Buy Foam of the Daze: (L’ecume Des Jours) by Boris Vian from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic. Boris Vian () was a songwriter, trumpet-player, poet, playwright and but is best remembered for his novel, Foam of the Daze, a jazz-fueled. 12 Oct L’Ecume des jours (Foam of the Daze) is a jazz fueled Science Fiction story that is both romantic and nihilistic! Vian’s novel is an assortment of.

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The book strongly reminded me of two other works: When I first started reading this book, I thought that perhaps the translation was just bad, but then I realized that it was just the book. Vian seems to have had a very unusual life. Upon returning home, Chloe begins to feel better.

Foam of the Daze: L’Ecume Des Jours by Boris Vian (1 star ratings)

In another scene, the room becomes round after a particular musical piece is played. I am guessing that the flower stands for cancer. The last time I read a book by Boris Vian I hurled it across the room after finishing it and swore I’d never read another. It is a story of a wealthy young man Colin and the love of his life Chloe, who develops a water lily in her lung.


Glad to know that you liked the plot.

Foam of the Daze: L’Ecume Des Jours

She then seeks revenge upon the booksellers carrying Heartre’s works by murdering them and burning down their stores. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Love the songs from this author but can’t stand the novel.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Chick reminded me of myself years back when I used to spend all my money on books and even ended up in debt because of that.

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I am tempted to try reading one of them. I liked everything I read. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

El final fue bueno pero no excelente. ChloeColinAliseChick. Surrealism Tragedy [1] [2] [3].

This page was last edited on 28 Julyat TamTam Books o, – Fiction – pages. La base de la novela: The answers to these questions form the rest of the story.

I think he died quite young. There is a beautiful introduction by the translator Brian Harper in the book, in which he talks about the themes of the book and also addresses the challenges in translating it. That would have been difficult for me.


Mood Indigo Retrieved March 6, In Boris Vian the French can lay claim to having had the worst writer in history. I spend the better part of my day, said Colin, contemplating the night. Meanwhile, Chick’s obsession with a philosopher, Jean-Pulse Heartre, causes him to spend all his money, effort and attention on collecting Heartre’s literature.

Reading this gives a lot of pleasure to the reader.

Could it be possible this is the same book everybody is talking about and giving so many stars to? Michel Gondry’s film adaptation of the novel, to star Audrey Tautou, will begin production in L’Ecume Des Jours really liked it 4. User Review – Flag as inappropriate Melodic prose, spectacular imagery, interesting characters, weird situations.

From what I recall I was embarrassed for the writer.