Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “L'Assassin Anglais” as Want to Read:
Blank 133x176
L'Assassin Anglais
 
by
Michael Moorcock
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

L'Assassin Anglais (Jerry Cornelius #3)

3.64  ·  Rating Details  ·  209 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
The English Assassin: Third novel in the Jerry Cornelius Saga.
1981 pages
Published (first published January 1st 1972)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about L'Assassin Anglais, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about L'Assassin Anglais

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 352)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Hein
Mar 21, 2011 Hein rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
Possibly my favourite Moorcock that I've ever read. In many ways, it's hard to explain why. The Jerry Cornelius books are chaotic, disjointed, and very often don't appear to have much of a plot. But where they succeed -- when they succeed -- is in the incredible descriptions of times and places, the intimations of alternate histories (and apocalypses), and that even in all this confusion, you are compelled to learn and read more. The quality of Moorcock's writing is absolutely superb -- an autho ...more
Rick
Clearly Jerry Cornelius does not quite work for me. I'm not sure if it's cultural or temporal or conceptual or merely the execution of the narrative - this is the second volume that I just found tedious to work through. Mind you, I'm not bored with it. In many ways Moorcock is doing some really inventive work on deconstructing the traditional narrative workings of the English novel. It's interesting, it's just all a bit too exhausting to slog through. There are some wonderful sequences (the ball ...more
Simon Mcleish
May 24, 2012 Simon Mcleish rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Originally published on my blog here in October 1999.

The third novel in the Jerry Cornelius tetralogy explores the series themes of dissolution and anarchy in a rather different way from the earlier books. Here, protagonist and storyline fragment as well as the background.

The novel starts with the discovery of a dead body in Merlin's Cave, beneath Tintagel Castle in Cornwall. The body belongs to Cornelius, but he doesn't stay dead long. Each section of the novel sees Jerry initiating a different
...more
Joe Stamber
Mar 20, 2011 Joe Stamber rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-1980s
I read a lot of MM books in the eighties and this was one of them. It's part of a quadrilogy, I believe it's called "The Cornelius Chronicles". Anyway, I can't remember any one of the four from the other, only that they were all barmy. At the time I must have enjoyed them, otherwise I wouldn't have read the whole series.
Jesse Russell
Apr 09, 2011 Jesse Russell rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
Of the three parts of the Cornelius Quartet I've read this was my least favorite. It seemed to lack the direction of the first two and felt like I was spending most of the book waiting around for something to happen.
Dan
Mar 16, 2009 Dan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novels
A relatively quick read. The episodes are disjointed, and while the characters and situations are well defined, there is little causal logic linking one scene to the next.
Shannon Appelcline
I seem to have less patience with each of these than the one that came before. This one is almost entirely incoherent thanks to its lack of a plot and mostly grates as a result.
Hans
Sep 13, 2012 Hans rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Barely readable, way too experimental for me. A plot is pretty much a bare minimum requirement for my enjoyment.
Tony
Tony marked it as to-read
Jul 19, 2016
Larry
Larry rated it really liked it
Jul 14, 2016
loisa
loisa added it
Jul 14, 2016
Brandon Longstreth
Brandon Longstreth marked it as to-read
Jul 12, 2016
Kevin Goff
Kevin Goff marked it as to-read
Jul 02, 2016
Mark
Mark added it
Jun 28, 2016
Julian
Julian rated it it was amazing
Jun 27, 2016
Matt Noel
Matt Noel marked it as to-read
Jun 24, 2016
Rich
Rich marked it as to-read
Jun 09, 2016
Tammy
Tammy marked it as to-read
May 23, 2016
Dennis Henley
Dennis Henley marked it as to-read
May 18, 2016
Shar
Shar rated it it was amazing
May 10, 2016
Wes
Wes marked it as to-read
May 06, 2016
Robert Davies
Robert Davies rated it it was amazing
May 18, 2016
Choirsoftheeye
Choirsoftheeye marked it as to-read
May 01, 2016
Dustin
Dustin rated it really liked it
May 03, 2016
Paul Kraft
Paul Kraft rated it it was amazing
Apr 24, 2016
Virgopunk
Virgopunk rated it it was amazing
Apr 06, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • The Earth Lords
  • Coils
  • Proteus in the Underworld (Proteus, #3)
  • As on a Darkling Plain
  • Hot Sky at Midnight
  • Quest For The Future
  • Venus of Dreams
  • The Patchwork Girl (Known Space)
  • Fire Time
  • The Beginning Place
  • The Jagged Orbit
  • The Flying Sorcerers
  • Black God's Kiss
  • The False House (Evenmere #2)
  • The Divine Madness of Philip K. Dick
  • Electric Ladyland
  • Starburst
  • Man From P.I.G. And R.O.B.O.T. (Puffin Books)
16939
Michael John Moorcock is an English writer primarily of science fiction and fantasy who has also published a number of literary novels.
Moorcock has mentioned The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Apple Cart by George Bernard Shaw and The Constable of St. Nicholas by Edward Lester Arnold as the first three books which captured his imagination. He became editor of Tarzan Adventures in 1956,
...more
More about Michael Moorcock...

Other Books in the Series

Jerry Cornelius (7 books)
  • The Final Programme
  • A Cure for Cancer
  • Conditie van muzak
  • The Adventures of Una Persson & Catherine Cornelius in the 20th Century
  • The Entropy Tango
  • The Lives and Times of Jerry Cornelius: Stories of the Comic Apocalypse

Share This Book