Three kinds of characters live in this painting: the Toupins, who are entirely painted, the Pafinis, who lack a few colors, and the Reufs, who are only sketches.
Convinced that only the Painter can restore harmony by finishing the painting, Ramo, Lola, and Plume decided to go looking for him. Throughout the adventure, questions will follow one after the other: What has become of the Painter? Why did he abandon them? Why did he begin destroying some of his paintings? In the countryside of France, two groups of boys from the rural villages of Longeverne and Velran are in constant war against each other.
Their war is a tradition that passes from father to son and without a motive but the rivalry between the peasants. During the Second World War, the Longeverne boys are led by the intelligent William Lebrac, who has been the backer of his family since his father died, while the Velrans are led by the wicked Aztec. But Lebrac is coming of age and he has a crush on the girl Lanterne while his teacher Merlin offers the chance for him to have a better study in another village. Algiers, s. Rabbi Sfar has more than one problem. His beautiful daughter Zlabya is becoming a teenager and above all, his parrot-killing cat has just started talking.
The delivery of a box from Russia further complicates things when a painter is discovered inside, more dead than alive. He is on a quest for a hidden tribe and its mythical city in Africa. Convinced that the city exists, he sets off on an incredible adventure, taking with him the Rabbi, his cat, a wise old Arab Sheikh and an eccentric Russian millionaire.
Julien is a leader and good student and when the new student Jean Bonnet arrives in the school, they have friction in their relationship. However, Julien learns to respect Jean and discovers that he is Jewish and the priests are hiding him from the Nazis. They become best friends and Julien keeps the secret. When the priest Jean discovers that the servant Joseph is stealing supplies from the school to sell on the black market, he fires the youth.
Sooner the Gestapo arrives at school to investigate the students and the priests that run and work in the boarding school. The well-known little village from the Asterix and Obelix-comic books is in trouble: It is the last place not controlled by Rome. And Obelix, who fell into the pot as a child has been invincible ever since.
With the help of Tullius Destructivus, an intrigeur, the Romans try to get Obelix and the druid into their hands in order to wipe the little village off the map, when the last portion of its stock has been used up. But each individual also has some plans of his own…. In a rural French village, an old man and his only remaining relative cast their covetous eyes on an adjoining vacant property.
They need its spring water for growing their flowers, so are dismayed to hear the man who has inherited it is moving in. They block up the spring and watch as their new neighbour tries to keep his crops watered from wells far afield through the hot summer. Her mother is an alcoholic street singer, her father a circus performer, her paternal grandmother a madam.
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During childhood she lives with each of them. Constant companions are alcohol and heartache. Paris, Emile, a shy movie projectionist, and Raoul, a colorful inventor, find themselves embarked on the hunt for a monster terrorizing citizens. Tales of the Night weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet to medieval Europe, to the Land of the Dead.
From the imagination of internationally renowned animator Michel Ocelot. Once upon a time, there were two children nursed by the same woman. They are hard to put down. I'm ready for the next. Jul 19, Bill rated it really liked it Shelves: own-paperback. A page turner. Swain is getting to be my favorite mystery writer! Right up there with Grisham and Connolly. View 1 comment. Aug 23, Muld00n rated it it was ok. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I liked the character of Jack Carpenter, but overall, I was disappointed in this story.
A town that cuts off body parts to get money from an insurance company?
Come on. And then, a kidnap victim that was probably repeatedly raped although the book does not say so by two men plays in her college basketball game a day or two later. I think a traumatized victim would need a little more recovery time than that. Too incredible for me to take seriously. Just my humble opinion. Aug 06, J. Talk about being drawn into a book. See my full review on Amazon. Aug 30, Jim A rated it it was amazing. While it is not a literary masterpiece, it certainly is a page turner.
Oct 03, Tom rated it did not like it. Hard to swallow story of a down-on-his-luck former police detective who now makes his living finding missing children Everybody loves this former cop for some reason? And the big reveal at the end view spoiler [ It's quick reading I guess that's a plus. Jan 18, Marshall rated it really liked it. Swain is a first class writer and, though I really like the Tony Valentine series best, this series with Jack Carpenter is nearly as good.
Jack is an excellent detective who thinks quickly on his feet. He solves mostly child abductions using his deep knowledge of this crime niche. I like that he doesn't figure everything out on the computer and has to use old-fashioned footwork to move the case forward. The bad guys are a little unusual, but not so much. The dialogue is crisp and the story flows Swain is a first class writer and, though I really like the Tony Valentine series best, this series with Jack Carpenter is nearly as good.
The dialogue is crisp and the story flows pretty smoothly. The narrative is plot focused, with few words spent on architecture, clothing, armaments, and stuff like that. Jack's personal life intrudes with some frequency, but always in an engaging and sometimes amusing way, so it does not distract from the basic story. Mar 25, Adrian Valencia rated it really liked it. I really like James Swain's writing. I haven't read any of his Jack Carpenter's series.
He explains and introduces the characters very well, it seems he did a lot of research for his book regarding police procedures, the locations in Florida, and some tidbits here and there. I liked reading the backstory through this book, making want to know more about the mystery. I decided that I will keep reading his books. Aug 19, Jamie Porter rated it liked it.
Nuit monstre (French Edition) eBook: James Swain, Carole Delporte: Nuit monstre (French Edition) by [Swain, James] . auteur américain de thrillers. Une nuit, une sorte de monstre l'assaille et bientôt, de loin en loin, resurgit. Alors Toby Jugg s'interroge, scrute ses souvenirs, réfléchit tant et plus jusqu'à.
Couldn't keep my attention. Jan 01, Ranjanks rated it really liked it. Jul 14, Branchsuper rated it it was amazing.
Another good Jack Carpenter novel. Apr 05, Dave Nichols rated it liked it Shelves: federal-agents , human-slavery , kidnapping. Although this book moves along nicely; I wasn't too happy with the kinda weird situation with the town, Chatham. Jul 07, Bruce Smith rated it really liked it Shelves: action , thriller , florida.
I haven't read James Swain in a while. I enjoyed this book, well written and faced paced. Apr 26, Jeff rated it it was ok. I am a little puzzled by all the glowing reviews of The Night Monster. It is fairly cliched, following the tried and true formula of the rogue ex-cop who was forced out of his job, solving the mystery the rest of the force can't. The pace is fast the best thing about the book , with mini mysteries popping up nearly every 10 pages. The problem for me, was every single one of these l I am a little puzzled by all the glowing reviews of The Night Monster.
The problem for me, was every single one of these little bonus cases is neatly wrapped up within a couple of pages. Each time, the hero ex-cop busts the mystery Scooby Doo style, following a "hunch" and saving the day instantly as if the cartoon episode's time was about to run out. The main plot was solid. Unfortunately, the more we learn about them, the less interesting they become. And all the subplots, including the big reveal about the bizarre hometown of the killers, tended to be largely unbelievable and deciphered way too cleanly and easily by the world's smartest ex-cop.
Overall it's an easy read, but largely unsatisfying. The rapid fire mysteries, with small clue equaling big hit every time, dragged the story down to sitcom level predictability. A great ending to the big case could have salvaged the story, but no such luck.