Belgian by nationality, Amelie Nothomb was born in Kobe, Japan, and currently lives in Paris. She is the author of eight novels, translated into fourteen languages. "Fear and Trembling" won the Grand Prix of the Academie Francaise and the Prix Internet du Livre.
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Surprising Jan 9, 2008
Histoire de comment Amelie Nothomb en apprend plus sur la culture du travail japonaise lorsqu'elle obtient un poste dans un conglomerat Japonais. Tres bien ecrit, surprenant, observations acides et justes. Recommande.
Disappointed Jul 30, 2007
I read this book because it was recommended by a friend as a "funny' book. As other readers have mentioned, indeed it does not take long to read but I found it completely stupid and with absolutely no point. I would never bother again reading another of this author's books.
STUPEUR ET TREMBLEMENTS Apr 11, 2007
A wild, wonderful book! Would recommend "The Stranger Next Door" by the same author as even wilder!
Good things happen in French Literature May 23, 2006
This young belgium writer - nominated by French Academy under her 30's, is one of the best contemporary french speaking writers. She has a strange sense of humour, an accurate aproach to FAR EAST culture (her father has been a dipomat in Japan and China,) and an extraordinary hability to build up plots on human miseries that arises disgust and empathy all together. I read all her books published in french, and I recommend them all. The ones I liked best are "La Métaphysique des tubes", "La sabotage amoreux", "Stupeur et Tremblements" and "Péplum".
Un excellent livre pour se réchauffer le coeur ! Nov 11, 2003
J'ai acheté le livre de N. Nothomb et je l'ai dévoré en 2 jours. Qu'est-ce que c'est amusant ! Je crois que je vais acheter ses autres bouquins, car elle a un style d'écriture excellent et qui qui est très agréable à lire. En plus elle manie très bien le sarcasme et elle utilise un vocabulaire très riche et très soutenu.