MISE À DAY
Need to decompress? With this satirical comedy with typically British humour, it is impossible to go wrong.
It is quite rare that a book manages to make us smile, but, with this brand new John Boyne, we must admit that our cheeks often hurt. Because the story is fantastic and because it is frankly difficult to remain serious for long in the company of the Cleverley family, which deserves to be presented in good and due form.
George, the father, has hosted one of England's most popular talk shows for 31 years at the BBC. Which explains why he considers himself to be a completely legitimate part of… national treasures. As for his wife Beverley, she has several bestsellers to her credit, almost all of which have been written by pen-writers. It's because between her family responsibilities and her charitable obligations, Beverley doesn't really have the time to write her own books anymore!
When luck turns
Then come the children: Nelson, 22, who suffers from social anxiety and seems quite incapable of behaving normally whenever there is a woman other than his mother or sister in the area ; Elizabeth, 21, who does not have the slightest career plan, spending most of her time on social networks surely having a lot to do with it; and finally Achille, 17, who discovered a very unorthodox way to earn lots of money thanks to dating sites.
We mix everything together and we get a tasty comedy that makes fun of both wokism and young people devoid of culture. Must read!
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The making of a monster
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