Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Saturday, 4 August 2018
Tonight's reading suggestion: First Blood by David Morrell. The source
material for the movie of the same name which started that jingoistic
film franchise. The novel is far, far superior and reading it will
shock fans of the movie. The starting point is pretty much the same:
Vietnam war veteran Rambo ends up the prey of a manhunt after an arrest
for vagrancy that turned sour. But in the book Rambo is a hippy looking
young man severely suffering from PTSD, a trained blood hound
turned wild. He's basically an American soldier's version of the monster
of Frankenstein, in a story set in rural Kentucky. Gone are his patriotic feelings,
instead he has a misplaced survival instinct and acute training that he
uses to kill men who are just doing their job. Opposing him is sheriff
Teasle, a rigid but overall decent man who made one principled decision
and has to deal with its deadly consequences. This is no cheap action thriller,
this is proper tragedy.