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Papillon - Henri Charrière, Henri Charrière
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780613494533 (0613494539)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Edition language: English
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Brian's Book Blog
Brian's Book Blog rated it
4.0 Papillon
There's some dispute over whether this is 100% factual, but even so it's a good read.Henri Charriere is sent to the French penal colonies after being set up.Tells of his time on the islands and various escape attempts.It's told in an engaging style, and he brings other characters to life. Some of hi...
Haidji - Books...and...Books!
Haidji - Books...and...Books! rated it
5.0 Devil's Island
An amazing story about an innocent man's will to survive and escape the abhorrent conditions of the French penal institutions in Guiana in 1931. It is book full of adventure, intrigue, friendship,sorrow, joy, heartache, revenge, life, persistence and fate! it's a gripping story and a page turner.
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it
4.0 Papillon by Henri Charrière, Patrick O'Brian (Translator)
16/6 - Knowing nothing about this book or Charrière, only knowing the word papillon and it's English translation through the fact that there's a dog breed that's called papillon because the dog's fluffy ears (vaguely) resemble a butterfly's wings, I picked this up off the 'new and recently returned'...
travelin rated it
5.0 Papillon
I think it's mostly his style, in many senses of the word, which keep this thing so readable. Otherwise, he'd have naturally had long dry spells barely worth recording. It may have helped that he's said to have written it all out in 2 days or so. I've heard it suggested that he couldn't have lived a...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
Up until I got bored with it, the writing was good. But some of the "adventures", I have to say - Yeah, righ. Male Wish Fullment.
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