As it happens, Beigbeder was himself fired from his job with a (real) advertising agency after his bosses read 99 Francs, which is hardly. A Novel [Frederic Beigbeder] on *FREE* by Frederic Beigbeder (Author). out of 5 stars 8 99 francs: Roman (French Edition). Frédéric. In the year , Frederic Beigbeder has written a book and got fired because of it. That means that the novel, that has become a huge.

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The worst thing is that Octave rails against the sweaters. There’s also a more romantic side to the story. The Best Books of Octave is overpaid and lives in a world where coke snorting is the norm, and when you ditch your chick you go to a high-class hooker — everyone and everything can be bought, we are all prostitutes: A caustic critique of the advertising industry. Inability to form relationships, childhood traumas, depressions, violence and suicides.

You genuinely tried to bring back the little boy you were.

Elle fait tourner le monde. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. La nausee Fgederic Sartre. MTV aesthetics for the attention-deficit-disorder generation. This story tells us how powerless we are in the hands of media sharks if we spend most of our time watching the box.

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Bertrand, Michel Houellebecq are among those who have won the prize. Nevertheless, 99 Francs or 9. Beigbeder was born into a privileged family in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. Become a LibraryThing Author. His chat-up techniques have to be read to be imagined – they make the crudest of Loaded-style berks seem classy – and he earns far, far too much money.

Octave is fed up with his job, he questions its worth and points out that it helps money governing the world, making people only wanting to buy new things instead of focusing on the real values.


People in France generally either hate this guy and his books, or love him. From the moment when he storms out of the offices of a lucrative client after daubing the word pigs all over the walls with his own blood, things beg. Most hilarious parts were where they make advertisements and sound really self-concious. You either don’t care about them or you are afraid of them” for example. Of course, the French advertising industry is the most unintentionally hilarious on earth.

Octave thinks about rfederic shallow the world is, how corrupted and money driven it is. Or, on the cover: Swap 3 have, 11 want. Vincent Ravalec, Rrederic A. Freddric re-reading my review, I notice that I have a lot of links to other posts in it, more than the usual.

In the first, Octave plunges to his death after killing people with a car under the influence of drugs, killing the office hamster and causing fredreic suicide of his best friend and his lover.

Edit to localize it to your language. Beigbeser also manage to give back the flavour of these years in France. Your father was absent and week-ends at his place were more about partying than family life. As it happens, Beigbeder was francz fired from his job with a real advertising agency after his bosses read 99 Francs, which is hardly surprising. You two used to fight constantly.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Au revoir les enfants Louis Malle. The book is written as a meta fiction, i. The book is not only about marketing, advertising, fun, sex, drugs and Nirvana, it is also about love, obsession and possession.

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There’s some really nice French in here. However, I wonder how your translators will deal with Mako Moulage and all those French references freceric it brought back those years. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

He worked for bdigbeder few years as a publisher for Flammarion. He’s fed up with his job, not enough to quit by himself but is happy to leave the decision to others, hoping for the golden handshake. Trois femmes puissantes Marie Ndiaye. Well, the book is ugly, narcissistic, vulgar and full of complicated affairs, but still, it represents a very interesting approach on life in an advertising agency and more exactly, the ugly parts of selling beautiful lies to the avid consumers.

So he shouts at, and dumps, his girlfriend when she tells him she’s pregnant; he does so much coke that he nearly drowns in his own nasal blood, while earlier on he writes lunatic slogans in the bogs at Damione, where frederix is discussing a campaign. The beginning of the book is interesting, a side view of the advertising agency and their customer Love is primarily concerned with the lungs.

An Insatiable Craving for Book… on. Films directed by Jan Kounen. I started out wanting to hate this book, expecting general emptiness, style triumphing over substance, verbal fireworks without meaning, one joke lasting the whole pages, but it’s hard to deny the central premise: