HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Hector and the Secrets of Love by…
Loading...

Hector and the Secrets of Love (original 2005; edition 2011)

by François Lelord (Author)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
2111079,048 (3.57)2
Member:Yells
Title:Hector and the Secrets of Love
Authors:François Lelord (Author)
Info:Penguin Books (2011), Edition: 1, 267 pages
Collections:Read in 2018, Read but unowned
Rating:**
Tags:READ 2018

Work details

Hector and the Secrets of Love by François Lelord (2005)

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 2 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 10 (next | show all)
Mein zweites Buch, als erstes hatte ich "Hectors Reise" gelesen, in dem es um Glück ging. Das zweite Buch hat eine etwas schönere Geschichte, wobei ich bei dem Thema Glück deutlich mehr mitnehmen konnte als bei diesem. Wahrscheinlich verstehe ich zuwenig von der Liebe, als dass ich so begeistert von diesem Buch sein kann. Trotzdem ein schönes und kurzweiliges Buch für zwischendruch. ( )
  Geektesse | Dec 10, 2017 |
In this book Hector the main character is sent by a large pharmaceutical company to find Professor Cormorant who has absconded with a promising love potion. While searching high and low around the world Hector contemplates the components of love and the effect these have not only on the general public but on his own relationships.
He discovers some universal truths about life and love along the way, mostly that love is complicated but essential. The simple tone of the work is refreshing and delightful. It's well observed, thoughtful and highly entertaining.
Thanks to Netgalley and Gallic Books for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review. ( )
  SUS456 | Oct 23, 2015 |
Too didactic. Didn't finish. ( )
  jscape2000 | Jul 3, 2015 |
So far, I've read Hector and the Search for Lost Time (a book I found through a serendipitous adventure at the library). I likes that one so I thought I ought to read Lelord's other two books in the series.
  AnigL | Feb 17, 2015 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
Hector returns in his second quest for knowledge; this time looking for the secrets of love. I really enjoy the simple storytelling and, especially, the silly situations that Hector finds himself in which ultimately leading to his discoveries.

I did not however enjoy it as an audiobook. I'm not sure what was wrong, but towards the end of the final CD it kept skipping (there was no visible dust or scratch on the CD), and I missed some of the climax of the story. Because these books tend to be smaller and more manageable anyway I'd definitely recommend it in print rather than audio. ( )
  jbalaco | Aug 8, 2011 |
Showing 1-5 of 10 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Canonical title
Original title
Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
People/Characters
Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Important places
Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

A young French psychiatrist continues to explore the mysteries of the human soul, currently focusing his attention on love, while his beloved, Clara, makes her own similar investigations.

(summary from another edition)

» see all 3 descriptions

LibraryThing Early Reviewers Alum

François Lelord's book Hector and the Secrets of Love - AUDIO EDITION was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Sign up to get a pre-publication copy in exchange for a review.

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.57)
0.5
1 2
1.5
2 4
2.5 2
3 16
3.5 4
4 18
4.5 1
5 10

HighBridge Audio

An edition of this book was published by HighBridge Audio.

» Publisher information page

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 128,977,823 books! | Top bar: Always visible