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I’ve been to Marseille so it was fun trying to remember what some of those places where the story happens looked like. He’s also very good when it comes to music and food.

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Ho impiegato tre quarti del romanzo a capire cosa realmente mi affascinasse, nella scrittura di Izzo. The setting is stunning. It even touches on how young Muslims in the area become radicalised, an Okay, I can see why people get into this sort of thing now.

While it turns out the murders of his childhood friends and his almost Arab lover are connected, the thread is a thin as it could be without snapping, stretching all plausibility, and yet their connection is placed front-and-center throughout the book. Far out of his depth. But they’re out of print and cost an arm and a leg Most of the writing consists of lengthy, descriptive paragraphs. Mar 11, Fred rated it it was amazing Shelves: Like Chandler in my French ears.


Books by Jean-Claude Izzo. I smelled toast, and decided to get up. Izzo’s character, “Fabio” is flawed, but not unlikeable. He blends and blurs the colours on his canvas like an impressionist painter.

Many years ago a British publisher, Orion, decided to print his Alligator books in English. More than anything, I loathed half-hearted, spineless people.

Ethereal, even in the way she walked. It turned out OK but not great. The guilty, complex, unlucky in love detective has been transformed into Fabio Montale, an officer working in a poor neighborhood of Marseilles after he opened his mouth about some of the police excessive-force ottale facing the city.

Views Read Edit View history. I thought they were intriguingly good which has led me to several other great Mediterranean authors. Csino become inseperable, until one day Fabio has a change of heart and leaves a life of crime behind to become a cop. The bastard was getting a hard on! Bocciata invece la storia, un minestrone confuso di malavitosi, retate, sparatori e affini, priva di alcun fi Ho le idee piuttosto chiare su questo mio primo libro di Izzo.


Everyone has now heard the story of the Chevy Nova and its inexplicably poor sales record in Spanish speaking countries. Feeling like an exile, Fabio haunts the city “In which dawn is merely an illusion that the world is beautiful,” eating, drinking, having toale way with beautiful women, spurning deep relationships, and occasionally escaping for some fishing in the Mediterranean. He was a remarkable writer.

Non confonde un beur o un rital con un brav’uomo ma se ne incontra uno non si chiede da dove viene, tutto jesn.

Paperbackpages. During one episode, Manu was shot down after killing another low level gangster. Years later he finds himself standing over the body of Ugo, shot dead by police after gunning down the man who killed Manu.

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Manny wondered if the englsih translations were any good. This book was really awful. His portrayal of the seaport, neighborhoods, food, music, politics, and racial tensions raise this novel above the classic hardboiled crime story. The girl they each wanted to possess, but all three managed to lose her.