I have just finished Laurent Biinet’s novel: I decided I could, for once, postpone the school work and go through the last fifty pages or so.
It’s great -not a great novel from the literary point of view, maybe, and I can’t judge its style as I read it in translation, but it’s fun, clever and compelling and the explanations of linguistic and semiotic theories don’t get in the way of the narrative pace. I don’t know how well it may work with someone who isn’t al least a little familiar with them, but I suppose the readers can learn with the police detective who investigates the strange events connected to the death of Roland Barthes.
I do recommend it, and I ‘m thinking I could investigate the author’s previous works.
Caricature by Alejandro gamero. From left to right, Barthes, Foucault, Lacan y Lévi-Strauss.