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Shvoong Home>Books>Le Zubial Review

Le Zubial

Book Review   by:sunyung     Original Author: Alexander Jardin
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Alexandre Garden begins his book confiding some for us that the day where his father, Easter Garden, dead east, the reality stopped fascinating it. When it extinguishes himself July 30 1980, to forty-six years, Alexandre feels sudden very alone. It was fifteen years old and relies on pains. The book is rather difficult to summarize for this is not a history with a beginning and an end. This is rather a series of anecdotes, of adventures rocambolesques and of uncommon events that alexandre Garden delivers us life with his father. In here someone: Certain evenings, with the Gardens, the huissiers dispatched by the tax office succeed the starlettes some visits, to the come ministers to play poker with some worn writers, or to a Jacques Brel exhausted by the cancer. Tonight there, the Zubial takes out his winchester and pulls by the window to do to believe everyone that they are in a film. It resumes the cards, loses a million that it does not possess and the next day, itself street with a movie producer to sign a film played by of Funès, history to audit its accounts of the night. To ten years, Alexandre is located to a dinner with relations of its parents. His father declares sudden to the beautiful environment of the dinner that it is bored and feels in the obligation to evacuate the places. It draft invited them liars without joy, and it launches himself in an astounding reconstruction of the evening. This terrible game of the truth lasts a quarter of hour, next the Zubial leaves the accompanied places of his woman and of its two children. When Alexandre to ten years, his father equips himself of a foot-of-doe, of a pocket lamp and of a rifle to pumps. It is determined to burglarize the castle of Miramont if to the confine of the Sleeve. It takes with him Alexandre and his young brother Frédéric. It asserts that the library of the castle conceals old grimoires that contain all the secrets allowing fascinating the women. The truth, this is that the castle belongs to his godfather charles-édouard of Miramont… The goal of this expedition is to spot the places of the shooting of a film and no to burglarize an old grimoire. The last time that alexandre sees Claude Sautet to Verdelot, it is at the far end of a gigantic hole, in the course, a digs into to the hand, in the process of digging with fervor, excited by passionate the comments of the Zubial. This one related for him that the priors of the abbey buried the product of five centuries of dîme to this place… The Zubial decides to visit the castles of the Loire. It rents three montgolfières and as much of door- plateau voice of movie to communicate in the sky. They take off Chenonceaux with an equipment of the more miscellaneous.
A couple of actors celebrate the accompanies, as well as the plumber of Verdelot, a bald writer, a girlfriend painter and some children of Alexandre. They fly across the forests and general ideas seven girls turn brown in a park to the Frenchwoman. These girls will remain dreams, intangible adventures, matter to excite the rêveries. The flying over of these full abodes of irreproachable women delights the Zubial. It emanates of him a talkative joy fact of a strange irréalité perfume. To do a Zubial, it fallut a family out norms. His father, John Garden says the Yellow Dwarf, was an influence man occult. Always occupied to intrigue in the private parlors of political life. His mother, Simone Garden said Moutie by its grandchildren, is causes dérèglements of the family. She writes, prepares she- even its clothing and possesses a special taste that she defines as the style. Of 1905 to 1996, she entendit to live the entirety of its desires, without exception, and vitupéra without kept when the reality not itself soumit. She lived in Switzerland, by the lake Léman and does not go out practically never of his garden. The Mandragore, his house, was a place where had not course that a sseule change: the singularité. At her placce, one did not cross anyone that not fût first a personage. This is in this almost fictitious universe that the Zubial grows and strengthens its faculties. When the Zubial devint gigolo to fifteen years, his mother applauds of the two hands. A from beginning to end funny book although a little darkened by the regrets that alexandre Garden expresss in front of the premature loss of his father that it knows to return us attaching to the possible one. A book that I read with a lot of pleasures. The author: Alexandre Garden was born to Neuilly in France April 14 1965. It the son of the writer and Easter journalist Garden (1934- 1980), nicknamed «The Zubial», the one of the screenwriters the more prolifiques of the French movie, and the grandson of John Garden (1904-1976), office director of Rock Laval, to Vichy and nicknamed «The Yellow Dwarf». To 23 years, it finds Hélène, the woman of his life, marries itself and becomes the father of two children.
Published: October 24, 2005   
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