- By Katherine Pancol Roberta Corradin

Gli occhi gialli dei coccodrilli

  • Title: Gli occhi gialli dei coccodrilli
  • Author: Katherine Pancol Roberta Corradin
  • ISBN: 9788860734815
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Gli occhi gialli dei coccodrilli Gli occhi gialli dei coccodrilli narra l avvincente storia di una saga familiare attraverso tre generazioni di donne Un opera corale che deve il suo successo a un sapiente intreccio d ingredienti la

    Gli occhi gialli dei coccodrilli narra l avvincente storia di una saga familiare attraverso tre generazioni di donne Un opera corale , che deve il suo successo a un sapiente intreccio d ingredienti lacrime, amori, menzogne e un irresistibile ironia Donne diverse inseguono sogni differenti Iris bella, ricca e vive un matrimonio in apparenza felice con un facoltoso uoGli occhi gialli dei coccodrilli narra l avvincente storia di una saga familiare attraverso tre generazioni di donne Un opera corale , che deve il suo successo a un sapiente intreccio d ingredienti lacrime, amori, menzogne e un irresistibile ironia Donne diverse inseguono sogni differenti Iris bella, ricca e vive un matrimonio in apparenza felice con un facoltoso uomo d affari sua sorella Jos phine si ritrova invece sola, a dover fare i conti con due figlie da crescere e con una serie di difficolt finanziarie L una spera in una brillante carriera cinematografica, l altra una storica medievale, ma le loro esistenze subiranno un imprevedibile capovolgimento Durante una cena, Iris conosce un celebre editore e gli fa credere, per darsi un tono, di essere impegnata nella scrittura di un libro, restando per poi preda della sua bugia Davanti all offerta di pubblicarlo, Iris si rivolger a sua sorella chiedendo la sua complicit nello scrivere il volume l una intascher il successo, l altra il denaro di cui ha bisogno Entrambe investono su una menzogna, accettando di recitare un ruolo in quella salvifica finzione, pur di non fermare quella dolce danza che la vita E il romanzo della Pancol traboccante di vita In un crescendo di tensioni emotive, il destino riserver per alle protagoniste incredibili sorprese, soprattutto dal momento in cui il libro diventa un best seller La lunga trama calamita l attenzione e toglie il respiro fino all ultima pagina, nel tentativo di esplorare l intimit della natura umana, quella femminile in particolare Non approda a nuove rivelazioni, ma ci accompagna nelle pieghe nascoste di esistenze segnate da ferite e dolori, senza per mai cedere al vittimismo n allo sconforto I personaggi si fanno portatori di un messaggio positivo, che lascia sempre uno spazio aperto alla speranza del cambiamento Ognuno ha la sua stella da inseguire, gialla e brillante come gli occhi dei coccodrilli che osservano Antoine, marito in fuga di Jos phine, occhi che lo attendono e ne scrutano le paure, finch con un movimento improvviso e imprevedibile ecco che la vita cambia ancora

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    1. Francuski bestseler, ženski roman s dobrom pričom i prvi deo trilogije U svetu su prodati milioni primeraka njenih knjiga a po ovom romanu se upravo snima film Autorka je prava francuska dama, imala sam priliku da je upoznam pre nekoliko godina :)

    2. A beach read for dummies. Moderately more entertaining than reading the contents list on the back of a shampoo bottle.

    3. I picked this book up with doubts. My friends in France alliled with the look of "ugh", popular, but such a bad book.dly, for them, I liked it a lot. I got pulled into the storyd found myself reading 100 pages per day. Addictive like dark chocolate covered almonds. The story? A womanwho is not so self-confident separates from her husband. She puts up with awful family members (including her daughter)d finds her life and her footing. All while writing a book about a XXII woman. Maybe cheesy in po [...]

    4. The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles is the first novel in the Joséphine series by French author, Katherine Pancol. When she discovers her unemployed husband Antoine (call me Tonio) is having an affair with his manicurist, Joséphine Cortès kicks him out of their Paris apartment and resolves to somehow manage, with two daughters, on her own. Her meagre salary at the CNRS as a 12th Century historian will need to be supplemented; luckily, her brother-in-law, Philippe Dupin offers her some translation w [...]

    5. No puedo decir que el libro me haya gustado, por momentos incluso pensé en dejarlo de lado.Empieza lento, muy lento, situando a los personajes en su lugar, relacionando a unos con otros, pero de una forma tan aburrida que no puedes evitar preguntarte: ¿pero de verdad me interesa todo esto?Hay un grupo de personajes egoístas, malvados, interesados, que rodean a una protagonista buena, buenísima pero débil hasta la exasperación. Unos caracteres tan planos e irreales que resulta imposible nin [...]

    6. As usual, I received this book through the kindness of some giveaway or other. In this case it appears to have been an actual GoodReads giveaway. That certainly doesn't happen much any more!So to begin, I realize that this book is probably in a genre more generally considered appropriate to the female gender and because of that, as a dude I'm a bit of an interloper. Despite that slight misalignment, I found this book pretty delightful. It's complexity of character made me realize just how bad I [...]

    7. I was listening to "Fresh Air" on NPR recently, as I often do in the morning, when one of their regular book reviewers started talking about this book. She went on about how it had been a best seller in France and had been translated into several different languages and had finally made it into English, translated by William Rodarmor and Helen Dickinson. She raved so about the book that I decided to put it on my TBR list, even though I knew nothing about the author. Indeed, I had never heard of [...]

    8. Non merci. J'ai cru que je n'allais pas me rendre à la page 50. C'est bourré de clichés qui véhiculent une image de la femme complètement débile. Et c'est tellement mal écrit qu'on n'arrive pas à voir les véritables thèmes que l'auteur tente maladroitement d'aborder. Je ne comprends pas pourquoi c'est un bestseller, pour moi c'est un mauvais soap.

    9. The Ultimate Character Driven Novel!The were some of the most unforgettable fictional characters I've ever read. This novel was a totally new reading experience - because the characters were so FRENCH. Meaning that they have their own way about them - from fashion, to food, to beliefs on marriage and mistresses. I found myself laughing out loud, gasping with surprise, wanting to smack a few of these characters, feeling deeply sympathetic to Josephine and also deeply respecting her even when she [...]

    10. I bought this book because it was an international best seller and so I figured that it had to be a good read. The back blurb made it sound like a comedic adventure but I have to confess that I didn’t like it. The story didn’t live up to the book description’s promises. I found the main character, Josephine, to be whiney and too much of a martyr. Her husband runs off with his sexy mistress, leaving Josephine to look after their two daughters. On top of this he takes out a loan for 200,000 [...]

    11. In the burbs of Courbevoi, outside of Paris, Joséphine Cortès and her husband, Antoine, have fallen out of step with each other. He is unemployed; she is trying to make ends meet on her pittance as a 12tch century medieval scholar. Their radiantly beautiful and arrogant daughter, Hortense, is on the verge of womanhood, and has little respect for her overweight, overwrought mother, who carries herself with slack ill-confidence. The younger one, Zoé, is bashful and sensitive. When Antoine runs [...]

    12. This novel grabbed me from the first page and I could hardly bear to put it down. The story is delightfully engaging and clever, with multiple story lines that keep the reader wanting more. The characters are diverse and well-developed, and the reader can resonate with their entanglements and emotions. Although the author is French and the novel is set in Paris, it addresses universal themes that make it enjoyable for anyone. It was originally published in 2006 and has sold 2.4 million copies in [...]

    13. This book was a complete impulse purchase; I didn't know the author and the marketing copy on the back cover sounded suspiciously like chick lit (not a genre I generally read). That said, I thoroughly enjoyed it! The characters seemed to come alive. The story lines interwove and kept my interest. And set in Paris with side trips to London and the Caribbean, provided the perfect amount is escapism. While not great literature, it was a good read!

    14. Wow. That ended abruptly. At times I loved the book, at others, I simply tolerated it. The book spends a vast amount of time laying the scenery and constructing the groundwork for the story. Everyone's read the synopsis, so I won't reiterate that. I hate it when reviewers regurgitate the information provided on the book jacket. What I will say instead, is that there are about a hundred characters in this book. Not really, but at times it feels that way. Their plots all move at different paces bu [...]

    15. Mi ha stupito notare quante persone abbiano dati un voto basso a questo romanzo, avevo avuto l'impressione che fosse piaciuto molto. E in effetti, a me è piaciuto molto! Così tanto da assegnare quattro stellette (che poi mi lascino perplessa se le confronto con le tre stelle di Mia cugina Rachele è un altro discorso).E' la storia di Josephine, sposata e madre di due figlie, ma anche insicura, ingenua e buonista. Nonché afflitta ad un marito disoccupato e troppo pieno di sé per accettare un [...]

    16. I heard the most charming review of this book (and another that I’m reading right now: Alena by Rachel Pastan) on NPR. I bought it as soon as I got my hands on my Kindle.I wasn’t as charmed by the book as I was by the review, but it turned out to be the kind of light, palette-cleansing book that was exactly what I needed this week. The book was written in French and translated to English by two people and that (in hindsight) makes a lot of sense. The book can feel abruptly disjointed. Almost [...]

    17. Прекалено черно-бели герои. Прекалено много оценки за тях от страна на Панкол. Вкарала е всички в определено русло и няма мърдане - лош ли си, ще си останеш лош до края. От началото е ясно, че само Жозефин ще претърпи промяна, ще стане силна и уверена и само чакаме да видим какв [...]

    18. This is a fun and kooky story about a family of eccentrics. Set mostly in Paris, it tells of a chronically unemployed husband who runs off to Kenya with his mistress to start a crocodile farm. His wife, the mother of two, is left to make ends meet on her tiny salary as a medieval history scholar. The shunned wife has a charismatic sister, Iris, who was more loved as a child, married a wealthy man, is beautiful and with all that, remains an unhappy and empty woman. Seeking to spice up her life, I [...]

    19. 1,5 tähteä. Joku kysyi minulta tänään meksikolaisen hostellin uima-altaalla, että mitä luen kun olen niin kovin keskittynyt. Vastasin, että huonoa ranskalaista chick lit'iä, jonka nimessä on krokotiili, vaikkei se liity niihin mitenkään. Tyyppi naurahti ja ryhdyimme puhumaan Suomen ilmastosta. Ja yhtä paljon nyt tämän kirjan luettua tekee mieli tästä kirjasta kertoa, kuin aiemmin siitä keskustelua jatkaa, mutta niin: supernaiivia ja ennalta-arvattavaa hömppää hieman jopa my [...]

    20. Лека, приятна, четивна, заживях със героите и ми беше много приятно и отпускащо, отдавна книга така не ме бе увличала, макар и да не се случва нищо от рода на убийство, кражба, отвличане и тем подобни дяволии, които продават книгите. Продължавам нататък с втората част.

    21. What. The. Hell. Is. This ?! Quando olhei pela primeira para este livro, várias coisas me saltaram à vista e nenhuma delas foi particularmente positiva. O título do livro não é dos mais apelativos e quando se junta a ele, uma capa como esta Bem, digamos que uma pessoa não vai a correr adquirir o livro, nem se sente revestida de uma vontade incontrolável de o ler. Por isso mesmo, nunca dei atenção nenhuma ao livro. Ele entretanto, foi reeditado com outra capa (alguém finalmente notou qu [...]

    22. "The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles" is a book about the choices people make when they suddenly find themselves in the midst of a life that is not what they expected. The thing I like best about this novel is the fact that the subplots are as stong as the main storyline.Josephine, the protagonist, is trying to keep her head above water after ejecting her adulterous husband. The plan Iris concocts to recapture a moment of fame in her youth changes both their lives. But it is not only Josephine and Iri [...]

    23. No es una mala novela, quizá no lo sea buena. Tiene eso del bestseller de intentar gustar a toda costa y una capacidad tremenda para arruinar cualquier posible sorpresa para así ir abriendo posibilidades de trama. Cada uno de los personajes que juegan en la novela es susceptible de desarrollar un arco narrativo propio, con lo que la novelista aquí tiene mucho de editor de culebrones. Las malas, que son delgadas y con aspiraciones de clase, van al infierno de la soledad. Las buenas, que son go [...]

    24. No me gusto mucho esta novela, y creo que la historia podría ser buena si no fuera por sus personajes. La protagonista, es un personaje demasiado débil de caracter a la que nadie respeta. Y el resto de personajes son egoístas, malos e interesados. La verdad es que me ponían un poco de los nervios. Lo dejé en dos ocasiones y lo terminé porque no me gusta dejar libros a medias, pero no he continuado con el resto de la trilogía. ¡¡Por cierto!! Vi la película para intentar reconciliarme co [...]

    25. В един форум прочетох добри думи за тази книга и ми беше любопитно да я видя как е. До любопитството и приключвам. Книга, писана като по учебник за писане- сега тук да въведем студената майка, сега да представим брата- близнак на загадъчния учен, хоп, време е да представим съзр [...]

    26. Lo he intentado, he llegado a leer una cuarta parte del libro, pero se me estaba haciendo eterno y finalmente ha podido conmigo.Historia sin pies ni cabeza. Relata constantemente el pensamiento de varias mujeres. El argumento, ninguno. La dureza de la vida para la mujer trabajadora moderna, recién divorciada y con hijos. Con amantes y líos amorosos de por medio. ¿No pasa nada más interesante? No. Infumable, no sé cómo ha dado para una trilogía.

    27. It took me quite a while to get into this book to the point where I wondered whether I should keep reading it. But I persisted and by the time I was halfway through, I was hooked. The plot had thickened and I became engrossed by the events unfolding in all the characters' lives. However, there was one plot twist that seemed utterly farcical to me and detracted from the overall impact of the novel.

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