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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel del Real View Post
    Not to discourage you but that novel has had very bad reviews.
    Will it be worse than The Bad Girl though?

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    The Bad Girl was a terrible book, everything has to better than that dud. I can't really read spanish, so I dont really know what the spanish language media had to say about it, but francophone media have been reviewing it favorably.

    So at his age, he is past his prime for sure, but I still liked The Discreet Hero (except for Hey Wadda Ya Think? which was kind of annoying)

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    No, The Bad Girl is totally apart. Still can't believe he wrote such a crap. I haven't read Cinco Esquinas but as it didn't have a good reception and as time passes I hate more and more this guy it put me totally down to read it.

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    "Happy Dreams" Jia Pingwa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel del Real View Post
    What a terrible title translation. Chanson Douce has nothing to do with The Perfect Nanny. It sounds like those stupid realities about misbehaved children and angelical nannies.
    Now that I'm actually reading the book, I think the title of the English Edition is superior to the original one, since it indicates the book's overall quality...

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    Alan Hollinghurst has a new novel coming out in 2018 (it'll be released a few months earlier in the UK).

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