Book :: Friday, or, The Other Island

Friday, or, The Other Island
By: Michel Tournier
Pages: 236
Published: 1967
Genre(s): France
Retellings
Philosophy
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Friday, winner of the 1967 Grand Prix du Roman of the Académie Française, is a sly, enchanting retelling of the legend of Robinson Crusoe by the man the New Yorker calls "France's best and probably best-known writer." Cast away on a tropical island, Michel Tournier's god-fearing Crusoe sets out to tame it, to remake it in the image of the civilization he has left behind. Alone and against...

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I expected more. Took half the book to become interesting. Maybe true to the original??!!

Apr 5th, 2017

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55th on 100 Books of the Century by Le Monde