The Little Paris Bookshop
A NovelBook - 2015
""A book is both doctor and medicine. It makes diagnoses and provides therapy. Bringing the right novels together with the appropriate people is the way I sell books."
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"A book is both doctor and medicine. It makes diagnoses and provides therapy. Bringing the right novels together with the appropriate people is the way I sell books." A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy. Putting the right novels to... Read More »
JCLKariE May 08, 2017
The Little Paris Bookshop gave me serious wanderlust. While reading this book it was fun to Google image search all the locations to see the beautiful scenery are characters are exploring. I love traveling the canals and ending up in the hot, mountainous South of France. Perdu is an interesting c... Read More »
Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through l... Read More »
JCLHebahA Jun 15, 2015
A charming, sentimental novel. While it begins very much on a note of the power of books to heal life's hurts, it ends up being about healing through friends, a journey, and ultimately living instead of hiding from pain. It does tend toward a bit of predictability, but it doesn't seek to be a fas... Read More »
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"'Fear transforms you body like an inept sculptor does a perfect block of stone,' Perdu heard Vijaya's voice say inside him. 'It's just that you're chipped away at from within, and no one sees how many splinters and layers have been taken off you. You become ever thinner and more brittle inside, until even the slightest emotion bowls you over. One hug, and you think you're going to shatter and be lost.' If Jordan [Perdu's young friend] ever needed a piece of fatherly advice, Perdu would tell him: 'Never listen to fear! Fear makes you stupid..'" (p. 130-131)
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