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The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles by Katherine Pancol

Personally I found such candid talk refreshing but then again, I am a guy jaknes we do have a different view on such things most of the time. And, of course, there’s Antoine, struggling in Kenya. Her girls do shift back and forth — perhaps a bit too easily — between what they value and the life-lessons they learn, with even Hortense coming, more or less, to her senses, but a lot of what is said and goes on here is unpleasant and disturbing — not helped by the fact that Pancol shows no interest in exploring anything in depth.

Croccodiles Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles is a somewhat frustrating, very light read, with too many ees too many of which are underdeveloped bouncing around. Katherine Pancol is divorced and has two grown children. At times it was all kind of silly, but mostly it was fun.

Readers may note, however, that Rodarmor shares equal translation-billing with another translator, Helen Dickinson — unmentioned by Pancol.


Nov 13, Mita rated it it was amazing. Keeping up appearances isn’t just a girlie thing: Her life is all blather and bravado and she is bored beyond tears. It was a good book. I picked this book up with doubts.

View all 27 comments. I’m not a fan of women defining themselves purely on the opinions of others. For years he’d been obsessed with Iris, wanting only to please and impress her. You know where this book is headed and at time you just want it to get there faster. And fun is just right sometimes. There are a bunch of subplots as well, all filled with kooky people and circumstances.

Sinceramente, aquilo que eu esperava deste livro, era tudo menos aquilo que vim a encontrar. Then the book becomes the literary sensation of the year! Thank you to Pamela Dorman Books for a review copy! Their radiantly beautiful and arrogant daughter, Hortense, is on the verge of womanhood, and has little respect for her overweight, overwrought mother, who carries herself with slack ill-confidence.

Affairs, secrets and general mayhem ensues. Not really, but at times it feels that way. Following the success of her first novel Moi D’abord Me First inPancol jaunse to New York City where she spends the next decade pursuing creative writing and screenwriting classes at Columbia University while producing three more novels La Barbare inScarlett, si possible and Les hommes cruels ne courent pas les rues.

The Yellow Eyes of Lws has some elements of a fun read, but in this English form there’s really almost nothing to recommend about it. Meaning that they have their own way about them – katherinr fashion, to food, to beliefs on marriage and mistresses. Completamente disfuncionais e sem uma pinga de realidade naqueles corpos de bonecos. Published inher novel Les Yeux jaunes des crocodiles The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles was a huge success lss France, where it sold more than one million copies [1] and received the “Prix de Maison de la Presse, ” for the largest distribution in France.


On top of this he takes out a loan forEuros, defaults on the loan and Josephine simply starts paying the loan repayments because the loan is in both their names.

The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles

Surprise, surprise – I didn’t have any trouble keeping them all straight. The plot of the novel might read like a typical chic-lit or women’s novel formula. William did more than translate the book.

Je ne comprends pas pourquoi c’est un bestseller, pour moi c’est un mauvais soap. Will this plan work? I didn’t love her or hate her, but I did seem to understand her. I found dds very invested in the characters and fervently rooting for some justice at the kaatherine and for things to turn out just so. Parecem marionetas, completa e irremediavelmente controlados por outrem. Where has this Philippe — or any evidence of any of this — been for the entire novel?

Trust me, it is. Among the few storylines that are presented relatively straightforwardly is Antoine’s crocodile farm misadventure.