1. Gannon

    Gannon Contributor Contributor

    Jan 15, 2007
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    Manchester, England

    Merde Happens - Stephen Clarke

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by Gannon, Sep 21, 2007.

    The third in the sequence of adventures of Paul West - English expatriate sent to France on business and his misadventures and comic anecdotes. The first (and to a lesser extent but only just the second) in the series I cannot recommend enough, a very funny satirical account, akin with Bryson et al but more tongue in cheek. Even better if you have spent time in French or are familiar with the French language.

    This is the 3rd installment where Paul West travels to the US on business with his socialist french girlfriend in tow: hilarity ensues - just not as much as in the last two episodes. Clarke's tone is addictive and his works read very easily. Recommended page turning holiday lit - but better reading numbers one (a year in the merde) and two (merde actually) first.
  2. Heather Louise

    Heather Louise Contributor Contributor

    Dec 10, 2006
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    owww, i have read the second one of these, Life in the Merde, i think. it was god i though. he goes to set up a tea-house in France, yea?

    i never actually knew that there was a third, i have been looking for the first at the libary. something i will look for. :)


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