Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Manchette

From: Tribe (
Date: 03 Nov 2005

On 11/2/05, Domenic wrote:

> Some ways, The Prone Gunmen is a political thriller, other ways an
> assassin
> novel, and what excited me about the book was that it both operated inside
> the conventions and outside them at the same time.

Part of what I found fascinating about The Prone Gunman was this seemingly over the top moments of violence that come out of nowhere. Within the context of Gunman, those absurd moments seem to make sense. But I don't know enough about Manchette to know whether absurdity is indeed one of the points he's trying to get across, or how much any of that is Situationist inspired.

As an aside, I've been watching Melville's Le Samourai recently. I keep imagining Alan Deloin's character protraying the anti-hero of Gunman.


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