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Death on the Installment Plan by Louis Ferdinand Celine
Death on the Installment Plan

Anthony Pepitone, January 1, 2011

This book is a very dark bildungsroman. The book's humor derives from Celine's usage of slang/argot within the context of the adult characters' various obsessions and compulsions. I don't think it is fair to characterize the novel as "nihilistic." It is very, very dark and filled with paranoid hallucinations, yet Celine conveys a genuine sense of a child's viewpoint . . . think of "A Christmas Story" set in France on the eve of World War I.
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