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ISBN: 0976857405
Author: Edgar Nicaud
Language: English
Publisher: CoatPocket Press (February 1, 2006)
Pages: 192
Category: United States
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 586
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The novel, written under the pen name Edgar Nicaud, is a comedic take on New Orleans called "Tremble + Ennui. As he was making progress on book promotion, Rowley's personal life was in a state of chaos.

The novel, written under the pen name Edgar Nicaud, is a comedic take on New Orleans called "Tremble + Ennui. The career change has so far worked out well: His PR savvy helped him get positive notices in "Publisher's Weekly" and a handful of national newspapers including the "Los Angeles Times" and the "Boston Herald. As he was making progress on book promotion, Rowley's personal life was in a state of chaos

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A young couple in New Orleans wreak havoc as they try to live a life of luxury, despite having run out of money. Their misadventures cut a wide swath through New Orleans society from high to low. Tremble + Ennui finds comedy in a city where civilization seems to be collapsing.

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Delari
If you imagine (pre-Katrina) New Orleans

as a giant martini glass, there is no doubt that T&E

are the optimal mixture of gin and vermouth,

complementing each other throughout this mad-dash tale

in perfect fashion. Is it a strange love story? Is it

just the tale of two snotty drunks? It is both, and

the conclusion of the tale delivers to each of this

memorable pair exactly what they deserve.

Some readers might say Nicaud's slashing satire set in

New Orleans calls to mind the Pulitzer-winning "A

Confederacy of Dunces." It certainly should. But

Tremble and Ennui are more than just "A Confederacy of

Drunks." Their adventures lead them to the heights

and depths of New Orleans society, and their

gin-tinged point of view aptly provides the biting

observations that each of Nicaud's targets deserve --

from misguided welfare workers to out-of-touch and

out-of-cash upper class elites to savvy

martini-delivery street boys.

Nicaud's deliberately dry writing delivery not only

begs another "dry martini" reference, but it perfectly

sets a faux-regal tone. For example, the

tongue-in-cheek chapter titles -- "The Chef Gives the

Party a Culinary Creation" -- recall Voltaire's

"Candide" and Boccaccio's "The Decameron." Nicaud

has revived this sardonic literary device to lend an

aura of grandness to the farcical adventures of T&E.

Nicaud is successful to the point that the narrative

often reads as if he is writing for the decrepit,

old-money elites of New Orleans with their taste for

things ancient and musty. Of course, rather than

write for their entertainment, he is skewering their

limited view of the world with every weapon in his

literary arsenal. T&E form a relentless and hilarious

barrage on everything the fading elites stand for,

while the circus-world of side characters variously

parody ethics-challenged lawyers, famous chefs who

have mastered nothing in the kitchen beyond the power

of marketing, self-indulgent preservationists, and

more.

T&E is so engaging that I am recommending it to

friends about to take a plane ride. Once you start,

you will rip through it in the course of a four-hour

round trip, and you'll end up not wanting to put the

book down even while you are being wanded and de-shoed

in security. You'll wonder what Ennui would do in

that situation, and you'll start getting thirsty.

Surely, he would not allow his perfectly mixed martini

to be scrutinized on an X-ray belt, and he would NEVER

suffer the indignity of a TSA wanding.
Hellmaster
What an entertaining and well written book. I am a slow reader yet I almost finished Tremble + Ennui in one sitting.

Edgar Nicaud has accomplished something very difficult and spectacular in Tremble + Ennui regarding tone. The whole book is very lighthearted, yet "Kafkaesque." Earlier this summer, I finished reading The Trial by Franz Kafka (another good book) and Kafka is one of the few authors that can capture that eerie feeling you have in the morning when you just wake up from a bizarre dream. Kafka's stories are obviously ridiculous yet somehow believable and frightening, the most famous being Gregor Sampson becoming a cockroach in "The Metamorphosis." Ed's book not only captures that same Kafka tone, but he trumps by making it lighthearted and funny. Ennui even suggests near the end "Perhaps you are in a nightmare?" Ed is a comic Kafka. I was very impressed. Ed reminded me of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. a bit too... there are a lot of goofy names and satirical happenstance, yet the story drives and moves. Ed does not overdo the absurdity though, like Confederacy of Dunces (which for me stalls with overdone satire).

The story is set in New Orleans, from the slums all the way up to the mansions with everyone getting a little (or big) jab along the way: Chef Intesti-- a great satire of fame and/or being famous; Mrs. Hemoglobin-- the hypocrisy of the upper class regarding "work ethic" and "traditional values" (and grave robbing); The Social Worker with Quadruple PhDs-- this character killed me too with her political correctness. The motivations (or lack thereof) of Tremble and Ennui are equally ridiculous. They go after what many Americans live for: money and lust (and an extra dry martini).

In short, Tremble + Ennui not only satirizes New Orleans society, strips it naked for all to see, but this little book satirizes America too. The whole Hurricane Katrina fiasco pulled the curtain back to reveal the true America for a couple weeks: media sensationalism, brutal racism and poverty, and an underbelly of lazy punks. Not many angels left around here. Tremble + Ennui shows you the same picture, but in a very lighthearted and entertaining way.

We need more authors like Edgar Nicaud writing books. This guy is a real author and deserves support.
Fast Lovebird
This is a fun, short, novella; a quick pastime well worth the effort. I am not familiar with the 'Confederacy' book mentioned in the other review so I can't draw on that. I enjoy Kafka as much as the next person although I don't always 'GET' Kafka, if you know what I mean. To say this novella is Kafkaesque, in my opinion, is slightly insulting to the author. Unless that is what the author intended; in that case Bravo! to the pen named Nicaud. This thing, to me, is extremely reminiscent of another pen name: Mark Twain. I have always suspected that Franz Kafka was a Twain devotee but that fact was lost to Kafka translators. Oh well, opinions are like belly-buttons!
furious ox
'Tremble & Ennui' gave a randy New Orleans spirit to my San Francisco evening. Another reviewer's reference to Kafka is a good one, and futher, my suggestion after this book is the Polish writer Gombrowicz- Either Ferdydurke or Cosmos. These books aren't widely-read in the US, but I love them as I love 'Tremble & Ennui'

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