A CERTAIN MONSIEUR BLOT by Pierre Daninos

A CERTAIN MONSIEUR BLOT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The responsible for the Major Thompson serues has created another typically French, terribly amusing caricature. A certain Monsieur Blot uses his vacation time to enter a contest seeking the ""average"" Frenchman. Blot takes the extensive question- as a of existent stepping off place. Marginalia consist of related philosophical comments on his own ""transparent"" marriage, office machinations, women, politics, etc. By of his wife's three month pregnancy, Blot wins the contest by a decimal indeed, children. The fame and fortune of his actuarial victory him up several sociological strata; he then to take the serrated edge to the upper crust of the French bread. The result is an utterly delightful tour de Unlike our own sweatered demolition boys, Daninos goes about his work without bitterness and with a mature awareness that to plummet beneath a certain depth is self-defeating. The reader can almost hear the staring of accompanying each of his caricatures -- so well drawn are they. If box office receipts from Fernandel movies are a valid indication, this one should do quite well.

Pub Date: March 30th, 1961
Publisher: Simon and Schuster