Whats the Big Deal about Americans eTAt that moment Gahalowood s mobile rang He picked it up and listened A second later a look of stupefaction crossed his face What I began But Gahalowood waved me away Yes he said to his unknown interlocutor Yes yes I see Yes Thank you He hung upWho was that I ventured after a moment The DNA laboratory breathed Gahalowood They have the results of Jo l Dicker s genetic tests It turns out that he is the illegitimate child of James Patterson and Danielle Steel Of course I said Patterson raped her when she was only fifteen She insisted on keeping the baby but put him up for adoption with a Swiss family and never told a soul what had happened When Dicker found out about his origins you can imagine his feelings He simultaneously loved the bestseller and hated it He wanted tomulate his parents and at the same time get DK Findout! Birds even with them Whatlse could he do but write this bookYou Un printemps Thran explain it so well said Gahalowood You are a genius You need to write a Goodreads review about it it will be the greatest review of all time Everyone will vote for itNot at all I said modestly but I knew he was right And that s how you come to be reading this piece La V rit sur la verit sur l affaire Harry uebert OH MY GOD IT S SO BADSpare yourselves do not buy this book It was almost physically painful to finish If this is the yardstick by which we measure books these days I ll just lock myself into past centuries and neverver read 21st century books What ON EARTH caused this book to receive such acclaimSo just to get it out of the way the construction kind of stands although I d have to think about The Witch’s Warning (Aberrations Book 2) even that It s a little grotesuely baroue withveryone seemingly having had a hand in the murder that fateful day but ok for nowBut the rest In no particular order and with plenty of spoilers probably it s not as if I care writers are NOT interesting main characters and this one in particular takes the cherry self absorbed vain narcissistic with The Healing Power of Plants every sycophantic character telling him how wonderful talented smart Magnificent sic he is and that also applies to the OTHER writer in the book Harry u bert whose 15 year old lover seemed to have been put on thisarth only to fawn overpraisemassage his And Another Thing... (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, ego The main character wants to be a writer than anythinglse in the world and there is much inane talkHallmark life lessons about writing Ok but writing what What was his fabulous first book all about anyway What is his substance He sounds just like prepubescent kids who want to be rock stars for the fame and never think for a second about the music It s all about the packaging with Marcus Goldman oh and let s not forget the CROWDS of New Yorkers who mob him with uestions mwahahaha This might happen with A list actors maaaaybe The Worst Witch Strikes Again even though New Yorkers are WAY TOO COOL to crowd celebrities thank you very much but WRITERS Do weven know what writers look like Moving on within the very first chapter we learn he s all about his Italian shoes The Truth (Almost) about Bharat expensive NY apartment and trophy girlfriend while being a self aggrandizing whiny lying cheating asshole I can t believe there s a rule Hallmark lesson on writing at thend of the book about hooking readers in the first chapter I suggest likeable characters Did he Mr. Christmas ever read Save The CatSo a writer writing about a writer writing about a writer God knows I love books butven I found this a bit indigestible laughable secondary characters we all know Hollywood movies that fall flat because they have competing 40 writers all writing the same script and one of them has to shoehorn comic relief no matter what so you nd up with ridiculous formulaic poorly grafted on one liners so here goes the gallery of 1 dimensional buffoons the Jewish mother the frustrated but deep bar owner the Republican lawyer who has a cash machine where his heart should be the "THREATENING GRANDIOSE IMMORAL PUBLISHER NONE WHICH IS DEEP "grandiose immoral publisher none of which is deep to understand TRU LUV which brings me to the love sic story Oh please I m writhing inside While I very much accept that age difference is not an impediment to LUV a 34 year old falling in luv with a teenager because she s dancing in the rain sic sounds like drumroll INFATUATION or LUST Mister bigshot writer which one Does it matter should have a way with words but seems utterly incapable of self analysis diagnostic soul searching tc And from there we get the MOST INANE dialogues I have EVER read outside of Barbara Cartland books Even 33 YEARS later the dude wallows in self pity and she s the only one I ll The Truth (Discworld, ever love whines that would make me want to smash a baby into a wall Why were you in Luvxactly Cause she made you sandwiches and took care of you I kid you not this is what their whole relationship is about and wait for it they only hang out for THREE MONTHS Also spoiler but do you care at this point the kid is orphaned and suffers from psychotic breaks is there anything that screams victim with MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES any louder to you And did Harry u bert actually KNOW Nola and these little details about her Of course not his gigantic EGO was in the way Ach this book reminds me of Lars von Trier movies So ok you may be attracted to someone 20 years your junior But if that someone fits the description above and has massively crushed on you well I ve got news buster you re just xploiting someone s vulnerabilities WHICH IS NOT LUV And the fact that you throw the rest of your whole life away afterwards doesn t make your Luv sacred It just makes you a creep who is unable to deal with reality and leads you to befriend only ONE person for the rest of your life astonishingly ANOTHER creep When Does The Police Ever Let A Civilian Lead An Investigation Especially in the US of A You have got to be kidding me oh the
writing oh the writing Find me ONE teenager in the 70s who called her lover d rling and said things like oh the writing Find me ONE teenager in the 70s who called her lover d rling and said things like re so beastly It sounds so fucking fake I ll take an inch out of my sting because I read a translated version but still English AND French are my native languages and as I was trying to go back and forth to imagine what the translator could have improved I was left in the dust Oh the maudlin immature poor me waterfalls in this book oh what about the diting the verbatim copies of previous pages oh the psychological characterizations and depth that could fit in a thimble ooohIt was atrocious I can t believe this Secret Suffragette even got published Maybe because there are publisher characters in there Maybe because Dicker held someone s mother for blackmail I simply do not get it Read anythinglseEdit some people are telling me to go fuck myself for this review I can only imagine they re Joel Dicker in disguise or worse Joel Dicker FANBOYS I didn t think one could get so low It s a REVIEW dicker lovers Get a life. Ner son 7 Secrets of the Goddess enuête Ilst rapidement dépassé par les événements l’enuête s’enfonce Indianomix et il fait l’objet de menaces Pour innocenter Harryt sauver sa carrière d’écrivain il doit absolument répondre à trois uestions ui a tué Nola Kellergan ue s’est il passé dans le New Hampshire à l’été 1975 Et comment écrit on un roman à succè. I ve always had a weakness for mystery books In this story My Favorite Earthling (Otherworldly Men, every character mattersvery subplot is related and Joel Dicker creates one of the best modern dark novels It is than just a Who killed Nola Kellergan and yet that is the uestion that will travel with you through all the pages A novel that will swallow you completely A story about sickness love sadness books and hidden pasts A victory for the writer Well done Dicker Todo Doglands el mundo sabescribir pero no todo Riveted (Iron Seas, el mundos An Officer and a Spy escritor Mencantan los libros donde por la primera mitad de la historia no sabes ni ue jodidos Fates (Fates, esta pasando yn las ltimas p ginas absolutamente todas las piezas Recipe for Temptation (Madewood Brothers, encajan perfecto Eses l jemplo de un libro hecho a conciencia y con verdadera dedicaci n Tuve la buena suerte de nacer siendo una lectora muy paciente porue as pude disfrutar de La verdad sobre OBaby el caso Harry uebert a mis anchasLa pluma de Joel Dicker mencanto Tiene una forma de narrar ue hasta Nerds el pasado del personaje secundario m s aburrido parec a sumamente interesante Adem s ues bastante neutral Me refiero a ue Zack (Areion Fury MC el romance y los horrores cometidos por algunos personajes no se le an de forma ya juzgada si no como acciones y te deja a til beneficio de interpretar a cada personaje como te guste y Shadow on the Crown (The Emma of Normandy Trilogy, eso mencanto No ContamiNation existen bosues suficientesn proporci n al n mero de malos Taxi ins Glück escritores ue pueblanste pais Como stamos hablando de una novela negra hay ue ntrar sabiendo ue todos o casi todos los personajes tienen alg n tipo de problema o trastorno social Pero a pesar de Losing My Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas eso Robert uinn Travis Dawn y Perry Gahalwood fueron mis favoritos Nuestro principal Marcus Markie tambi ns un muy buen personaje La gente compra cada vez menos libros The Magic Rolling Pin excepto cuando se trata de historiasspantosas ue los ligan a sus m s bajos instintos La historia Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, empieza con una trama muy b sica y conforme avanzas salen a la luz tantas subtramas tan interesantes ue directa o indirectamentestar n ligadas con nuestro caso UIEN MATO A NOLA KELLERGAN Es un libro sobre la tristeza de dejar pasar Not Without a Fight el tiempo la soledad por no decir lo ue se siente la felicidadncontrada donde tal vez no deber as la angustia por las malas acciones Garden Bouquets and Beyond echas por instintol miedo por haber callado los libros como arte y como marketing Hay algo The Unseen Wonder enste libro ue te va a gustar Altamente recomendado Para cualuier verdadero amante del misterio The Management Bible en su forma m s cruda La verdad sobrel caso Harry uebert tiene mucho para dar Una novela ue va m s all ue un caso policiaco de Zu schnell entretenimiento Arregla tu agenda de lectura si lo piensas leer porue las ltimas 100 p ginas te las uerr s devorar de una sentada There sssentially three stories here Two men s individual struggle to write a book An older man s love for a 15 year old girl The mystery surrounding the murder of the 15 year old girlYes they re all linked but it sometimes feels like a hodgepodge of styles maybe Jonathan Yeah I have no idea why this is supposed to be so amazing The plot itself is kind of uninspiring and reminds me of so many dark secrets in a small town stories that Stig Larssen popularized And really it s trying to be The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo just minus the secret Nazis so badly it s kind of laughableThe characters were universally unlikable and honestly the jet set life of the best selling author kind of made me laugh my ass off Maybe I missed when Jonathan Franzen was being recognized on the street The only reason why I know what James Patterson or Michael Connolly look like is because they showed up on a couple pisodes of Castle Also The Origin of Evil is about lovers separated by class WhatAlso So Harry uebert basically wrote The Notebook thenAnd for all that this is about the amazing love affair betwen Harry uebert and Nola SEE IT SOUNDS LIKE LOLA WHICH IS REMINISCENT OF LOLITA AREN T I MR CLEVER BOOTS and we re supposed to sympathize with Harry for his pic tale of love and loss IT IS STILL ABOUT A 35 YEAR OLD MAN HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH A 15 YEAR of love and loss IT IS STILL ABOUT A 35 YEAR OLD MAN HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH A 15 YEAR GIRL I m sorry I m just not going to get past the "fact that we re supposed to sympathize with an hebephile who thinks a "that we re supposed to sympathize with an hebephile who thinks a was the love of his life Then there s the dialogue Holy shit The dialogue is atrocious People DO NOT TALK LIKE THAT Even allowing for the differences between dialogue in movies and books and reality the dlalogue is clunky and awkward at best and just down right mindbogglingly bad at worst I m willing to sp This book is without a doubt the worst thing I ve read in many years The fact that it was published at all boggles the mind HonestlyI want my money back Christ but it s terrible Joel Dicker should never publish another novel again Or write anything Even a grocery list Or speak He should go live in a monastery in the woods and never bother anyone again Dear lord Make it stop This novel reinforces for me why I love big books so much1 They cover a lot of territory without feeling rushed or cramped2 They leave room for many different sub plots to add spice and nhancement to the main plot3 Their xpansiveness when utilized properly allows the reader to live thoroughly the xperiences in the book sharing space with the characters and getting to know themIn this novel I was completely occupied with being surprised shocked and moved by the characters sometimes I was busy being upset with them and judging them Only to find out I was wrong And then wrong again And how amazing and liberating to be wrong some yet never for one minute relinuishing the urge to discover about the people involved in this story and to help solve the mysteries Yes I did feel I was right there in the story with veryone Invisible (The Curse of Avalon else trying to figure out what had happened And what was still happeningMarcus Goldman wrote a book in his 20 s that made him famous Then he was hit with what is referred to in the book as the writer s disease For almost two years he couldn t put two sentences together and his publisher is now threatening legal action Heven went to visit Harry uebert kuh bear his literature professor from college at his beautiful home in New England Not just his literature professor also his mentor his master Even that did not help to get him unstuck and past the barrier of resistance that weighed on himShortly after Marcus visit Harry uebert is arrested for the murder of Nola Kellergan 33 years Yummy Supper earlier Her remains are discovered in the grounds of Harry s home and Marcus discovers that when his mentor was 34 years old he fell madly in love with a 15 year old high school girl shortly before publishing a masterpiece novel Marcus is determined to clear his friend s name and restore his reputation which is now in shreds He also asks Harry for permission to write a book about all of this both to set the record straight and. À New York au printemps 2008 alors ue l’Amériue bruisse des prémices de l’élection présidentielle Marcus Goldman jeune écrivain à succèsst dans la tourmente il st incapable d’écrire le nouveau roman u’il doit remettre à son éditeur d’ici uelues mois Le délai st près d’expirer uand soudain tout bascule pour lui son ami t. ,
SUMMARY La Vérité sur l'affaire Harry uebert,
To get some breathing space from his publisher s pressureThis story is about love Romantic love obsessive love protective love ferocious love fragile love and many other shades of love Here are a few uotes on the diverse aspects of love The truth does not change how you feel about someone That s the great tragedy of love Love love always love But what is love It doesn t mean anything Love is just a trick invented by men so they don t have to do their own laundry Cherish love Marcus Make it your greatest conuest your sole ambition After men there will be other men After books there will be other books After glory there will be other glories After money there will be yet money But after love Marcus after love there is nothing but the salt from tears This novel had me under its spell from the very beginning and it kept me there completely mesmerized to the very nd I don t think I have ver before read a book that is as dizzy making with its myriad curves and twists and sharp turns The story the writing the seamless integration of various timelines and the characters all of these together make for one of the most ngaging reads I have xperiencedWhat s although this book shows up as 624 pages on my Reader reading it felt like I was flying through the pages This will be the first read of 2019 to land on my Favourites shelf my ultimate Sixth Star How do you know when a book is finished Books are like life Marcus They never really nd I just loved this book Grand story and writing uniue in many ways a calm but formidable buildup of the story which makes you want to keep going steady but with a building tension thinking all the time what s going on here great whodunit with unbelievable twists and turns til the last pages remarkable set of characters great setting I just really njoyed it from start to Trajan end And it s not only a crime story it s a book about life love mistakes made Learn to love your failures Markus because it is your failures that will make you who you are It is your failures that will give meaning to your victories small town community living boxing running writing so much and all in such a great story It s about a summer in New Hampshire in small town Somerset when struggling author Harry uebert fell in love with 15 year old Nola Kellergan a forbidden love 33 years later her body is dug up from his yard along with a manuscript copy of the novel that secured his lasting fame The Origin of Evil uebert is the only suspect Markus Goldman student once coached by uebert now a writer and friend sets out to Somerset to investigate and clear Harry of any blame Then the story unfolds be careful not to pick up any spoilersInteresting to see this book is controversial in reviews I see ratings going from 1 to 5 I m on 45 going on 5 Fabulous book worthvery page for me Made me think of John Irving s Garp must be because of the setting New Hampshire but also the sports boxing instead of wrestling but close and the weird set of characters Made me think of Donna Tartt s Goldfinch maybe because of the setting New York and also because of the uirky set of characters Made me think of Twin Peaks yes definitely because of the freaky atmosphere among the various characters From my side Recommended You see Markus the way it works in our society we are constantly having to choose between reason and passion Reason never helps anyone and passion is often destructive So don t ask me to help you choose This is an unusual book and a great mysterydetective story It s unusual in that it s set in New England and you would never know that it was translated from the French The "SWISS AUTHOR USED TO SPEND HIS SUMMERS IN MAINETHE "author used to spend his summers in MaineThe is Lolita ish Thirty three years ago a college English professorfamous author from New Hampshire fell You know that thing when you get your hands on the latest 600 page literary blockbuster full of Bunnys Book Club Goes to School excitement and anticipation So you are reading greedily and it s okay but not completelyngaging However in the back of your brain you are very aware of the many international literary awards this book has clocked up the fact that it has been translated into 32 different languages and been reviewed gushingly over and over again so you just know that any minute now you will be gobsmacked by it s The Peculiar Pig erudite insight and finely crafted wordsSoon you realize that you are 350 pages into it and the much lauded literary merit is yet to smack you between theyes but perhaps the prosaic writing two dimensional characters improbable plot and Cherry Ingram editorial oversights are all part of some cunning device that you are clearly notnlightened The Mermaids Shoes enough to understandThen you find that you ve finished it and there was no cunning device justvery ridiculous story twist and red herring that the author could possibly come up with Far from great 21st century literature this was just another poorly written poorly Untameable Rogue (Bennett edited over hyped shallow potboilerAnd you are feeling seriously short changed because not only did you waste 30 on this but you are past the halfway mark for your likely years on this planet and you ll never get back the hours you wasted reading this bookYeah that La V rit sur la verit sur l affaire Harry uebertReading bestsellers is like boxing Marcus They can both cause brain damageBut wait said Gahalowood I still don t understand Why is the book so badly written Why is the writing so atrocious thatvery other sentence causes the reader physical pain why is the dialogue so flat and why are none of the characters The McKettrick Way (McKettricks, even remotely credibleI sighed You see I said that sxactly the point The book is meant to be terrible It s vidently constructed as a satire on the modern bestseller That s
why it readsit reads though it s been Google translated from American with minimal cleaning up That s why it s so ridiculously long aren t all these bestsellers way too long That s why there s all the stuff about the publishing industry That s why the narrator is an author who can t write and doesn t have an idea in his head xcept that he wants to be a successful writer That s why he constantly underlines that successful today just means getting large advances and selling a lot of copies and has absolutely nothing to do with literary uality One must admit that the book achieves what it sets out to do I m sure it s put me off reading bestsellers for at least the next five yearsGahalowood nodded thoughtfully Yes he said Your analysis makes sense And at the same time it doesn t After all the author has written a bestseller The book has all the faults he points out in spades Most people read it straight And above all why does the plot make no sense whatsoever with Maybe This Time (Belonging every shred of possible meaning sacrificed for the sake of absurd twists Why would any author do tha. Ancien professeur d’université Harry uebert l’un des écrivains les plus respectés du paysst rattrapé par son passé Effetto domino et se retrouve accusé d’avoir assassinén 1975 Nola Kellergan une jeune fille de 15 ans avec ui il aurait The Midwifes Miracle Baby eu une liaison Convaincu de l’innocence de Harry Marcus abandonne tout pour se rendre dans le New Hampshiret me.