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The narrator has amnesia, and that’s fine as a literary device—but having him suddenly remember the truth of things four times over the course of this book, and using that as the primary driver of the mystery, was a little sloppy.

Reading this is like finding Cornell Woolrich had a lesser known brother. Matthews wakes up in a hospital to find his face disfigured and the staff calling him John Brown.

Bardin was born in to an affluent family. I enjoyed this book, but I think it shows its age. I really appreciate the way that John Precheron Bardin describes people in this novel.

The only job he can get is working in a restaurant on Coney Island.

Moratl out because Blunt isn’t sure if the little men are real or not. However, there’s still more than enough great stuff here to make it well worth reading. Prrcheron odd, with bizarre circumstances and characters, written in a stylized tone familiar to anyone who has seen old films — the problem is with all of the unnecessary details meant to keep the reader from discovering who the murderer is.


What exactly happened to him between the time he felt that sharp blow and woke up in the mental hospital? But he swears he isn’t the killer.

The Deadly Percheron

But in between–in spite of percneron weird addition of percheron horses left at murder scenes, amnesia, and torture–that’s what keeps you reading, wanting to know how it all fits together. Trivia About The Deadly Percheron. When Matthews comes to see Blunt at the police station, they release him into Matthews’ ek.

Unputdownable My first Bardin, and it’s made me a die-hard fan. Open Preview See a Problem? Matthews leaves the bar and takes a train home. Sure Blunt is the brunt of a hoax, Dr.

The Deadly Percheron by John Franklin Bardin

Refresh and try again. View all 3 comments. The money he’s paid is good, but the little men keep wanting him to do stranger and stranger things. The edition depicted here not my own features a Salvador Dali ep on the covers that is clearly intended to suggest a certain surreal quality to it all.

He’s in his 30’s, happily married, and has much to be proud about in his life.

El percheron mortal / The Deadly Percheron

He moved to New York City in his early thirties and lived there most of his life. Oct 15, Dustin Reade rated it it was amazing.

Next, he tells Blunt about the next job: Un cattivo libro rinforza l’atte Incubi della mente o omicidi reali?


InBardin entered a period of intense creativity during which he wrote three crime novels that were relatively unsuccessful at first, one of them not even being published in America until the late s, but which have since become well-regarded cult novels.

They will give you cues all along. I discovered that, not only is one of the characters reading ‘The Deadly Percheron’ in the film, but that the film is apparently full of references to it. Just don’t believe the hype.

EL PERCHERÓN MORTAL – improvisación sónica

Seldom will you find a mystery so intriguing and satisfying. Those six foot high, pound horses.

Unfortunately, I can’t give it 5 mkrtal because Bardin fudges the ending with clumsy exposition and it all gets a bit silly. View all 18 comments. The reader is given the sequence of events almost in reverse order. The Deadly Percheron begins like a nightmare, a joke, or a shaggy dog story: Un cattivo libro rinforza l’atteggiamento intransigente del lettore verso la sperimentazione di un nuovo mondo.

Like George Matthews, the psychiatrist, you don’t for a minute believe the leprechaun story, but you want to know what it means.