Tag Archives: French

The Song of Roland

Now, don’t get me wrong. The Song of Roland is incredibly stupid. I just think the abuse it receives is undeserved…

The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo is the “ultimate” (?) revenge story. Of course, there’s a better one, but this one’s still pretty good…

The Man in the Iron Mask
Alexandre Dumas

The Man in the Iron Mask combines two of my greatest fears: claustrophobia and reading the last book in a trilogy without reading the first two

The Manuscript Found in Saragossa
Jan Potocki

I just now finished reading The Manuscript Found in Saragossa, and am truly astounded. This is a fantastic book that no one ever seems to talk about. If you don’t read any further, then read this, and take these words to heart: if you are a fan of fiction, I guarantee that you will enjoy this book…

The Fall
Albert Camus

The Fall is a first person narrative about a rather despicable character who wanders around Paris having misadventures…

Torture Garden
Octave Mirbeau

Torture Garden isn’t so much a novel, as it is a very, very long short story with a frontispiece…

The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I really wanted to be impressed with this book, after all I’d heard about it. I also really wanted to read and understand the whole thing in both French and in Spanish. I was successful in neither venture…

The Stranger
Albert Camus

The Stranger is the one Camus book that everyone reads, and for the life of me, I can’t understand why…