I have just finished Laurent Binet’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 at 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.

Immagine correlata

Caricature by Alejandro gamero. From left to right, Barthes, Foucault, Lacan y Lévi-Strauss.