When a concept album by The Sofia Experimental Breadboard Octet sparks a relationship-breaking argument, Veronique jumps into her little white Fiat and drives off into the night, straight into an incident with global ramifications. Featuring a pair of heroines as ripe and tender as newly picked peaches, The Little White Car is a feel-good buddy ...Read MoreWhen a concept album by The Sofia Experimental Breadboard Octet sparks a relationship-breaking argument, Veronique jumps into her little white Fiat and drives off into the night, straight into an incident with global ramifications. Featuring a pair of heroines as ripe and tender as newly picked peaches, The Little White Car is a feel-good buddy novel about two gorgeous French girls dismantling a car...while an enormous dog sniffs around in the garden.Read Less
The premise of this novel is great, I loved Veronique and her wacky friends but ultimately the novel goes absolutely nowhere and is a waste of what could have been a fun novel. There are some laugh out loud moments but the story is lacking substance in a lot of areas. I felt kind of cheated when I finished reading it. If you want to read a better example of what this book could have been try out Jen Banbury's Like A Hole In The Head.
Publishers Weekly, 2004-08-30 How's this for a night out? You drink yourself silly, dump your experimental-music- loving stoner boyfriend, get in your parent's car and promptly kill a princess with it. But don't worry, you're beautiful and French: everything will work out just fine. Such is the lesson in this frothy, muzzy, comic caper by de Rhodes, a putative child prodigy ("She started writing features for fashion magazines at the age of twelve....") but actually the pseudonym of Dan Rhodes, author of the much-ballyhooed Timoleon Vieta Come Home. After waking with a hangover and the terrible knowledge that she caused Princess Diana's car crash, Veronique realizes that something must be done. So she goes to see her friend Estelle, a gorgeous, pansexual heartbreaker with a fondness for obscure Welsh poetry, confesses and gets drunk. But she can do better than that! Soon a scheme emerges, which involves the gradual disassembly of the car (which the police are looking for) into bits small enough to dump in public trash cans. But where to get the money for a new car? Stealing and selling the ex's stereo didn't net nearly enough-should Veronique get paid for having her toe amputated and sewn back on by a med student? Trials and tribulations abound, but these beauties will triumph in a novel that's as fun and as fast as a little white Porsche. Agent, Canongate Books (U.K.). 6-city author tour. (Sept. 8) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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