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Regardless, the self proclaimed Leprechaun is not his client, but Jacob Blunt is, even if he has only been one for a matter of hours. Return to Morttal Page. I begged her, telepathically, to start giving them what they want so they start to believe she is sane. I really really pecheron this one!

It’s hard to make out what’s real, what’s authentic, towards the end of this book, and that confusion is clearly deliberate and made somewhat teasingly over-the-top by the fun house setting.

The Deadly Percheron

But the conclusion does not fulfill the drama of the beginning. Matthews accompanies him to a bar one night to meet one of the little men. He’s in his 30’s, happily married, and has much to be proud about in his life. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

And in the midst of the bar emerges an actual dwarf who introduces himself as an American Leprechaun. Then things get much weirder: May 15, Jeffrey Keeten rated it really liked it Shelves: The Deadly Percheron begins like a nightmare, a joke, pdrcheron a shaggy dog story: Un giallo psicologico ante litteram, dove lo psichiatra diventa vittima dei suoi stessi incubi.

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. One internet reviewer tells us the book is a “deadly serious percherln into identity formation and the psychology of guilt.

Instead, he uses them to prolong and to deepen the mystery. Certain plot points are wrapped up or discarded with superficial ease, but it’s difficult eo to see this as part and parcel of the narrator’s own curious glibness, disinterest, and detachment from his former life. Matthews leaves the bar and takes a train home. I certainly enjoyed good chunks of this.


Un cattivo rl rinforza l’atte Incubi della mente o omicidi reali? What exactly happened to him between the time he felt that sharp blow and woke up in the mental hospital? And like any good mystery you don’t find out until the last page. He might be a Leprechaun, or he might be a midget, dwarf, small person, Lilliputian, hafling.

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Oct 15, Dustin Reade rated it it was amazing. I suppose the plot is convoluted and the repeated bouts of amnesia may seem to be a little unbelievable, but I was so caught up in the action that I precheron suspended disbelief.

Mar 09, Rhys rated it really liked it. This was because his short cropped hair was gray streaked with white and his jaw, that showed the remains of strength, trembled spasmodically. He has the proper training, after all, and soon he is playing the game. John Franklin Bardin wrote ten mystery novels, but it is for first three—written in a remarkable burst of creativity in the years from to —that he will be best remembered.

The Deadly Percheron by John Franklin Bardin

For its influence on the movie “Mona Lisa. Bardin never suggests otherwise.

Que el psiquiatra tuviera la respuesta al enigma desde el principio y no se percatara de ello pues But there are also chunks that I don’t think date well, like the hokey ending.

This is not something that happens on a regular basis in Para todos aquellos lectores amantes de la novela negra. Bardin resided thereafter in New York City until his death.

Seldom will you find a mystery so intriguing and satisfying. Lately I’m into noir novels of the immediate post-war period, and while I enjoyed parts of Gresham’s Nightmare Alley I found this to be more readable and its plot more supple.


El percheron mortal / The Deadly Percheron

There are no discussion topics on this perchefon yet. But where else are you going to find semi-amnesic victims of chemical torture leading double lives, high-society trust fund man-children with hibiscuses in their hair and Broadway-babes on their arms, all topped off with a leprechaun criminal syndicate morta pulling the strings? The edition depicted here not perchsron own features a Salvador Dali painting on the covers that is clearly intended to suggest a certain surreal quality to it all. Amnesia, though, as a plot device, is about as recommended as time travel.

To help Blunt, Dr. To ask other readers questions about The Deadly Percheronplease sign up. Trivia About The Deadly Percheron. Deciding to rl out what the hell is going on, Matthews accepts Blunt into his peecheron. Lists with This Book. Another leprechaun pays him to give away a certain number of quarters every day. Per essere diplomatica ed un po’ umile dico che forse questo non era il momento giusto, ma se devo essere sincera dico “che noia questo libro!

Sep 13, Timothy Mayer rated it really liked it Shelves: This was apparently Bardin’s first novel and it has some typical first book issues a dragging mid-section, awkward transitions, occasional info-dumping, and difficulty tying up loose ends but it also establishes what would appear to be the writer’s primary and very personal interest in identity and personality and the ways we negotiate and integrate our multiple social selves in the world when either our outside surroundings or our inner resources break down.

This is the sixth book printed under the Millipede book imprint.