Le Livre de Perle

➽ Le Livre de Perle  Free ➳ Author Timothée de Fombelle – Johndore.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Le Livre de Perle
  • Timothée de Fombelle
  • French
  • 27 March 2018

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Le Livre de Perle Il Vient D Un Monde Lointain Auquel Le N Tre Ne Croit Plus Son Grand Amour L Attend L Bas Aura T Il Assez De Toute Une Vie Pour Trouver Le Chemin Du Retour Ceux Qui L Ont Banni Sont R Solus L En Emp CherUne Exaltante Aventure Embarquant Aux Sources De L Imaginaire, Blouissante Ode L Amour, La Magie De La M MoirePlongez Dans Un Monde De Magie Travers Trois Destins D Enfants D Couvrez Une Histoire D Amour Si Puissante Qu Elle Traverse Le Temps Et L Espace Un Livre Magnifique Pour Adolescents Qui Ravira Tout Autant Les Adultes

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10 thoughts on “Le Livre de Perle

  1. ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆ says:

    This was a FANTASTIC read that is perfect for historical romance and fairy tale lovers I fell in love with the prose and LOVED all the characters This book was so awesome and went through a world within a world I would highly recommend this book to any reader looking for something that will touch their heart.I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I appreciate this opportunity and all views expressed are my own.

  2. Marine says:

    Le livre de Perle, je l ai v cu comme un po me, je l ai lu tr s lentement en essayant de le faire durer pour ne jamais qu il se termine Il m a mu, et transport dans des mondes enchant s pleins de f es, de rois fous, d histoires magiques.La premi re partie du livre m a d abord laiss septique, mais en lisant la suite je me suis rendue compte de la coh rence de ce r cit, et des liens de la premi re partie avec la deuxi me et la troisi me partie Joshua Perle m a touch , son histoire m a fait cr Le livre de Perle, je l ai v cu comme un po me, je l ai lu tr s lentement en essayant de le faire durer pour ne jamais qu il se termine Il m a mu, et transport dans des mondes enchant s pleins de f es, de rois fous, d histoires magiques.La premi re partie du livre m a d abord laiss septique, mais en lisant la suite je me suis rendue compte de la coh rence de ce r cit, et des liens de la premi re partie avec la deuxi me et la troisi me partie Joshua Perle m a touch , son histoire m a fait croire au contes de f es.La plume de Timoth e de Fombelle m a normement plu et surpris, il pose son r cit avec une po sie qui n appartient qu lui, des lieux merveilleux d crit avec tant de finesse J ai ador le personnage d Olia, m me si on l a rencontre pas si souvent, le chapitre de son histoire m a touch Un livre pleins de f rie et d amour, je ne suis pas d ue pour un sou Entre le conte et la r alit , une PEPITE

  3. snowplum says:

    When I began this book apparently rather popular in its native France and virtually unheard of by Americans I thought I was going to love it on a level with sophisticated lyrical wonder filled works from authors like Alessandro Barrico, Erin Morgenstern, and Jane Mendelsohn The comparison with Barrico would be particularly apt, as I think Sarah Ardizzone has done as sensitive and nuanced a job translating The Book of Pearl as Alister McEwan did with Ocean Sea, making the experience as rewardi When I began this book apparently rather popular in its native France and virtually unheard of by Americans I thought I was going to love it on a level with sophisticated lyrical wonder filled works from authors like Alessandro Barrico, Erin Morgenstern, and Jane Mendelsohn The comparison with Barrico would be particularly apt, as I think Sarah Ardizzone has done as sensitive and nuanced a job translating The Book of Pearl as Alister McEwan did with Ocean Sea, making the experience as rewarding for a reader of the English translation as I think it would be for a native speaker of its original language It turns out my rapture was a bit premature, however, and by the end I would say that there were a handful of passages that I thought were Seriously Beautiful, and certainly ideas that were unique and interesting, but a little too much content that just wasn t profoundly immersive or moving enough for me to say that this is a masterpiece.To start with the best, I ll share a couple of passages that made me mark the pages to return to them, both because of what they say and how they say it I always used to put fairies in the same bracket as all those other creatures endlessly recycled from the grand bazaar of the magical and the marvelous.Each of our imaginations is unique and impossible to replicate, or so it seems to me they are like personal storerooms, or intimate sanctuaries So it is that in all of our minds there are strange creatures, enchanted forests, and miniature worlds What I had never accepted was the idea of fairies or elves moving from inside one head to another Why should we play host to creatures invented by other people But stories change us And there are some encounters that flip us onto our back like tortoises, forcing us to wake up and listen.And then there s this one Sadness is something that can fill one s life Turning round and round inside you, until you die But if you re able to leave your sadness behind you in the grass, then that is what you must do Keep it hidden in the grass Gently explain to it that you want something else, that you bear nothing against it, but that you re off.I m not going to say much about those passages I think Mr De Fombelle did a pretty great job of speaking for himself.So instead, I m struggling to figure out how to articulate why I was underwhelmed with the ending of this book because I wouldn t argue that the concept for how the story ends isn t a good one if not outright the Best One But nevertheless, I had a vague sense of dissatisfaction, as if the book hadn t lived up to its own promise Was it that there is just so muchbeautiful and powerful prose elsewhere in the book that a lack of a high impact passage at the end made it seem relatively weaker Perhaps Was it a lack of a gorgeously romantic interlude or a particularly complex action sequence to give an overwhelming emotional catharsis or climax Perhaps, but probably notBut ultimately I think the biggest problem with the novel is the narrator who ends up serving as the framing device The book begins with a 14 year old boy stumbling upon the hidden home of the displaced fairy tale kingdom prince who has been stuck in our world since the late 1930s For several chapters, they interact, and the 14 year old boy is treated as the main character of the story, speaking in the first person Then, abruptly, the book shifts to portraying, in third person omniscient, two different flashback streams one of the prince and the fairy s story in the fairy tale kingdom, and then the tale of prince s exile in our world You don t hear from that 14 year old boy narrator again for over 200 pages When he comes back at the end of the book to close the frame, he s an irritant He s unworthy to serve as the heart of the story You don t care about him anyThere s no satisfaction for you, the reader, in reading of his personal satisfaction at finding out the whole story of the prince and the fairy On top of that, there are just a few too many random details included about the man he has become that are neither particularly sympathetic nor engaging The fact that I don t find that character particularly appealing and I was in no way moved by his personal arc and resolution keeps me from giving this book the enthusiastic four stars I would otherwise have given it I m still giving it four stars, however, because due to the quality of prose, the sensitive soul of the story, the variety of unique ideas, and the obvious intellect and heart of Mr De Fombelle, it stands out among the copious fairy tale novels of varying degrees of literary merit to which you might give your attention I will be seeking outby this author, as I m quite curious whether this is the pinnacle of his achievement, or merely a hint of his capabilities If it is the latter, he might well have a masterpiece out there, already written or still to come

  4. Dani - Perspective of a Writer says:

    Check outreviews Perspective of a WriterAn English translation of Timothee de Fombelle s French, Le Livre de Perle, a popular book in his country, brimming with romance and history, mystery and adventure A boy meets an old man through an odd series of events which haunt him his entire youth Because of that meeting he plays an important role in two star crossed lovers Ilian and Olia story As he recounts his role, the lovers stories and reveals who the mysterious Joshua Pearl is, Check outreviews Perspective of a WriterAn English translation of Timothee de Fombelle s French, Le Livre de Perle, a popular book in his country, brimming with romance and history, mystery and adventure A boy meets an old man through an odd series of events which haunt him his entire youth Because of that meeting he plays an important role in two star crossed lovers Ilian and Olia story As he recounts his role, the lovers stories and reveals who the mysterious Joshua Pearl is, a very real fairy tale weaves before our eyes The short reviewThis is one of those books where you have to read the blurb preferably MY blurb BEFORE starting the book so that you have a clue what is going on, because at first you are thrown into the ocean with no land in sight and if you don t know how to float you will have a horrible time and die drowning Hahahaha it doesn t sound promising does it And I m not sure anyone else will be able to understand why I LOVE this book so much but I m going to try to explain First the story is made of mystery and moonbeams The mysteries literally stack one on top of another and you can only breathe long enough to follow where they lead you You don t know who is who for a while or how things connect because the author doesn t explain love this ALL showing approach Second, this is THE best lyrical prose I ve ever read it s a heavy writing style made light Somehow the translators captured the complex writing of the original author bravo so I felt like I was reading it in French Third, a masterful fusion of fairy tale, historical France during WWII and modern formatting techniques If you compare blurbs you will see mine approaches the story from a totally different place In fact I barely mention Joshua Pearl and instead point out another boy who could potentially be the author and how he learned of these events you ll have to read it for yourself to confirm or deny Cover Title grade C I m not a fan of this cover I would have preferred the luggage of the original cover as the story is told through the eyes and knowledge of a boy at almost present day and the mystery of the luggage is quite compelling I DO understand why they did the cover like this trying to capture the fairy tale nature to the story that links everything together It further confuses you though once you enter the book, expecting one thing and getting another I do quite LOVE the title though and the cover design could have gone with the marshmallow bakery for the cover instead of the luggage Either way, the enchanting aspects of the story could have acted as a draw for the book WAY better than the butterfly fairy.Why did others struggle while I LOVED it so much The POV is complex.The narrator of the story is a boy who meets an old man early in the book and is sucked into the mystery of the man and his quest Because we are moving back and forth through time as well as between worlds and this boy is the narrator, you aren t reading the story from Ilian and Olia s POV nor even Joshua Pearl s They have recounted their stories to the boy and he is telling us It s done using a mix of POV and is quite masterful but because so much of third person is used and many readers feel distant from that POV the book can be daunting to read You aren t told a thing In fact the narrator is unreliable as to whether his conclusions are correct or not He operates as if what he has come to realize is truth only for it not to fit together as well as he d like us the accept It s hard because there is so little explanation as to what is happening even as we are caught up in the moment and how the person telling the story believes it to be In reality how this story is told is EXACTLY how stories are it s only in recording that hindsight is added It s brilliant as you get to literally piece together a mystery and this is only daunting if mystery piecing is NOT fun to you like it is to me and evidently French people It reads like a historical account.We LOVE to read and write about history More than that though we love when a person s story is captured on the page Joshua Pearl has lived a twisted and messed up life and it is captured just like a dramatic account made by a family member who wants to share the life of this magical person who they can t believe is a part of their family We get glimpses of what the person whose history it is thought but we don t live inside that person all the time which can stump some readers Itabout the magic of their journey and how things came together for that specific someone.As a WriterI basically loved this book due to the mix of writing, storycraft and characters plot I outlined my reader reasons in my first impression, the storycraft reasons in my 3 point why and now for the writingLaini Taylor is the queen of heavy prose Thelyrical and wordy the better for her and thewords she uses the denser andweighty the writing style Somehow in this book its magical the words have the density of Laini Taylor s prose but the gossamer weight of spidersilk It s light and airy and beautiful and I didn t mind it one bit It is THE BEST EXAMPLE of lyrical writing I have EVER read When the writing style is this good, and the storycraft is brilliant plus I m captured by mystery after mystery all surrounding the same man, a man who deserves happiness I can t help but LOVE the book, a book like The Book of Pearl Authenticity Writing Style Plot Pacing World BuildingBOTTOM LINE Brilliant prose and excellent storycraft mixed with winning characters swept me off my feet Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review It has not influenced my opinions.______________________You can find this review and many others on my book blog Perspective of a Writer See my special perspective at the bottom of my reviews under the typewriter

  5. Delphine Lurin says:

    I received an ARC copy of The Book of Pearl in exchange for an honest review Thanks goes to NetGalley, as well as the translators of this edition, Sarah Ardizzone and Sam Gordon for this advanced copy which is expected to be released on February 06, 2018.The NetGalley copy I read is actually a translation of Timothee de Fombelle s original French, Le Livre de Perle, a well known book of fairytale and magic, being published back in 2014 by Gallimard Jeunesse.The Book of Pearl is exactly as the t I received an ARC copy of The Book of Pearl in exchange for an honest review Thanks goes to NetGalley, as well as the translators of this edition, Sarah Ardizzone and Sam Gordon for this advanced copy which is expected to be released on February 06, 2018.The NetGalley copy I read is actually a translation of Timothee de Fombelle s original French, Le Livre de Perle, a well known book of fairytale and magic, being published back in 2014 by Gallimard Jeunesse.The Book of Pearl is exactly as the title of this post suggest a masterpiece of a thousand headaches I really can t describe this book in another,precise way So much happened that it does not cease to amaze me how the author was able to keep up with the overlapping times, characters and even worlds, and then somehow blur the initially disjointed stories together Even turning the last page I m at once amazed an in need of an excedrin I m just at a loss on how all the characters, events, and worlds, I repeat WORLDS, even happened all in different times but then by the end all became one I m not sure if this makes me a lazy reader or if anyone else who has dared read all 300 pages of this feels the same as bimbo Delphine over here Where can I even start Not even the story itself begins at the beginning, nor at a place where the reader can really relate In essence, it s a fairy tale which I would, in any other circumstance, be thrilled over It definitely was a fairy tale, with fairies, magic and the impossible becoming possible However, it was just so scattered For the first 40%, just about half, of the book I was just kind of sitting back total passive reader I felt really disengaged and found it hard to relate to the characters and enter the story world, or in this case, worlds It took this long for me to really get a grip of what was going on.The plot though goodness the plot How can I even begin to talk about a a plot that was in another plot, that was in yet another, which was basically the first does that even make sense No Exactly Everything that happens all revolves around a fairy and her love for a prince never to become king This was the cutest part of the story, as both suffered and struggled, often risking death and being trapped in the demons of their own mind to find each other again That was basically what the book was about, in short terms I like this, but then but then but then Do I even want to get started on the but then Switching from third to first person, switching time periods from WWII in France to freaking goodness knows what time didn t help the reading experience I felt like I was being rushed and when I finally felt like I was getting it another war or some other character would pop out of nowhere and I would be confused all over again Even now, writing this review, I m not sure what I can really even offer the reader other than my sobs, whines and obnoxious cries for help what is this There is magic But then there is history And then there comes the romance But wait Someone is after someone who is also after someone else, trying to kill someone in another world And then there are the objects to help the prince remember what the other world made him forget Oh And what about the whole Marshmallow thing going on Jacques Perle s Maison Perle where the young prince walks into his life Of all the parts of the story, this was perhaps my favorite as it added a sweet, candy land twist to the rest of the drama going on Marshmallows made with almonds and sweet cream, enough to drive in lust seeking woman, hard working laborers, and rebellious troublemakers after school.The writing was delicate and very thorough And I do not mean this as a praise Despite all the worlds and times that this story covered, I never made it into even one Everything happened quickly and with little room for me to imagine and see what was going on in my mind s eye I was just a hopeless outcast with no room for me to even think I got so irritated at times that I had to just turn my kindle off and eat Yes, eating brought me back to my sanity thank you very much If it wasn t for the comfort of food I probably would have gone berserk and never returned to the story There were several moments after a pause for binge snacking that I would have to reread the last twenty pages before returning to the place I left off The story for me was just forgettable There was so much, just so much that was scattered and didn t make any sense till the very last sentence This is not the kind of reader I am.Despite all these brute criticisms I am going to call The Book of Pearl a masterpiece For the writer to have been able to keep his mind in check while writing this fairytale romance thriller mystery history book is beyond me The writing was, despite being detached was poetic If this was just a standalone book on language and the beauty of it, I would be all for it and willing to give it a full five stars But it wasn t There was an actual story going on, whatever that was, as I m still trying to figure it out, three days after turning the last page.This was definitely an intricate piece of work perfect for the classroom for those teachers that just want to dissect the living hell out of every piece of literature out there.This book, with all its literary tactics going on, would be a field day for my AP Literature teacher back in high school No mistake, it s a puzzle that needs to pieced together into a clear sequence by a reader with no problem to suffer a headache if a masterpiece is to result Good luck for those willing to I m out It really is clever how the book masters to draw us in by its promise of magical kingdoms and doomed love, only to send us into a nauseating time machine through different minds, voices and stories

  6. Adele Broadbent says:

    This story is something special Part fairy tale, part historical 1930 s , and part present, The Book of Pearl isn t just a story.The book that you hold in your hands as you read is actually part of the character s story The structure of the novel is skilfully pieced together, which would be the only thing I would worry about with younger readers As an adult I found it pleasantly challenging to follow the strands of the three main characters until they had woven together completely at the end This story is something special Part fairy tale, part historical 1930 s , and part present, The Book of Pearl isn t just a story.The book that you hold in your hands as you read is actually part of the character s story The structure of the novel is skilfully pieced together, which would be the only thing I would worry about with younger readers As an adult I found it pleasantly challenging to follow the strands of the three main characters until they had woven together completely at the end of the story, but young readers may struggle with this But if you are 12 and a keen reader it s well worth the effort I ve never read anything like this before And guysit s not just for girls either Most of the characters are men.Truly and cleverly magical

  7. Huy says:

    D th ng, quy n r ng ki u Ph p, c c i ti m k o si u lung linh m mu n l t v 1 l n B i y c a m nh

  8. Rachael says:

    An unraveling mystery, a fairytale kingdom, star crossed lovers, WW2, marshmallows, old photos and tokens of proof wrapped in tissue paper Curses, villains, and prisoners of war A life time of yearning, searching and hoping for a way back to lost loves Contented sigh 3

  9. Noémie says:

    3,5 j ai pass un bon moment mais je n ai pas eu l explosion d motions attendues.

  10. Buchstabenträumerin says:

    EINE MAGISCH FASZINIERENDE REISE UNGEW HNLICH, POETISCH UND VIELSCHICHTIG.Auf dem Weg zur Arbeit las ich die letzten Seiten, arbeitete mich bis zu den letzten S tzen vor und befand mich, als ich aus der Bahn ausstieg, in einem Taumel der Gef hle Ich wollte weinen, ich musste l cheln, ich tr umte und dachte nach Mit Die wundersamen Koffer des Monsieur Perle hat Timoth e de Fombelle eine Geschichte geschrieben, die viel mehr ist, als der Klappentext vermuten l sst Es ist M rchen, Jugendbuch, EINE MAGISCH FASZINIERENDE REISE UNGEW HNLICH, POETISCH UND VIELSCHICHTIG.Auf dem Weg zur Arbeit las ich die letzten Seiten, arbeitete mich bis zu den letzten S tzen vor und befand mich, als ich aus der Bahn ausstieg, in einem Taumel der Gef hle Ich wollte weinen, ich musste l cheln, ich tr umte und dachte nach Mit Die wundersamen Koffer des Monsieur Perle hat Timoth e de Fombelle eine Geschichte geschrieben, die viel mehr ist, als der Klappentext vermuten l sst Es ist M rchen, Jugendbuch, Fantasy und historischer Roman in einem Voller Zauber und Wunder, Drama und Abenteuer Zus tzlich spielt der Autor mit verschiedenen Zeit und Realit tsebenen sowie Perspektivwechseln Eine Herausforderung Weshalb dieses wundersch ne Buch meiner Meinung nach dennoch in jedes gut sortierte B cherregal geh rt, erfahrt ihr in meiner Rezension.Im Grunde ist die Geschichte von Timoth e de Fombelle eine Liebesgeschichte ber eine Liebe, die so gro und stark ist, dass sie Welten und Jahrzehnte berwindet Die bestehen bleibt, selbst wenn die Erinnerung an den geliebten Menschen getr bt ist Selbst wenn einer sich dem anderen nicht zeigen darf Als Leser wandelt man zwischen der Realit t und der Welt der M rchen In dieser lernen sich ein versto ener Prinz und eine Fee kennen und lieben, doch der eifers chtige Bruder des Prinzen, der K nig, zerst rt diese Liebe und verbannt beide in die Welt der Menschen.Der Prinz lebt dort fortan unter falschem Namen bei dem Schaumzucker Hersteller Monsieur Perle und versucht zu verstehen, was ihm widerfahren ist In M rchenb chern begegnet er ihm bekannten Erz hlungen, sie r tteln sanft Erinnerungen wach, doch einen Zugang zu seiner Welt kann er nicht finden Was er nicht ahnt Die Fee wacht ber ihn, beeinflusst im Kleinen den Verlauf seines Lebens, immer in der Hoffnung, er m ge sie beide von ihrer Verbannung befreien.UND DOCH SIND GEWISSE M CHTE ST RKER ALS ALLE ZAUBERKRAFT EIN ANDERER GOLDENER FADEN BLIEB IN DER MITTE SEINER BRUST HAFTEN EIN FADEN, VON DEM ER SICH NIE MEHR W RDE L SEN K NNEN SEITE 110 Der Zauber von Die wundersamen Koffer des Monsieur Perle liegt aber nicht in der Grundgeschichte allein Er verbirgt sich in der poetischen Sprache, zwischen den vielen Erz hlebenen und in dem pl tzlichen Erkennen von Zusammenh ngen, die einem zuvor nicht klar gewesen waren Der Einstieg ist nicht leicht, der Leser stolpert in die Geschichte hinein, wie auch der Prinz in sein neues Leben Auch wenn anfangs vieles nicht verst ndlich war, tr stete mich eine ganz spezielle Stimmung, die dem Buch innewohnt, dar ber hinweg Timoth e de Fombelle verliert nicht viele Worte, doch die, die er verwendet, sind so sch n und vollkommen, dass ich es nur ungern beiseite legte Zudem war es u erst spannend, St ck f r St ck zu entlarven, wer, wann, wo und wie lebt.DIE GESCHICHTEN MACHEN TOTE NICHT WIEDER LEBENDIG, ABER SIE LASSEN IHRE LIEBE UNSTERBLICH WERDEN SEITE 307 Vollends berzeugt war ich, als neben der m rchenhaften Liebesgeschichte die historische Ebene an Bedeutung gewann Wir streifen den zweiten Weltkrieg, die Judenverfolgung, den Widerstand und dies alles auf vergleichsweise wenigen Seiten, ohne an Zauber einzub en Die Kombination aus historischen Fakten und M rchengeschichte ist u erst gelungen und ziemlich einzigartig.Fazit Die wundersamen Koffer des Monsieur Perle von Timoth e de Fombelle hat eine M rchengeschichte geschrieben, die mich berraschte und faszinierte Denn die F den der Geschichte laufen nach und nach zusammen und so offenbart sich die gesamte Tragweite der Geschichte im Grunde erst auf den letzten Seiten Bis dahin tr gt einen die wundersch ne, poetische Sprache durch das Geschehen In meinen Augen eines der bemerkenswertesten B cher des Jahres und absolut empfehlenswert