Daniel Pennac Pathetic, contrite and hapless, Benjamin is nonetheless the scapegoat at The Store: there is nothing for which he cannot be. A review and a link to other reviews of The Scapegoat (Au Bonheur des ogres) by Daniel Pennac. Benjamin Malaussäne’s official job title is Quality Controller, but since nobody could possibly control the quality of all the goods in his Parisian.

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The Scapegoat – UK. As well as translating books from French, she works as a xcapegoat writer, theater critic, and arts journalist. April External links: The mystery part of the book is not its greatest strength. Au Bonheur des ogres – France. Semi-intellectual, extremely laid-back, liberal, loving, he is a sympathetic though perhaps too much larger-than-life character.

Penbac than anything The Scapegoat is about colour and description. Pennac’s literary aspirations also shine through — the department store’s book section they have a book section!


Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. The complete review ‘s Review:. No library descriptions found. The Scapegoat by Daniel Pennac. Malaussene has to be there to take the blame. A Robert Soulat Al Grassone. I was born on the same day as my first dog.

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The Scapegoat (Daniel Pennac) – book review

Customers come in complaining of nightmarish mishaps regarding their recent purchases, all out for their pound of flesh. Paradies der Ungeheuer – Deutschland. La voz femenina cae del altavoz, ligera y prometedora como el velo de una novia. This preposterous selection is enough to break the hearts of readers on the other side of the Atlantic well, the three of you who have actually heard of these authors. Scapegoat Daniel Pennac No preview available – They interact in a wild, provocative, thrilling story in which the Parisian everyday takes on a surreal edge, and begins to spiral out of control.

Information from the Italian Common Knowledge. References to this work on external resources. It is a fun idea, and Pennac spins it out nicely.

This first novel featuring the Malaussene family establishes Benjamin’s status as the perfect scapegoat. Being French, there are also a whole string of allusions to high-literary crime fiction Carlo Emilio Gadda, Jerome Charyn, etc.

She was born in Brussels and now lives in London. You will never ever forget your first contact with the Malaussene family. See the other authors section. I’m not sure if I’ll go on with this series, but it was an entertaining light read. The Scapegoat Daniel Pennac No preview available – Become a LibraryThing Author. La voce femminile si diffonde dall’altoparlante, leggera e piena di promesse come un velo da sposa. But one day, when the first or a series of bombs explodes in the toy department, he decides to resist the call of duty Whether an American version would be preferable is open to debate; we found Monk’s efforts good enough.


Perhaps I’ve got a bit of dog in me. It’s done well, especially Pennac’s cunning conversion of coarse, idiomatic street-French into witty literary language, but there seemed to be too great a gap between the comic elements and the serious crime story. Daniel Pennac has created one of the most original and memorable collections of characters.

For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. From inside the book. Information from the Russian Common Knowledge. Add to Your books. You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. He also gets mixed up in murder mysteries and I am finding Pennac’s books irresistible. Project Gutenberg 0 editions.

He ends up the prime suspect for bombings he has nothing to do with unless being there is reason enough. 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.

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One wonders how well Ian Monk has translated what must clearly have been heavily idiomatic dialect in the original, but perhaps this is comparatively easy for someone who has also translated Georges Perec.