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How far east is west? Mar 21, 2000
When someone recommended Makine I grabbed the "wrong" novel. I should have started with "Le Testement Francais". So I was told afterwards. But maybe the accident was a lucky one because now I've read one brilliant novel by Makine and I've got another waiting on my bookself.
Adolescent memories and longing of western world are so extraordinarily described in this Sibirian novel that even one's own memories would be much more ordinary, there are, however something familiar in them. The severe weather conditions, the schoolboys' confusion about raising sexuality, the western movies with one above all filmstar Belmondo make the reading experience enjoyable. If you want to read about French movies (starring Belmondo) without a single title being mentioned you should read this novel. Among other reasons.