Philippe Djian

Philippe Djian is a French author known for his contemporary novels, including '37°2 le matin' (Betty Blue), which was adapted into a successful film. His works often explore themes of love, loss, and the human condition.


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  1. 1. Betty Blue: The Story of a Passion

    Betty Blue: The Story of a Passion is a tragic love story set in rural France. The novel follows the passionate and tumultuous relationship between a handyman and a free-spirited, mentally unstable woman named Betty. As their relationship deepens, Betty's mental health deteriorates, leading to a series of dramatic and heartbreaking events. The story is a raw and poignant exploration of love, mental illness, and the devastating consequences of passion.

    The 4513th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Echine

    "Echine" is a novel that delves into the complexities of human relationships and the dark undercurrents of desire. Set against a backdrop of suspense, the narrative follows the life of a protagonist who becomes entangled in a web of passion, betrayal, and violence. As the story unfolds, the characters navigate through a series of events that challenge their understanding of love, loyalty, and the consequences of their actions, leading to a climax that forces a confrontation with their deepest fears and secrets. The book is a psychological exploration of the human condition, marked by the author's sharp prose and keen insight into the darker aspects of the psyche.

    The 6906th Greatest Book of All Time