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A review and a link to other reviews of Loving Sabotage (Le Sabotage amoureux) by Amelie Nothomb. Nothomb, Amélie Loving Sabotage (Le Sabotage amoureux ). Translation by Andrew Wilson. New York. New Directions. pp. Péplum / Le sabotage amoureux / Métaphysique des tubes has 27 ratings and 0 reviews. Amélie Nothomb. · Rating details · 27 ratings.

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The narrator of Loving Sabotage Le sabotage amoureux is a five years old girl when she arrives in Beijing in as the daughter of a Belgian diplomat. She falls madly in love for a six year old Italian girl and attempts to gain the affections of cruel Elena. Tatjana Saabotage rated it it was amazing Jun 11, You can help Wikipedia aklie expanding it.

Nothomb keeps that reality largely at bay but, among many other things, Loving Sabotage is also trenchant analysis of late Maoist China.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is the setting for Le Sabotage amoureux. Nothomb is a traditional romantic, and it is a completely successful if very unconventional love story that she has fashioned here. In fact, I had everything. Radka Galade marked it as to-read Mar 04, Return to Book Page.

Just a moment while we sign sabotagr in to your Goodreads account. She is from a distinguished Belgian political family; she is notably the grand-niece of Charles-Ferdinand Nothomb, a Belgian foreign minister Elena rated it really liked it Apr 12, Nihal marked it as to-read May 18, She has written a romanticized biography Robert des noms propres for the French female singer RoBERT in and during the period she wrote the lyrics for nine sabogage of the same artist.



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This page was last edited on 5 Februaryat We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the saotage reviews by any other measure. Our heroine corresponds closely — in age and background — to the author, and it is this time of being five and six and seven that Nothomb relates.

Marine T rated it it was amazing Oct 12, I was an epic unto myself. May rated it liked it Aug 02, Micaela Luna marked it as to-read Dec 15, Open Preview See a Problem? Virginie added it Aug 07, Written in a balanced and crafted prose. They never met personally. Bulgarud rated it it was amazing Dec 27, It was first published in by the Albin Michel. Loving Sabotage – India.

I had a horse, and a brain bubbling over with oxygen. Bree added it Apr 30, Nacire marked it as to-read Jun 29, Still, I had accommodated myself to it. The great “wars” of the ghetto — epic struggles and battles — between the children of the different nations, thrown together here, stands in contrast to an adult world that sabotsge intrudes on their games.

The exotic setting, the unsettling period in history obviously help supply an underlying tension to the story, and Nothomb balances it perfectly with the irreality of the childish world in the diplomatic compound. Yet I had already arrived at the above concept through my own observations, and concluded that Peking and aabotage world had little to do with each other.


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This article about a European novel is a stub. Nothomb’s voice is perfect, never trying to make too much out of the small plot, yet understanding that there is an ominous world at large all about. Nothomb, literary Wunderkindhas some fine material amourrux work with. Nothomb moved often, and did not live in Europe until she was 17, when she moved to Brussels. The tone is light-hearted but serious, and amoursux both the innocence of youth and the insights of adult age.

Many ideas inserted in her books come from the conversations she had with an Italian man, from late eighties and during the nineties. Loving Sabotage – Canada. Foulser Erika rated it liked it Jul 26, Nothomb uses her heroines innocence well, suggesting the dangers of the adult world, yet allowing her to remain a child. While in Japan, she attended a local school and learned Japanese.

No sabotagge or quizzes yet. Want to Read saving…. The complete review ‘s Review:. The presentation is often simple — brief passages, short sentences — but, though seen through a child’s eyes, it is never a childish book.

Jasmina added it Mar 09, Marina Freja marked it as to-read Apr 03, Highly recommended, for one and all.