In a man suffering from severe hallucinations goes on a killing spree. With the help of a "neuro-machine" three scientists supposed to help the Police determine that some of the murders imputed to the man are probably from somebody else. Several years layer some new murders put two of the scientists back in business, more unofficially. Up till there it's all good. But I can oversee it. The rest is good. Well written, with a real style and sense of pacing.
Then things go haywire. The basic line of the plot is still there but the author digresses with his opinions on the Balkan wars- hot at the time of writing- already expressed in his former novel, mystical and scientific views of the Creation and the roots of evil. All are interesting and respectable in their own right but the end result is a bit indigestible, which I deeply regret because I don't doubt Dantec's sincerity.
I also think Dantec is a bit OTT with the pure evilness of the other side. But maybe it's just me, too naive to know what evil lurks in the hearts of men As said above I don't know what to make of this book: an anticipation thriller with political and social issues. A good style and good ideas, maybe too much, but a too heavily handed demonstration in the second half.
Jul 10, Pierre Fortier rated it liked it. Que pensez de ce livre?
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View all 5 comments. Aug 22, Alain rated it it was amazing. This must be the best book I ever read. Mar 22, Mehdi rated it liked it. There is no reason this book should be pages Jul 16, Marine rated it it was amazing. Oct 25, Atef Attia rated it really liked it. En , Dantec fait ainsi preuve d'un flair certain concernant l'importance et la place des A.
Fascinant, dans tous les sens du terme. Grand livre. Il romanzo ha un incipit molto particolare e innovativo con un serial killer tutto preso da ipotetiche cospirazioni aliene e neonaziste, poi il tutto diventa un thriller tutto sommato ordinario con qualche elemento futuristico.
Un thriller con una trama e dei personaggi geniali. Aug 03, dodo rated it it was ok. Un livre que je trouve beaucoup trop long et dont la fin manque de suspense et de piment.
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Plon, Paris: Hachette, Musique de M. Canisy: Chez tous les Libraires, Paris, Impr. Claye , The French poet Glatigny frequented Parnassian circles and his verse was strongly influenced by Banville and Leconte de Lisle. Les Vignes Folles. Le Bois. Contemporary vellum, marbled endpapers, elaborate lettered spine, some foxing scattered in the text, light wear to the orig.
From the library of Edouard Champion. The minor Parnassian Glatigny was strongly influenced by Banville, whose copy this was. Paris: Maison Quantin, With 10 full-page etched plates by Muller after Jeanniot.
Half red morocco, backstrip panelled in gilt, gilt top, orig. Backstrip just fading to brown, otherwise a fine copy. This is the best-known novel of the Goncourt brothers and and a cornerstone in the emergence of the realism or naturalism movement; it tells the double-life of one of their own servants. Jeanniot left the military to pursue an artistic career and became a successful and popular illustrator.
This is one of his earliest works; his first illustrations were published in See Ray Paris: Librairie de Firmin Didot, Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, title in gilt, by Canape, a very good copy.
Twenty-eighth edition. Birdsong poured forth from the front garden, hesitated a moment on the porch railing, then leapt into the kitchen—one would have thought the room brimming with sparrows. Light soiling, extremities chipped, otherwsise a very good, uncut set. Due to the high volume of feedback, we are unable to respond to individual comments. A scarce volume from this comprehensive work on the public works of England. Keywords: Renar ouderlijk VZW.
Paris: Edition du Mercure de France, Cloth backed marbled boards, orig. Quarter vellum over orig. Flammarion, Light wear, otherwise very good. Thieme pp. Paris: Leon Techener Fils Librairie, A very good copy. Lausanne: [n. In this overview of the rule of Louis XV, one finds, according to Michaud "the views, the ardor, and the sentiments of a great citizen. It is, or rather ought to be, a tableau of the progress of the human spirit in the 18th century.
Barbier I, Deux-Ponts: Imprimerie Ducale, Quarter calf over marbled boards, spine tooled in gilt, red morocco label. Light external wear, some browning, otherwise very good.
London: [Cazin], Very good copy. The true first, Utrecht , is extremely rare. Barbier IV, Gay-Lemonnyer III, Pia pp. Not in Galitzin.
Nouvelle Edition Handsomely printed by Bulmer. Brunet III, Vellum-backed boards.
Very good with the orig. Gay I, p. Pia Rose Not in The Private Case.
HUGO, Victor. Compositions de Bieler, Myrbach et Rossi. Paris: C.
Marpon et E. Flammarion, [n. Paris, Paris Paris: Paul Ollendorf, Half cloth, brown morocco labels, orig. Paper a little browned, otherwise an excellent copy. He was one of the French writers of this century whose conversion to Catholicism became a literary event.
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