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Fantômas by Marcel Allain
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Apr 29, 10

bookshelves: 2010, fiction, mystery, 5-stars
Read from March 22 to April 29, 2010

Wow. This book is really quite impressive. It was published in 1911 and I say it still holds up very well today. Not a single paragraph of "fluff" and I still found myself enthralled with the characters and mysteries enough to call it a "page-turner". Fantomas is a detective/crime/mystery novel set in France. It opens with several mysterious deaths, leading into the introduction of Juve, our main detective, and later goes into accusations and trials. The mystery of Fantomas identity is enough to captivate the reader. But even after his identity was revealed there was still so much left to keep me on my toes. Would he be caught? If he was caught, would he escape? And if he would escape, how would he do it? I personally really liked the ending. It was worth the read in itself.

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