There’s a wonderful French bookseller called Gerard Collard of La Griffe Noire bookshop, who records video reviews of books. Great idea, especially when you’re such an assured and engaging performer as Monsieur Collard. Below is his review of the French edition of A Gentle Axe, which bears the French title of L’Ame Detournee. Sorry no accents. Can’t get my head around the code.
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Two frozen bodies are found in Petrovsky Park – a dwarf neatly packed in a suitcase, and a burly peasant hanging from a tree. Police Detective Porfiry Petrovich begins his investigation in the city’s squalid brothels and drinking dens but is soon led into an altogether more genteel stratum of society – and to a shocking discovery which reveals the darkest reserves of the Russian soul.