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Solea This is the final book in the trilogy written by Izzo Fabio finds himself in a difficult situation when an ex girlfriend asks him for help She has complied a dossier on the Mafia and they want it As Fabio begins to help her the Mafia come after him and begin killing those close to him Marseilles is suffering from economic decline and the descriptions of how immigrants attempt to survive is gripping Music and food entice the reader to feel as they are actually in Marseilles A great read. Fantastic This is the last volume of Jean Claude Izzo s Marseille trilogy and it is as excellent as the first and second book.His writing style is also known as French noir.Each book describes Fabio Montale s life in Marseille and in Les Goudes Calanques as a cop in vol 3 he retired from the police and now lives mostly in Les Goudes and how Montale is forced to deal with corruption, hitman from the Mafia, racism etc.Izzo also describes the food, the many bars and restaurants I just wonder Fantastic This is the last volume of Jean Claude Izzo s Marseille trilogy and it is as excellent as the first and second book.His writing style is also known as French noir.Each book describes Fabio Montale s life in Marseille and in Les Goudes Calanques as a cop in vol 3 he retired from the police and now lives mostly in Les Goudes and how Montale is forced to deal with corruption, hitman from the Mafia, racism etc.Izzo also describes the food, the many bars and restaurants I just wonder how he could eat out all the time on his salary.It s a very compelling novel I was touched by the way how Izzo writes about the mixed population and the many problems the poor in the north of Marseille have to live with.Also I like the way how Izzo writes about the women in Fabio Montale s life and the loves lost.This trilogy and the very well done TV adaptation Fabio Montale with Alain Delon from 2003 certainly made me want to explore the Calanques east of Marseille and the city itself, especially the often mentioned area around Vieux Port with it s two fortresses From there it s a short boat ride to Ch teau d If, known for the Count of Monte Cristo and the Man with the Iron Mask Marcel Pagnol, Alexandre Dumas He has some hot information that the Mob would really like to get hold of When he refuses to tell them, they start killing all the people he cares about in reverse chronological order, beginning with the woman he met in the bar last night and working backwards Makes your average noir look light gray. PROTAGONIST Fabio MontaleSETTING Marseilles, FranceSERIES 3 of 3RATING 4.25Babette Bellini is a journalist and activist who has written a daring and comprehensive expose of the Mafia and its activities in France Its publication could spell the ruin of many important figures in government and private industry As a result, Bellini is desperately fleeing for her life while trying to protect her master opus She reaches out to her former lover and ex cop, Fabio Montale, for help The Mafia is PROTAGONIST Fabio MontaleSETTING Marseilles, FranceSERIES 3 of 3RATING 4.25Babette Bellini is a journalist and activist who has written a daring and comprehensive expose of the Mafia and its activities in France Its publication could spell the ruin of many important figures in government and private industry As a result, Bellini is desperately fleeing for her life while trying to protect her master opus She reaches out to her former lover and ex cop, Fabio Montale, for help The Mafia is quick to find that link, and they begin to systematically murder the people that Montale loves to convince him to lead them to Bellini.Montale s life has been one of quiet desperation for some time His wife left him for another man, and he obsesses about their relationship At a bar in Marseilles one evening, he meets a woman named Sonia who arouses in him hope that love is possible Although they spend the night together, Fabio is too drunk to be able to do anything The very next day, Sonia is found horribly murdered Captain Helene Pessayre is assigned to the case against all odds, there is an attraction between them Will this too be doomed Montale comes up with a plan that will allow Bellini to come out of hiding and return to Marseilles to deal with the situation In the meanwhile, the Mafia are committing horrible carnage, killing people to whom Montale is close His greatest fear is for an elderly man and woman who are almost like surrogate parents to him The killers exhibit not an ounce of human empathy it s only a matter of time before everyone that Montale cares about will be murdered At the same time, Marseilles, the city that he loves, is also suffering its own decline and corruption.SOLEA is the final book in Izzo s Marseilles trilogy and stands very well on its own It is a beautifully written book, with language ranging from the poetic to the stark, expertly translated It is imbued with hope and love, shaded by despair and horror The conclusion is stunning SOLEA is a rare piece of noir writing that has a passionate heart at its center I have no idea how to process what i just read.Shorter andsimple than the two previous novels, this final radical chapter of the trilogy close Fabio Montal s story with the themes that worked so well in Total Kheops and Chourmo Great, deep and dark characters , very political crime stories and Marseille Marseille my home town, that i rediscovered and fell in love again because of Izzo s immersive writing Not one writer that i have read until now, has managed to retranscribe the soul, I have no idea how to process what i just read.Shorter andsimple than the two previous novels, this final radical chapter of the trilogy close Fabio Montal s story with the themes that worked so well in Total Kheops and Chourmo Great, deep and dark characters , very political crime stories and Marseille Marseille my home town, that i rediscovered and fell in love again because of Izzo s immersive writing Not one writer that i have read until now, has managed to retranscribe the soul, the energy of this city and it s people I will reread this series in the future many many times i am sure I already miss Fabio and Izzo s writing style This was a great finale to Izzo s trilogy I absolutely loved this book He has bought us an unforgettable character in Montale, some fantastic support characters and an insight to real life in Marseille.The introduction of the Mafia into the Mediterranean underworld in this novel bought a cold and dark edge to it,murderous than the other 2 stories and a wonderful noir ending I almost read the book so quickly I didn t see it coming I have to say I would wholeheartedly recommend these boo This was a great finale to Izzo s trilogy I absolutely loved this book He has bought us an unforgettable character in Montale, some fantastic support characters and an insight to real life in Marseille.The introduction of the Mafia into the Mediterranean underworld in this novel bought a cold and dark edge to it,murderous than the other 2 stories and a wonderful noir ending I almost read the book so quickly I didn t see it coming I have to say I would wholeheartedly recommend these books to any reader, I m not sure how they read in French, however the translations of these books and their quality of print were excellent, they almost read as if they were written in English The descriptions of the moods, the food, the drink, the love and the unrequited love make this a must read I ll be looking out forfrom Izzo Like a literary version of D.O.A the classic film noir of a guy investigating his own murder and just as bleak The previous two books in the Marseilles trilogy were noir but they had flashes of hope or at least an understanding with life in all its crap The hope is gone in this one where an investigative reporter on the Mafia is on the run and bodies are accumulating Fabio Montale is again in the middle of it and there is no way out. I finished this just as I arrived in Marseille no details to speak of, just to remind you again if you read my reviews of the first two books If you like noir, read this trilogy For me it just got better and better oh, and brace yourselves I wasn t sure how this was going to end, butjust brace yourselves.And maybe play Miles Davis s Sketches of Spain This book is named Solea for one of the cuts on that great album.Jean Claude Izzo died too soon. Solea is as Noir as they come, although I make that claim as one who reads only occasionally in the genre Reportedly, despite pressure from Gallimard, his publisher, Izzo rejected the idea of continuing his Marseilles Trilogy beyond Solea a Miles Davis tune appreciated by Fabio Montale, the existentially doomed protagonist anti hero of the series In this final novel, Izzo dispenses with side plots to focus on the Mafia there are, of course,still several relationships with beautiful intri Solea is as Noir as they come, although I make that claim as one who reads only occasionally in the genre Reportedly, despite pressure from Gallimard, his publisher, Izzo rejected the idea of continuing his Marseilles Trilogy beyond Solea a Miles Davis tune appreciated by Fabio Montale, the existentially doomed protagonist anti hero of the series In this final novel, Izzo dispenses with side plots to focus on the Mafia there are, of course,still several relationships with beautiful intriguing women, past present, that preoccupy Fabio This time, Izzo is not so much concerned with the truands who regularly engage in turf wars s entretuent no satisfying English translation for this verb produce much collateral damage as he is with the Big Picture there is, nevertheless, a cold blooded throat slitter this time around At stake is his friend former lover Babette s investigation into the Mafia s influence over corruption of the financial and political systems in France, an influence that borders on complete takeover The evidence that she has compiled is detailed in a series of computer disks that she sends to Fabio for safekeeping the last of which, the black disk, goes so far as to name names reveal bank account numbers Naturally, Fabio and everyone close to him is at risk It is safe to say that things don t turn out well that Izzo ends his series in the most definitive manner There is no possible sequel.It occurred to me while reading Solea, that in our current global financial meltdown, little to no mention has been made of the role, if any, of organized crime, at least not in reference to the United States I remember the President s Commission on Organized Crime back in the sixties, but like the War on Poverty, except for our obsession with Mexican drug cartels, we seem to have forgotten abouttraditional crime syndicates, those which have integrated their operations with legitimate business one wonders these days, if such a concept still makes any sense at all To quote Babette my translation As a consequence of tax evasion, the accumulation in tax havens of enormous capital reserves belonging to the largest corporations is also responsible for the growth of the budget deficits of most countries in the West Considering the current debt crisis in the European Union the budget deficit in the U.S., this statement in a piece of 1990s genre fiction is all thestartling At the end of the novel, Fabio discloses that he has instructed Cyril, a young hacker, to broadcast the contents of Babette s disks across the Internet Written in the 1990s, this scenario seems now, post Wikileaks, quite prescient True to genre true to the character of Fabio Montale, there is excessive consumption of alcohol one wonders how Fabio manages to function at all and cigarettes much sleep deprivation There are fewer compensations and less consolation to be found here than in the previous novels of the trilogy, however The sea and coast, the cuisine, the incomparable light, music the city of Marseilles itself, finally, can t tip the scale to the side of Good The Marseilles trilogy, featuring ex cop Fabio Montale, is a classic of European crime fiction Its publication was the catalyst for the foundation of an entire literary movement, Mediterranean noir, and made its author an overnight celebrity Europa is Proud to reissue the entire trilogy this summer in new editions that have a fresh look and feature an introduction by the reigning king of Mediterranean noir , Massimo Carlotto ❴Reading❵ ➻ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, Author Craig Russell – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk featuring ex cop Fabio Montale ❴Download❵ ➾ Jazz Age Stories Author F. 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About the Author: Jean-Claude Izzo

Jean Claude Izzo was a French poet, playwright, screenwriter, and novelist who achieved sudden fame in the mid 1990s with the publication of his three noir novels, Total Chaos Total Kh ops , Chourmo, and Solea widely known as the Marseilles Trilogy They feature, as protagonist, ex cop Fabio Montale, and are set in the author s native city of Marseille All have been translated into English by Howard Curtis.Jean Claude Izzo s father was an Italian immigrant and his maternal grandfather was a Spanish immigrant He excelled in school and spent much of his time at his desk writing stories and poems But because of his immigrant status, he was forced into a technical school where he was taught how to operate a lathe.In 1963, he began work in a bookstore He also actively campaigned on behalf of Pax Christi, a Catholic peace movement Then, in 1964, he was called up for military duty in Toulon and Djibouti He then worked for the military newspaper as a photograph and journalist.


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