In addition to animating the daily life It will be fine broadcast on TVA, actress Marie-Soleil Dion reads. She tells us what.
What have you had good time to read in recent weeks?
With everything that happened and the show It will be fine at TVA, it was a lot more difficult for me to read! But what I’m reading right now is Miss Saturday evening from Heather O’Neill, and I really like that. It’s translated from English and it’s happening in Montreal, where twins live with their grandfather in a small apartment on Boulevard Saint-Laurent. The atmosphere is wacky, and the author portrays Saint-Laurent Boulevard of a certain era.
Can you tell us about your most recent big, big crush?
I really liked the books of Sophie Bienvenu, among others And at worst, we will get married, Search Sam and Around her. There is poetry in these books and, at the same time, it is concrete and the images are clear.
There is also The fleeing woman of Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, who completely knocked me down. It’s both beautiful and very hard.
If not, this time, no matter what year you read them, what novels did you love?
- I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes. The plot is a bit difficult to summarize because we follow several stories in parallel and it takes place in a lot of different places and contexts, but basically, someone is preparing an attack against the Western world with a virus. It kept me at the end of my chair all along!
- The lion tamer by Camilla Läckberg. I really got on. But I can say that for just about every Camilla Läckberg. I like it happening in Stockholm, feeling the cold. In fact, I really like Swedish thriller!
- The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joël Dicker. Another book that captivated me from start to finish.
- Soft song by Leïla Slimani. It’s a book that saw both my legs. I read it when my son started going to daycare and it was not a good idea because the story is terrible [deux jeunes enfants assassinés par leur nounou]. But it’s so well written!
- Never wipe tears without gloves by Jonas Gardell. A magnificent novel. It has not been a long time since gay rights have been accepted, and in this book, we can see how homosexual was a stain in the early 1980s. This book also makes it possible to witness the rise of AIDS, as if this disease had been there to punish these men …
Do you have a suggestion that could make more than one smile?
Son by Jonathan Roberge. In this book, Jonathan Roberge takes a theme, and then gives advice to his son. It’s really funny and at the same time it makes you think.
As for the classics, what are your major must-haves?
I have several, starting with Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. I read that in high school and I really liked the fatalistic aspect, the never satisfied side of Emma Bovary. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë stages another strong female character. Reading it, I felt in his castle and I remember being afraid with this story of a former wife locked in the attic!
There is also The Karamazov Brothers of Dostoevsky, and Queen Margot by Alexandre Dumas. I rolled over on that book. I played it in the third year of the conservatory, so I dived in solid!
For parents of toddlers, are there any books that you recommend with your eyes closed?
Yes, A potato on a bike by Élise Gravel. It made my son laugh at the butt! Leon’s truck by Emilie Beaumont has also worked very well for us. It must be said that my son really likes cars!
Finally, what do you plan to read soon?
I want to read Nadine Bismuth’s latest book, A family bond. I heard good comments from friends and in general, I like how she writes. Of course I will also buy The golden cage by Camilla Läckberg. I can’t miss it!