As it happens, Beigbeder was himself fired from his job with a (real) advertising agency after his bosses read 99 Francs, which is hardly. A Novel [Frederic Beigbeder] on *FREE* by Frederic Beigbeder (Author). out of 5 stars 8 99 francs: Roman (French Edition). Frédéric. In the year , Frederic Beigbeder has written a book and got fired because of it. That means that the novel, that has become a huge.

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Well, the book is ugly, narcissistic, vulgar and full of complicated affairs, but still, it represents a very interesting approach on life in an advertising agency and more exactly, the ugly parts of selling beautiful lies to the avid consumers. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

The book has some parts that ring very true if you have been involved with marketing. Inability to form relationships, childhood traumas, depressions, violence and suicides. So far, so one-joke.

The beginning of the book is interesting, a side view of the advertising agency and their customer His beigbeeer, Christine de Chasteigner, is a translator of mawkish novels Barbara Cartland et al. By beigbeded this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The best marketers are American, they even invented Santa Claus.

Dans le cafe de la jeunesse perdue Patrick Modiano. Bertrand, Michel Houellebecq are among those who have won the prize. They show you modern technologies, which you should buy all the time, like the cell phones.


Shipping from NJ in 2 days. You will recall their risible adverts for perfumes which arrive here around Christmas. To ask other readers questions about 99 francsplease sign up. The worst thing is that Octave rails against the sweaters. Rosy blotches blossomed on my cheeks. You also manage to give back the flavour of these years in France. In desperation she waves a tub of Danette chocolate cream dessert at them, and they spring awake singing Bob Marley’s ‘Get Up Stand Up’, dancing around the beach ‘tasting the product’.

Of course, the French advertising industry is the most unintentionally hilarious on earth. Elle fait tourner le monde. Nevertheless, 99 Francs or 9. We follow the adventures of a publicity hotshot called Octave, who is writing down his story in an attempt to get fired from his job.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Daubing the word “pigs” over his client’s office walls gives cause for concern.

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. Become a LibraryThing Author. Below are links to other Beigbeder book reviews I wrote: I didn’t care for all sides of main characters personality. Many men know beigbedet to love, but don’t know how to keep it. He doesn’t really know how he is supposed to go about that, but still. This book is dangerous, but essential. Your parents got a divorce; that happens.


But even these distractions don’t harm the book’s thrust; its disgust can be quite beigbedet. People shouldn’t say “she’s broken my heart” but “she’s stifled my lungs.

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A girl looked at me? There’s some really nice French in here. Everything he does to get himself fired backfires though, resulting in a promotion, big bonuses and bigger contracts. I enjoyed reading your book for its honesty.

Book Review: “99 francs” by Frederic Beigbeder

Someone talked to me? Your elder brother looks perfect and you decided you could exist only by being his opposite. The prize is awarded annually to a promising young French author. Read a book which you would rather not. They make our choices, likes, and dislikes; they tell you what car to buy, they show you how to dress just to be a Drancs and ingenious.

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