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J'aimerais revoir Callaghan

2.33  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Jimmy Callaghan, c'était mon pote anglais à l'internat. Il fumait des Benson, mettait les bouts en passant par un trou dans le grillage et allait parfois rendre visite à son père alcoolique dans la banlieue de Londres. Je l'ai revu vingt ans plus tard. Il avait une grosse valise. De retour d'Australie. il était bronzé et SDF. Trop fort ! On est redevenus un peu amis. Puis ...more
Paperback, 221 pages
Published January 6th 2010 by Fayard
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Claude Bertout
Apr 20, 2010 Claude Bertout rated it liked it
Pour moi comme pour des millions d'autres, Callaghan est un policier hollywoodien de légende. Ici, le prénom n'est pas Harry mais Jimmy, et l'histoire est française. Peut-être un peu trop française, à dire vrai. Le narrateur finit par se démarquer de ce Callaghan dont l'étrangeté proche l'a séduit lorsqu'il était ado et élève d'un collège de Rueil-Malmaison, mais il lui faudra des dizaines d'années et deux cents pages pour prendre son indèpendance. Des pages qui se lisent agréablement, dois-je ...more
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Jun 19, 2016 Edward rated it liked it
Two of Fabre's other novels, THE WAITRESS WAS NEW (2005) and GUYS LIKE ME (2015), have been translated into English. They're about ordinary Parisians ,somewhat adrift in their middle years, and talk about themselves in funny and insightful ways. Unfortunately, there are no more of Fabre's ten or so novels that have been translated, so I had to read this one in French ( a literal translation of the title would be I'D LIKE TO SEE CALLAGHAN AGAIN) I missed some of the nuances, which a good ...more
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