on July 1, 2010
I was interested by the book and it's author after seeing Jean Dujardin's performance in the movie adaptation of 99F. The movie was dark and presented many themes that are often overlooked yet everybody know a bit about it. It managed to take the same feeling from the book except I feel the book is much stronger. Some of the important scenes in the book were not included in the movie (perhaps because they were too crude or they didn't have enough time) and it makes it even a better read.
It comes off strong and stays strong throughout the entire story. Unlike many other French authors from this generation, Beigbeder doesn't make too many allusions to the French society so anyone who has a decent understanding of French yet don't know much about France can read this book and get most of it.