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I mostly read SF&F.

Languages: fr, en.

DM me if you want to read books that I've read, I can lend most of them as ePubs.

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The End of Policing (paperback, 2018, Verso) No rating

"How the police endanger us and why we need to find an alternative. Recent years …

The drive to criminalize has more to do with ideology than effectiveness: the mentally ill are seen not as victims of the neoliberal restructuring of public health services but as a dangerous source of disorder to be controlled through intensive and aggressive policing. Any attempt to reduce the negative effects of policing on this population must directly challenge this ideological approach to policing.

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Sep 14 Public

À la ligne (French language, La table ronde) 4 stars

À la ligne est le premier roman de Joseph Ponthus. C’est l’histoire d’un ouvrier intérimaire …

Dans le résumé, il est décrit comme un roman racontant la vie d'un ouvrier intérimaire, mais à mon avis, c'est plutôt une série de monologues et de flux de conscience d'un ouvrier.

Une écriture qui se situe entre le poème et la prose.

Ce livre me fait beaucoup penser à une amie de moi qui travaille dans un restaurant chinois, toujours le même depuis qu'elle y a été envoyée par sa famille quand elle n'était à peine majeure.

Maintenant elle n'est plus sans-papier et s'est construit une vie très belle et heureuse, mais cette lecture me fait toutefois mal au cœur. The antagonist is Axel Borg :)

You're right about Jacobs' characters being more real. On the other hand, his drawing style is a little bit less realistic, a little bit more cartoon-ey than Martin's, which contributes to it feeling more "ageless". Jacques Martin was always pushing for details and realism (not as much as Jean Graton's Michel Vaillant), and I think he touched a little too close to the Uncanny Valley. Which is always bad… we had Blake and Mortimer BD at home when I was growing up, and yeah from what I remember I pretty much agree with your review.

A comic series from that time that might not stand the test of time is Lefranc. Same école Franco-belge, published at the same time, with the same type of sci-fi settings with a leg standing in reality, combatting a same mysterious enemy that’s tall and dark-haired with interesting facial hair and a propension for treason… but way more dated IMO