The latest episode in Stephen Clarke s almost true account of his adventures as an expat in France is just as winning as the first This anti Mayle will have readers chortling over their croissants and caf au lait while Paul West struggles to solve the mysteries inherent in life in France What is the best way to scare a gendarme Is it really polite to sleep with yourThe latest episode in Stephen Clarke s almost true account of his adventures as an expat in France is just as winning as the first This anti Mayle will have readers chortling over their croissants and caf au lait while Paul West struggles to solve the mysteries inherent in life in France What is the best way to scare a gendarme Is it really polite to sleep with your boss s mistress And why are there no public health warnings on French nude beaches Paul discovers how to judge a French vacationer by the rustiness of his bicycle opens his English tearoom and finally understands why Parisian waiters are so cranky Just in time for spring in Paris, find out if Paul finds the perfect French mademoiselle or if it all ends in merde
In the Merde for Love The latest episode in Stephen Clarke s almost true account of his adventures as an expat in France is just as winning as the first This anti Mayle will have readers chortling over their croissants and
I really enjoyed A Year In the Merde, the first book about Paul, a British businessman living in Paris In that book, the hilarious clash of cultures and frustrations of doing business in France created a very humorous and satisfying story This sequel is not as appealing.Paul has struck out on his own in Paris, determined to open the tea room My Tea Is Rich that was a focus of the first book However, the tea room takes a backseat to Paul s romantic exploits He s dating the lovely Florence but is [...]
not so funny as the first one but i enjoyed myself reading it.
The first book A year in The Merde was great Pointing a direct finger at all Parisian habits The second book deserves just a shrug A character driven love story set in France Although funny it s a story and does not maintain the stand up comedian wittiness of book 1.
Without trying to include spoilers, AYITM was about Paul West moving from London to France to help create English Style tea rooms in France, while working for a boss with questionable ethics He has complete culture shock, dates a lot of girls and gets into quite a bit of trouble, all with the self deprecating humor that the Brits are known for He picks on the English, the French, vegetarians, and Americans, but in a way that you can t help but loveMFL picks up where the previous book left off fo [...]
When I started this book, I was still under the impression that the series was in some way autobiographical You d have thought that I could have noticed the difference in the name of the author and that of the character, but this had evaded my attention when I read the first one, and continued to as I started this one.The book was actually enjoyable for knowing that it s not about actual events, which would have left me with far less sympathy for the characters As it was, I found it easy to en [...]
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Bleh The French cultural stuff is the best part The narrator is insufferable.
The edition I have read has a white cover and two snails behind a cup of English tea Anyways, I read this book based on my French cousin s recommendation To sum it up, Paul West is an Englishman morphing into a Frenchman Though he originally aimed to open an English tea room in the middle of Paris, the main plot revolves around his needlessly complicated relationships with French women Plus, there s a lot of cultural puns that I m happy to get considering I arrived in France a few days ago This [...]
Merde Actually is a sequel to A Year in the Merde In this novel, the protagonist Paul continues with his mis adventure in France He is now trying to open his English tea chain My Tea is Rich and at the same time having troubles with his personal love life.While the first part was mostly focused on the cultural differences between England and France, this one is written in a typical love story fashion with not much on cultural issues Obviously there are bit of episodes like the trouble he has wit [...]
Merde actually A review on Merde ActuallyI cannot even begin to describe the problems with this book First off, the narrator sounds like a twenty something dudebro who cracks sexist jokes about women As if that weren t bad enough, he s slightly ethnocentric in a subtle way that seems akin to anyone who voted yes for Brexit He s so straight that it almost pains me to read page after page of his bullshit ramblings and observations on women and people of color Secondly, the plot Or rather lack ther [...]
It feels like a movie, and a good one to watch in Christmas season.I caught up with Paul s adventure along the two countries that have quite a history, after abandoning it for like a year or so And it was still as bemusing.All the fun and sarcasm were there, mingled with Paul s struggle to get out of the merde he d been in, while trying to take back the love he d accidentally thrown away I had many a good laugh, and an aww at the end, when I thought Damn it s not gonna be a happy ending Annoying [...]
this book s good fun, i got it from a friend who was giving it away it s very light reading, but if you know a little about the two countries involved England and France , then you will have a laugh while reading it the story s nothing special really, it s the way he writes that make the book worth reading, as well as all the cultural observations that are hilarious about both sides of the Channel kept me good company on a long distance flight
The main character wants to sleep with every french girl he meets, or they want to sleep with him They usually do That is literally the role of every female character in this book, which gets tiring.
Pl cut , relaxant i amuzant.O carte de vacan.
I like reading this kind of books when someone decides to move in a foreign country or travels extensively abroad or works in a multicultural environment, that been light humor novels or serious non fiction stuff The thing is that having go through such an experience doesn t make you necessarily a good author or doesn t always produce a story interesting enough for others to read Merde Actually is a fictional story based on the writer s true experience as a Brit moving to France and stands some [...]
As a stand alone book, since I haven t yet read A Year in Merde yes, I m one of those obnoxious beings who occasionally don t read in a chronological order , Merde Actually is actually a pretty good book I certainly didn t know what to expect going into the story, but overall, it was a light, and fun filled journey in France mostly through the eyes of a foreigner and as a person in a similar situation, I could relate to it very well So, overall, this is not a necessary read by any means, but if [...]
I always raise a suspicious eyebrow on sequels of any kind and this one is no exception A bit predictable, the book looses some of the oomph of A Year in the Merde However, it retains its lightness, most of the jokes and situations are still funny and the french countryside is charming in a twisted way the book is like a good beer you know exactly what you re going to get, but enjoying it is still much fun.
This was a light read, funny in parts and at times shows how a different country works when it comes to getting jobs done.This is the first Stephen Clarke book I have read, I understand the first of his books was very funny, perhaps I will try that one.
Almost as fun as the first book in the series Had to mark it down for the innumerable spelling errors, in both English and French words Doesn t anyone proofread ebooks before pushing the publish button
I thought this was funnier than the first one
Witty and whimsical look at starting a business and attempting several relationships in a new country.
Very amusing have become a fan of his books as a result of reading just this one Love the franglais he puts in there.
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Merde Actually is Stephen Clarke s second novel It s about Paul West, a Brit living in France A year ago he decided to move to la belle France After a year he still struggles with some important questions concerning the cultural differences The novel describes the ridiculously funny ups and downs of the love life of Paul and his attempts to set up an English tearoom in Paris Merde Actually will take you to the countryside of France, where Paul will meet his monster in law and find himself pickin [...]
Apparently the book is a sequel to the A year in the Merde which I never read So I don t know if there is information about Paul that I should ve known before I started reading this book Merde Actually is an easy book to read except for the French words The book is about a young English man, who wants to open an English tearoom in Paris He has a complicated but interesting love life Paul has a girlfriend called Florence Florence and Alexa his ex girlfriend are two really important women that he [...]
Paul West returns, still living in France, his French much improved, but still not good enough to tell tea bags from bath salts, flat tires from pure exhaustion, and without the knowledge to properly translate his menu items to get the French government off his back.Paul is even less lucky in love His girlfriend Florence who is supposed to be helping him set up his tea shop in Paris, is quickly tiring of the project and takes offence when Paul states he is uncomfortable with the fact that she hi [...]
Paul West, an Englishman decides to open a tea room in Paris in order to spend the rest of his life living in France together with his newly found French girlfriend Florence His stay in France was nothing to write home about It was Merde Actually as he named this novel Firstly his plan to drive for two weeks around south west France with Florence ended up in the Merde They actually ended up spending their summer vacation at Florence s mum s house in Corr ze after Paul had had a slight accident w [...]
Paul West, an Englishman in France, meets his mother and father in law during a holyday with his girlfriend After a few strange incidents containing nudity with the mother in law, the couple decides to continue their trip to the holyday home of the father in law where things aren t getting better Florence breaks up with Paul after hearing about the dismiss of the architect of his tearoom The architect was her ex boyfriend.Paul goes back to Paris where he meets Alexa, his own ex girlfriend and ar [...]
Paul West, an Englishman in France, meets his mother and father in law during a holyday with his girlfriend After a few strange incidents containing nudity with the mother in law, the couple decides to continue their trip to the holyday home of the father in law where things aren t getting better Florence breaks up with Paul after hearing about the dismiss of the architect of his tearoom The architect was her ex boyfriend Paul goes back to Paris where he meets Alexa, his own ex girlfriend and ar [...]