21 September 2016

François Poli: Des perles aux requins (1964)

Not exactly the kind of book I normally read, in fact far from it, but I found this in the Cimetière du Montparnasse and couldn't resist reading my first Série Noire book. And it's, well, it's a very quick read and is filled with bodies, had a little romantic/sexual interest in it, is set in the Middle East, and its protagonists are essentially from the United States. That's all, only to add that I'll leave this somewhere else, joining in the spirit of bookcrossing.com.

Oh, and there seems to be very little biographical information on François Poli, who was born in Corsica in 1925 and the year of his death seems to be a mystery.


Anonymous said...

I finished it today. Not a bad book at all. Bought it after seeing it in a French movie called Les Aventuriers.

Dr Tony Shaw said...

Just been looking at his short Wiki entry, which informs me that he first wrote for Ce Soir, then Samedi Soir, then Constellation, followed by Afrique Action and Jeune Afrique. He wrote five novels, two of which concern secret agent Louis Sacco. No novels are mentioned after 1964, although he wrote a book on Corsican cooking in 1983: in Corsican. His wife was Françoise Prévost (1925–97), who acted in many films, one of which was the Franco-Belgian Mont-Dragon (1970), in which she co-starred with Jacques Brel. The film was an adaptation of Robert Margerit's 1944 novel of the same name.