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TamTam Books is proud (as usual) to announce the publication of Vernon Sullivan’s (or better known as Boris Vian) masterpiece of noir-gone berserk – The Dead All Have The Same Skin (Les Morts ont tous la Meme Peau).

Written one year after the controversial (putting it mildly), I Spit on Your Graves, you think Vian would have known better. But no, he decided to do another vi

Published (first published 1947)
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a nasty piece of work. vile. depraved. disgusting. rape. murder. racism. immorality. amorality. seedy. sleazy. blood. semen. shit. piss.

well, the book floats around new york city. bars and bistros and pool halls and tenements and back alleys. and dan parker... he's a bad bad man. bangs prostitutes two at a time behind his wife's back, beats up mucho people (particularly black people, he hates black people), hates his wife, hates himself... it's pitch perfect noir.

and then it flips off into rod...more
I went to a very diverse high school in Los Angeles. In one of my English classes we had to write a paper on the single thing that affected our lives more than anything else. The class was probably about 25-30% black and when the teacher handed back the papers she told us that pretty much every single black student had written that being black was the single thing that affected their lives more than anything else. This led to what was easily the best discussion on race in America that I've ever...more

"I opened and closed my left hand two or three times. I felt good. A girl and a fight. That's life. Where did I get the idea that it could ever be anything else? Jesus Christ! If I just had the time to wipe them all out, annihilate them all before they ruin my life, I swear to God that afterwards, there'd be no more gloomy days in this boy's life."

"I got up and moved around a bit. I was feeling just fine. That foggy confusion had suddenly disappeared. Two girls at once. Certainly the best cure f...more
Ok, this is my book (I published it) and it is being released today. For those who want to read an excerpt of the book, there is a short story called "Dogs, Desire, and Death" by Boris Vian. The great and wonderful Dennis Cooper put it on his blog (April 1) and you can read the short story at

Do enjoy!
Maria Pallozzi
Leggibile in un'ora o poco più.
Un uomo nero che ha le sembianze di un bianco che passa la vita nel farsi accettare come bianco facendo il buttafuori nei locali, sposando la bionda pallida Sheila da cui ha avuto un figlio che potrà studiare nelle migliori scuole, diventare qualcuno, e poi...
Un giorno Dan, il protagonista, incontra Richad, suo fratello che non ha la stessa "fortuna" di venir scambiato per bianco. Lo ricatta, svelerà a tutti il suo segreto, a nessuno piace avere nel letto, o farsi...more
I read the French version of this wonderful book. This is the story of this interracial man in New York who looks more white than black. He hates his black roots and live as a white man, among white people, married to a white woman. One day his black brother comes and asks him for some money. His whole life is questioned and he fears that it's going to collapse. He wonders about his identity and doesn't know what to do... until... Great read. Vian doesn't give any answer about racial issues, he...more
Đorđe Bajić
Neka vas ocena ne zavara. Bez obzira što kratki roman Svi mrtvaci imaju istu kožu (1947) ne spada u red Vianovih najboljih i najznačajnijih dela, svakako predstavlja obavezno štivo za sve one koji vole ovog kultnog francuskog pisca i džez virtuoza. U pitanju je tvrdi krimić pun prljavštine i žesta, drugi od četiri kratka „američka“ romana koje je Vian objavio pod pseudonimom Vernon Sullivan. Za razliku od Vianovog nadrealističkog remek-dela Pena dana i konceptualno sličnih naslova (Crvena trava,...more
A new Vian(to me),this is very good news.Short, lean, nasty piece of noir that isn’t one of my favorite Vian books. But, then again it isn’t a Vian book it’s a book written by his invented author Vernon Sullivan. His main characters struggles(with an original twist though) reminds me a little of Joe Christmas from Falkner’s masterpiece A Light in August. Of course this book isn’t as deep as that book but it never intends to be and the questions on race and racism are still interesting even if th...more
I wasn't really expecting the entire book to be wrapped around so much sex and prostitutes; the ending result was also kind of unsatisfying. Although it's still a pretty good ending, I had hoped for some sort of last stand to try and regain what he was losing, but he just ended up disappointing me.

I thought the conflict with his two inner races was interesting, but otherwise I didn't like this book too much. The short story at the end was pretty interesting though.
Vittorio Ducoli
Noir per un nero non vero

Il libro, ambientato a New York, è scritto nello stile dei noir americani di cui Vian era grande appassionato e traduttore. Fu stampato con lo pseudonimo di Vernon Sullivan e evidenzia ancora una volta la grande versatilità dell'autore.
La storia è estremamente violenta, piena di sesso (forse alle volte anche un po' gratuito) e venata dal clima della discriminazione razziale dell'America anni '40.
Arax Miltiadous
Jan 16, 2013 Arax Miltiadous rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Arax by: Τολης Κουκουλουδης

και να, εδώ πέρα που για μένα θεωρώ πως κατάφερε μες την αντίδραση και το κυνισμό να θίξει και να προβάλει το πιο εύθικτο όλων των θεμάτων στην δεκαετία του '60 στην Αμερική, τον ρατσισμό. Και ναι μεν ανορθόδοξα, δε το έκανε με απόλυτη επιτυχία.
Θέλει γερά νεύρα το βιβλίο, πραγματικά.
Και είναι το Διαμάντι του Βιαν... η οξύμωρη, αναντικατάστατη, συνεισφορά του στην ανθρωπότητα!

Mariane Demers
Pas pire pantoute cette petite lecture! Tout en abordant le thème du racisme, l'histoire présente les caractéristiques du roman noir: violence, alcool, endroits sombres et personnages à la moralité plus que douteuse! Cet univers a quelque chose d'hypnotisant et on suit, fasciné, le gouffre meurtrier dans lequel Dan plonge pour cacher ses origines! La fin est digne des meilleurs films de gangsters américains! :)
This is written in one breath and this how you read it too.
Excellent, if you can stomach it. Not for the faint-hearted.

The short-story "Dogs, Desire and Death" is one of the most powerful and darkest text ever written ! Beautifully sick and stomach churning poetry.

This Vian at his greatest.
Ira Bespalova
Черная-пречерная книжка. Вся насквозь пропитана убийствами, насилием, расизмом. Автор явно отрывался, когда ее писал... Несмотря на весь мерзопакостный сюжет, очень легко читается и воспринимается.
Varol Aksoy
dan brown'ın atası sayılabilir. tabi atası derken daha iyi olduğunu kastetmiyorum dönem olarak dan brown'ımsılık var sadece. biraz da charles bukowski'lik. :D güzel kitaptı, süper değildi!
Marina Sofia
Set in a New York oddly reminiscent of Paris, this is not just a story about racism and violence, but about the search for identity. Unusual, uncomfortable yet compelling.
The short story "Dogs, desire, and death" is very good. The novel is vile.
Nikita Svetlov
Another side of Vian, interesting only as experiment
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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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