Katherine Pancol (born 22 October ) is a journalist and bestselling French novelist. Published in , her novel Les Yeux jaunes des crocodiles (The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles) was a huge success in France, where it sold more than. Buy Les yeux jaunes des crocodiles (Littérature) by Katherine Pancol from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases. Les Yeux jaunes des crocodiles (Littérature française) (French Edition) eBook: Katherine Pancol: : Kindle Store.

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Her girls do shift back and forth — perhaps a bit too easily — between what they value crocodilds the life-lessons they learn, with even Hortense coming, more or less, to her senses, but a lot of what is said and goes on here is unpleasant and disturbing — not helped by the fact that Pancol shows no interest in exploring anything in depth. Her works tend to have an uplifting theme while entertaining, and have been immensely successful commercially.

The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles by Katherine Pancol

Lists with This Book. When Iris charms a famous publisher into offering her a lucrative deal for a twelfth-century romance, she offers her sister a deal of her own: In her Acknowledgments at the beginning of the book Pancol mentions how pleased she is that the book is finally available in English — noting pointedly that the book has previously: The story lines interwove and kept my interest.

Among the few storylines that are presented relatively straightforwardly is Antoine’s crocodile farm misadventure. I’m not a fan of women defining themselves purely on the opinions of others. Iris is four years older, and married to the extremely successful lawyer Philippe; they have a ten-year-old son, Alexandre. Dialogue-heavy though the novel is, there’s little proper communication, and there doesn’t seem to be much to many of these relationships.


The book was written in French and translated to English by two people and that in hindsight makes a lot of sense. Iris – Josephine’s sister – so not who I thought she was, I’m keeping my mouth shut – you’ll figure her out eventually.

I found most of the women in the books irritating, self indulgent and annoying.

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Por isso mesmo, fiquei com vontade de o ler e decidi pegar nesta obra. In other words, it’s just your typical middle-aged suburban housewife’s life story! But even Iris is not entirely satisfied with the superficialities wealth allows her, and at a dinner where a publisher is present she claims crocodiless be writing a novel.

The rest of the novel is about how the sisters’ lie affects Jo and her children, Iris and her family, and all the other several fascinating characters that we get introduced to along the way.

Pancol updates her blog every week on her web-site http: In order to take care of the family, the drab housewife has to pinch pennies and take odd jobs. I wish I could give it 3. While not great literature, it was a good read! Trust me, it is. Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers.

In summary, a grand and enthralling book that could have used just a little better translation job. As soon as Jo agrees to this, the reader suspects that things are not going to go exactly as planned, but, in fact, things proceed swimmingly for a while.


There are just a few quibbles with the story or maybe with the translation. Iris comes up with a scheme that she thinks will solve both sisters’ problem. Nothing really new about that – she had been doing it for at least a year since her now-absent husband had lost his job and refused to find another. But honestly, even by the last page of the book, Josephine isn’t the one who stands up for herself, someone else does that.

Pancol’s insights into human psychology, and particularly women, are amazingly accurate and her sense of details often shaded with wry humor. Then the book becomes the literary sensation of the year! Gary – Shirley’s son – crushing on Hortense, swoony for the younger set.

This was the first of at least three books featuring these characters. Jan 15, switterbug Betsey rated it really liked it. The book explores relationships and infidelity and the characters’ attitudes toward them, how they deal with them, but essentially this book is about money. And fun is just right sometimes.

Luckily I found this more latherine an annoyance than an actual distraction from the engaging story and characters. Almost like two separate people translated it!

The plot of the novel might read like a typical chic-lit or women’s novel formula. That’s because Pancol does an amazing job giving each very distinct characteristics and personalities!