uisng a weird and wonderful browser of your own choosing, or have disabled cookies yourself.

The Book of Proper Names by Amélie Nothomb

Famed author, intriguing title. Her dreams and magic are slowly being erased in the dance school where th Unusual and charming is definitely this author’s trademark. She ptopios an exceptional name ins I had very high expectations for this book. I didn’t care much for the ending, but that’s the point – Pripios a western woman and didn’t like that the story’s ending marred the “happily ever after” I yearned for.

Schon lange wollte ich mich ihrer Literatur witmen, aber wie es immer so ist, es kommt was dazwischen. Both consummate and the girl pregnant, too soon by age but ripe enough with the idea. Saved by a man named Mathieu. Und trotzdem, Plectrude schafft es sich wieder aufzurappeln ob es wohl am Namen liegt? Her dreams and magic are slowly being erased in the dance dcicionario where the only important thing seems to be the ability to be the most thinnest girl in school. Please add page numbers 2 12 Feb 28,