While the story at hand is fine, there were times when I’d be reading about turbulence in an airplane and then…BAM! A flight attendant with an aged fleshy bosom enters the scene. Does this character have an important role in the events at hand? Not really. Is there something about her body that is relevant to what is occurring? Nope. Well, maybe the author is just trying to paint a word picture for us…why then does he not mention anything else about this person’s appearance? So now I’m left trying to solve the mystery of the mention of said bosom rather than focusing on the story at hand.
And we are only on the 2nd paragraph people.
We are then introduced to another character whose huge tits and oversized mammaries are described in two consecutive sentences. And then this character catches a ride with an acquaintance who mentions how he used to get so turned on watching her try to hide her big titties when she was on TV (his words, not mine). A totally acceptable comment from your friend’s gardener while riding for 5 minutes together in the car, so I’m led to believe.
So Nicole has big boobs, got it. I’ll give Bussi a pass whenever he feels the need to wax poetic about them.
But then Nicole’s grandson notices her picture on a wall, and Bussi decides “ample breasted” would be an appropriate way to describe her in the photo. Maybe it’s just me, but it seemed weird coming in the context of thoughts from her grandson.
And, while not quite as eyebrow raising as the anatomical fixation, I found it strange that distances were described in miles in a book that took place in France.
Luckily for Bussi, he has an out, as this book was originally written in French. There’s some plausible deniability going on that allows me to wonder if all of this is really just something that is lost (gained?) in translation.
Works for me.
Boobs, miles, and hints of possible incest aside, this book isn’t half bad. If you’re interested in solving the mystery of a 3 month old baby who is the sole survivor of a plane crash, and whose identity is questioned, this book will not disappoint. And despite what I’ve said, the mystery is primary here, so boob men are better off waiting for the on screen adaptation.
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