(L'homme De Kaboul) [PDF/EPUB] ↠ Cédric Bannel
I hadn t heard of either this book or this author before being sent a review copy I m really grateful to have been introduced to them Having read The Mandrake File I am now itching to read rom this authorThe Mandrake File is based primarily in and around Afghanistan The two main characters are Osama Kandar an Afghan policeman who heads up the Kabul murder suad and Nick
Snee an analyst or a shadowy private intelligence outfit called The Entity Other colourful characters include the main hit man an analyst or a shadowy private intelligence outfit called The Entity Other colourful characters include the main hit man The Entity members of the cop s murder suad and a shadowy The Glass Ocean former head of the Taliban s governing councilThe story itself details an investigation into a mysteriousile The Mandrake File The investigation is kicked off after Kandar goes to the scene of a prominent Afghan businessman s supposed suicide only to conclude that it s murder The rest of the book involves Kandar determinedly ollowing the case Nick Snee trying to help him with The Entity and it s hitman trying to stop the investigation by any means possibleThe author C dric Bannel is a ormer French diplomat who served in Afghanistan and it shows The strength of this novel is in it s portrayal of
and how it is post the overthrow of the Taliban by the coalition The picture painted is of corruption and morally dubious compromises Everyone has an eye on the coalition s eventual withdrawal which the Afghans know to be coming and what will happen after the corrupt and ineffectual Karzai regime goes The assumption of many Afghans is that the Taliban will return in some orm the only uestions being whether they will seize power entirely or join some kind of coalition and whether when they do return the clock will wind back to the bad old days of pre 911In act the author s knowledge of Afghanistan and Afghan society is such that his portrayal "of the Afghan characters is much convincing than that of the "the Afghan characters is much convincing than that of the characters I was much taken with the sections of the book dealing with Osama Kandar than I was with those dealing with Nick Snee and The Entity I really hope that Kandar will appear in other novels by the author as I would love to see how his story progressesThere s a concept in screenwriting popularised by Alfred Hitchcock the MacGuffin Wikipedia defines the MacGuffin as a plot device in the The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness form of some goal desired object or other motivator that the protagonist pursues often with little or no narrative explanation More often than not this isound in The Leadership Gap films than books think of uen. L'homme de Kaboul Cdric Bannel Babelio L'homme de Kaboul infos Critiues Critiues presse Citations Forum Ajouter mes livres Lire un extrait Cdric Bannel EAN pages diteur Robert Laffont Note moyenne sur notes Rsum uand Oussama Kandar chef de la brigade criminelle de Kaboul ancien hros de guerre contre les Russes et les talibans dcouvre le L'homme de Kaboul Poche Cdric Bannel Achat Livre |nac L'homme de Kaboul Rsum u’importe les consuences un meurtre reste un meurtre Oussama Kandar chef de la brigade criminelle de Kaboul refuse de transformer en suicide ce u’il pense tre un assassinat Mais en Afghan.afghanistan and how
Cédric Bannel Ô 2 SummaryEn is determined to solve the murder of Wali Wadi and solve the mystery surrounding the Mandrake Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I've Learned So Far) files regardless of the risks Tannaz Forouhar En ouvrant L homme de Kaboul je p n trais en terrain inconnu Je ne connaissais de l Afghanistan ue tr s peu de chose je n aurais pas su dire avec certitude o le pays se situait sur le globe je savais ue c tait par l bas en pointant vaguement le Moyen Orient c est tout dire J ai trouv le contexte g ographie int ressant enrichissant J ai appris plus sur ce pays en mois de 400 pages u en regardant les bulletins de nouvelles des 10 derni res ann es L auteur n a pas l sin sur les recherches en vue de la pr paration de son roman ce dernier tr s I am uite a hard reviewer but overall I really liked this bookThe genera is probably crime and police procedural but there is also a heady mix of espionage and under cover special operations all good stuff The story takes place in Afghanistan Kabul and the remote areas to the south and north of the country and SwitzerlandThe cop is Commandant Osama Kandar head of the Kabul Murder Suad Like all those in his position he is honest and up right and afraid of nobody Hisormer life as a mujahadeen Serenity Role Playing Game fightingirst the Russians and then the Taliban gives him an acute insight into the murky realpolitik of present day Afghanistan His appurtenant is Nick Snee an AngloSwiss security analyst working Save the Cupcake! for the mysterious organisation known as The EntityOsama is drawn into an international huntor the Mandrake File and its reclusive Swiss banker author A hunt initiated by Nick s employerThe Swiss part of the plot is in my view the
Least Satisfying Part Of The Plot Thesatisfying part of the plot The action and compelling storyline happens in Afghanistan I wont go any Tressed to Kill (Southern Beauty Shop, further because I may give away the outcome For most of this book Iound it to be a compulsive page turner or should that be page swiper given I read it on my KindleThere is one other character that I need to mention before I end my review Afghanistan I have never read a work of Tressed to Kill fiction set in thisascinating but ravaged country The way C dric Bannel the author of this ine book brings out the lives of the people of this country their customs and its geography is just remarkable His prose translated rom the original French is a picture book in words The place or setting of this book helps make it such a compelling readRegardsPeter A
solid 375 stars One of the best thrillers I ve read in recent years An interesting story Well written and a375 stars One of the best thrillers I ve read in recent years An interesting story Well written and a smooth translation. E de Kabul est le vingt cinuime roman de la Srie SAS Crit Par SAS crit par de Villiers et publi en dans la collection Plon Presses de la Cit Comme tous les SAS parus au cours des annes le roman a t dit lors de sa publication en France exemplaires L'homme de Kaboul de Cdric Bannel Poche Livre Decitre L'homme de Kaboul Poche Cdric Bannel Note moyenne notes Donner un avis Extrait; Feuilleter Wali Wadi un riche homme d'affaires est mort Tout porte croire u'il s'est tir une balle dans la tte Le omaandaan Kandar chef de la brigade Lire la suite € Neuf Poche L'homme de Kaboul Paru le Expdi sous jours € Commander. Tin Tarantino s Pulp Fiction where the briefcase is opened giving off a golden glow We never learn what is in the briefcase but various characters The Dancer Who Flew: A Memoir of Rudolf Nureyev fight to possess it In this novel The Mandrake File is like that I don t think I m giving away too many spoilers in saying that we never trulyind out what it is just that it has something to do with international corruption regarding Afghanistan At irst this bothered me but in hindsight I kind of like it It
Avoided Having To Spoil Ahaving to spoil a good novel by the need to shoehorn in a reason strong enough to justify the actions of the characters The Entity and it s hitman goes to extraordinary lengths to stop Osama Kandar commissioning a suicide bombing and then a drone strike to blow him up While reading I was worrying just what could be in the Mandrake File to justify all this If there had been a big reveal at the end as in so many books and ilms I think I would have been disappointed I think it would be difficult to come up with something both plausible and serious enough a justification But as with Tarantino s Pulp Fiction Bannel s use of the MacGuffin as a plot device allows him to neatly sidestep this thorny problem Some readers might eel cheated but personally I elt that this workedA uick word on the translation Some oreign novels are let down by the translation but the publishers have excelled themselves The translation here is lawless and there was none of that clunky turn of phrase all too often The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School found in a translated novelI ve googled the author andound that C dric Bannel has written a number of novels This is the only one to be translated into English so ar Please please please Scribe publish some Un roman policier ui ait vraiment voyager et dans un pays complexe l Afghanistan Oussama le The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School flic kabouli ui a un souci avec son pr nom depuis le 11 Septembre nous entra ne dans les coins les plus recul s ui ne donne pas trop envie d y passer des vacances Un livre tr s bien document et aux multiples rebondissements Lain m a un peu d ue cependant Style un peu trop journalistiue parfois galement Mais on apprend beaucoup Interesting but uncomfortable story with a way of life and thinking very hard The Cutting Room: A Novel of Suspense for someone like me to envisage The plot horrific in many ways but the living conditions and the plight of women a lot worse The situation in Kabul Too manyactions no peace only ear and corruption Innocence couldn t you Kandar a Too many actions no peace only ear and corruption Innocence couldn t protect you Kandar a officer true to his beliefs justice and loyal to his Istan avoir des principes se paie cher et Oussama devient vite l’homme abattre Pour aire clater la vrit et sauver sa vie il va aire appel des r L'Homme de Kaboul BANNEL Cdric Livres Aux ditions Robert Laffont Cdric Bannel a publi Le Huitime Flau La Menace Mercure lixir L'Homme de Kaboul et Kaboul Express Ses romans sont traduits dans de nombreux pays L'homme de Kaboul broch Cdric Bannel Achat Livre L'homme de Kaboul Cdric Bannel Robert Laffont Des milliers de livres avec la livraison chez vous en jour ou en magasin avec % de rduction ou tlchargez la version eBook L'Homme de Kabul Wikipdia L'Homm.