French Fridays, Review/Revu: Les Fourmis, and librarians

Libraries are where the librarians, who find obscure bits of local knowledge, and make great book recommendations live!  This book is among the best books I have read, but I must say that the rule of the first holds: the rest of the books in the series went downhill.  Werber’s other books, too, were interesting from a philosophical point of view, but increasingly irritating as metaphysical works.  This one, however, I am half considering reading again! 

-back in 2015:

Les Fourmis (La saga des fourmis, #1)Les Fourmis by Bernard Werber
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Don’t kill any more ants!!
This book is worth learning French to read. Honestly. It had me worrying for the fate of an ant by page 40! Fascinating swap of perspectives, and hair-raising cliff-hanger ending. I have the 3rd book in this trilogy, but am anxiously waiting to get the 2nd from the library!

Ne tuez plus de fourmis !
Ce livre vaut la peine d’apprendre le français pour le lire. Vraiment. Il m’a fait soucier pour le destin d’une fourmi avant la 40e page ! Changement impressionnant de points de vues et fin incroyable. J’ai déjà le 3e tome mais j’attends avec impatience le 2e de la bibliothèque !

ShiraDest
22 Decembre, 12015 HE

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So, maybe I was over-empathizing with the ants?

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 Salût !  

ShiraDest

November, 2020 CE = 12020 HE

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27 thoughts on “French Fridays, Review/Revu: Les Fourmis, and librarians

  1. It usually happens with writers. The first book sweeps but the following are no longer the same. I don’t particularly know the author, but it’s great that you found what you like.
    Happy reading
    Manuel Ángel

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    1. Hi, Manuel Ângel!
      Yes, it does, and this author is especially quirky. It worked well the first time, but with later books, he got wilder and wilder.
      I’d really like to find some Spanish-language authors in the Public Domain already, aside from Cervantes!
      Have a good weekend,
      y te mando un abrazo fuerte!
      Shira

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    1. Yes, I never understood why they muddled the translation, as the book didn’t really have that connotation, to me, so why not translate the title more literally, but oh well.
      That first book was indeed an excellent read.

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        1. Thank you, and likewise to you!
          (and maybe warmer, since the Santa Anna winds have apparently just brought us summer-like weather, or at least what passes for summer here in San Diego -when it hits 85, the local think they’re going to die! No idea what real heat is, but oh well)

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