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Jean-Baptiste Andrea

Author of A Hundred Million Years and a Day

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Works by Jean-Baptiste Andrea

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Dead End (2003) — Director — 11 copies

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Birthdate
1971
Gender
male
Nationality
France
Places of residence
Cannes, France
Paris, France
Occupations
novelist
film director
screenwriter

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Overall a very enjoyable well-rounded read. I found both the writing style and length of the story effective. I'm always a bit wary when it comes to reading books under 200 pages (the copy I received was 170pg) as I'm concerned that the author hasn't given themselves enough pages to execute an interesting story. Thankfully I lost all worry within the first 50 pages.
 
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SarahRichards | 15 other reviews | Nov 10, 2020 |
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For some reason I had a hard time getting started with this book. I set it aside wondering if I would continue. A couple of weeks later I picked it up and was pleasantly surprised. I didn't put it down again. It's a tale of four men on a dangerous expedition in the Italian/French Alps in search of a dinosaur skeleton. It has a poetic, dreamy quality along with the hardships of trying to break through glacial ice to access a cave. It's also a tale of friendships made and broken, obsession, isolation, and coping with the past.It is both harsh and oddly comforting.… (more)
 
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seeword | 15 other reviews | Aug 29, 2020 |
I really wanted to love this story of a paleontologist who believes he can find a dinosaur in the mountains, but while a good read, it left me slightly underwhelmed too. Full review on my blog here: https://annabookbel.net/a-hundred-million-years-and-a-day-by-jean-baptiste-andre...
 
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gaskella | 15 other reviews | Aug 6, 2020 |
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Wow.
I was so impressed with the writing, especially for a translation from French (or maybe because of?). I had to pause numerous times in reading this book just to absorb the perfection of the words.
A story of obsession, it reeled me in from page one with its beautiful prose but kept me intensely focused with the suspense of the mysterious "dragon" in a mountain cave. The characters were so tangibly human, so broken and scarred, that they breathed from the page.
Just wonderful.
 
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Gwnfkt12 | 15 other reviews | Jun 27, 2020 |

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