Hungary-Hollywood Express

Éric Plamondon
Translated by Dimitri Nasrallah

“A portrait and kaleidoscope of a character who is truer than life.” –Josée Lapointe, La Presse

“A novel for the Wikipedia generation.” –Dominque Tardif, Voir

“[Plamondon] demonstrates that we can approach drama without falling into pathos or cynicism.” –Judy Quinn, Nuit Blanche

“There seems to be something urgently contemporary about Plamondon’s wikipedic approach. The modern West might be generally sceptical of grand narratives or broad metaphysical accounts of the world, but it also a society with a hitherto unimaginable amount of data at its fingertips. Faced with large amounts of information, we humans have always had a desperate need to organize, to establish connections, to see meaning in the random. Express gives us the pleasure of knowledge and the teasing challenge of puzzling out order, but it also provides a gentle warning about reading too much into the chaos.” –André Forget, The Walrus