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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Anyway, I was certainly intrigued with the themes it brought up, and in some places there were definitely ‘laugh out loud moments’. Not for the sedentary. Norhazwani Khairdzir rated it it was ok May 12, Love Lasts Three Years This is less of a novel and more of an essay about life, love and un happiness.


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?

The writing style was not something that jibed with me.

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In May he spent time in the United States to shoot a film about the reclusive American author, J. I found it very interesting and some of the character’s questions went through my mind a few times during my life. However, I found it less frantic and disjointed than ‘ Holiday in a Coma ‘. Enter title, subject or author. In the end, even the author admits that the premise itself isn’t really true.


Beigbeder was born into a privileged family in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. He worked for a few years as a publisher for Flammarion. For all their spume and bile and fight, both books turn out to be surprisingly touching. I didn’t like the narrator because he seemed very selfish and arrogant, and was too self-loathing and suicidal at one point.

Upon graduation at the at the age of 24, began work as an adverti Beigbeder was born into a privileged family in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. Though ‘Love Last Three Years’ starts off on a very depressing note, it picks up toward the end. Jul 31, Vicky rated it liked it.

Two electrifying short novels from a witty and provocative Frenchie. Yellow Dog by Martin Amis. 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. Books with similar rating. DS rated it liked it Sep 17, Some wisdom of sorts to be found in the second part, but nothing much tbree couldn’t find in a more entertaining way in a Nick Fredegic book.

So, I pick up my pen to put into words how much I love her, how she has the longest hair in the world and how I’m drowning in it, and if you think that’s pathetic, I pity you, how her eyes are mine and she is mine and she is me and when she screams, I scream and everything I will ever do will be for her, always and always I yhree give her everything, and from now until the day I die I will get in the morning only for her, only to make her want to love me, Translated by Frank Wynne.

Both frightening and funny, the book reads like a diary: Not for the boring. Katie rated it it was ok Aug 20, This yeaars is pretty easy to read, and he does have some deep thoughts amidst all of the chauvinistic ramble.


Email alerts are only available for registered users. I didn’t know what to expect from these two books. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Ch rated it it was ok Apr 06, He has a theory that love lasts no more than three years, and here — recounting the highs and lows of his marriage and taking us through brash nightclubs, vainglorious offices and soulless designer frederoc — he brings to bear the theoretical and the empirical to prove his point.

Quotes from Holiday in a Coma Aug 08, Lili Kim rated it liked it.

Love Lasts Three Years by Frederic Beigbeder

Too frantic, disconcerted, and all over the place – may be just for the sake of it I don’t really know. Vincent Ravalec, Jacques A. The book continues to deal with some 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. His writing doesn’t even resemble a story until lastw last third of the text.

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