Hortense is Abducted
The second installment in Roubaud's popular and widely acclaimed "Hortense" series opens with a murder of a dog at the Church of Sainte-Gudule. Chief Inspector Blognard and his sidekick Arapède are on the scene, as is our narrator, Jacques Roubaud. While they track down the Poldevian criminal, teenage girls argue the relative merits of the boy bands Dew-Pon, Dew-Val, and Landau Valley, Père Sinouls tries to program a computer to take his place at the organ so that he can continue to practice Beeranalysis, and the clientele of the Gudule Bar debate the reality of Infinity
Time is running out for the Inspector, however, as the murderer puts into action his plot to kidnap our heroine Hortense, a 22-year-old philosophy student whose buttocks are so beautiful their description has been banned from the printed page.
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Hortense Is AbductedUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Roubaud followed up his initial Hortense release with this farce (published here in 1989) in which the police try to foil the plot to kidnap the title character. LJ's reviewer commented that "those ... Read full review
Review: Hortense is Abducted (Hortense #2)User Review - Jordan Smith - Goodreads
One of my favorite first sentences ever. Much to enjoy, much to think about; the problem for me was that there is much to think about again, and again...and again... I have never seen the "meta" laid ... Read full review