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This was one of the most glorious things I've ever read. In fact, I think this might now be my all-time favourite book. It's just magnificent. The book is another Roman à clef (they tend to be the books I most enjoy). This is Celine's early life in fictionalised form. It begins in World War I with Bardamu (Celine's alter ego) and explores the trauma and futility of the war. Then Bardamu goes to Africa which results in more suffering. Then he goes to New York and works at the Ford company and meets a prostitute called Molly. Then the book jumps ahead six years to when Ba