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Joy Sorman

Teoksen Sciences de la vie tekijä

15 teosta 98 jäsentä 12 arvostelua

Tietoja tekijästä

Sisältää nimen: Joy Sorman, 1973- author.

Image credit: Joy Sorman lors du forum « Animal ? » organisé par France Culture le 13 janvier 2018

Tekijän teokset

Sciences de la vie (2017) 21 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Tenderloin (2024) 15 kappaletta, 10 arvostelua
Boys, boys, boys (2005) 9 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Paris Gare du nord (2011) 8 kappaletta
Comme une bête (2012) 8 kappaletta
La peau de l'ours (2014) 8 kappaletta
Seyvoz (2022) 5 kappaletta
L'inhabitable (2011) 3 kappaletta
Pas de pitié pour les baskets (2010) 3 kappaletta
Du bruit (2007) 2 kappaletta
Le témoin (2024) 1 kappale

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Tämä arvostelu kirjoitettiin LibraryThingin Varhaisia arvostelijoita varten.
Not exactly my type of read, but it was very interesting and well-written.
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hannahlove417 | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 22, 2024 |
Tämä arvostelu kirjoitettiin LibraryThingin Varhaisia arvostelijoita varten.
The dilemmas of this book really make it a thoughtful read. Pim is a understandable character. Overall, great book, would read again.
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ShayanB | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 3, 2024 |
Tämä arvostelu kirjoitettiin LibraryThingin Varhaisia arvostelijoita varten.
*spoiler free*

Pim is an aspiring butcher that becomes completely obsessed and engrossed in the trade but once he reaches the perfection he desires he’s left thinking no there has to be more. This was a short entertaining read that almost gave a fever dream type feel. Reminded me of Tender is the Flesh and would be good for anyone who enjoyed that book.
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acire91 | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 15, 2024 |
Tämä arvostelu kirjoitettiin LibraryThingin Varhaisia arvostelijoita varten.
“The simplest way to identify with another being is still to eat it.” — Claude Lévi-Strauss

* Spoiler Free
Joy Sorman’s Tenderloin is a macabre piece of literature depicting a young butcher who’s cravings for meat cloud his every waking thought. Readers be warned: as you can imagine, there are countless detailed descriptions of chain massacres in slaughterhouses and killing and carving domesticated animals. However, Sorman denounces this and advocates for camaraderie with animals, with some sprinkling of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle.

My score: 3.5/5

Pim is an interesting protagonist. He is somewhat of a crybaby, but learns to be a butcher with obsessive precision. When Pim is not working in cold rooms or watching cows graze fields, he is taking his obsessions home—mapping out the flanks, ribs, and haunches of women who come home with him. To be a butcher, to Pim, is to be one of madness and ecstasy. Moving from character, I noticed some interweaving of concepts, such as masculinity, ethnicity, hunger, and the ethics of eating meat.

“Pim is off-center, a man who doesn’t play the leading role in his own play, who occupies the back seat in this existence that’s his all the same. Meat has the starring role.” — page 128

Overall, I found this novel to be above average and I recommend it for anyone who enjoyed reading Tender Is The Flesh by Augustina Bazterrica and The Jungle by Upton Sinclair.

Thank you to LibraryThing for this advanced copy!
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efoley7 | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 29, 2024 |


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