A rather interesting reading, but I was expecting a little more

A rather interesting reading, but I was expecting a little more

The Adversary (Paperback)

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Satteler to write a book about a news sordid than the quintuple murder of Jean-Claude Romand is not an easy task, even for a writer also confirmed quEmmanuel Carrère is constantly risks falling into sensationalism or the morbid fascination or in the worst taste complacency. Carrère does dailleurs engages in this direction quavec tweezers. He balked, tells long moral dilemmas that preceded his first contacts with the "Monster" seems ever hesitate to take on the position, the simple horrified observer, judge (and facing a case of this kind, we intronisons all judges), journalist or novelist. This dincertitudes cloud emerge several major questions that the author will try to respond with a more or less mixed success: when the madness begins of a man? How is it built? And where "opponent" conceals himself, this essence of evil and falsehood which caulking at the bottom of each: you, me or that neighbor so commonplace in appearance and sweet face?

Let us summarize some drama for those jen and am part that the various facts usually leave indifferent: the morning of 9 January 1993, Jean-Claude Romand, WHOs renowned doctor and family man, murders his wife and two young children before to go with his parents to shoot them dead. Neighbors and friends are of course horrified by learning the facts, but they are not out of their stupor. Police The investigation will soon reveal quabsolument wasnt anything normal in the life of this forty tidy if: he never got his medical degree, has never exercised loom WHOs has never worked any short dailleurs, has never had the that he claimed to have contracted cancer, spent most of his life to swindle his family to support his family now lives whole life based on a small pyramid and dénormes lies! And when this veil of lies was ultimately the BE torn point arrived linéluctable, lépouvantable and irreversible outcome.

Like many other people the facts Back then, Emmanuel Carrère himself a husband and father tried to "understand" the drama and in good writer, tried to share this quest for truth. Will he succeed? As for me, the answer is half fig, half grape: of course, I am willing to recognize that "opponent" is an interesting book and reflects a great journalistic work, but there still remains a relative disappointment. Despite his best efforts and some promising avenues for reflection, the author seems to struggle to overcome the surface facts and thoroughly dissect the motives of the murderer. Tough task jen am well aware, but without the necessary depth, "opponent" can not be anything quune fictionalized biography of good quality. As for me, jen also came away disgusted and perplexed quau my early reading and with the feeling to have barely scratched the surface of the book. Finally, a rather interesting reading, but a little more jattendais

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