From: Robert Elkin (
Date: 22 May 2007

Thanks for the Info!

--- wrote:

> Rob wrote:
> "Just finished THREE TO KILL--excellent! Anyone have
> any idea why the
> title was mangled so in translation? It seems A
> 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.
> Mark

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