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Hector & the Search for Happiness (original 2004; edition 2010)

by Francois Lelord

Series: Hector (1)

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Title:Hector & the Search for Happiness
Authors:Francois Lelord
Info:Gallic Books (2010), Paperback, 180 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
Rating:****1/2
Tags:read 2010, fable, literary fiction

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Hector and the Search for Happiness by François Lelord (2004)

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Meh.
A rare occasion where I recommend the movie over the book. ( )
  kmajort | Feb 9, 2018 |
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 |
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Hector keeps a list of observations about the people he meets, hoping to find the secret to happiness in his travels.

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