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Underground Time

Delphine de Vigan

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Title: Underground Time
Author: Delphine de Vigan
Genre: Novel
Written: 2009 (Eng. 2011)
Length: 257 pages
Original in: French
Availability: Underground Time - US
Underground Time - UK
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Les heures souterraines - Canada
Underground Time - India
Les heures souterraines - France
Ich hatte vergessen, dass ich verwundbar bin - Deutschland
Le ore sotterranee - Italia
  • French title: Les heures souterraines
  • Translated by George Miller

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Why we haven't reviewed it yet:

Had a look at it; didn't take to it at all

Chances that we will review it:

Very slim

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Review Summaries
Source Rating Date Reviewer
The Guardian . 14/5/2011 Nicola Barr
The Independent . 1/7/2011 Emma Hagestadt

  From the Reviews:
  • "(E)legantly constructed, sympathetic, compelling, enjoyable" - Nicola Barr, The Guardian

  • "The narrative gains momentum in the second half, but despite a close encounter at the Gare de Lyon, the commuters fail to connect. As in her best-known novel, No and Me, de Vigan writes about the loneliness of modern city life." - Emma Hagestadt, The Independent

Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review's biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers. Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. We acknowledge (and remind and warn you) that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure.

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Underground Time: Reviews: Other books of interest under review:
  • See Index of French literature

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About the Author:

       French author Delphine de Vigan was born in 1966.

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