Beach romances that are deep. But not too deep. Where are they?
June 8, 2007 12:36 PM Subscribe
What books are similar in attitude and environment to Bonjour Tristesse
posted by cowbellemoo to media & arts (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've only read a few books twice, and this is one of them, so I'd love to find more like it. It's the only Sagan book I've read, so that might be a good place to start looking if she kept largely to the style of this first novel.
Elements of the novel I was particularly fond of:
— French Riviera/beach leisure/summertime
— Ravishing, young, independent women
— the 'existential romance' of it. self-consciousness and manipulation (benign and not). Distinguishing it from a dopey romance, I hope.
I'm hoping that a few other books (or movies, comics, anything really) have the same features and simple style of Bonjour Tristesse. Thanks for the help!