The Reader on the 6.27 (Hardback)
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The Reader on the 6.27 (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 04/06/2015
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An irresistible French sensation - Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore meets Amelie - The Reader on the 6.27 explores the power of books through the lives of the people they save. It is sure to capture the hearts of book lovers everywhere.

Guylain Vignolles lives on the edge of existence. Working at a book pulping factory in a job he hates, he has but one pleasure in life . . .

Sitting on the 6.27 train each day, Guylain recites aloud from pages he has saved from the jaws of his monstrous pulping machine. And it's this release of words into the world that starts our hero on a journey that will finally bring meaning into his life.

For one morning, Guylain discovers the diary of a lonely young woman: Julie. A woman who feels as lost in the world as he does. As he reads from these pages to a rapt audience, Guylain finds himself falling hopelessly in love with their enchanting author . . .

The Reader on the 6.27 is a tale bursting with larger-than-life characters, each of whom touches Guylain's life for the better. This captivating novel is a warm, funny fable about literature's power to uplift even the most downtrodden of lives.

'The humanity of the characters . . . the re-enchantment of everyday life, the power of words and literature, tenderness and humour . . . The Reader on the 6.27 is a must' L'Express

'A beautiful testimony to the universality of the love of books' Livres Hebdo

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447276463
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A delightful tale about the kinship of reading... Much of the charm resides in the simplicity of Didierlaurent's prose and his vivid characterisation. Ros Schwartz's translation perfectly conveys the warmth and eccentricities of his memorable cast. Already a bestseller in France, The Reader on the 6.27 looks set to woo British readers and become a book club favourite * Independent on Sunday *
Charming . . . It is a clever, funny, and humane work that champions the power of literature * Sunday Times *
This contemporary fable was acquired by more than twenty countries. A beautiful testimony to the universality of the love of books * Livres Hebdo *
The humanity of the characters . . . the re-enchantment of everyday life, the power of words and literature, tenderness and humor . . . The Reader on the 6.27 is a must. * L'Express *
I read it in one sitting, I couldn't put it down! It is one of those feel-good books that gets you really invested in the character's story, and then puts you in a good mood when you finish it. There is an underlying element of it being a love story, but the novel is so much more than that. * Literary Loveliness - Hello Magazine Online *

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“A beautiful tale about the love of books”

I received a copy of this book from the publishers and this is my honest review of the book.

Guylain Vignolles dreads the journey to work every day. Working at a book pulping plant it breaks his heart to destroy the... More

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Nicole @WstonesHemel

“If You Read One Translation This Year Read This! ”

This is one of my favourite reads.
A man reads out loud from a folder everyday on the train. We find out he works at a paper pulping depot where books meet a mulchy end. He saves what pages he can.
The story... More

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“If Michel Gondry and Wes Anderson were to write a book, this would be it.”

There is a point in most people's lives when they will find themselves doing a job they hate, for booklover Guylain Vignolles, it's as a book pulper. Each day he sets off to work, comforted only by his... More

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