Tuesday, August 21, 2012

UNDERGROUND TIME by Delphine de Vigan

4.5 out of 5

  • Print Length: 273 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English


Every day, Mathilde takes the Metro to her job at a large multinational, where she has felt miserable and isolated ever since getting on the wrong side of her bullying boss. Every day, Thibault, a paramedic, drives where his dispatcher directs him, fighting traffic to attend to disasters. For many of the people he rushes to treat, he represents the only human connection in their day. Mathilde and Thibault are just two figures being pushed and shoved in a lonesome, crowded city. But what might happen if these two souls, traveling their separate paths, could meet?

My view:

First of, I love her prose, her dimensional characters, both so important to a enjoyable read.
This is the story of Mathilde, a highly successful corporate woman, her employer's right hand. What happens when she has been so successful for many years not fearing for her job, important to the supports of her children which she is raising as a single mother following the early death of her husband. No one is indispensable, a fact easily forgotten after years of success and security.  
This is Mathilde's story, her employer's sudden changes, irritability...which remains unexplained,
except for her, who's life is slowly becoming a difficult road.... 

Delphine de Vigan is a very successful French author, she published in English "UNDERGROUND TIME" and "NO AND ME" and soon to come out the price winning "RIEN NE S'OPPOSE A LA NUIT" not yet published in English. 

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