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LUNA (Alba & Gorodish #3)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  128 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Mass Market Paperback, 176 pages
Published May 12th 1985 by Ballantine Books (first published 1979)
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Andy
Mar 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: French new wave crime
Shelves: kool-imports
Before Delacorta (Daniel Odier) wrote "Diva" he wrote this adventure with Alba and Gorodish where Alba gets kidnapped off the Champs-Elysess and restrained in a large web in a nymph outfit while some psycho wears a human fly outfit trying to make insect love to her.
Gorodish has to turn in 10 Rolls Royces as part of the ransom to free her. The Alba and Gorodish series are all surreal French crime stories that are wild and fun to read.
Dale Pobega
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this slim, kinky comedy is a gem. What a pity it hasn't been turned into a film. I can see someone like Pedro Almodovar having fun with this story. Alba is kidnapped by a pervert who has her removed to a remote chateau for "insect sex". The scene with her twisting around on wires dressed up as an enormous female dragonfly beneath a skylight and silhouetted against the moon with a fat lascivious man trying to mount her is bizarre ...can't you just see it on the big screen? The escape scen ...more
Jacqueline
This tiny novel is a fun and engaging read because of its swift pacing and the really smart Gorodish. If you are itching for a movie (non-psychological) action thriller and have no idea which one to catch, this book will probably be a very good alternative; it reads like a movie: very graphic, complete with slick settings, beautiful people, guns (and some gore too).

However, I’ve taken a star off an otherwise 4-star thriller for its stunted writing. (I don’t know who the culprit is: the writer or
...more
Davidg
Apr 28, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Warning: The Alba series of books centre on the relationship between a 13 year old girl who is frequently described in sexual terms and a man in his late 30s. Although it is made clear that no sexual intercourse occurs, their sharing of beds and nudity is unsettling to the modern reader. However, the fact that Alba is more mature than most 18 year olds makes it possible to enjoy the stories despite the qualms as it hard to believe that the character described is really only 13. I suspect that De ...more
The Wee Hen
Jul 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
***I have scored this so high because, for a time, it was one of my favourite books. Keep in mind I read it in junior high school so... it's hard to take the loves of a 14 year old me seriously. The 80's weren't exactly one's finest hour. I'm positive that if I read these books again I would have nothing to say but that these were puerile fantasies unworthy of my time.***
Kaethe
Sep 11, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Back in the day I thought this series was so cool: sexy, and French, and awesome. I suppose it's telling that I've never felt a desire to re-read them. Nowadays the whole set up seems skeevy.

Personal copy.
Karmen
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alba is kidnapped and becomes the playmate of a rich man who is deeply disturbed. He has her dressed up as a bug.
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Delacorta is a pseudonym used by Daniel Odier for some of his works, notably his Alba fiction series.
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Other Books in the Series

Alba & Gorodish (6 books)
  • Diva
  • Nana
  • Lola - 1st Edition/1st Printing
  • Vida
  • Alba

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