Metropolitan police inspector Dupin had previously been relocated to rural Britanny. His second case starts off on a remote island where the corpses of three drugged sailors were washed ...
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Metropolitan police inspector Dupin had previously been relocated to rural Britanny. His second case starts off on a remote island where the corpses of three drugged sailors were washed upon the shore. Dupin has to deal with sullen islanders and at the same time he wants to keep his ex-girlfriend in a good mood as she has traveled to visit him all the way from Paris.Written by
Freigeist van Tazzy
I was looking forward to see the film version of the book I just had read. Luckily it was not the other way around, otherwise I would never have read the book. Almost all that makes the book so touching disappeared or has been heavily altered, especially the characters and some of their ticks. That hurts, when Dupin says he hates fish! In the books he is a connoisseur of seafood and all and everything the local cuisine has to offer. His two assistants are too young and too old, Claire his girlfriend does not appear in this book and Nolvenn, his secretary is too young to be the motherly figure she is in the books. Some characters of the book have been dropped, instead there is a lot of senseless running around on the island. The whole film is like a cartoon version of a serious story, many wrong feelings and reactions and Dupin remains two-dimensional and slightly stupid to the end. Better to read only the books!!!
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