Foam of the Daze is perhaps Vian’s most innocent work. The innocence of youth is drawn in such an elegant way, and its darkness and. Foam of the Daze has ratings and reviews. The definition of Boris Vian: engineer, inventor, chronicler of jazz, trumpet player, poet and novelist. 2 discussion posts. Tosh said: L’Ecume des jours (Foam of the Daze) is a jazz fueled Science Fiction story that is both romantic and nihilistic! Vian’s n.

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Visn for telling us about the problem. Most of it is nonsensical, and I just didn’t care about any of the characters. Views Read Edit View history.

Thursday, May 8, FFB: John, I liked the premise behind the story, the miracle illness, and it’d be interesting to see roam the story has been adapted to film. Though told as a linear narrativethe novel employs surrealism and contains multiple plot lines, including the love stories of two couples, talking mice, and a man who ages years in a week.

Boris Vian: Foam Of The Daze / L’ecume Des Jours

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But it was actually an absurd book, sad and also simplifying. Retrieved May 3, I couldn’t keep focus at the reading itself. Ultimately, Colin’s actions and fate at the end of the novel demonstrate that cancer not only devastates the life of the patient — it also does the same to the lives of the people surrounding him or her.


Concurrently, Chick receives a surprise visit from the police for tax viaj and contraband tobacco smuggling. Three Comrades] and [Book: Daaze to Read saving….

Practically unclassifiable in the way it absorbs so many genres Coam novel is bewitching and strange and hysterical and ultimately deeply moving. The soul of the book is about the nature of life disappearing and loving things intensely as if one was making love on a live grenade!

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Works by Boris Vian. I must revisit this book. View all 3 comments. No sooner does he dzae his wish then he meets Chloe, as equally wide-eyed and optimistic as he is.

It doesn’t capture what I would call love at all.

Surrealism Tragedy [1] [2] [3]. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The last time I read a book by Boris Vian I hurled it across the room after finishing it and swore I’d never read another.

The supporting cast includes Chick, an obsessive collector of Jean-Sol Partre memorabilia; Colin’s libertine manservant Nicolas, a Jeeves for the jazz-age; the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre himself, Vian’s rib-poking tribute to his friend Jean-Paul Sartre and the pianocktail: It was so bad Could it be possible this is the same book everybody is talking about and giving so many stars to?

It was well written, the language was beautiful, the characters more like sketches of ideas than real people, but I assume that was deliberate. Meanwhile, Chick’s compulsive fixation on Jean-Pulse Heartre is a metaphor for drug addiction. If there is any deep thought, it is too deep for me ev The book strongly reminded me of two other works: Tam Tam Books ed. I can’t tell if the English translation of this is just awful or the whole concept of the book is awful.


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Throughout the novel, there are references to various works by Sartre, but like the philosopher’s name, Boris Vian played with words to make new titles for “works” by Heartre. Vian was also fascinated with jazz: Very complex and unusual.

The movie has been picked up by Drafthouse Films and should appear in a limited release at art house cinemas sometime in the summer and eventually be released on DVD.

Account Options Sign in. All because Chloe fiam succumbed to an inexplicable malady, a miracle illness. What a strange title. He loathed Americans fiam consumed massive quantities of American culture in the form of jazz, films, etc and fawned over American jazz musicians.