Diccionario de Nombres Propios (Spanish Edition). Amelie Nothomb. 2, ratings by Goodreads. ISBN / ISBN Published. Diccionario de Nombres Propios (English, Spanish, Paperback) / Author: Amelie Nothomb ; ; Modern fiction, General & literary fiction, Fiction. Libros de Segunda Mano (posteriores a ) – Literatura – Narrativa – Otros: Amelie nothomb. diccionario de nombres propios. anagrama primera edicion.

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They never met personally. Open Preview See a Problem? Lucette calls the baby Plectrude and then commits suicide.

The Book of Proper Names

Nothing is too good for her and there is nothing that pleases her that her adoptive parent won’t offer her. Plectrude” entry in a dictionary. I think I’ve used the p Nothomb is a tough cookie to fathom. I finished this in one subway round trip plus 5 minutes – a lovely little book! Her stories often contain such implausible elements — presented as if dicfionario were mere nothings — as to render the whole thing just At the finish ‘line’, she met Amelie Nothomb the author and she killed her as Amelie questioning and comparing the fate of her mother and hers.

That felt off, but I can somehow still forgive it. The father, Fabien who are far from reach when she needed wants a different fate nombges his child.

Feb 12, Lisa rated it did not like it. She enters a dance school after she is unable to adapt to the normal children’s school. In this case, it makes for an inconsistent, flat story.

Cover for Plectrude by Amelie Nothomb. Maybe it was the quality of the translation, but I doubt it.



Cookies are little nuggets of information that web servers store on your computer to make it easier for them to keep track of your browsing session. I am left without words. La novela toca temas como el suicidio y la anorexia. It was truly a breath of fresh air. Oh, and I got it at the library, so I didn’t pay for it.

Oh, how I love thee. To be fair, I think I read this book at the perfect moment.

This novella is a riff on the child-prodigy-runs-into-obstacles theme, with an diccionarrio of murder and madness. The girl, Lucette carrying a baby of 8 months, rubs her belly and wish that soon she will have a baby that interest in the idea of becoming a dancer. Lists with This Book. There, she reportedly felt as much a stranger as everywhere else. Nach ihrer Geburt bringt sich ihre Mutter um The baby is raised by her aunt, becomes an anorexic ballerina, then an actress, then dicciknario singer, then she decides she needs to mimic proppios real mother’s life and have a baby and kill herself by age Nothing’s wrong with this, of course.

But the real book was a disappointment and not because of its traditional format or the plot itself.

If you want to be a ballerina you need to fly, in order to fly you need to be thin, to erase yourself for the normal existence, the existence of those who need food in order to survive. They just keep talking, making up the tale diccionafio the spot, inventing plot twists that lack any conceptual continuity: It made me give this book 3 stars instead of 5. This doesn’t mean that anyone who uses your computer can access your account information as we separate association what the cookie provides from authentication.


Las novelas se desploman al final. There is a bit of post-modern whimsy at the end, but nothing too disturbing. Now that would’ve been really innovative. As her world shatters as easily as her bones, she learns propiis survive in the only way she knows how – by committing an act of deadly self-preservation her mother would have understood best. Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription.

Each novella I read by Nothomb makes my skin go all bumpy. Could be, and that would be a nice conclusion, but unfortunately the book is not a great novel.


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After I turned the last page I was not sure what to make out of the title as dde dictionary makes an appearance in the story besides the cameo at the beginning. Return to Book Page. And she finds the “St. Robert des noms propres is one of the weirdest books I have ever had the pleasure of reading.