Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.


Book Review: Adèle by Leila Slimani. Translated from French by Sam Taylor.

By on January 9, 2024


My full review of Leila Slimani’s Adèle is available on my Medium page.

As I read, I was struck by the similarities between Adèle and the character that the singer Madonna portrays in the music video for her 1993 song, Bad Girl. In that case, this woman’s sexual escapades lead to her tragic end which even her guardian angel, played by Christopher Walken, is unable to save her from.

Adèle was an okay read for me. It is not a book that I would like to read again, but one that if I happen to come across on a bookshelf, I will give a nod of recognition. This is a possibility since the copy I read was borrowed from my local library.