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Katherine Pancol (born 22 October ) is a journalist and bestselling French novelist. Published in , her novel Les Yeux jaunes des crocodiles (The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles) was a huge success in France, where it sold more than. Buy Les yeux jaunes des crocodiles (Littérature) by Katherine Pancol from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases. Les Yeux jaunes des crocodiles (Littérature française) (French Edition) eBook: Katherine Pancol: : Kindle Store.

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And it’s set in Paris!!

Les Yeux Jaunes Des Crocodiles : Katherine Pancol :

In amongst all of this Josephine writes a best seller and overcomes a lifelong emotional trauma from her childhood in the blink of an eye, or a matter of lines. Luckily I found this more of an annoyance than an actual distraction from the engaging story and characters.

Pancol updates crocodiled blog every week on her web-site http: Funny, moving and highly entertaining, this is a very enjoyable read. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Lists with This Book. Although the author is French and the novel is set in Paris, it addresses universal themes that make it enjoyable for anyone.

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Katherine Pancol

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. In summary, a grand and enthralling book that could have used just a little better translation job. While working for Paris-Match and Cosmopolitanshe was noticed by an intuitive publisher who encouraged her to begin writing fiction.

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.

The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles is a somewhat frustrating, very light read, with too many storylines too many of which are underdeveloped bouncing around. There are just a few quibbles with the story or maybe with the translation. On the neutral side, some of the subplots came across a bit weakly.


The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles by Katherine Pancol

There are a bunch of subplots as well, all filled with kooky people and circumstances. And, of jjaunes, teenage occasional vixen Hortense wants to keep everything from her cellphone to her shockingly inappropriate boyfriend to the fancy clothes she gets on the sly secret from her mother. She believes she’s brave because her daughter tells her she is. But honestly, even by the last page of the book, Josephine isn’t the one who stands up for herself, someone else does that.

There’s actually probably enough of Antoine and his Kenyan adventures as well as his mistresses more successful one — and the yellow eyes of the crocodiles of the title certainly are a nicely haunting image — but where Pancol fails, here and almost everywhere else, is in any sense of these relationships.

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The book can feel abruptly disjointed. Gary – Shirley’s son – crushing on Hortense, swoony for the younger set. Their plots all move at different paces but always in some sort of harmony with the main character, Josephine. Then the book becomes the literary sensation of the year!

If you like my review, please visit it on Amazon. I bought it as soon as I got my hands on my Kindle. Nadie es tan malo, nadie es tan bueno, nadie es tan tonto.

Oh, and the ending. Readers who enjoy this novel will be pleased to know that the second book, The Slow Waltz of Turtles is also available in English. That’s because Pancol does an amazing job giving each very distinct characteristics and personalities!

Her gift to lift people’s spirits while providing great entertainment has been key to her success, inspiring many women to dare to be themselves while keeping a positive relationship with life itself. Quotes from The Yellow Eyes o Personally I found such candid talk refreshing but then again, I am a guy and we do have a different view on such things most of the time.


The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles

Pancol insists Philippe begins to devote himself to his son, spending a great deal of time with him, but even there we largely have to take her word for it, getting little sense of a true father-son relationship. It does get ahold of you.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. She lives in ParisFrance where she recently published Muchachas. The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles – Canada. But even Iris is not entirely satisfied with the superficialities wealth allows her, and at a dinner where a publisher is present she claims to be writing a novel.

In order to take care of the family, the drab housewife has to pinch pennies and take odd jobs. Pancol is admired for her insights into human psychology, particularly women, and her sense of detail is often shaded with wry humor.

You can only imagine how that plays out. You can probably start it one day and finish the next. Also, in this translation some of the dialog just doesn’t come across as very Parisian. Beyond that, the messages and stories in the novel are rather unpleasant too, lex a fixation on the superficial and an unwillingness by almost anyone to share much of anything, with so much here steeped in often silly secrecy.

I got pulled into the story