Sunday, June 27, 2021

Q&A with Gilles Legardinier

From my Q&A with Gilles Legardinier, author of The Paris Labyrinth:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

The title The Paris Labyrinth propels you right into the story; it evokes a city and an atmosphere of mystery. The setting and the context of this intrigue are fundamental: it’s the 1889 World’s Fair, the birth of the City of Light, the opening of the Eiffel Tower, in a time when there are a lot of new technologies. People back then feel at a loss, a bit like today, they’re scared by all these changes. Vincent, the protagonist of this story, especially feels it as he is a secret passage maker and is threatened by an invisible power. In this thousands-of-years-old and labyrinthine city, he must unveil the secrets of a mysterious hunt made of riddles, lost knowledge, and hidden places so he can survive. The title is the first step of the journey and already...[read on]
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My Book, The Movie: The Paris Labyrinth.

Q&A with Gilles Legardinier.

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