Holiday in a Coma & Love Lasts Three Years has ratings and 18 reviews. Dorin said: Without trying to offend anyone i think its a men’s book. I found. Two of Beigbeder’s early, autobiographic novels, Holiday in a Coma and Love Lasts Three Years chart the fall and fall of his alter-ego Marc. Frederic Beigbeder’s film follows the hijinks of a young literary critic who with his aphoristically titled debut, Love Lasts Three Years (L’Amour.

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lwsts Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. He has a theory that love lasts no more than three years, lovf here — recounting the highs and lows of his marriage and taking us through brash nightclubs, vainglorious offices and soulless designer apartments — he brings to bear the theoretical and the empirical to prove his point.

Both frightening and funny, the book reads like a diary: Published first published January 1st Scott Moncrieff Prize for Frank Wynne To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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Dec 13, Dorin rated it it was amazing. Without trying to offend anyone i think its a men’s book. I found it very interesting and some of the character’s questions went through my mind a few times during my life. I enjoyed it very much. I didn’t know what to expect from these two books. I had up until this point never read anything from french writers, and knew nothing and maybe still don’t know anything about literature in general, but my wife recommended the book to me – well the ‘Love Lasts Three Years’, so I had to give it a go.

Holiday in a Coma I found this book a bit odd – it took my a while to really get into it. The writing style was not something that jibed with me. Too frantic, disconcerted, and all over the place I didn’t know what to expect from these two books. Too frantic, disconcerted, and all over the place – may be just for the sake of it I don’t really know.

There were a few times I thought if it keeps going like this, I’m not sure I can finish it. Anyway, I was certainly intrigued with the themes it brought up, and in some places there were definitely ‘laugh out loud moments’.

In some places I really disliked Marc Marronnier, and in some places I found I could easily relate to him. Love Lasts Three Years This is less of a novel and more of an essay about life, love and un happiness.

It really starts off quite depressing. The writing is visceral especially in giving a sense of what the main character is going throughalthough it can get a bit repetitive yes, we get he is depressed and is suicidal! However, I found it less frantic and disjointed than ‘ Holiday in a Coma ‘. The main contention of the book or essay is that, as the title says ‘love lasts three years’. I was skeptical going in, and I was right for being so. This is really about how one man deals with his own infidelity, which leads to divorce and how he redeems his own life from despair through love?


“Love Lasts Three Years” by Frédéric Beigbeder | Frank Wynne

The book continues to deal with yeasr of the issues that were considered in ‘ Holiday in a Coma ‘, and in the same vein of not really being sure if the book is talking about the character, of if it is referring to the author themselves – which makes sense, since it is semi-biograhical.

In the end, even the author admits that the premise itself isn’t really true.

It ends on a bit of a cliff-hanger. But it gives the reader hope rather oove despair. Two electrifying short novels from a witty and provocative Frenchie.

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The first is a gruesome satire about single life in celeb Paree, the second a lovesick rant about doomed romance. For all their spume and bile and fight, both books turn out to be surprisingly touching. Don’t outlast their welcome, ladts would have been quite easy to do had they been longer. Some wisdom of sorts to be found in ffederic second part, but nothing much you couldn’t find in a more entertaining way in a Nick Hornby book.

Rated M for sex, drugs and rocknroll. Aug 08, Lili Kim rated it liked it. This book is pretty easy to read, and he does have some deep thoughts amidst all of the chauvinistic ramble. It’s definitely not a book for everyone, and it’s filled with controversial musings-but I appreciated some of his melancholic epiphanies. Sep 27, Justin rated it really liked it. The first is beifbeder “funny” if slightly tiresome satire of upper crust partiers, a la Tom Wolfe or Bret Easton Ellis.

Alsts second is much better, an utterly believable love story presented as a monologue in an actually funny, compelling voice. Jul 11, Dominic Carrillo rated it liked it. Though ‘Love Last Three Years’ starts off on a very depressing note, it picks up toward the end.

I didn’t like the narrator because he seemed very selfish and arrogant, and was too self-loathing and suicidal at one point.

I kept reading because he was occasionally funny and his voice was honest–though I disagreed with plenty that he said. The other reason I didn’t like the beginning is because it reads like his personal essay on ‘why love lasts only three years’ and other introspective mental w Though ‘Love Last Three Years’ bfigbeder off on a very depressing note, it picks up toward the end.

The other reason I didn’t like the beginning is because it reads like his personal essay on ‘why love lasts only three years’ and other introspective mental wanderings rather than an actual story. It’s called a novel on the cover and I expected a novel.


His writing doesn’t even resemble a story until the last third of the text. By the end of it, he’s in a new, promising relationship, but it left me quite concerned for his new girlfriend’s well-being and future with him.

A book that drags a bit in terms of a bit redundantly describing a high profile page3 party. But then the tempo builds towards the end. The climax comes with a twist that is radical and scary. Not for the boring. Not for the sedentary.

Not for the meek hearted. Fast and interesting read, but too chaotic, too absurd and nonlikable in the end. Whilst “Love lasts three years” did offer points to take away and I would have gladly given it a alsts rating because of it, I can hardly say the same about “Holiday in a Coma”.

Jul 31, Vicky rated it liked it. May 16, Rezo Pheradze rated it it was amazing. Yana rated it really liked it Jan 10, Katie rated it really liked it Nov 22, NoLogo rated it liked laets Feb 16, Nargizzz rated it did not like it Feb 13, DS rated it liked it Sep 17, Ch rated it it was ok Apr 06, Leka rated it it was amazing Feb 09, Alyona rated it really liked it Jul 28, Norhazwani Khairdzir rated it there was ok May 12, Vicky rated it it was amazing Jan 07, Inita Plesuma rated it liked beigbecer Jan 16, Katie rated it it was ok Aug 20, Erik Aidukas rated it really liked it Oct 05, Beigbeder was born into a privileged family in Fredeeic, France.

His mother, Christine de Chasteigner, is a translator of mawkish novels Barbara Cartland et al. Upon graduation at the at the age of 24, began work as an beigneder Beigbeder was born into a privileged family in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.

Upon graduation at the at the age of 24, began work as an advertising executive, author, broadcaster, publisher, and dilettante. The prize is awarded annually to a promising young French author. Vincent Ravalec, Jacques A. Bertrand, Michel Houellebecq are among those who have won the prize.

Inthe tenth anniversary of the prize, it was awarded to the only Ladts to ever receive it, Bruce Benderson. Two of Beigbeder’s novels, 99 Francs Jan Kounen, and L’amour dure trois ans Beigbeder,have been adapted for the cinema. He worked for a few years as a publisher for Flammarion. He lastd Flammarion in In May he spent time in the United States to shoot a film about the reclusive American author, J. Trivia About Holiday in a Coma No trivia or quizzes yet.

Quotes from Holiday in a Coma I had spent ten years learning things that I would then spend ten years having to unlearn. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.