Madame Depardieu And The Beautiful Strangers

Madame Depardieu And The Beautiful Strangers This is the story of how a young female film critic s love life is affected and nearly ruined by her obsession with male movie stars As her increasingly hapless hunt for the right man unfolds and her

  • Title: Madame Depardieu And The Beautiful Strangers
  • Author: Antonia Quirke
  • ISBN: 9780007182763
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is the story of how a young female film critic s love life is affected and nearly ruined by her obsession with male movie stars As her increasingly hapless hunt for the right man unfolds and her media career unravels, our heroine finally accepts the difficult truth that life is not like the movies.

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    1. Antonia Quirke

      Antonia Quirke is an author and journalist Her novel Madame Depardieu and the Beautiful Strangers was published in 2007 She writes a column on radio for the New Statesman and also writes for the Sunday Times.

    222 thoughts on “Madame Depardieu And The Beautiful Strangers”

    1. There are moments of startling absurdist fantasy in Madame Depardieu & The Beautiful Strangers. Unfortunately, most of them are contained in the press reviews quoted on the cover, because for the first 80-odd pages this is one of the most tedious books I have read in years. While it does improve later on, it is fundamentally flawed and constantly misfires.Even Umberto Eco's notoriously boring The Island of the Day Before, with its interminable diversions on heraldry and medieval theology, at [...]



    2. Charm oozes from every line of Quirkes' well, therein lies the rub; what can we call it? A kiss-&-tell biog for girlie nights in, to be accessorised with chocolates, PJ's & wine? Or a collection of her film reviews for nerds to gorge themselves on before regurgitating her opinions as their own? Or do we accept it as a unique work, covering a mish-mash of categories? Sadly for the authors' bank balance, the latter makes identifying a target audience for marketing purposes somewhat difficu [...]


    3. I’ve grown to love Antonia Quirke in recent years for her occasional appearances on the BBC Film show ever since Claudia Winkleman took over. Quirke is the only person on that show now with any actual passion. I had no idea that her passion there was just the tip of the iceberg. This book is about someone simultaneously tired of and drunk on cinema, told in scatterbrain fragments that reminded me of James Simon Kunen’s The Strawberry Statement (one of my favourites), and mixed up with autobi [...]



    4. Quite a comical book, with some hilarious repartee and characters. Great film references, although it did drag on a bit!


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