Posts Tagged ‘gothic’

More booksellers on La Maison des Épreuves

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

“A text that will haunt you like your own nightmares… A gothic tale, chilling in its treatment of the anguish and suffering that sublimate the beauty of our darkness.”

— Élodie, Gibert Joseph Barbès (Paris)

“Lovers of sick books, pounce on La Maison des Épreuves. Massive shock!

— Librairie Mollat (Bordeaux)

“This coming-of-age-gothic-multiple-choice-meta-survival-game (you can breathe now) is a UFO in this January’s literary releases. Once immersed in this book you will find yourself an integral part of it, a spectator/actor and not a voyeur. A shocking novel that pulsates and absorbs you… literally. ‘It is aliiiive!’”

— Roxane, La Librairie du Tramway (Lyon)

National press coverage in France

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

“The embryonic narratives formed into black and venomous little tales, recalling those of Edgar Poe… Like all new works, it does not subscribe to a genre but creates one if its own, a form never before seen, a precedent, perhaps, in the history of literature and it therefore seems necessary to me that it exists, that it can be read, even imitated.”

— Alice Zéniter, “Traduire, dit-elle”

Le Monde (paywall) >

“The first ordeal in this House is the act of reading. It presents us with a deforming (or true) mirror that reflects what we are determined not to see. But this atmosphere, which comes from Sade, from Kafka, from the great gothic and surrealist novels, engages us from the very start.”

— Alain Nicolas, “Quel cauchemar êtes-vous?”

l’Humanité >

“There is something astonishing in La Maison des Épreuves.”

— Mathieu Lindon, “Jeux Pernicieux Inc.”

Libération >