Some Dream for Fools

Some Dream for Fools

Ahlme, a young woman living on the outskirts of Paris, is trying to make a life out of the dreams she brought with her from Algeria and the reality she faces every day. Her father lost his job after an accident at his construction site. Her mother was lost to a massacre in Algeria. And her brother, Foued, boils with adolescent energy and teeters dangerously close to choos Ahlme, a young woman living on the outskirts of Paris, is trying to make a life out of the dreams she brought with her...

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Title:Some Dream for Fools
Author:Faïza Guène
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Genres:Cultural
ISBN:Du rêve pour les oufs
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Edition Language:French
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:176 pages pages

Some Dream for Fools Reviews

  • William
    Aug 01, 2009

    Guene has been on my radar for quite some time, so I decided to borrow this from the library when I spotted it nestled between two rather enormous books on the fiction shelves. The cultural details here were fascinating, but it felt rather too colloquial in its style; yes, I get that t...

    Definitely worth reading! Even though the book has no concrete plot, Guene provides an amazing insight into the lives of immigrants, raising a variety of emotions along the way. In a few pages, the book explores multiculturalism without giving in to popular or romanticised beliefs. Com...

    I'm quite surprised with the low average rating for this book. I really liked it and found Ahlme to be a convincing narrator. Faza Gune is a young Parisian author of Algerian descent, and in my opinion this book really shows off her talent and how her writing has evolved from her...

    Well worth reading. I've seen the narrator described as an Algerian Bridget Jones. Well, maybe if Bridget's father was clinically depressed and disabled, the mother was murdered at a family wedding along with 200 other people, and Bridget had a series of extremely dead-end clerical and...

    3.5. Quirky. One to watch. ...

    Not a lot happens in this book about an immigrant family living in France from Algeria, but it's well-written and has a subtle beauty that I liked. ...

    Loved this book, amazing, relatable, funny everything i looked for in a book. Guene should really start writing more books, she's really good. ...

    Du rve pour les oufs nous raconte l?histoire d?Ahlme, une fille de 24 ans qui procde de l?Algrie, mais qui habite Paris depuis la mort de sa mre. Elle a une vie trs, trs complique. J?ai aim cette histoire par diffrentes raisons. Premirement par l?h?...

    L'autrice mia coetanea. E sono stata ben contenta di leggere un romanzo scritto da una giovane che sembri scritto da una giovane che conscia dell'et che ha, e non da una giovane che si crede donna vissuta in grado di narrare qualsiasi cosa. Eh s, perch a quanto pare la ten...

    This loosely structured novel uses lots of slang, non sequiturs, and some outrageous imagery -- all from the tongue of twenty-something narrator Ahleme -- to illuminate the adaptation of struggling Algerians to their new lives in France. Woven between Ahleme's criticisms of the boys sh...

  • Jeana
    May 27, 2017

    Guene has been on my radar for quite some time, so I decided to borrow this from the library when I spotted it nestled between two rather enormous books on the fiction shelves. The cultural details here were fascinating, but it felt rather too colloquial in its style; yes, I get that t...

    Definitely worth reading! Even though the book has no concrete plot, Guene provides an amazing insight into the lives of immigrants, raising a variety of emotions along the way. In a few pages, the book explores multiculturalism without giving in to popular or romanticised beliefs. Com...

    I'm quite surprised with the low average rating for this book. I really liked it and found Ahlme to be a convincing narrator. Faza Gune is a young Parisian author of Algerian descent, and in my opinion this book really shows off her talent and how her writing has evolved from her...

    Well worth reading. I've seen the narrator described as an Algerian Bridget Jones. Well, maybe if Bridget's father was clinically depressed and disabled, the mother was murdered at a family wedding along with 200 other people, and Bridget had a series of extremely dead-end clerical and...

    3.5. Quirky. One to watch. ...

    Not a lot happens in this book about an immigrant family living in France from Algeria, but it's well-written and has a subtle beauty that I liked. ...

  • Margherita Dolcevita
    Nov 14, 2010

    Guene has been on my radar for quite some time, so I decided to borrow this from the library when I spotted it nestled between two rather enormous books on the fiction shelves. The cultural details here were fascinating, but it felt rather too colloquial in its style; yes, I get that t...

    Definitely worth reading! Even though the book has no concrete plot, Guene provides an amazing insight into the lives of immigrants, raising a variety of emotions along the way. In a few pages, the book explores multiculturalism without giving in to popular or romanticised beliefs. Com...

    I'm quite surprised with the low average rating for this book. I really liked it and found Ahlme to be a convincing narrator. Faza Gune is a young Parisian author of Algerian descent, and in my opinion this book really shows off her talent and how her writing has evolved from her...

    Well worth reading. I've seen the narrator described as an Algerian Bridget Jones. Well, maybe if Bridget's father was clinically depressed and disabled, the mother was murdered at a family wedding along with 200 other people, and Bridget had a series of extremely dead-end clerical and...

    3.5. Quirky. One to watch. ...

    Not a lot happens in this book about an immigrant family living in France from Algeria, but it's well-written and has a subtle beauty that I liked. ...

    Loved this book, amazing, relatable, funny everything i looked for in a book. Guene should really start writing more books, she's really good. ...

    Du rve pour les oufs nous raconte l?histoire d?Ahlme, une fille de 24 ans qui procde de l?Algrie, mais qui habite Paris depuis la mort de sa mre. Elle a une vie trs, trs complique. J?ai aim cette histoire par diffrentes raisons. Premirement par l?h?...

    L'autrice mia coetanea. E sono stata ben contenta di leggere un romanzo scritto da una giovane che sembri scritto da una giovane che conscia dell'et che ha, e non da una giovane che si crede donna vissuta in grado di narrare qualsiasi cosa. Eh s, perch a quanto pare la ten...

  • Gretel
    Oct 01, 2014

    Guene has been on my radar for quite some time, so I decided to borrow this from the library when I spotted it nestled between two rather enormous books on the fiction shelves. The cultural details here were fascinating, but it felt rather too colloquial in its style; yes, I get that t...

    Definitely worth reading! Even though the book has no concrete plot, Guene provides an amazing insight into the lives of immigrants, raising a variety of emotions along the way. In a few pages, the book explores multiculturalism without giving in to popular or romanticised beliefs. Com...

    I'm quite surprised with the low average rating for this book. I really liked it and found Ahlme to be a convincing narrator. Faza Gune is a young Parisian author of Algerian descent, and in my opinion this book really shows off her talent and how her writing has evolved from her...

  • Emily
    Jul 01, 2017

    Guene has been on my radar for quite some time, so I decided to borrow this from the library when I spotted it nestled between two rather enormous books on the fiction shelves. The cultural details here were fascinating, but it felt rather too colloquial in its style; yes, I get that t...

    Definitely worth reading! Even though the book has no concrete plot, Guene provides an amazing insight into the lives of immigrants, raising a variety of emotions along the way. In a few pages, the book explores multiculturalism without giving in to popular or romanticised beliefs. Com...

    I'm quite surprised with the low average rating for this book. I really liked it and found Ahlme to be a convincing narrator. Faza Gune is a young Parisian author of Algerian descent, and in my opinion this book really shows off her talent and how her writing has evolved from her...

    Well worth reading. I've seen the narrator described as an Algerian Bridget Jones. Well, maybe if Bridget's father was clinically depressed and disabled, the mother was murdered at a family wedding along with 200 other people, and Bridget had a series of extremely dead-end clerical and...

  • Adriana Davesa melero
    Apr 20, 2015

    Guene has been on my radar for quite some time, so I decided to borrow this from the library when I spotted it nestled between two rather enormous books on the fiction shelves. The cultural details here were fascinating, but it felt rather too colloquial in its style; yes, I get that t...

    Definitely worth reading! Even though the book has no concrete plot, Guene provides an amazing insight into the lives of immigrants, raising a variety of emotions along the way. In a few pages, the book explores multiculturalism without giving in to popular or romanticised beliefs. Com...

    I'm quite surprised with the low average rating for this book. I really liked it and found Ahlme to be a convincing narrator. Faza Gune is a young Parisian author of Algerian descent, and in my opinion this book really shows off her talent and how her writing has evolved from her...

    Well worth reading. I've seen the narrator described as an Algerian Bridget Jones. Well, maybe if Bridget's father was clinically depressed and disabled, the mother was murdered at a family wedding along with 200 other people, and Bridget had a series of extremely dead-end clerical and...

    3.5. Quirky. One to watch. ...

    Not a lot happens in this book about an immigrant family living in France from Algeria, but it's well-written and has a subtle beauty that I liked. ...

    Loved this book, amazing, relatable, funny everything i looked for in a book. Guene should really start writing more books, she's really good. ...

    Du rve pour les oufs nous raconte l?histoire d?Ahlme, une fille de 24 ans qui procde de l?Algrie, mais qui habite Paris depuis la mort de sa mre. Elle a une vie trs, trs complique. J?ai aim cette histoire par diffrentes raisons. Premirement par l?h?...

  • Meissa
    Mar 20, 2017

    Guene has been on my radar for quite some time, so I decided to borrow this from the library when I spotted it nestled between two rather enormous books on the fiction shelves. The cultural details here were fascinating, but it felt rather too colloquial in its style; yes, I get that t...

    Definitely worth reading! Even though the book has no concrete plot, Guene provides an amazing insight into the lives of immigrants, raising a variety of emotions along the way. In a few pages, the book explores multiculturalism without giving in to popular or romanticised beliefs. Com...

    I'm quite surprised with the low average rating for this book. I really liked it and found Ahlme to be a convincing narrator. Faza Gune is a young Parisian author of Algerian descent, and in my opinion this book really shows off her talent and how her writing has evolved from her...

    Well worth reading. I've seen the narrator described as an Algerian Bridget Jones. Well, maybe if Bridget's father was clinically depressed and disabled, the mother was murdered at a family wedding along with 200 other people, and Bridget had a series of extremely dead-end clerical and...

    3.5. Quirky. One to watch. ...

    Not a lot happens in this book about an immigrant family living in France from Algeria, but it's well-written and has a subtle beauty that I liked. ...

    Loved this book, amazing, relatable, funny everything i looked for in a book. Guene should really start writing more books, she's really good. ...

  • Kirsty
    Aug 01, 2016

    Guene has been on my radar for quite some time, so I decided to borrow this from the library when I spotted it nestled between two rather enormous books on the fiction shelves. The cultural details here were fascinating, but it felt rather too colloquial in its style; yes, I get that t...

  • Julie-Clare
    Nov 23, 2017

    Guene has been on my radar for quite some time, so I decided to borrow this from the library when I spotted it nestled between two rather enormous books on the fiction shelves. The cultural details here were fascinating, but it felt rather too colloquial in its style; yes, I get that t...

    Definitely worth reading! Even though the book has no concrete plot, Guene provides an amazing insight into the lives of immigrants, raising a variety of emotions along the way. In a few pages, the book explores multiculturalism without giving in to popular or romanticised beliefs. Com...

    I'm quite surprised with the low average rating for this book. I really liked it and found Ahlme to be a convincing narrator. Faza Gune is a young Parisian author of Algerian descent, and in my opinion this book really shows off her talent and how her writing has evolved from her...

    Well worth reading. I've seen the narrator described as an Algerian Bridget Jones. Well, maybe if Bridget's father was clinically depressed and disabled, the mother was murdered at a family wedding along with 200 other people, and Bridget had a series of extremely dead-end clerical and...

    3.5. Quirky. One to watch. ...

  • Aqsa Khan
    Dec 06, 2017

    Guene has been on my radar for quite some time, so I decided to borrow this from the library when I spotted it nestled between two rather enormous books on the fiction shelves. The cultural details here were fascinating, but it felt rather too colloquial in its style; yes, I get that t...

    Definitely worth reading! Even though the book has no concrete plot, Guene provides an amazing insight into the lives of immigrants, raising a variety of emotions along the way. In a few pages, the book explores multiculturalism without giving in to popular or romanticised beliefs. Com...