In the Train

In the Train By Christian Oster AdrianaHunter, The fourth novel by this celebrated French writer to be available in translation, Christian Oster s In the Train is at its heart a love story that takes off from the moment the train leaves the station Frank meets Anne on the platform in Paris She is struggling with a heavy bag and he immediately wants to help From that first moment, his thoughts and anxieties unravelThe fourth novel by this celebrated French writer to be available in translation, Christian Oster s In the Train is at its heart a love story that takes off from the moment the train leaves the station Frank meets Anne on the platform in Paris She is struggling with a heavy bag and he immediately wants to help From that first moment, his thoughts and anxieties unravel in a sharply focused, engaging and introspective narrative Falling in love isn t easy for Frank, who quickly discovers he is never standing on solid ground Here, Oster manages the delicate task of capturing human turmoil in all its complexity the hesitation, exhilaration and suspense the daydreams and scrutinies and the surprising, even alarming sensation of being carried away Through the character of Frank, Oster opens the door to something larger, exposing and dissecting, without shame and with great humor, those thoughts and desires that can make us equally prone to passion, vertigo, and, in a pinch, to love With his unmistakable style, captured beautifully in Adriana Hunter s translation, Oster merges humor, distance and uncompromising honesty in order to create a novel that is in turns funny, reflective, insightful and entirely seductive He has mastered the art of digression in order to quietly provoke an uncanny sense of expectation, a feeling of suspense How far his potential lovers can make it together is a question that enthralls us from beginning to end.. In the Train The fourth novel by this celebrated French writer to be available in translation Christian Oster s In the Train is at its heart a love story that takes off from the moment the train leaves the statio

  • Title: In the Train
  • Author: Christian Oster AdrianaHunter
  • ISBN: 9780981074016
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “In the Train”

    1. Ik hou enorm veel van Osters ironische, subtiele en puntige stijl Vol pijnlijke humor dit is neergeschreven mime.Geweldig.

    2. She looked at me from behind her glasses, not as if I was the ideal she was looking for in the world, on the contrary, she seemed to be thinking something wasn t quite right, in what she was seeing, or that her glasses weren t properly calibrated for me, or that I was a smudge on her lenses Frank likes to hang out at the train station to meet women and that, hopefully, someone that will need him He finds the world of travellers fascinating, and even buys tickets that he may eventually return jus [...]

    3. I read this in French as Dans le train but for some odd reason it s only here in translation An unusual story Quite enjoyed it.

    4. In The Train is the fourth Christian Oster novel to be translated from French into English It may be accurate to call In The Train a novella rather than a novel, because it s a slim volume that focuses specifically on two to three characters over the course of a weekend Written in first person, the reader follows the narrator, Frank, as he waits on a train platform What is he waiting for What are we all waiting for Love, of course Or is it that Frank is waiting for the illusion of love He yearn [...]

    5. In het hoofd van een stalkerGelukkig bestaan er nog onafhankelijke, kleine uitgeverijen die een niet alledaags en tamelijk onbekend proza durven uit te geven Studio 3005 komt met In de trein van de Franse auteur Christian Oster Een fraai verzorgde uitgave over een ongemakkelijke zoektocht naar de liefde.Die zoektocht begint met de prikkelende beginregels Op een dag stond een man van gemiddelde lengte op een perron met een heel zware tas in zijn hand Die man was ik, maar het was niet mijn tas Die [...]

    6. Komisch neurotische ontleding van simpel boy meets girl verhaaltje in de stijl van de nouveau nouveau roman van Jean Philippe Toussaint en consorten zie o.a LRB Heel geestig.Er is n ding wat ik niet begrijp waarom de auteur zijn hoofdpersonen Anne en Frank heeft genoemd Hoewel beeldspraak, mooischrijverij en andere literaire trucs angstvallig buiten het boek worden gehouden, zodat je alleen het kale en toen en toen en toen van een eenvoudig verhaaltje lijkt over te houden, speelt Oster bij nader [...]

    7. this is a very peculiar little book, and i am well disposed to it because my colleague richard, who shares some of my tastes, is also its publisher tonight is a night for reviews about books people believe in it is a love story that begins on a train platform, and runs an odd course, with yet train stops, before the end again, i am hesitant to write too much about it, but it accelerates in pace through relationships that would, in life, progress along a much slower track the back copy tells me [...]

    8. I don t know why but the stream of consciousness used in this novel really annoyed me I also have a problem with characters who use the words I love you after knowing each other only a few hours Am I a terrible cynic about love Absolutely So I think this novel just wasn t for me Also I was confused by how the back cover kept referring to this as a humorous book Did we read the same book What humor So, yeah I didn t like this book very much Although I did like the last line because it used the wo [...]

    9. Enjoyably neurotic stream of conscious narrative The trappings of contemporary relationships condensed into 143 pages and roughly 36 hours Humorous but overall feels a little slight, and the neuroses of both the main characters can be eye rolling at times Still, a fun little easy read.

    10. A book from Frank s perspective of a surprising weekenda short book but wish there is explanation to the character of the story.

    11. Un homme rencontre une femme la gare et c est le d but d une petite histoire bien racont e, une histoire dr le o le d sir est le th me principal.

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