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Herbst der Chimären (Inspector Llob #3)

3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Brahim Llob, Khadra's policeman-turned-detective writer is summoned by the chief of Algerian police and fired for having published Morituri, the book which the establishment considers dishonorable and full of lies - and in actuality, Yasmina Khadra's previous book in this series.... After revisiting his hometown, Llob becomes the victim of an attack by a GIA commando, and ...more
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Esta reseña es sobre la trilogía formada por Morituri, Doble blanco y El otoño de las quimeras.

El prota (Llob, corazón puro) es un policía que se las tiene que ver con los peores elementos en los años de plomo de la guerra civil argelina. El terrorismo integrista campa a sus anchas por el país y la corrupción inunda toda la esfera pública. Según el autor, la nomenclatura de fachada socialista ha provocado la catástrofe integrista para luego presentarse como salvadores y seguir rapiñando el estad
This is difficult to place in either crime or thriller genres. It is much much more than escapism. It is social criticism, a withering lambasting of the censorship laws in Algeria, a powerful cry against the constant undercurrent of fundamentalist terror. An (autobiographical, I think) Inspector Llob has written a book showing the country and the army in poor light and he is forcibly thrown out of the force; he is targeted by a terrorist bomber and, while recuperating, pulled into the surreal wo ...more
Encore une fois, même écriture caricaturale débile où chaque nom est systématiquement suivi d'un adjectif, où il y a surenchère d'expressions cliché franchement insupportables (les babines se pourlèchent TOUTES) et où chaque réplique apporte un rouspétage qui se veut cinglant mais qui est surtout incompréhensible.

Malgré tout, les propos de Khadra concernant les événements survenus en Algérie depuis 30 ans rachètent le ton criard par leur pertinence et leur justesse.
Just started this book, and I realize I have started in the middle of a series.
Just want to note my delight at finding a writer who seems to be the love child of Albert Camus and Raymond Chandler. To find a mystery writer who feels deeply the pain of society's disrespect for poets and philosphers while dealing first hand with his country's climate of violence and fundamentalist tension really got my attention. More when I finish the book!
I enjoyed this very much, but believe I would have gotten more out of it had I read the previous two novels in the series. I didn't realize it had recurring characters when I picked this up as a reader and think I would have gotten more enjoyment and understanding had I met some of these characters in the previous books. The author is from Algeria and the novels take place there. This one deals a lot with the violence occurring there today.
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Yasmina Khadra (Arabic: ياسمينة خضراء, literally "green jasmine") is the pen name of the Algerian author Mohammed Moulessehoul.
Moulessehoul, an officer in the Algerian army, adopted a woman's pseudonym to avoid military censorship. Despite the publication of many successful novels in Algeria, Moulessehoul only revealed his true identity in 2001 after leaving the army and going into exile and seclu
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