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About the Author

Joël Dicker was born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1985. His first book, The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair, won three French literary prizes, including the Grand Prix du Roman from the Académie Française. (Bowker Author Biography)

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Canonical name
Dicker, Joël
Legal name
Dicker, Joël
Birthdate
1985-06-16
Gender
male
Nationality
Switzerland
Country (for map)
Switzerland
Birthplace
Geneva, Switzerland
Places of residence
Genf, Suïssa
Education
Université de Genève
Occupations
Attaché parlementaire (Suisse)
Romancier
Organizations
Parlement Suisse

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FILBO | Apr 19, 2024 |
You will like the book as much as I did if you are looking for a light read, fast-paced and suspenseful novel. If you lived in Geneva or are familiar with its particular culture, you will most certainly appreciate the book even more.

The plot is tight. There are about three revelations/epiphany moments. I found the end a bit anticlimactic in comparison with the other revelations, but it’s not bad.

After reading this book. I did not feel transformed or elevated. However, I did have a good time reading it and felt it was time well spent. The only thing negative is that it left me wondering if I really believed in some of the foundational elements of the plots. If you accept them, the plot is well knit, but I just had a hard time with two elements in particular.

Finally, the book’s parallel plot where the author himself investigates the events that happened many years ago reminds me of Citizen Kane, but the storytelling device did not achieve its potential. Other than the characters going around chasing clues and kinda-flirting, not much of significance is revealed by this parallel story. I did not find it particularly intriguing and thought it was simply used by the author for meeting some of his goals that he did not succeed to achieve with the main story.
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Bloum | 20 other reviews | Feb 23, 2024 |
Wow what an ending! Throughout I thought, why am I reading this? As some of the content disturbed me and felt like it was going in a direction I wasn’t sure I wanted to read, but like a great mystery novel does, all the pieces fell perfectly into place. Super satisfying!
 
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sophia.magyk | 160 other reviews | Jan 3, 2024 |

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Statistics

Works
28
Members
5,151
Popularity
#4,831
Rating
½ 3.7
Reviews
244
ISBNs
306
Languages
22
Favorited
2

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