Sep 25, 2012

The Merde Factor by Stephen Clarke - Just What the Doctor Ordered


Title: The Merde Factor by Stephen Clarke
Release date: October 23, 2012; Century
Paperback: 304 pages
Genre: novel, comedy

I've been stressed out lately by several factors and reading serious thrillers hasn't helped calm me down. Luckily, The Merde Factor came in the mail, and loving and hating all things French, I took the book to bed.

It's making me laugh, especially when the French in the novel start hurling one-word insults at each other through the open windows of their apartment building.

I'm going back to bed with this one.

Book description: The hilarious new novel from the bestselling author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French.

Englishman Paul West is living the Parisian dream, and doing his best not to annoy the French. But things have been going very wrong: His apartment is so small that he has to cut his baguettes in two to fit them in the kitchen. His research into authentic French cuisine is about to cause a national strike. And Paul's gorgeous ex-girlfriend seems to be stalking him. Threatened with eviction, unemployment and bankruptcy, Paul realises that his personal merde factor is about to hit the fan.

7 comments:

  1. I think that I have the first book in this series, if I remember correctly, it is called A Year in the Merde, and I have not read it yet. It sounds as if this one is a lot of fun, and might be just what I need. I love that you posted this today!

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  2. If it makes you laugh then it's good! I would like to know what those one word zingers are!!

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  3. I haven't heard of this before, but I love anything that makes me laugh. I'm adding it to my list.

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  4. Hope you could relieve some stress in the past few days! We all need some humorous books to cheer us up :) Merde alors! :D

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  5. "Loving and hating all things French" LOL! I hear you :)

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  6. Yes, laughter is good. Will look into this one!

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