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‘Lacombe, Lucien’ and the Early Novels of Patrick Modiano: ‘La Ronde de Nuit (The Night Watch)’

Trivia About La Ronde de nuit. But while this technique of creating ghosts rather than characters worked fabulously well in Dora Bruder here it felt forced and trite. He must simply make whatever decisions he thinks will keep him alive the longest. In fact this book seems to me more to be related to Ulysses episode 15, CirceT. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

It’s about a guy playing both modiqno of the Underground and the French Gestapo. Muit narrator becomes a double agent as he tries to be a patriot without becoming a traitor, as he works with murderers, blackmailers, police informants, prostitutes, and thieves.

La Ronde de nuit by Patrick Modiano (2 star ratings)

Eventually one of the major criminals becomes the police lieutenant and this makes the main character’s double agent act – as well as the functions of the police and crime – even more confusing. For such a short book there is a large cast of very bizarre characters, all pretty repugnant. In the beginning of the book you’re dropped into the middle of a loud garish party with the war profiteers and related semi- organized criminals.


I don’t have much to say, beyond the fact that it’s unapproachable for someone who isn’t well versed in Francais! I found lots of Lacombe Lucien Louis Mallemasterpiece echoes on it and then I discovered that Modiano was one of the screenwriters. That is, something that comes up in the first 10 pages is returned to in the last 10 pages, and with the first 20 and the last 20, and so forth as you get to the middle, but not in an obvious way. I dunno, it’s very French. Lists with This Book.

modiao He is a collaborator, a traitor, an almost-patriot–he’s whatever anyone wants him to be. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Enter your email address to follow Vague Visages and receive notifications of new posts by email. Fleeing the scene of a crime. He takes shattered colors of the world he creates and forms them into an abstract vision that does fe make sense until the end of the novel.

Author Modiano, the Nobel Prize in Literature winner, is a French novelist with a large bibliography.

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He is a young man caught between two factions. Less aimless than his previous novel and less packed with historical references, the novel is more readable. That is something I’d want to look in to further prior to or during another read of the book.

Want to Read saving…. Dec 10, Pep Bonet rated it really liked it Shelves: Meu primeiro livro de Modiano.

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Cinnamon Spark rated it it was ok Nov 02, This brought him closer to his brother, Rudy, who died of a disease at age 10 the works of Patrick Modiano from to are dedicated to him. Sheila rated it it was ok Mar 20, But it’s actually a clever experiment in style: It’s one that I definitely want to read again. Matthew rated it it was ok May 09, It seemed these were midiano names but titles so I looked them up online. Not every book by modano important writer is an important book.


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When I came to the end, I realized what I had experienced. Want to Read Dee Reading Read. Open Preview See a Problem?

Spix rated it really liked it Feb 28, Maar niet van aard dat ik de spanning mee beleefde. Now it did get more interesting. In this novel Modiano’s protagonist works as a double agent for both the Nuiit resistance and occupying Vichy forces. No trivia or quizzes yet. Walter Hill’s ‘Streets of Fire’.

Quotes from La Ronde de nuit. I had a similar experience. That said, it would have been funny to have some photos, but the ed person who had a camera forgot to bring a roll of film.

I’ve been unable to lengthen my stride, my breath, or my sentences. Of the more than 25 books he has written only a small number are available in English.

On the face of it, it seems elegant and fancy when you’re reading “Mon petit” and “Prefet de Polis”. The hordes of military forces that storm the city go unmentioned a consistent theme of Modianoas our young protagonist is only confronted by the moral duality of the highly-organized French Resistance nkit the equally systematic French Collaborationists.

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