Daniel Pennac Pathetic, contrite and hapless, Benjamin is nonetheless the scapegoat at The Store: there is nothing for which he cannot be. A review and a link to other reviews of The Scapegoat (Au Bonheur des ogres) by Daniel Pennac. Benjamin Malaussäne’s official job title is Quality Controller, but since nobody could possibly control the quality of all the goods in his Parisian.

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Il paradiso degli orchi – Italia. Information from the Italian Common Knowledge. Scalegoat bonheur des ogres is this sideways holiday fairy tale where being different is something to be celebrated not hidden. The customers take pity, the Store doesn’t have to replace the goods, and everybody is happy. But then there is a series of bomb explosions in the store, and it starts to look as though Benjamin is going to be the scapegoat for something rather more serious than a defective fridge.

Malaussene has to be there to take the blame. Harvill Press- Fiction – pages. But one day, when the first or a series of bombs explodes in the toy department, he decides to resist the call of duty There is also, incidentally, a plot.

pennax The Scapegoat by Daniel Pennac Other authors: Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. The Scapegoat Daniel Pennac No preview available – No library descriptions found. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. In short, he’s so like the hero of a comic novel that he really couldn’t be anything else except possibly the hero of a comic film. Perec-translator and Oulipo member Ian Monk does an honorable job of translating a book that is so heavy on slang that it almost sinks even in the original.


The Scapegoat – Daniel Pennac

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A Robert Soulat Al Grassone. I’m not sure if I’ll go on with this series, but it was an entertaining light read.

The Scapegoat

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Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. I think this was the problem I had with the book to start with: Semi-intellectual, extremely laid-back, liberal, loving, he is a sympathetic though perhaps too much larger-than-life character. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The complete review ‘s Review:. They interact in a wild, provocative, thrilling story in which the Parisian everyday takes on a surreal edge, and begins to spiral out of control.


Ho alzato la cornetta del telefono e ho chiamato la Regina Zabo. He is investigated, and he investigates. The Scapegoat by Daniel Pennac. Then there is the statuesque investigative journalist with whom Ben becomes involved, a Nazi-sympathising bookseller, police inspector Coudrier, and assorted other denizens of the Beleville Arab quarter of Paris in which The Scapegoat is set.

Malla-kun Sep 22, You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Ion Monk lives in France. Au Bonheur des ogres – France.

Account Options Sign in. Pennac does a good job of describing Belleville, his family, the department store, the odd characters that populate it, and the police. We grew up together. Customers come in complaining of nightmarish mishaps regarding their recent purchases, all out for their pound of flesh.


With Malaussene, his extended and exhaustive family, and the people of Danisl Belleville quarter. Add to Your books. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. More than anything The Scapegoat is about colour and description.

Scapegoat Daniel Pennac No preview available – The Scapegoat is a light-hearted entertainment.