[Novel] Journey to the End of the Night (Louis-Ferdinand Céline)

journey to the end of the night

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A fantastic adventure through early 20th century France, USA, and the African colonies with one of the most entertaining protagonists ever.

Every sentence in this novel is brimming with savage and painfully poignant cynicism that will either make you cry or roll on the floor laughing… or both.

I don’t think I’ve been this entertained by a novel since Catch-22.

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Sarcastic, entertaining prose
Multiple interesting and exotic settings
Fantastic profound, likable, entertaining characters
Involving, relatively fast-paced plot with not a single boring passage
A story that encompasses everything that is wrong with mankind
Genuinely funny and savage cynical humor
Enlightening on the life in early 20th century France, USA, and the African colonies
Thought-provoking on life and human culture

 

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