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0431 Le Combat pour l’île

August 27, 2013
0431 Barrier Island 604
  • Title: Le Combat pour l’île
  • English Title: The Fight for the Island
  • Canon: Barrier Island
  • Language: French
  • Country: France
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1988
  • Publisher: Rivages
  • Collection: Noir
  • Collection #: 51
  • ISBN-10: 2869301618
  • ISBN-13: 9782869301610
  • Cover Artist: Unknown

When I first saw this cover and translated the title, I just assumed that it must be A Flash of Green. I don’t really think of Flash and Barrier being basically the same story but I guess they are, with Barrier seeming more modern because … well … it was written 25 years later.

All I can tell you about the cover art is that there are two faces and they are both Conflicted Men. I know this because I saw Citizen Kane in a film class and the professor pointed out how every time Kane’s face moved into the light he was telling the truth and every time he moved into shadow he was lying and when he was in venetian blind shadow it showed how conflicted he was.

They’re also Bad Men, because they’re both ugly. Especially the guy on the right.

 

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