Thierry Jonquet
La Vigie
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The Look-Out

Thierry Jonquet does not write many short stories. But within these stories he is freed from constraint and makes use of that fact jubilantly. Styles that veer from the baroque to a mix of genres: vitriolic, fantastic, anticipatory, cruel yet amusing caricature and to the enjoyment of the twist that surprises the reader.
A guided visit: stuffy bureaucracy, futuristic tour operators, tomorrow's concentration camps, the Lucifer Paramount Fantastic Show and the ethnic cleansing of the Buttes-Chaumont...

If these black tales send chills down your spine, it doesn't mean that the author is revelling in black humour, but he may however be indignant and harsh. He is also aware of the fact that stupidity, whenever it comes to power, gives rise to horror and that those who are at the bottom of the pile are the ones that suffer.
Genia Kalatchev
Illustrator
Parution
June 19, 1998
Pages
192
Type
Grand format
Price
10,33 €
Isbn13
9782841720729
Isbn10
2841720721
Size
13 x 18 cm
Original language
français
Original parution date
1998

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