You just have the feeling that you are in the pre-war Paris, this is how easy and alive is his description of it. And the part that goes on in Switzerland is my favorite.
A really great book from a great author.
I read the first page and thought wow, someone from another time can see the world the way I see it, feels it smells it understands human nature. Talks about sex not as an act of love but as an act of animal like attraction,
He is an amazing writer I eat his books and I feel...