Paris Trance by Geoff Dyer

Paris Trance

Geoff Dyer

A love story set in Paris! With this almost cliched setting the reader can usually anticipate, once the expected difficulties and misunderstandings have been cleared up, a happy ending. Not in this novel. Expect grand passion combined with a hedonistic atmosphere of drugs and sex, shot through with a streak of bleakness and cruelty. A compelling read from start to finish.


He would always love watching her walk away, seeing her disappear into the Metro, around a corner or becoming lost in the crowd, her floaty walk. Even when, years later, they parted for the last time, he would be the one to watch her walk away.

  • Generation X by Douglas Coupland
  • This Side of Paradise by F Scott Fitzgerald

Books with similar mood

Assorted Fire Events

David Means


Kathleen Bryson

Eve Out of Her Ruins

Ananda Devi

The Visitors

Patrick O'Keeffe

The Blind Assassin

Margaret Atwood

The Insult

Rupert Thomson

Thus Bad Begins

Javier Marías

The Lost Souls' Reunion

Suzanne Power

Falling Through Clouds

Anna Chilvers

The Nautical Chart

Arturo Perez-Reverte

All Dogs are Blue

Rodrigo De Souza Leao

The Girl in the Flammable Skirt

Aimee Bender

As Though She Were Sleeping

Elias Khoury

A Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde

Kevin MacNeil

The Art of Being Dead

Stephen Clayton

The Dark Side of Love

Rafik Schami

True Murder

Yaba Badoe

Crawling at Night

Nani Power

Premeditated Murder

Slobodan Selenic

Nowhere People

Paulo Scott

Fault Lines

Nancy Huston

The Ninth Life of Louis Drax

Liz Jensen


Don DeLillo

The Elephant Vanishes

Haruki Murakami

Dirt Music

Tim Winton

Sunset Oasis

Bahaa Taher

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Ocean Vuong


Shuichi Yoshida

The Cadence of Grass

Thomas McGuane

The Idea of Love

Louise Dean

Innocent World

Amy Sakurai

An Unkindness of Ghosts

Rivers Solomon


Ahmet Altan

Death of a Monk

Alon Hilu

Mrs Lincoln

Janis Cooke Newman


Alexander Garros and Aleksel Evdokimov


Lisa Moore

First Novel

Mazarine Pingeot

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

Elif Shafak

In Our Mad and Furious City

Guy Gunaratne

Sudden Death

Álvaro Enrigue

Traveller of the Century

Andres Neuman


Tomas Eloy Martinez

The Dovekeepers

Alice Hoffman

Learning to Lose

David Trueba

Bahia Blues

Yasmina Traboulsi

Cairo Swan Song

Mekkaoui Said

The Story of Blanche and Marie

Per Olov Enquist

Amande's Bed

John Aberdein