99 Francs by Frederic Beigbeder, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. 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. Summary Octave is a publicist, one of the creative kinds. His past campaigns were crazily successful but it’s decided, he wants to be fired.

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Kindlegohome Feb 23, ’99 francs’ is a very enticing read.

99 Francs : Frederic Beigbeder :

Trois femmes puissantes Marie Ndiaye. I reread this book after I saw the movie on TV. And the problem with advertising – I should know, I once worked on its periphery – is that it really does corrode the stylistic tendons. He shares franvs deeply cynical views on corporate life and ethics. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. People in France generally either hate this guy and his books, or love him.

La pub paie tout. I found 99 Francs in the archive room at work. La nausee Jean-Paul Sartre. Octave seems to have everything going for him—a good mind, a great job in advertising, a lavish apartment, frnacs, and a cocaine habit he can beigeder. The structure is original, each chapter is written in a different personal pronoun.

99 Francs – Frédéric Beigbeder (2000)

Voyage au bout de la nuit Louis-Ferdinand Celine. Inability to form relationships, childhood traumas, depressions, violence and suicides.

Octave is trying to escape. Who makes you dream of things you’ll never have. My face flushed bright crimson.


They make our choices, likes, and dislikes; they tell you what car to buy, they show you how to dress just to be a Crazy and ingenious. Receive updates by email Enter frsderic email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. You genuinely tried to bring back the little boy you were. It was better than expected. It is about a guy who is riding high on the horse as an advertising executive and has pretty much everything anyone could want in our modern society, and this ultimately throws him into despair.

Your use of the site and services is subject to ftancs policies and terms. May 20, 12 comments. I enjoyed reading your book for its honesty. One thing is clear: 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.

No real surprise given the topic. They show you modern technologies, which you should buy all the time, like the cell phones. Some of the internet jokes are distinctly unfunny too: The book is written as a meta fiction, i.

99 francs by Frédéric Beigbeder (4 star ratings)

Beigbeder is a writer pur sang – go check it out. The range of literary reference is far greater in France than it would be in the UK. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. It starts with I and finishes with you plural.


It’s about, and mostly narrated by, one Octave Parengo, who works in a fictitious advertising agency in Soho in Paris in the original, but more about that later.

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.

I didn’t care for all sides of main characters personality. Octave is heartbroken because his lover left him. Something else about this book. But it soon becomes clear that he also has a serious problem with his life. The rich life and drug use came to me as cheap American Psycho rip-off. In May he spent time in the United States to shoot a film about the reclusive American author, J. The plot of the story is small very small The movie stays close to the book with only a few changes necessary to make it work as a film or to condense the plot into two hours.

WorldInColour Oct 12, Yeah, this is just one of those books that people read because it’s been talked about so much.

But even these distractions don’t harm the book’s thrust; its disgust can be quite perceptive. La chute Albert Camus.