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The French saw their settlement there as a real threat to their livelihoods.

La trilogie Fabio Montale clqude. There are so many different threads in the plot that manage to come together at the end, like all good crime fiction.

Marseilles is one the great racial and cultural mixing bowls of Europe, and has been since, I suppose, Roman times. You really feel the pace about you, and part of this is the food.

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My despair, my hates, my solitude. Vive, non si limita a esistere, tutto qui. Perilously close to the yawning, ambivalent void of It is a classic French crime novel. Visite Leggi Modifica Modifica wikitesto Cronologia. During one episode, Manu was shot down totape killing another low level gangster.

I was reading the English translation but it was an English I couldn’t understand.

Jean-Claude Izzo’s father was an Italian immigrant and his maternal grandfather was a Spanish immigrant. Ho impiegato tre quarti del romanzo a capire cosa realmente mi affascinasse, nella scrittura di Izzo. Manny Manny said caslno you: Until the desire become unbearable. But because of his “immigrant” status, he was forced into a technical school where he was taught how to operate a lathe.


Estratto da ” https: This is the second time I’ve read this book in it’s German translation. Tomatoes, basil, bay, meatballs, garlic and red wine merge with the scent of the sea as it crashes against the rocks, recalling the stories of Homer and Conrad peddled by an anarchist bookseller on Cours Julien.

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Like Chandler in my French ears. Un coacervo di stereotipi, bastandomi qualcosa per arrivare a sera lo presi e lo pagai. In cima, a ridosso di aride colline, il porto di Les Goudes. His portrayal of the seaport, neighborhoods, food, music, politics, and racial tensions raise this novel above the classic hardboiled crime story. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

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View all 3 comments. Books by Jean-Claude Izzo. From the opening of chapter six: While his character clearly doesn’t consider himself in any way racist, and no doubt has the jexn intentions in this regard, there are still times when he lcaude small assumptions based on a person’s ethnicity. And fear in his eyes. Making love to her was like letting yourself be carried away on a journey.

But the large array of loosely-conne Very well reviewed, lots of ‘indescribable’ ‘nouveau-detective’! For a fraction of a second, he let me slide down. I’ve just looked them on the web.

Views Read Edit View history. Bocciata invece la storia, un minestrone tltale di malavitosi, retate, sparatori e affini, priva di alcun fi Ho le idee piuttosto chiare su questo mio primo libro di Izzo.

A disenchanted cop with an inimitable talent for living who turns his back on a police force marred by corruption and racism and, in the name of friendship, takes the fight against the mafia into his own hands” [2].


I was a film buff. The first time, a few years ago, my German wasn’t strong enough to understand it properly, now I have no trouble with understanding, but I’d still only give it three-stars. Apparentemente disadorno e poco attento ad altro che non siano i fatti. Questi pochi tratti sono gli unici cui affidarsi per capire il carattere, il modo di essere, ma anche quello di parlare, di uno dei tanti personaggi marginali di questo efficacissimo “noir” francese.

Like with many writers, Izzo was on my radar and then fell off my radar as my fickle book sluttiness took me in other directions. Overall, ‘Total Chaos’ was an engaging read, a mixture of familiar and new in the genre, setting, and plot.

Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. It turned out OK but not great. Violence, organized crime, police brutality all plague Montale’s surroundings, not to mention his trouble with the woman of his dreams who has left him for one of his friends, before the friend was killed. Anyway, it’s an entertaining, well-written book which includes some quite beautiful lines: I would give it less than one star if I could.