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Un autore sottovalutato per decenni, che aveva detto: I begged her, telepathically, to start giving them what they want so they start to believe she is sane.

Now, in my opinion, if you find yourself incarcerated for insanity, the first thing that you should learn is what the institution wants from you. Another girl sat more stiffly beside her–a small, neat, childlike creature with soft-brown curls and an open, innocent look in her blue eyes.

I certainly enjoyed good chunks of this. George Matthews is an established psychiatrist in New York City.

perchsron Highly recommended for noir fans. Mar 09, Rhys rated it really liked it. George Matthews is suitably intrigued by the story and breaks numerous personal rules for himself by agreeing to go meet Eustace the Leprechaun. They will give you cues all along. InBardin entered a period of intense creativity during which he wrote three crime novels that were relatively unsuccessful at first, one of them not even being published in America until the late s, but which have since become well-regarded cult novels.

EL PERCHERÓN MORTAL – improvisación sónica

To be frank, however, I think that Bardin wrote a page novella and then duplicated passages to give himself 38 more, rather than actually finishing the book. I completely devoured this book and now I want to find more by the same author. Eventually, he’s released and gets a job working in a cafeteria in Coney Island.

He has a perfectly illogical explanation for that. Aug 20, Brent Hayward rated it liked it.


The Deadly Percheron

Lately I’m into noir novels of the immediate post-war period, and while I enjoyed parts of Gresham’s Nightmare Alley I found this to be more readable and its plot more supple. Hell, this has a rollercoaster ride of a plot.

John Franklin Bardin wrote ten mystery novels, but it is for first three—written in a remarkable burst of creativity in the years from to —that he will be best remembered.

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One internet reviewer tells us the book is a “deadly serious excursion into identity formation and the psychology of guilt. This is not something that happens on a regular basis in This is an incredible novel and one I wouldn’t have heard of but for the Pocket Perfheron book on Noir Fiction.

Still, he is a changed man when he comes out. This was apparently Bardin’s first novel and it has some typical first book issues a dragging mid-section, awkward transitions, occasional info-dumping, and difficulty tying up loose ends but it also establishes what would appear to be the writer’s primary and very personal interest in identity and personality and the ways we negotiate and integrate our multiple social selves in the world when either our outside surroundings or our inner resources break down.

The Deadly Percheron by John Franklin Bardin

When he insists he’s the psychiatrist Matthews, the hospital checks up on his claims. The reader is given the sequence of events almost in reverse order. You only find out what happened after the doctor remembers something. Matthews wakes up in a hospital to find his face disfigured and the staff calling him John Brown. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This was because his short cropped hair was gray streaked with white and his jaw, that showed the remains of strength, trembled spasmodically.

He’s in a mental ward, having been found wondering the streets in a delirium with a social security card in the name of John Brown. Nov 13, Brian rated it liked it. Sure Blunt is the brunt of a hoax, Dr. And this is the key to the book’s reevaluation: I applaud Bardin for providing us an explanation of George’s amnesia that goes beyond a simple blow to the head, but Bardin uses neither the amnesia nor its cause to introduce doubt about the man’s perceptions.


Next, he tells Blunt about the next job: But in between–in spite of the weird addition of percheron horses left at murder scenes, amnesia, and torture–that’s what keeps you reading, wanting to know how it all fits together. Published December 1st by Millipede Press first published El lector cae en las redes de Bardin desde el principio: George Matthews was found dead ten months ago.

El percheron mortal / The Deadly Percheron

If you like noir, I highly recommend it, especially if you’re interested in the history of it and how its elements came to be; Bardin is rl important part of the psychological side mortql the noir equation, and this book seems to be a fine example of his style Unputdownable My first Bardin, and it’s made me a die-hard fan.

He never became very popular until a British audience rediscovered him in the s.

Return to Book Page. It’s hard to believe this was written in the ’40s – it seemed to I came to this in an unusual way. It has one of the most bizarre and intriguing plots in crime fiction, in which the hero experiences the most extreme identity crisis imaginable. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.