Les rêveries d’un gourmet solitaire

Reveries-gourmet-solitaire-cov“La suite de l’un des chefs d’œuvres de Taniguchi.

Toujours en quête d’expériences culinaires aussi simples qu’essentielles, le gourmet solitaire laisse ses pas – et son appétit, le mener aux restaurants qui pourraient nourrir son corps et, plus que jamais, son esprit. Il peut chercher des valeurs sûres, mais ne s’interdit pas de se surprendre. La cuisine japonaise est son terrain de jeux de prédilection, mais il sait se faire gourmet sans frontières, notamment lorsqu’il est de passage en France.”

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Strange anecdote #02.018.020

On my way to work this morning (it WAS morning since it wasn’t noon yet) I had a strange experience. Going down the subway station, I was at the bottom of the first flight of stairs to the train platform when the metro started signalling it was about to close its doors and leave the station. Of course, like everyone does, I started to run in the hope to catch it before the doors close. Then I heard a man shouting way behind me “Sir, if you can make it please hold the door. Hold the door!”

He was screaming in a kind of desperate manner. However, it was not my intention to acquiesce to his request because holding the door is illegal (as it can cause unnecessary delays) and doing so could incur a steep fine. Anyway, I made it to the train in time and so did the man. No action (or inaction) was required after all. I never even noticed who had made the request. I thought the incident was closed. Still, for the whole length of the trip, the man’s words kept echoing in my mind: “Hold the door! Hold the door! Hold… door… Hodor! Hodor!”

What a weird experience!

(And damn you George R. R. Martin !)

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Index of book reviews

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This is an index of all the book reviews of this blog. They are listed in alphabetical order of the titles, followed by the date the review was written and the type of book.

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Index of movie reviews

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This blog was hit by a couple of catastrophes in 2017 that broke many image links and introduced malicious lines of code that have now been neutralized but are still  disfiguring many older entries of the blog.

Please bear with us while we are undergoing the  long process of repairing the blog! The most important part of this blog is still there — the words to read and the ideas to share — but the aesthetic of the presentation has unfortunately suffered.

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— clodjee   

This is an index of all the movie reviews of this blog. They are listed in alphabetical order of the titles, followed by the date the review was written and the category/tag of the review.

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Boréal 2018

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Boréal est de retour à Montréal pour son édition 2018! Le congrès québécois des littératures de l’imaginaire se tiendra du 4 au 6 mai 2018 au Temple Maçonnique de Montréal (2295 Rue Saint-Marc, près du métro Guy-Concordia). Le thème de la rencontre sera “Rétro/Futur” et les invités d’honneur seront Sabrina “David” Calvo, Martine Desjardins et Patrick Senécal. S’y ajouteront quelques invités spéciaux: Séléna Bernard, Jonathan Brassard, Isabelle Gaudet-Labine et Ariane Gélinas. Vous pouvez obtenir plus de détails et vous inscrire sur le site du congrès. Jusqu’au 1er avril, les inscriptions pour la fin de semaine complète sont en pré-vente à prix forfaitaire (Général: $35; Étudiant: $20; Soutien: $50; Enfants de moins de 12 ans: gratuit! Payable par PayPal ou carte de crédit). Au plaisir de vous y voir!

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