The Best Thing That Can Happen to a Croissant

A best seller in Europe, Pablo Tusset s wickedly funny debut novel follows the hilarious, boozy, libidinous, and occasionally dangerous travails of Pablo Baloo Miralles, the wholeheartedly dissolute thirty year old black sheep of the staid Barcelona finance titans of Miralles Miralles This renowned Internet blogger, daytime sleeper, and dedicated hedonist is yankeA best seller in Europe, Pablo Tusset s wickedly funny debut novel follows the hilarious, boozy, libidinous, and occasionally dangerous travails of Pablo Baloo Miralles, the wholeheartedly dissolute thirty year old black sheep of the staid Barcelona finance titans of Miralles Miralles This renowned Internet blogger, daytime sleeper, and dedicated hedonist is yanked into family business matters when the president of the business, his older, accomplished brother, disappears Thus begins The Best Thing That Can Happen to a Croissant, an easy riding, reluctant detective story Tusset s prodigious talents as both a satirist and creator of one of the most hilarious underachievers in recent memory make this an exquisitely entertaining read.
The Best Thing That Can Happen to a Croissant A best seller in Europe Pablo Tusset s wickedly funny debut novel follows the hilarious boozy libidinous and occasionally dangerous travails of Pablo Baloo Miralles the wholeheartedly dissolute t

  • Title: The Best Thing That Can Happen to a Croissant
  • Author: Pablo Tusset
  • ISBN: 9781841957159
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Divertente?No, insulso. L'ininterrotto succedersi di spiritosaggini, spesso banali o forzate, non ha nulla a che vedere con l'umorismo e rende inefficaci anche i pochi passaggi azzeccati di vera comicità o piacevole ironia. Pochi. Il dipanarsi della vicenda è stiracchiato, noioso, e si aggroviglia miseramente per franare in un finale astruso e assurdo. Di tutti i personaggi, nessuno è riuscito ad accattivarsi le mie simpatie, per non parlare del protagonista, che ho trovato improbabile, irrit [...]

    2. Bueno, pues finalmente he leído el libro que todo el mundo me decía que se parecía a "Historias que no contaría a mi madre". Y quiero que quede claro que lo leo más de una década después de escribir HQNCAMM.El libro en sí no está mal, aunque para mi gusto sobran muchas de las escenas del día a día del protagonista, que se supone que está en mitad de una investigación, pero se dedica a irse de putas, a irse a cenar, a irse a pillar costo, y la verdad es que hace que la trama del enig [...]

    3. Divertido, entretenido e intrigante, te lo lees en un rato y te deja con buen sabor de boca.

    4. Light and fun read, could be disappointing if one believed in the ramblings on the book cover of this tome being a "curious mix of Borges, Almodóvar and Umberto Eco" - but that's how bestsellers are madeWhile Tusset can't be compared to any of the aforementioned, it's true that there are crazy and likable characters and a turmoil of happenings set in Spain, just like in a movie by Almodóvar, there's some mystery and some medieval sect like in Eco and there's some Borgesian philosophy (without [...]

    5. Pablo Miralles cuenta su aventura desde la mañana en que descubre que su hermano ha desaparecido.El estilo es una mezcla de Sherlock Holmes y Torrente: el protagonista no tiene costumbres precisamente saludables, pero se considera feliz en su mundo, quizá es lo que más me ha llamado la atención: la forma de contar las cosas y afrontar lo que va pasando: campechano es poco. La combinación entre lasitud, dejadez e inteligencia es un punto interesante.Por lo demás, el argumento es sencillo ha [...]

    6. Confesso di aver fatto fatica ad arrivare alla fine. Qualche spunto simpatico c'è, ma l'autore si sforza troppo di fare lo splendido, e la storia ci mette un'eternità ad arrivare da qualche parte, rimandando allo spasimo qualsiasi tentativo di risoluzione del "mistero", per perdersi a vuoto nelle avventure pornopecorecce, e complessivamente senza grosso peso per l'economia della trama, del protagonista. Quando arriva finalmente la "soluzione", poi, non si tratta di nulla di particolarmente int [...]

    7. I thought the book was excellent until the last two chapters. The main character, Pablo, is gripping. You long for his nonsensical dreams, you can smell the grime and alcohol on him. The writing is great, and the story moves very well, BUT there was a twist at the end which I thought ruined the book. Granted, I give the author credit, because I did not see that coming, but I still thought a different ending would have been better.

    8. So I bought this book simply because it was in German and the title is "The best thing that can happen to a croissant," which of course sparked my interest. I later found out that it was originally written in Spanish and was later translated to German, so there are occasionally some interesting phrases that appear. However it is pretty good so far and I did find out that the best thing that can happen to a croissant is to be spread with butter. That's deep.

    9. Hace ya 10 años que la leí pero la recuerdo aún en el maletero del coche. Me resultó excesivamente pretenciosa en aspectos múltiples. Me pareció que se intentaba hacer una fusión de Cripta Embrujada con personajes antipáticos sacados de la Conjura de los Necios con un toque de novela costumbrista.Lo que queda es una novela soez y áspera con humor de caca, culo, pedo, pis. Bastante básica.

    10. What a great read! The first 2/3 read like "The Rum Diaries" meets "Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo." And the last third felt like a sort of mystery/scifi action movie (filtered through a boozy lens, of course). What fun! I assume it's even better in the original Spanish, but the translator was obviously amazing, and the fact that it was in British English only added to its charms.

    11. If The Dude from The Big Lebowski discussed philosophy and lived in Barcelona, he would love the main character, Pablo, from this book. Very modern, with lots of sex, drugs, money, alcohol, and creepy secret cults. Very little about croissants.

    12. Una locura divertida. Se pasa un muy buen rato leyendo esta delirante novelaEn definitiva, vale la pena

    13. Kniha na suverénních pět hvězdiček kdyby ji nezabil závěr. Hrdina knihy se jmenuje stejně jako autor - Pablo, stejně i vypadá, a soudě dle zmíněné úrovně závěru knihy je i stejný flákač. Zápletka? Pablo, který věčně prdí, smrdí, a peníze udrží hůř než udrží turista stolici po mexické pouliční stravě, dostane od svého dokonalého bratra jeden zvláštní úkol. Prozkoumat jeden starý dům. Proč? Pablo se ptá vždycky jen na prachy (když mu úkol přijd [...]

    14. *** Attenzione: di seguito anticipazioni sulla trama (SPOILER) ***Con un titolo così accattivante mi aspettavo qualcosa di più. In realtà l'interesse del libro si esaurisce nell'originalità del titolo.La storia, giallo-pallida, è del tipo à la Pinketts dunque, solo per chi ama il genere. Lo "sbroglio della matassa" poi, vira abbondantemente nell'assurdo-surreale. Niente di male, per carità. Ma allora deve essere il tono di tutto il libro (es. Pforde) e non una deviazione così repentina d [...]

    15. il libro si apre con il protagonista, maledetto anti borghese e ironico, ma poi rimane incastrato nelle inutili e ripetitive descrizioni delle sue sbronze. una sarebbe bastata invece l'autore ci sommerge di dettagli superflui e la storia invece di svelare un mistero, si impantana in un finale senza spessore. il titolo del libro non ha nulla a che vedere con il contenuto

    16. After reading about two-thirds of the book I realized that I just didn't care how the story would end. So i quit reading this very bizarre, unrealistic and chaotic book.

    17. so much prospect of being a a very good book. the last few chapters ruined that notion for me. all I had was a bad tasting piece of stale croissant.

    18. Es muy parecido a la "Conjura De Los Necios" de Kennedy Toole(En el humor).Una novela fácil y divertida que te atrapa fácilmente.

    19. Es lo primero que leo de este autor y fue por recomendación ya que estaba buscando un tipo de novela humorística que me recordara en su momento lo mucho que me reí con "Sin noticias de Gurb" y  la verdad es que no me han quedado ganas de repetir. Me he quedado un poco fría. Ni chicha ni limoná.  Si bien es cierto que es un libro entretenido, "rápido" (aunque me ha llevado 3 semanas) y de fácil lectura con un humor que tildan de disparatado no me ha creado ningún tipo de "enganche [...]

    20. 2'5No sé si por gusto más personal u objetivo, pero no me ha gustado especialmente.Sabía de antemano que se centraba más en su estilo de vida que en el caso en sí, pero ni me gusta la forma en la que lo lleva ni la cantidad de relleno que ocupa. Se hace pesado porque al fin y al cabo es siempre lo mismo; droga, alcohol, putas y gastarse el dinero de su hermano. Eso en bucle rellena medio libro sin exagerar.Caso aparte no me gusta nada las generalizaciones que hace sobre la mujer porque no s [...]

    21. 3.5Iniziato benissimo (il tipo di comicità rientra esattamente nel mio "genere", non bassa ma con una velatura di ironia "volgare" che nel contesto del romanzo non stonava affatto), si è un po' perso nei meandri degli episodi assolutamente inutili, ma credo l'intento dell'autore fosse proprio quello di farci partecipi delle esperienze inutili e innumerevoli del protagonista Pablo che, nonostante la chiara misantropia e misoginia, risulta in fin dei conti un personaggio ben studiato e sviluppat [...]

    22. 4.0/10 OK, I suppose I have a knee-jerk reaction to these types of books from reading Henry Miller. I'm something of a wastrel, but a character who is dissolute to the point of it becoming the major cataloged event of the book with an "oh by the way," that reduces the other action to a subplot does not appeal to me. That this became a best-seller in Europe (according to the blog) sort of indicates that they are as decandent as we are. The guy is a total waste, and to paint him large serves nothi [...]

    23. L'unica cosa che mi è piaciuta di questo libro è stato il titolo. Lungo, a tratti logorroico e senza alcun senso. Più di 200 pagine, alcune assolutamente inutili secondo me. Non l'ho capito. Si risolve tutto nelle ultime 20 pagine e in maniera frettolosa e senza nemmeno spiegare bene la situazione. Peccato perché l'inizio mi aveva quasi presa, sembrava divertente e irriverente, ma dopo qualche pagina l'irriverenza è diventata pesante e sempre uguale. In conclusione: BAH

    24. Somehow I find this book was quite difficult to read. Only the last two chapters I began to like it. It is supposed to be a funny book but I think that author's sense of humour is not for everyone. It's book about life, about things that really matter in life, about detective story.

    25. Reseña publicada en mi blog: enlibertycafe/Desde luego, tengo que reconocer que ni la portada ni el título de Lo peor que le puede pasar a un cruasán son elementos atractivos que me acercaron a la novela. Sin embargo, me la regalaron por sorpresa. Y ha resultado ser uno de esos libros que inesperadamente entretenidos.La diversión comienza desde el principio y el ritmo se mantiene durante toda la novela. La trama en principio me pareció la de cualquier otra novela de detectives al uso pero n [...]

    26. Pablo Baloo Miralles annoyed me from the start, so much. You know those people who think that they have such a great sense of humor, that it would be a shame to deprive the humanity of it for even a second, so they always talk and act as if after every sentence they utter, there should be a rimshot? That is Pablo. His acts and comments are more often quite distasteful, then they are not. But he can be hilarious. Hes comments on children and women are obnoxious. But he can be really hilarious, lo [...]

    27. Antes de leer: En esta novela acompañamos a Pablo a lo largo de la semana que dura su historia. Nos agarra de la mano y no nos suelta, ya que, además de relatarnos los momentos de acción, nos hace acompañarlo al lavabo, al bar o de compras. Nos vemos envueltos con él en una vorágine en la que estamos al mismo nivel. Una trama llena de acción con toques de humor y costumbrismo actual, en la que es muy fácil introducirse y sentirse cómodo. Para los que les apetezca leer algo fácil pero n [...]

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