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Hector and the Search for Happiness (2004)

by François Lelord

Series: Hector (1)

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An easy read, heartwarming and not too taxing.
Hector the psychiatrist in search of the meaning of happiness.
A great read. One for the long winter nights with a cup of hot chocolate!
I was given a digital copy of this novel by the publisher via Netgalley in return for an honest unbiased review. ( )
  Welsh_eileen2 | Jan 23, 2016 |
I think this is what people call a nice "little" book. I read it in two evenings. A nice little story about a psychiatrist on his quest to find out what happiness is. I read through a couple of reviews here and I think I see where people are coming from. It isn't a great work of literature. Yes it repeats things we have read and heard before - many times. Yes - oh shock and panic - it mentions women and Hector has relationships with them. Yes he is a man and he likes pretty women.

The book entertained me. I enjoyed reading it, I had a giggle or two, I wasn't really upset or annoyed about anything I read. Anyone who expects more will be disappointed. Oh and yes it is written in a style which might remind some of adults storytelling to children. It reminded me more of an artist I like a lot - Michael Leunig. http://www.leunig.com.au/ the reason is that both, Leunig and Lelord have a way to take things less serious, more playful. But both often drill to the core of our consciousness. Both often hit the nail square on its head. ( )
  PeterNZ | May 11, 2015 |
Read this on the plane to and from Germany on a rare weekend away from the Bedfordshire portacabin. I kept waiting for it to be transcendent... and it never was. I get that we are suppose to learn the simple lessons of happiness that Hector encounters, but it felt childishly written - and not in a good way like The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden. Next. ( )
  readingwithtea | Dec 22, 2014 |
L. ha il pregio di scrivere come Winnie Pooh. Il candore di alcune affermazioni rendono il testo adatto anche ai piu' piccoli, e la finta ingenuita' con la quale enuncia le sue 20 lezioni sulla felicità fa sorridere, e alcune volte riflettere.
Un libro leggero che parla di cose importanti, senza rifarsi ai massimi sistemi o a filosofie mirabolanti. ( )
  bobparr | Dec 14, 2014 |
Hector, a psychiatrist leaves his long term girlfriend to find out if people are happier in other parts of the world or are they just as unhappy everywhere. The book doesn't identify where he is from or where he is visiting. It was enjoyable to figure it out based of context clues. In any event Hector ends up cheating on his girlfriend twice which sort of ruined it for me. As a shrink you think he'd know that that kind of behavior will lead to certain unhappiness. ( )
  knitwit2 | Sep 28, 2014 |
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