Paula J. Todisco

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[French Postcards ] purports to chronicle the activities of four young American students during a year of study in Paris, but the backdrop might as well be Hoboken, or the moon, for all the attention given to developing a sense of locale. The so-called students carry adolescent self-absorption to...

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[French Postcards] purports to chronicle the activities of four young American students during a year of study in Paris, but the backdrop might as well be Hoboken, or the moon, for all the attention given to developing a sense of locale. The so-called students carry adolescent self-absorption to a ludicrous extreme, concerning themselves solely with not missing any opportunity to "do it" with some of the natives (they also do not have to worry about birth control, pregnancy, or VD). The characters, both American and European, are unencumbered by personalities, depth, or much in the way of feelings (with the exception of sexual desire). Unfortunately, the forthcoming movie and Klein's name on the cover of the paperback are sure to bring demands for this very poorly written title filled with vulgar language. (p. 97)

Paula J. Todisco, in a review of "French Postcards: A Screenplay Novelization," in School Library Journal, Vol. 26, No. 3, November, 1979, pp. 96-7.

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