İnfazcı (Jonathan Hemlock #1)
Jonathan Hemlock teaches art at a university, but the modest sum he makes teaching doesn't cover his extravagant habits. He is renovating a Gothic church on Long Island, expensive real estate as we all know, and the upgrades involve only the very best in Italian marbles and rare woods. Jonathan is building a shrine to his self-image. He has a coll ...more
Some reviewers have described Trevanian’s 1972 novel as blending elements of adventure and satire, others have stated that this is an action adventure with some humor. I am going to the other end of the spectrum and say that this is delicious satire that also includes some good adventure writing. This is not the absurd spoof a fan of Austin Powers or Inspector Clouseau would be looking for – but not far off either.
Truth be known, t ...more
Very likeable main character, although he's an assassin. Well done and suspenseful climbing scenes and climax. Maybe it's time for a re-read...
I did expect the movie to be different from the book as most movies tend to be, so I was kind of surprised that this was not the case. The Eastwood movie is rather faithfull to the novel.
That is perhaps the reason I kept seeing Eastwoods face when I read the novel. The book like the movie is not one in the vein of the 007 movie series albeit that some aspects like the "M" in this book wher quite Fleminge ...more
Olay, bir üniversite profesörü, koleksiyoncu ve mükemmel bir dağcı olmanın yanı sıra profesyonel suikastçı olan Jonathan Hemlock'un çok istediği bir tablo için bir 'onaylama' görevi almasıyla başlıyor. İlk başta klasik bir aksiyon gibi görünse de olaylar beklenildiği gibi gitmiyor. Geçmişten gelen ve kapanmayan davalardan, birbirini tanımayan 4 ...more
Su gibi akıp giden romanları seviyorum ve Trevanian da bu romanları yazmayı gerçekten iyi biliyor.
Önceden okumuş olduğum “Şibumi” den etkilenerek bu kitabını aldım. Kovalamaca, polisiye dolu olmasına rağmen okurken ana karakterden etkilenerek gayet sakin kalmayı başarabiliyorsunuz.
Okuduğum iki kitapta da çok fazla benzerlik olduğunu söyleyebilirim. Ana karakterler sanata ilgili, duygudan yoksun, yetim ve kesinlikle özel olarak büyümüş olan yetenekli insanlar. Bu özellikle an ...more
Oh, what to say about this one.....adventure, sex, mystery, art, snobbery, and who-dun-it, sort of. Jonathan Hemlock is an art history professor, contraband painting collector, and (dun, dun, dun) a cold-blooded assassin on the side. No kidding. And if that doesn't sound ridiculous, he always gets the ladies. But he's looking to get out ...more
this guy lives in a renovated catholic church, new york, art collector, assassinates people upon request. sanctions them not to put too fine a point on it.
he gets the call, but he's semi-retired and needs to get in shape. does so. the eiger is a mountain.
trevanian trots around the globe w/his fiction. where hasn't he been? entertaini ...more
O dinheiro necessário para ampliar sua coleção de arte e para financiar suas viagens veio através de seus trabalhos realizados para a Unidade de Busca e S ...more
Actually, Jonathan Hemlock isn’t a spy, he’s an assassin. An assassin who likes fine art, his solitude, hates people, his job. You know, every assassin trope you can think of. Or cliché, if you want to be mean ...more
A caveat: if you're
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the biggest "problem" for me might have been that, I'm a big fan of the Clint Eastwood movie, and Clint is pretty a perfect cast for Jonathan Hemlock, so it's absolutely impossible reading this book without seeing the actors faces filling my head despites some dif ...more
Intentional parody of the classic spy novel, but better written and more interesting than many of the more serious works. Every characters and places are given names that poke fun at themselves and the story.
One reader described the Eiger Sanction [assassination] as ...more
La Sancin de Eiger es como una novela de James Bond pero sin James Bond. Aqui el protagonista es un profesor de Historia del Arte que en sus ratos lbres hace de asesino para una agencia (de pacotilla) gubernamental.
Repleta de dialogos llenos de ironia solo hay que poner al protagonista la cara de Clint Eastwood (que la film en 1973) y pasareis un rato estupendo....more
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The writing was so well done that it is nearly timeless. There were one or two idioms used that dated it. The Korean War and the Moon Landing were mentioned but otherwise this could have been written yesterday instead of 40+ years ago.
And when they finally get to the mountain, the tension is taut, thrilling, and well pace ...more