The Reader on the 6.27

Jean-Paul Didierlaurent

Guylain Vignolles lives on the edge of existence. Working at a book pulping factory in a job he hates, he has but one pleasure in life… Sitting on the 6.27 train each day, Guylain recites aloud from pages he has saved from the jaws of his monstrous pulping machine. But it is when he discovers the diary of a lonely young woman, Julie – a woman who feels as lost in the world as he does – that his journey will truly begin.

“I found this book engaging and read it quite quickly, and it still makes me feel happy when I think about it. The book is about the power of reading and stories in our lives. The storyline is quirky and based on the lives and emotions of ordinary people who feel stuck in their jobs/lives, and it shows how their individual natures and influences on each other are valuable. Although dealing with melancholy themes and isolation, the story is also full of humour and positivity.”

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