Always so tasty ... Marcel Ayme

Always so tasty ... Marcel Ayme

The Sorceress (Paperback)

Customer Review

This novel combines several favorite themes of Marcel Ayme:
- A village in the Jura countryside of the interwar period (with its family histories, struggles between clerical and anti-clerical, ...)
- Fantasy (represented here by the character of the Wyvern,
- Humor both caustic and kind to his characters,
- The importance of animals (especially dogs here for the home side and vipers for the wild side and the phallic symbol)
- Freedom of manners of some characters (it is not here in the "Green Mare" but still ...!).

The whole gives a tasty cocktail that bears sometimes smiling, sometimes meditating ...

Note some scenes of anthology (like building a house in one night!) Or some characters worthy of San Antonio (as the gravedigger Requiem).

A very good read served in the language pure, precise and expressive of Marcel Ayme!

I extended this reading by watching the film with Lambert Wilson and I have to say I was a little disappointed because the film has so simplified the novel and its characters that it has become a bit cartoonish. Fortunately Jean Carmet (extraordinary in the role of Requiem) saves the whole.

Cheaper as it gets! Rank: 1/5
July 1
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January 27
Perfect! January 1796 Rank: 5/5
January 30
Perfect, limited only by TV Rank: 5/5
April 16
Welcoming Dock Rank: 4/5
March 16

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