Policier & Thriller

  • Colonne vertébrale d'un monde postapocalyptique, la Canalisation Jorgmund - où transite la substance indispensable à la survie de tous -, est en feu. Gonzo Lubitsch, héros de profession et expert en incendie, est engagé pour régler le problème. Mais celui-ci concerne bien plus que la seule Canalisation, bien plus que les seules apparences. Sa mission entraînera Gonzo et son meilleur ami, le narrateur, jusque dans les sombres profondeurs de la surpuissante compagnie Jorgmund. Leur histoire est celle du Monde Effacé, un monde rayé de la carte, menacé par le chaos. C'est aussi l'histoire d'une amitié sans bornes, un récit d'amour et de deuil, parcouru de ninjas, de pirates, de monstres ou de clowns et se déroulant à travers les lieux les plus étranges et les plus dangereux...
    Structuré par la figure centrale du narrateur, ce roman hybride et exubérant fonctionne par séquences, flash-back, digressions où Nick Harkaway mêle tous azimuts la satire politico-sociale du monde capitaliste ou la critique de la guerre en Irak à des aventures loufoques, tout cela avec une volubilité, une énergie et un humour dévastateurs. Il crée un univers extrêmement original qui tient de la fantasy, du film de kung fu, du manga japonais, du roman d'initiation et du thriller politique. Inclassable, pétillant et divertissant, ce roman propulse le lecteur dans un monde à couper le souffle.

  • Anglais Angelmaker

    Nick Harkaway

    From the acclaimed author of The Gone-Away World - a new riveting action spy thriller, blistering gangster noir, and howling absurdist comedy: a propulsively entertaining tale about a mobster's son and a retired secret agent who are forced to team up to save the world.

    All Joe Spork wants is a quiet life. He repairs clockwork and lives above his shop in a wet, unknown bit of London. The bills don't always get paid and he's single and has no prospects of improving his lot, but at least he's not trying to compete with the reputation of Mathew "Tommy Gun" Spork, his infamous criminal dad.

    Edie Banister lives quietly and wishes she didn't. She's nearly ninety and remembers when she wasn't. She's a former superspy and now she's... well... old. Worse yet, the things she fought to save don't seem to exist anymore, and she's beginning to wonder if they ever did.

    When Joe fixes one particularly unusual device, his life is suddenly upended. The client? Unknown. And the device? It's a 1950s doomsday machine. And having triggered it, Joe now faces the wrath of both the government and a diabolical South Asian dictator, Edie's old arch-nemesis. With Joe's once-quiet world now populated with mad monks, psychopathic serial killers, scientific geniuses and threats to the future of conscious life in the universe, he realises that the only way to survive is to muster the courage to fight, help Edie complete a mission she gave up years ago and pick up his father's old gun...

  • The Jorgmund Pipe is the backbone of the world, and it's on fire. Gonzo Lubitsch, professional hero and troubleshooter, is hired to put it out - but there's more to the fire, and the Pipe itself, than meets the eye. The job will take Gonzo and his best friend, our narrator, back to their own beginnings and into the dark heart of the Jorgmund Company itself.

    Equal parts raucous adventure, comic odyssey and Romantic Epic, The Gone-Away World is a story of - among other things - love and loss; of ninjas, pirates, politics; of curious heroism in strange and dangerous places; and of a friendship stretched beyond its limits. But it also the story of a world, not unlike our own, in desperate need of heroes - however unlikely they may seem.

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