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Tras saludar a los amigos y tomar una copa, Rock Bailey salio del club del viejo Lem a tomar el aire. Una invitacion a fumar, un pequeno mareo yb& Rocky, joven y atractivo deportista californiano, se ve envuelto, sin comerlo ni beberlo, en una turbia historia de experimentos geneticos, luchas entre bandas y misteriosas apariciones y desapariciones de rubias despampanan ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 28th 2002 by TusQuets (first published 1948)
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Charles Dee Mitchell
Boris Vian (1920 - 1959) has been on to read for some time. I hope that with this book I made a poor choice of starting points.

Vian has a great bio - jazz musician, bon vivant, friend to Sartre and company, He was a novelist, a playwright, and the translator of Raymond Chandler. When his own novels sold poorly, he turned his publisher's request for another translation into his first Vernon Sullivan novel. He wrote four of these imaginary translations of an American noir author. (The hoax was rev
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Jorozez
Que se mueran los feos es una de las novelas que Boris Vian tradujo desde los originales del norteamericano negro Vernon Sullivan. En una época en la que los escritores negros no abundaban precisamante el hallazgo de Vian era una pequeña joya.

Si acaso el tal Vernon Sullivan hubiese existido en realidad, claro. Porque no se trataba más que de un pseudónimo inventado por el propio Vian para poder publicar sin el incordio de la moralina bien pensante que velaba por las buenas costumbres. Y es que Q
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Tosh
May 19, 2012 Tosh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The genius of Boris Vian never tires. He lived five lives in one - and one of his great identities is Vernon Sullivan. Vian's love of pulp literature is an outlet of his terror fantasies of what America is at the time of the writing of this novel - late 1940's. This book reads like a Hardy Boys young adult novel with sex and mixed in the soup great pulp science fiction touches. A remarkable entertaining read. Oh and i published it!

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Ve Bütün Çirkinler Öldürülecek

Çeviri yüzünden odaklanmada sorun yaşadım. Başlar iyiydi ama ortalarda biraz sıkıldım sonu ise gerçekten iyiydi, gülerek kapattım kitabı.

Aitor Alcaine
Jan 20, 2016 Aitor Alcaine rated it really liked it
Surrealismo, pulp, un doctor alemán malvado, filosofía de la estética, humor ácido, algo de conspiranoia, un virgen guaperas obsesionado por su cuerpo, un frankenstein muy sincero, una isla como la del dr Moreau llena de ninfas perfectas, la serie P, un poco de bandas, algo de jazz... En fin, que mas quieres?
Pvw
Mar 12, 2013 Pvw rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Disappointingly bad. A magnificently handsome young man gets involved in a plot by a mad scientist to clone only beautiful people on some faraway island. Along the way our guy, who wanted to keep his virginity, is forced to have sex with lavishly beautiful women. The book reaches its finale when the hero gets to take part in an FBI rescue mission to infiltrate the secret island base, which is also infested with equally beautiful and continuously naked youngsters who fornicate 24/7.

Sounds like th
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Xazo Koritsi
Jan 28, 2016 Xazo Koritsi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ενα σουρεαλιστικο βιβλίο, χειμαρρώδης ροη, αρκετά αστείο.
Carlos Silva
Aug 14, 2015 Carlos Silva rated it liked it
Boris Vian nos da una novela que pareciera ser noir en un principio pero que se va tornando en varios sin sentidos que, valga la contradicción, tienen sentidos si uno se mantiene atento a los hechos que presenta desde un principio el autor.

Sin embargo, la novela carece a ratos de momentos de exploración para el lector y es que el narrador, Rock Bailey es demasiado explícito a la hora de describir cómo se sienten él y los demás personajes con los que convive.

La construcción excesiva de ciertos
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Corinne Stoppelli
Rocky, un jeune homme de 19 ans, est l’apollon de sa génération. Sa plus grande préoccupation est celle de rester vierge jusqu’à l’âge fatidique de ses 20 ans. Seulement voilà, un enchaînement d’évènements étranges mettra en péril sa volonté. Tour à tour forcé à se reproduire avec des clones humaines et séduit par de belles jeunes femmes bien réelles, Rocky résistera-t-il ?

Étrangement mêlé à un crime, Rocky et son ami décideront d’enquêter sur ces meurtres qui les concernent. Ils découvriront qu
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Arax Miltiadous
Jan 16, 2013 Arax Miltiadous rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Arax by: Ελενα Εμμανουηλ
RESPECT AND RULES!

Στην αρχή διαβάζοντας Boris Vian σκέφτηκα " φίλε μου κάτι δεν πάει καλά με αυτό τον άνθρωπο" ..
Αυτό ήταν το πρώτο του Βιβλίο που διάβασα και μετά τα πτώματα που έχουν το ίδιο χρώμα - που το θεωρώ καλύτερο- νομίζω ότι είναι από τα πιο ευκολοδιάβαστα(!) του. Και δηλώνω φανατική αναγνώστης του.
Δεν εχω λέξεις να περιγράψω ..
Σκεφτείτε έναν πινάκα του Νταλί φτιαγμένο από λέξεις η την εβδόμη συμφωνία του Μπετόβεν φτιαγμένη από εικόνες... Αυτό δημιουργεί ο Βίαν.!
Πολύ μπροστά από την επ
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Stefanie Beghein
May 17, 2014 Stefanie Beghein rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An entertaining and frivolous detective story starring a mad scientist on an island and an irresistibly attractive male virgin. Through the lightness of the story, Boris Vian questions the obsessive pursuit of physical perfection – 66 years after its first publication, Et on tuera tous les affreux is still highly actual (and enjoyable, especially for those who like Austin Powers).
Gregory Cleton
Apr 22, 2015 Gregory Cleton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
J'ai bien aimé le style de Boris Vian dans ce livre même si l'histoire est parfois un peu étrange ^^ Par contre j'ai détesté l'écume des jours malgré, il faut l'avouer, un certain talent de l'auteur pour ficeler une histoire comme ça !!

I liked this book, the story was a bit "weird" but it was interesting.
Жор
Sep 01, 2014 Жор rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Доста шантава, със сигурност по-слаба от "Ще плюя върху вашите гробове", в "Ще избием всички грозници" насилието и скандалните елементи са наистина премерени (за съжаление). Затова пък е по-забавна и лека за четене, макар че при Виан прочитите (почти) винаги са леки, но осмислянето и темите винаги болезнени.
David
Jul 01, 2014 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Boris Vian is bonkers. As far as entertaining his whimsy he is perhaps only slightly less committed than Raymond Roussel. Read it in one sitting, completely naked, sipping cognac, the glow of explosions from Arnie's Commando (1985) muted in the background to maximise the effect. Enjoy!
Daniela
Dec 25, 2014 Daniela rated it really liked it
Muy entretenida historia que nos narra la obsesión que existe actualmente por la perfección de la belleza del hombre. Hace una sátira de la concepción occidental de belleza y además una crítica al gobierno de Estados Unidos.
Omar
Jul 27, 2015 Omar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Como siempre una obra fantastica, aunque esta tiene el estilo clásico de Vian mezclado con su faceta de Novela Negra, divertido violento y surreal.
Godix14
Jul 29, 2014 Godix14 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lo suficientemente loca,como para ser una novela muy entretenida.
Sin pretensiones y amena. Perfecta para verano
Giovani Bp
Apr 07, 2014 Giovani Bp rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
¿qué cosa acabo de leer? en el buen sentido xD
Que se mueran los feos es una cosa extraña y divertida, una locura, pero me ha gustado
jajaja y al parecer, los feos dominarán el mundo
EgoYoMe
a very fast read. not as funny as other boris vian works, but it definitely cracked me up.
Mayra Tobalina perrier-gustin
Ligero y divertido.
Carles
Jan 29, 2014 Carles rated it liked it
Tenía muy buenos recuerdos de mi primera lectura. No debí volver a leerlo.
manfred
Feb 14, 2008 manfred rated it it was ok
ich war gespannt, nach so viel hype... boris vian - die kaputten berliner bohemians, die ich in den späten 90ern in kreuzberg kennenlernte waren alle riesenfans von ihm - tja, leider muss ich schreiben: dieses buch braucht nicht gelesen werden. es ist schlicht langweilig. vielleicht konnte in den 60ern noch ein bissl ein skandal damit befördert werden, aber heutzutage. vielleicht sollt ich noch ein anderes von ihm lesen...
Louis
Aug 05, 2013 Louis rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"I'm woken by Andy Sigman, whose big hands are vigorously shaking me about. I was dreaming about having sex with a giraffe, and Andy pulled me away at just the right time because I was about to do something really stupid. I thank him, and then we start preparing for our jump down onto the island."


It's pretty safe to say Boris Vian was a better literary promoter than writer, and also, I assume, translator.
Jorge Pérez González
Apr 02, 2013 Jorge Pérez González rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Todo bicho viviente
Recommended to Jorge by: Artículo "Eugenesia" en Wikipedia
¡Hay que ver qué suerte tengo! Que se mueran los feos ha sido siempre mi himno particular. Había oído la expresión con anterioridad y no la asociaba ni remotamente a una novela, sino más bien a un dicho popular o algo por el estilo.
Un experimento interesante, a ver si algún día me seleccionan a mi también para un experimento parecido.
Eugenesia en clave de humor.
Jesús Camargo
Feb 23, 2015 Jesús Camargo rated it really liked it
Crítica a la utopía en perspectiva del canón de belleza contemporáneo, con tintes de comedia. Narrador protagonista que da sentido familiar a la historia que pareciera pasa demasiado rápido siendo navegada solo sobre la superficie.
Caroline
Jun 16, 2013 Caroline rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Je déteste le pudding à l'avoine; ma mère m'en faisait manger des kilos quand j'avait onze ans et j'étais obligé d'aller me chatouiller le gosier avec la queue du chat pour restituer à Dieu la part du pauvre."
M-AY
Sep 25, 2010 M-AY rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bouquins
Si Vian s'était contenté de rester sur sa ligne conductrice du début, plutôt que de relater une suite d'orgie sexuelle (pas tout à fait mais c'en est pas loin), le livre aurait été plus digeste.
Berk
Nov 18, 2014 Berk rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Güzeldi. Vian kafa dengi bir adam. Kitabın bir noktasında Paranoid Android Marvin'le bile karşılaştım. SENİ SEVİYORUM VİAN. Beni tavladın Vian.
Francisco
Feb 15, 2007 Francisco rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novela
Primera novela de Boris Vian. Cruda, brutal, magistral. Tensa, alocada... Muy recomendable, aunque no llega al poder poético de otras de sus obras.
Julie Boudreau
Apr 05, 2013 Julie Boudreau rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Ah ce cher Vian!
Un surprenant roman "à l'américaine" mettant en vedette le pauvre, pauvre Rock Belley. Que la vie est dure!
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Boris Vian was a French polymath: writer, poet, musician, singer, translator, critic, actor, inventor and engineer. He is best remembered for novels such as L’Écume des jours and L'Arrache-cœur (translated into English as Froth on the Daydream and Heartsnatcher, respectively). He is also known for highly controversial "criminal" fiction released under the pseudonym Vernon Sullivan and some of his ...more
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