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Apocalypse Baby Paperback – 30 July 2013
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- Publisher : Serpents Tail; Main edition (30 July 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1846688426
- ISBN-13 : 978-1846688423
- Dimensions : 12.9 x 2.2 x 19.8 cm
- Customer Reviews:
A gloriously fearless writer * TLS * Despentes argues compellingly about women's guilt, men's power and the way that both are still abused three decades after the supposed triumph of feminism. * Independent on Sunday * A breath of fresh air, this vehement affirmation of liberty, this cry of a woman for women * Le Monde * A darkly disturbing road-trip thriller * Diva * Acerbic and perceptive, and there is a refreshingly transgressive spirit to much of what goes on here ... Apocalypse Baby undoubtedly has a lot to say about modern France, and its depiction of the fraught nature of 21st-century living is assured and insightful. Sexual power, politics, literature, racism and violence all come under Despentes's withering gaze -- Doug Johnstone * Independent on Sunday * Acerbic and perceptive, and there is a refreshingly transgressive spirit to much of what goes on -- Doug Johnstone * Independent on Sunday * An entertaining but uneasy mix of nihilistic dash and posh-Paris satire * London Review of Books *
About the Author
Virginie Despentes was born in Paris in 1969, and now lives in Barcelona. Her previous books include Les Jolie Choses, Teen Spirit, Bye Bye Blondie and King Kong Theory. She co-directed a screen adaptation of her controversial novel, Baise-Moi in 2002.
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Five StarsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 September 2016
Great book, I really enjoyed both the story and style!
everything is not what it seemsReviewed in Canada on 20 July 2016
a slow burner as far as detective novels go, a deep longing for something grander than ourselves, with a twisted surprise at the end. part lesbian, part feminist, part egalitarian, this novel awakens your senses to explore your hidden agendas. question: do lesbians make good detectives? or is that a job for nikita?
Four StarsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 March 2015
Good book well written. Will read more of her stuff.
Different.Reviewed in the United States on 2 August 2019
I book about very different aspects of life. Not the "usual suspect" from the mainstream. Read it also because I have read "Vernon Subutex"
This left me feeling like the author suddenly got bored or was told by ...Reviewed in the United States on 13 August 2017
Lesbian private eye theme. Mostly an enjoyable read but suddenly the ending came and it was completely unexpected with a rather unnatural disconnect in the plot from the rest of the book. This left me feeling like the author suddenly got bored or was told by the publisher to make the end more dramatic or politically relevant which was disappointing. Having read it, I would prefer not to have bought it because of that ending.