I won t rate this book as I bailed on it after four pages. The author seems to think that paedophilia is hip and cool, but I don t Maybe he just put this element in to shock, in which case it worked too well for me. A quick, fun read that I have been meaning to get to for years I remember seeing the 1981 movie made from the book Diva and enjoying it as a very stylized mystery that reminded me a lot of something a French Michael Mann would have made Then I found this on the bookshelf after the kid woke me up at 2AM the other day. This is the first of a four booksDiva, Nana, Lola, and Luna that feature Gorodish a professional criminal in his 40s and his 13 year old ingenue partner Alba The plot is interesting and fast paced, and it reminds me of the pulp fiction books I inhale Jim Thompson, Charles Willeford, Jim Tulley, etc save that they take place in Paris in the 1970s and are a departure in setting and style from what is usually identif Good story, very poor writing Rarely can I say the movie was better, but definitely in this case. 1981 , Daniel Odier ,. EPub, Diva By Delacorta This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Diva, Essay By Delacorta Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please read And Make A Refission For [Delacorta] ✓ Diva [sunday-comics PDF] read Online Ó You
Warning The Alba series of books centre on the relationship between a 13 year old girl who is frequently described in sexual terms and a man in his late 30s Although it is made clear that no sexual intercourse occurs, their sharing of beds and nudity is unsettling to the modern reader However, the fact that Alba is mature than most 18 year olds makes it possible to enjoy the stories despite the qualms as it hard to believe that the character described is really only 13 I suspect that Delacorta only gives her the age of 13 just to shock, he could easily have made her 15 the age of consent in much of Europe without changing anything else. Having got that out of the way, Diva is a fun read as anyone who watched the film will know The amoral nature of the heroes is great fun and the comeuppance for the baddies is very satisfying Compared t Ó Diva ↠´ This is the book that French film director Jean Jacques Beineix adapted into his marvelous 1981 masterpiece of the same name, a movie which marked both his feature debut and the start of what was retroactively labeled as the cin ma du look, a grouping of films noteworthy for their beautiful visuals Who can forget the breathtaking aria from Catalani s La Wally that opens the film I remember, the first time I watched the movie, being blown away by the combination of a police thriller story and lush art film aesthetics So I was curious to know the source material. Unfortunately, while Delacorta s book is an entertaining enough read, it has none of what makes the movie so special Somehow, without Beineix s flourishes, the plot coincidences feel stale It s a functional thriller No no less. The source material for the visually stunning 1981 French film of the same name, Diva is an interesting but not essential companion given the films lack of emphasis on narrative The clearest difference here is that Alba the 13 year old nymphette is here a blonde French girl rather than a Vietnamese orphan while other plot points were rightly streamlined and omitted from the movie On its own Diva stands up as a quick, sleek crime read Forgotten by many this is the first in a series of six translated books which probably got lost between readers of popular fiction gravitating toward big 500 page tomes and serious readers that would be put off by its lack of literary aspirations If you approach this with an open mind it makes for an interesting euro curio and a fun way to spend a few hours. Like everyone else here, gonna do the movie which I saw when it was first released, and still remember as a fun romp Yes, a quick read, and fun Plot holes here and there And really, it is quite superficial about opera and Classical music A lot of name dropping, but that is about as deep as it gets the author s wife is a classical musician Maybe it is a European thing, but I find it quite creepy that the lead female is 13 going on 14, and has quite an adult attitudes towards sex Well, at least the 40 ish lead male who she is love with, despite their age difference, of course is gentleman enough not to want to take her until she turns 14 Quick read and the plot rolls along quite quickly I ll probably look for some of the other books in this series And rewatch the film which does have some differences, from what I remember. This is the second opportunity I ve taken to read Delacorta s Diva The first was after the first time I d watched the movie of the same name The second was after the second time I d watched the movie and gotten to meet Wilhelmina Wiggins Fernandez at the foreign film festival here in Lexington she now teaches special ed kids here in Lexington and spoke at the showing. The book itself is enjoyable, but what I think I like even are the changes that were made to turn the book into the movie one of my most favorite movies And while reading it, I inevitably have the aria from La Wally it opens the movie stuck in my head Diva is a good book, but it is a wonderful IMHO great movie.