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"Double Jeopardy recounts the twin stories spanning two generations of two pairs of male buddies. . . . Transglobal gunrunning, insurrection in a Malaysian rubber plantation, storm-tossed stowaways, mutiny at high sea, armed bank robberies, cannibalism under the streets of Paris and, of course, the infinite complications of unrequited love—all drive the reader from page to
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Paperback, 244 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Verba Mundi (first published 1986)
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Pep Bonet
Disons d'emblée que, par le passé, j'ai bien aimé Jean Echenoz, celui de 14 et de Courir. Comme je m'attendais à quelque chose dans le même style, je salivais avant de me lancer sur L'équipée malaise. Mais, manque de chance, rien à voir, L'équipée est une œuvre plus ancienne, donc moins évoluée. Le style est lourd, jouant avec les mots, mais enlevant du plaisir à la lecture. Il suffit de voir le titre, où l’on peut se référer à la Malaisie, où se développe une partie de la trame, ou à un malaise ...more
Eileen
"It happend that Bob referred in front of Paul to the young woman met in Chantilly; it happened that Paul spoke to Bob of the one from the cinema that he'd had so much trouble seeing again. It never occurred to them that these portraits might bear a certain resemblance to each other, and the fact is that they bore none at all."

Jean Echenoz had way too much fun writing this book. Double Jeopardy is full of interesting, odd and endlessly enjoyable characters. Though the main plot did not always en
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David R.  Godine
"A fast-paced novel involving gun-running, mutiny at sea, and unrequited love – all mixed into 'an exceptionally appealing concoction'."
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Born December 26 (some sources say 23), 1947, in Orange, France; son of Marc (a psychiatrist) and Annie (an engraver) Echenoz; children: Jerome Arthur. Education: Attended Université d'Aix en Provence and Université de Paris (Sorbonne).
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“It happend that Bob referred in front of Paul to the young woman met in Chantilly; it happened that Paul spoke to Bob of the one from the cinema that he'd had so much trouble seeing again. It never occurred to them that these portraits might bear a certain resemblance to each other, and the fact is that they bore none at all.” 1 likes
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