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Jean-Patrick Manchette

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Fatale (1977)
language
English
3.59 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: A lot of people seem to have really dug this one, but I still don't know... Like, I'm not sure if it was good on a level I just wasn't in a mood to comprehend or if it was, actually, really bad. And right now, I'm leaning towards bad, because it seemed like a ham-fisted and poorl...
The Mad and the Bad (1972)
language
English
3.69 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: This is an awesome book. At turns scary, tense, and funny. The plot whips along with very little wasted time. There are a few odd moments, but, even those fail to stall the momentum. The violence feels absurd and real. The characters are complicated, their motives and histories s...
Le petit bleu de la côte Ouest (2000)
language
English
3.84 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: It seems that this novel is one of those moments that make me think that the European style is doomed to fail in comparison to the American comics school. When it comes to comics and illustration, there are enough Frenchies that can blow Tardi's caricatural yet soulless style sky...
Pazza da uccidere (1972)
language
English
3.69 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: A NYRB reprint of a French novelist book from the 1970s, this is an unusual thriller. There is a great plot, and good characters and hard-boiled dialogue to meet your noir fix. A woman who had been institutionalized is released and hired by a mysterious architect and businessman...
Ô dingos, ô châteaux ! (1972)
language
English
3.69 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: A bit of offbeat gory fun noir, Jim Thompson Gallic style. We have a hitman whose work gives him gastrointestinal issues; an oddball zillionaire who hires the handicapped to run his empire in connection with an elaborate crime; a crazy girl who absconds with the zillionaire's nep...
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