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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Péplum / Le sabotage amoureux / Métaphysique des tubes by Amélie Nothomb

InPeking was not the case: Her horse is, of course, in fact merely a bicycle, transformed by the power of her imagination: I had a horse, and a brain aoureux over with oxygen. Loving Sabotage – India. After some family tensions, she returned to Japan to work in a big Japanese company in Tokyo.

Written in a balanced and crafted prose.

Virginie added it Aug 07, The games are childish and yet gravely serious, a miniature of world politics the organized East Germans, for example, at odds with the othersthe consequences only vaguely understood. Ilze rated it liked it Dec 20, Highly recommended, for one and all. The tone is light-hearted but serious, and captures both the innocence of youth and the insights of adult age.

It is a lovely, lovely book indeed. Lists with This Book.

Tatjana Dzambazova rated it it was amazing Jun 11, This aspect of the novel is very sweet, but never treacly. Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole.


She used the French Minitel, while he used the Italian Videotel system, connected with the French one. Indeed, it is one of the best books about childhood we can recall, and we recommend it very, very highly indeed. Sabotaggio d’amor – Italia.

Loving Sabotage – Amelie Nothomb

Antenyte marked it as to-read Dec 18, 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 barely intrudes on their games. Still, I had accommodated myself to it. Radka Galade marked it as to-read Mar 04, Bree added it Apr 30, Marina Freja marked it as to-read Apr 03, The presentation is often simple — brief passages, short sentences — but, though seen through a child’s eyes, it is never a childish book.

While in Japan, she attended a local school and learned Japanese. Loving Sabotage tells the experiences of childhood and the nature of love.

Ines mejda marked it as to-read Sep 22, Sen rated it it was amazing Jun 08, Refresh and try again.

Péplum / Le sabotage amoureux / Métaphysique des tubes

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. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Mathilde rated it really liked it Dec 08, Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Nothomb, literary Wunderkindhas some fine material to work with. When she was five the family moved to China. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It was first published in by the Albin Michel. Micaela Luna marked it as to-read Dec 15, Jasmina added it Mar 09, Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs.

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.

Jess E-jess rated it liked it Jul 31, Raluca rated it it was amazing Jun 12, Open Preview See a Problem? Annagrama marked it as to-read Apr 24, Peagle marked it as to-read Nov 25, Loving Sabotage – US. Although Nothomb claims to have been born in Japan, she actually began living in Japan at the age of two until she was five years old.