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Un plaisir de retrouver les personnages de la série

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Rédigé le : 30/09/2019

La suite des aventures tant attendue! L'intrigue est un peu moins époustouflante que d'habitude, mais la psychologie et la sensibilité des personnages sont plus creusées.
La voix est très agréable et claire.
Un bon moment pour tout fan de la série!

Une excellente suite criante d'actualité

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Rédigé le : 16/04/2019

Une excellente suite au roman "au revoir là-haut", où des personnages secondaires endossent des rôles principaux avec panache. Le lecteur est accroché jusqu'au bout de cette aventure, où s'entremêlent humour, amour, faits historiques, cynisme, trahisons et résilience. Les personnages féminins sont variés mais toujours à la fois forts et subtils.

Bien que le roman ait été écrit en 2017 et qu'il se déroule durant l'entre deux guerres, il est criant d'actualité: on pourrait aisément transposer certains éléments aux années 2018 et 2019, en espérant que la situation d'aujourd'hui ne conduise pas à la guerre.

Concernant la partie audio, c'est un réel plaisir d'entendre l'auteur lire son propre texte, avec une lecture fluide et un ton qui sonne toujours très juste. Par rapport au précédent roman, on a l'impression que la qualité de l'enregistrement est légèrement inférieure, comme si le son était plus étouffé. C'est bien la seule critique concernant la version audio, mais ce détail n'enlève rien à l'immense qualité de cette œuvre riche, captivante et cultivée.

Un grand merci à l'auteur, en attendant avec impatience la conclusion de cette trilogie.

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Too much self-promotion

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Rédigé le : 10/07/2018

Although this book provides an interesting overview of some key VR experiments and concepts, it really sounds like self-promotion material, as the author repeats throughout the book how important his work, students and lab are.

As a professional working in VR, I thought that this book would provide me with some inspiration to create better immersive experiences. Instead, what I discovered was merely an introduction to VR, and not a neutral one, since the author emphasizes the importance the company he has invested in. Maybe I was not the right audience for this book, and maybe investors in VR or VR newcomers might find it interesting. But if you already have some knowledge of VR, there is probably very little in this book that you don't already know.

If you want to learn more about VR, read some books, papers or interviews from people like Lanier, Abrash, Carmack, among others. And if you enjoy podcasts, you should definitely listen to the Voices of VR Podcast by the talented and passionate Kent Bye. You will get much more information, and the narration will be much more lively and enjoyable than what can be heard in this audiobook. Try listening to the extract and imagine hearing this voice for over 7 hours. I admit I stopped about two hours before the end. I had already spent way too much time trying to find some interest in this book.

A must-read!

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Rédigé le : 31/03/2018

A bookseller who had not yet read this novel told me that it seemed depressing. How wrong she was! Although grief is obviously present in the book, it provides a stark contrast to bliss, joy, love and life, as depicted with great accuracy, realism and subtlety in all the moving, intimate and often very funny memories of late teens growing up in the 21st century.

On their way to adulthood, the protagonists have their microcosm and beliefs challenged by a globalized world, made of places and people scarred by politics, wars and conflicts, old and new. While these young adults experience History being written in front of their very eyes, the last remains of innocence give way to existential questions on good, evil, identity, human relations and life choices.

The very clever construction of the novel mimics a world which has been shattered into pieces by the brutal loss of a loved one. Each remaining fragment reflects a memory of everyday life, and as the pieces come back together, they create a powerful bond between the reader and the characters, making their experience of loss, love and rebirth all the more intense.

This book is a real page turner, and the voice acting of the audio version breathes even more life to the witty dialogues. French readers struggling with the vocabulary can read the very nice translation named: "La Fêlure". Can't wait for Kate McNaughton's next novel!