Saturday, February 4, 2012

Tarantula by Thierry Jonquet

Book menu for Tarantula (The Skin I Inhabit) by Thierry Jonquet

ISBN of edition I read: 2070408019 (paperback, french language)

This is a brilliantly written novel that will stay with you for days after reading it.  It is haunting, intelligent, nonlinear, and very disturbing.  I cannot wait to see the film adaptation with Antonio Banderas.

Food mentioned in Tarantula by Thierry Jonquet:
Champagne, 14, 84, 89, 139
Croissants, 17
Orange juice, 18
Honey-dipped biscotti, 18
Chocolate truffles, 21, 103
Omelet, 32
Lobster, 48
Bread, pate, sausage, 56
Red wine, 56
Coffee, 59
Fruit, 65, 136
Cheese, 65
Caviar, 66
Salmon, 66
Sorbet, 66
Cake, 66, 138-139
Tea, 84
Yogurt, 136
Oysters, 144
Snails, 144
Calamari, 144

Books/Authors mentioned in Tarantula by Thierry Jonquet
Voltaire , 60
Pacal , 60
Honore de Balzac , 66
Stendhal , 66
ARS├łNE LUPIN novels novels / Maurice LeBlanc, 144

Music mentioned in Tarantula by Thierry Jonquet
"The Man I Love ", 12, 14, 46, 114, 155
Berlioz , 60
Chopin , 66
Liszt , 66

Magazines mentioned in Tarantula by Thierry Jonquet:
La Revue du Praticien, 14
L'Equippe, 21, 105