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Christopher Petit

Autor/a de The Psalm Killer

30+ obres 549 Membres 15 Ressenyes 2 preferits

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Obres de Christopher Petit

The Psalm Killer (1996) 174 exemplars
Robinson (1993) 56 exemplars
Back from the Dead (1999) 53 exemplars
The Butchers of Berlin (2016) 51 exemplars
The Human Pool (2003) 46 exemplars
The Passenger (2006) 28 exemplars
The Hard Shoulder (2001) 17 exemplars
Pale Horse Riding (2017) 17 exemplars
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Set One [Videorecording] (1987) — Director — 16 exemplars
The Miss Marple Collection [12 Disc Box Set] (2012) — Director — 15 exemplars
Mr Wolf (2019) 8 exemplars
Radio On 8 exemplars

Obres associades

Granta 86: Film (2004) — Col·laborador — 206 exemplars
Granta 27: Death (1989) — Col·laborador — 154 exemplars
Est: Collected Reports From East Anglia (2015) — Pròleg — 2 exemplars

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Data de naixement
1949-06-17
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
UK
Lloc de naixement
Worcestershire, England, UK
Llocs de residència
London, England, UK
Professions
film maker
novelist

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Sadly a poor imitation of Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther series, set also in Berlin from the perspective of a Non-Nazi Kripo officer. The leading character in this story follows a similar beat to Bernie, with the same boss Arthur Nebe, a real character, but without the humour of Kerr's novels to leaven the dark conditions of WW2 Berlin.
½
 
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edwardsgt | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Apr 27, 2024 |
I enjoy the occasional thriller, and the idea of letters from a girl long dead intrigued me enough to pick up this (inherited) novel, but I can’t claim to have liked this. The style is wandering with characters I find difficult to bring into focus. There’s no one here to root for, which is usually a requirement for a memorable protagonist. This book seems to comprise despicable, chameleon people who act pleasant, savage, angry, happy, miserable… a different way with each other each turn of the page. Undoubtedly deliberate, this makes the story feel surreal. Yet the author is well-acclaimed and has written a slew of novels. This, an earlier work, is perhaps the art of honing one’s craft. I liked the parts where the story tied in with actual events, something the author appears known for, and the total package certainly sets discordant threads thrumming in the reader’s mind. Not for those with a dislike of the need to pay close attention, and ultimately it’s a grim experience with the lead as obsessive as the wretched people who hire him. My feelings are ambiguous as this will stick in my mind a while where I would prefer it not to.… (més)
 
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SharonMariaBidwell | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jul 17, 2023 |
Detective thriller about a rockstar receiving stalker letters. Really good, its a bit weird that the detective stuff actually tends to come as a relief, because the personal lives of the characters are somehow more disturbing ;) .
The author can do a lot with a little, very short chapters. A lot of deadends or things which technically arn't connected to the main mystery but it all adds to the atmosphere and sense of realism, life is never neat :) .
I could never quite settle with this one, everything was just a little off. Changes of character perspective, changes in tone, it kept me constantly offbalance, which while not a pleasant feeling is probably what you would want from something like this :) .

Some knowledge of the Manson murders, the Rosemary's Baby film, and the death of John Lennon might all be useful.
… (més)
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wreade1872 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Nov 28, 2021 |
Oddball essay type film about the M25, the London ring road, is often hard to watch due to having two images on the screen (although both are pretty boring), hard to understand due to the lack of soundtrack clarity and the accents, and ultimately an exercise in paranoia that doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Read one of Sinclair's books instead.
½
 
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Obres
30
També de
3
Membres
549
Popularitat
#45,447
Valoració
½ 3.5
Ressenyes
15
ISBN
79
Llengües
3
Preferit
2

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