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To be frank, however, I think that Bardin wrote a page novella and then duplicated passages to give himself 38 more, rather than actually finishing the book.

The Deadly Percheron

He’s in a mental ward, having been found wondering the streets in a delirium with a social security card in the name of John Brown. This is not something that perheron on a regular basis in There’s even one in a van outside the bar; all he has to do is tie it up at a given location. He came into my office wearing a scarlet hibiscus in his curly blond hair.

The money he’s paid is good, but the little men keep wanting him to do stranger and stranger things.

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Mar 16, Bill Hsu rated it it was ok. I enjoyed this book, but Moortal think it shows its age. To ask other readers questions about The Deadly Percheronplease sign up. Like George Matthews, the psychiatrist, you don’t for a minute believe the leprechaun story, but you want to know what it means. George Matthews is an established psychiatrist in New York City. Oct 15, Guy Salvidge rated it it was amazing. Moftal 15, Dustin Reade rated it it was amazing.


Se trata de una lectura absorbente como pocas, de esas de las que no te puedes separar.

The Deadly Percheron is a murder mystery, poignant love story, and an unsettling and hallucinatory voyage into memory, madness, and despair. John Franklin Bardin wrote several books, but there was a productive period starting in with The Deadly Percheron reaching publication, followed by The Last of Philip Banter and Devil Take the Blue-Tailed Fly k where he had more like a tiger by the tail.

Jul 05, Frank rated it liked it. Definitely odd, with bizarre circumstances and characters, written in a stylized tone familiar to anyone who has seen old films — the problem is with all of the unnecessary details meant to keep the reader from discovering who the murderer is. If you like noir, I highly recommend it, especially if you’re interested in the history of it and how its elements came to be; Bardin is an important part of the psychological side of the noir equation, and this book seems to be a fine example of his style Para todos aquellos lectores amantes de la novela negra.

A very strange and brilliant crime novel originally published in Refresh and try again. The lad believes he is going crazy, which is a reasonable assumption. John Franklin Bardin wrote ten mystery novels, but it is for first three—written in a remarkable burst of c I like to think of John Franklin Bardin as Don Draper’s older—and braver—brother.

EL PERCHERÓN MORTAL – improvisación sónica

View all 18 comments. Likewise, the mprtal portion was bizarre, but intriguing as the protagonist wrestled to deal with the events; however the last third of the book which tried to pull everything together was a bit of a mess. The plot of this novel becomes more and more complex as Matthews researches his recent past, trying to reassemble the missing pieces caused by his amnesia.


The reader is given the sequence of events almost in reverse order. Little men keep paying him money to do ridiculous things. This is an incredible novel and one I wouldn’t have heard of but perccheron the Pocket Essentials book on Noir Fiction. Reading this is like finding Cornell Woolrich had a lesser known brother.

He meets several circus freaks.

Amnesia, though, as a plot device, is about as recommended as time travel. However, the man they produce as Jacob Blunt isn’t the same man who came to see the psychiatrist. But it’s a game the reader must play with himself, for Bardin does nothing to encourage it.

El percheron mortal / The Deadly Percheron : John Franklin Bardin :

Jacob Blunt has been found drunk at the location. John Franklin Bardin wrote ten mystery novels, but it is for first three—written in a remarkable burst of creativity in the years from pwrcheron —that he will be best remembered. He moved to New York City in his early thirties and lived there most of his life.

Matthews accompanies him to a bar one night to meet one of the little men. He thinks he might be crazy.