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The First Day by Marc Levy
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The First Day (2009)

by Marc Levy

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I think this book is a mystery of sorts, a romantic mystery, a genre that I think fits very well with Levy's writing style. What I love about Levy's novels is the fact that each of them has a lesson. For example, in another of his novels, My friends, my lovers (original title: Mes amis, mes amours), the lesson is that real friends are there for each other always.

The book is light, easy to read. The ending is kind of surprising, but that is because the book has a second part, The First Night (Le Premier Nuit) which I am currently reading.

I just hope someone will make it into a movie. ( )
  Rubys.books | Oct 15, 2016 |
Một vật kỳ lạ được tìm thấy trong lòng ngọn núi lửa đã tắt đảo lộn toàn bộ những gì con người tưởng rằng đã biết về sự ra đời của thế giới.

Chàng là nhà vật lý thiên văn, nàng là nhà khảo cổ học. Họ cùng nhau trải nghiệm chuyến phiêu lưu làm thay đổi cả cuộc đời…
  Phuong_Susu | May 4, 2016 |
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  EDHSLC | Feb 4, 2016 |
An astrophysicist searching for the origins of the Universe at an observatory in Chile. A feisty archaeologist searching for the origins of humankind in Ethiopia. A chance discovery of a fragment of pottery with astonishing design and potentially earth-shattering consequences for science. A global race to locate and recover other fragments of this amazing artefact. The awakening of a shadowy international organisation intent on stopping these discoveries. A love story.

Shades of Da Vinci but, unlike Brown, within fifty pages Marc Levy succeeds in creating a cast of credible central characters embarked on a gripping journey and embroiled in a genuine mystery. Quality holiday reading, ideal for my annual three-week tour round France, so much so that on finishing it I rushed immediately to buy the sequel, La Première Nuit. ( )
  IfIhadwordsto | Aug 31, 2010 |
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Ambiciosa e apaixonada, a arqueóloga Keira comanda uma escavação no Vale de Omo, na Etiópia – e, quando uma tempestade de areia destrói o local, se vê obrigada a retornar à Europa. Mas traz consigo um estranho pingente, que recebeu das mãos de um menino etíope.

Em Londres, disputando uma bolsa de pesquisa, seus caminhos se cruzam com o de Adrian, um renomado astrônomo – e seu ex-caso, de muitos anos atrás. Numa visita ao apartamento dele, ela esquece lá o pingente, acendendo em Adrian tanto o interesse científico pela origem do artefato quanto o amoroso por sua dona.

Logo se tornará claro para o casal que eles não são os únicos interessados no pingente, e que há gente disposta a tudo para consegui-lo. Keira e Adrian partem numa viagem que os levará a vários continentes, seguindo mapas traçados a partir das estrelas e pistas enterradas no solo. E sua meta é achar a resposta para perguntas que intrigam a todos desde o início dos tempos.
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A mysterious stone found in a dormant volcano in Ethiopia will forever change the lives of Keira, an ambitious archaeologist, and Adrian, an astrophysicist and her old flame. Seeking to discover the stone's meaning and reveal its hidden secrets, the two embark on an extraordinary adventure which will take them across the world and potentially answer the age-old question: how did life begin?

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