Date: 22 May 2007

Rob wrote:

"Just finished THREE TO KILL--excellent! Anyone have any idea why the title was mangled so in translation? It seems A LITTLE WEST COAST BLUES would not only have been an exact translation, but would also have had a bit of atmosphere to it..."

Three to Kill was the title of the Alain Delon movie that was made from it. Not a bad movie, but completely drops the surreal parts of the book, turning it into a pretty straight revenge movie.

"Anyway, am now beginning PRONE GUNMAN--any reactions?"

My only reaction after reading those two books was to want more of his to be translated, as soon as possible. Made me sorry I didn't absorb more (any?) of my high school French.


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