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The Sun Also Rises

Thumbtack    The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. The story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates.

Year: 1926
Genre: Bull Fighting

A Moveable Feast

Thumbtack    A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway's "A Moveable Feast" captures what it meant to be young and poor and writing in Paris during the 1920s. Hemingway arrived in Paris in 1921, three years after the trauma of the Great War. Braque and Picasso were experimenting with cubist form; James Joyce, long living in self-imposed exile from his native Dublin, had just completed "Ulysses; " Gertrude Stein held court at 27 Rue de Fleurus, and deemed young Ernest a member of "une gneration perdue; " and T.S. Eliot was a bank clerk in London.

Year: 1964

Topaz

Thumbtack    Topaz by Leon Uris

On the eve of the Cuban Missile Crisis in Paris, 1962, Devereaux and Nordstrom uncover Soviet plans to ship nuclear arms. But when nobody acts after sharing his findings, Devereaux becomes the target of an assassination attempt and soon realizes the plot extends far beyond Cuba—and himself.

Year: 1967
Genre: AssassinsCuban Missile CrisisEspionage

Zero Cool

Thumbtack    Zero Cool by Michael Crichton

American radiologist Peter Ross just wanted a vacation. But when he meets the beautiful Angela Locke on a Spanish beach, he soon finds himself caught in a murderous crossfire between rival gangs seeking a precious artifact.

Year: 1969
Genre: Crime FictionThriller

The Merry Month of May

Thumbtack    The Merry Month of May by James Jones

Paris. May, 1968. This is the Paris of the barricaded boulevards of rebelling students' strongholds, of the literati, the sexual anarchists, the leftists--written chillingly of a time in French history closely paralleling America in the late '60s. The reader sees, feels, smells and fears all the turmoil of the frightening social quicksand of 1968.

Year: 1971

The Bookseller

Thumbtack    The Bookseller by Mark Pryor

Who is killing the celebrated bouquinistes of Paris? Max--an elderly Paris bookstall owner--is abducted at gunpoint. His friend, Hugo Marston, head of security at the US embassy, looks on helplessly, powerless to do anything to stop the kidnapper. Marston launches a search, enlisting the help of semiretired CIA agent Tom Green. Their investigation reveals that Max was a Holocaust survivor and later became a Nazi hunter.

Year: 2012
Genre: Murder Mystery

The Crypt Thief

Thumbtack    The Crypt Thief by Mark Pryor

It's summer in Paris and two tourists have been murdered in Père Lachaise cemetery in front of Jim Morrison's grave. The cemetery is locked down and put under surveillance, but the killer returns, flitting in and out like a ghost, and breaks into the crypt of a long-dead Moulin Rouge dancer. In a bizarre twist, he disappears under the cover of night with part of her skeleton.

Year: 2013
Genre: Serial Killer

 

 

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Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1926The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway Bull Fighting, Paris, Spain
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1964A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway Paris, Non-Fiction
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1967Topaz by Leon Uris Assassins, Cuban Missile Crisis, Espionage, Paris
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1969Zero Cool by Michael Crichton Crime Fiction, Thriller, Paris, Spain
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1971The Merry Month of May by James Jones Paris
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot2012The Bookseller by Mark Pryor Murder Mystery, Hugo Marston, Paris
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot2013The Crypt Thief by Mark Pryor Serial Killer, Hugo Marston, Paris

 

 

 


 

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