Zazie in the Metro

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Penguin, 2001 - Fiction - 156 pages
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Impish, foul-mouthed Zazie arrives in Paris from the country to stay with Gabriel, her female-impersonator uncle. All she really wants to do is ride the metro, but finding it shut because of a strike, Zazie looks for other means of amusement and is soon caught up in a comic adventure that becomes wilder and more manic by the minute. In 1960 Queneau's cult classic was made into a hugely successful film by Louis Malle. Packed full of word play and phonetic games, Zazie in the Metro remains as stylish and witty as ever.
 

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Review: Zazie in the Metro (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

User Review  - Michael Murray - Goodreads

If I am to be honest, I do find Queneau a bit of an acquired taste. It's the quality of the humour. Yes it's funny; yes, it must have been a cobweb dispeller in its day (all that Sartre for a start ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kati - Goodreads

What a fricking crazy book. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Gilbert Adair, writer, film critic, and journalist, is the author of Love and Death on Long Island, among other novels.

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