An irresistible French sensation – Mr Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore meets Amélie – The Reader on the 6.27 explores the power of books through the lives of the people they save. It is sure to capture the hearts of book lovers everywhere.
Guylain Vignolles lives on the edge of existence. Working at a book pulping factory in a job he hates, he has but one pleasure in life . . .
Sitting on the 6.27 train each day, Guylain recites aloud from pages he has saved from the jaws of his monstrous pulping machine. And it’s this release of words into the world that starts our hero on a journey that will finally bring meaning into his life.
Guylain Vignolles hates his name, he is not very confident and every day waits for the same train to take him to a job he detests.
WHY WHY WHY have I left this delightful book on my shelf for so long? I ask myself. Because I am an idiot is the answer.
The Reader on the 6.27 is imaginative, charming and engaging.
Jean-Paul Didierlaurent has not only had to write the tale about Guylain but also the stories within this fabulous read, ensuring each one is able to capture and interest its reader. From rabbits to confessing ladies the characters are all amazing. I loved Yvon, with his masterful quiet demeanor and his way with words. Even Rouger de Lisle, the goldfish, had character.
Finding a memory stick sets him on a quest to find Julie. A toilet attendant with a whim for writing.
This book is funny, sad (the fish dies), and most of all one of the most mesmeric reads of my life. I truly adored it.
It is simple and scrumptious and it gave me a days reading pleasure, which is always fabulous.