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La Constellation du Lynx ❰Read❯ ➮ La Constellation du Lynx Author Louis Hamelin – En 2001 à la mort de son ancien professeur l’éditeur poète Chevalier Branleueue un nom de plume l’écrivain Samuel Nihilo décide de poursuivre les recherches de ce dernier sur la crise d’oct En à la mort de son ancien professeur l’éditeur poète Chevalier Branleueue un nom de plume l’écrivain Samuel Nihilo décide de poursuivre les recherches de ce dernier La Constellation PDF/EPUB ² sur la crise d’octobre Chevalier y a toujours vu l’aboutissement d’une conspiration politiue De Montréal où commence son enuête jusu’au village mexicain de Zopilote où les chemins de Nihilo et d’un ex feluiste se croiseront en passant par l’Abitibi des grands espaces – si somptueusement décrits – les recherches de Samuel vont rapidement se concentrer sur le rôle joué en par les services secrets l’escouade antiterroriste et toute une panoplie de personnages pas nets dont le spectre uasi shakespearien du ministre assassiné Dans cette extraordinaire fresue premier grand roman sur la crise d’Octobre Louis Hamelin réinvente l’histoire du terrorisme au uébec et fait le portrait souvent très drôle d’une société entre deux époues Roman historiue Polar Thriller politiue Tout cela et bien plus encore.

10 thoughts on “La Constellation du Lynx

  1. Ann Diamond Ann Diamond says:

    Without a doubt this novel has saved my life I was 19 during the October Crisis a passive spectator in a national drama that never uite made sense not at the time and not in retrospect Louis Hamelin has changed the past by going back and like a good journalist resurrecting the ghosts especially of Pierre Laporte alias Paul Lavoie who haunts these pages What will keep most of the anglophones away is the thick uebecois dialect the multi layered plot the sheer length It took me three weeks but I made it to the end I never lost interest could barely bring myself to put it down and when I reached the end I felt like a satisfied tourist returning from an extended crawl through the Great PyramidI plan to write about this elsewhere Just watch me It is the book of the year It is a massive achievements not just of research and reflection but redemption How long will it take for the truth to penetrate the public consciousness which has been poisoned by decades of disinformation? Is it too late for Canada to face its own colonial darkness? Can this epic even be translated into English without bringing down another War Measures act? I have my doubts about that tooIn the meantime this novel should be given as a Christmas present to every uebecer It's as if the dead child at the end of Claude Jutra's film Mon Oncle Antoine had suddenly resurrected and walked back into our lives Now we all have a chance to grow up

  2. Steven Langdon Steven Langdon says:

    It was my first year as a journalist on Parliament Hill and here I was in late night crisis mode with armed troops guarding the doors and grim ministers mourning the death of Pierre Laporte The stark memory stays with me many years later So I am intrigued by this book that captures both the shock and the conflict of that time of FL rebellion and Ottawa repression Written in French originally and awarded various uebec literary prizes this is a novel not a work of history And the book is at its best as a vivid commentary on recent uebec society from the social divisions of Montreal to the gender relations that have been changing so much to the stubborn survival of gangland based corruption in politics A whole array of diverse characters populate this complex and often comic backdrop The core of the story though is the truth in fiction tale of the growth of FL strength to a position where two kidnappings take place setting off a political explosion and then an ultimately excessive Ottawa over reaction The book explores the case for seeing the whole process in conspiratorial terms I enjoyed this book particularly it's social perspectives The central character Sam Nihilo and his girlfriend Marie uebec are intriguing too But in the end much of the scenario building does leave me unimpressed My major assessment of October 1970 from my first hand view is that nobody really knew what they were doing There were actions and reactions based on the wildest of miscalculations and the most inaccurate information possible I had ministers tell me things that turned out to be totally bizarre based in the end on nothing but wild rumour Over the years I have learned to put much emphasis on unintended conseuences and that rather than conspiracy now guides me in considering October 1970

  3. David David says:

    As I write this review October 1970 currently has a 270 average rating in Goodreads So I think this is the highest over the average I've ever rated a book hereIt is a fictional account of the FL Crisis in uebec centred somewhat around a near modern day author's attempts to get to the bottom of what really happened Conspiracy theories abound though what I knew about the actual events can be summed up in one sentence However it should be clear to the reader what is fiction most of the story and what isn'tThe chronology jumps around a bit and with a large cast of characters it can be difficult to know who or when the current chapter is about But despite these potential problems I personally found it to be an interesting read

  4. Kelly Kelly says:

    Disappointing Jumped around too much If one is going to do a historical fiction keep the names true to real life very confusing if you know the actual event and have names that aren't real Again disappointing

  5. Peter B Peter B says:

    609 pages What a story of intrigue and personality and what a lot of pages to tell it The style was interesting as it was often told in the first person by a series of different narrators and then would switch to third person It also moved through a whole series of locations and time periods so at the end it became just a large canvas washed with a whole group of images It seemed to work for part of the novel but there were times when it was just plain irritatingHamelin’s thesis is that the uebec government and the RCMP were well aware of the location of the kidnap victims and that one of the victims was actually an undercover agent They allowed Paul Lavoie Pierre LaPorte to be killed because it would strengthen their hand against the FL and would anger the public In this rendering Lavoie cut himself trying to escape and then was strangled by accident

  6. Dy-an Dy-an says:

    Some background knowledge of the October crisis will help the reader I had none and I'm sure I missed allusions throughout the story Maybe that's the point as it seems this event leaves uestions than answers just like the book

  7. Laura Laura says:

    I moved to Canada four years ago and have been trying to learn about its history and literature So I was excited to read October 1970I found it difficult to keep track of the numerous characters particularly when the story unfolds in a non linear manner This might not pose such a problem to people who are familiar with how events unfolded during the crisis However the long cast of characters at the beginning of the book suggests that this is probably not the caseI'm always hesitant to comment on an author's writing style when I read a book in translation It's entirely possible that something was poorly translated However I was not a big fan of the way that point of view shifted mid chapter from third person to first person When there are so many characters in the book it can be confusing Also there were a few spelling and punctuation errors that were missed during editing I found that when Hamelin stuck with a character for than a few pages he did a wonderful job of characterization I also felt that when there were larger portions of the plot taking place chronologically that his writing shone I certainly would not recommend this book to all my friends However I would recommend it to people who are curious about the October Crisis the conspiracy theories surrounding it and don't mind an at times difficult read

  8. Carrie Smith Carrie Smith says:

    October 1970 written by Louis Hamelin and translated into English by Wayne Grady is a fictional conspiracy theory thriller that proposes an explanation to the mystery of what really happened behind the scenes of the 1970 uebec FL crisis The novel is described by the author as “A reconstruction in which imagination took the place of historical investigation” This is a novel based on historical events but heavily enhanced by literary license a conspiracy tale such as those told about the John F Kennedy assassination and Princess Diana’s deathThe novel delves into the background of the members of the FL cells that participated in the kidnappings and murder of Canadian politicians during the October Crisis Thirty years after the events a reporter Sam Nihilo is trying to track down what really happened when uebec Deputy Premier Paul Lavoie and British envoy John Travers were kidnapped It was a time of frenetic politics as Prime Minster Pierre Elliot Trudeau invoked the War Measure Act 497 people were arrested without due process Paul Lavoie was murdered by his captors and in the end a cell of FL members escaped to CubaFull review at wwwebooknewscahttpebooknewscahome20131116o

  9. Kimbofo Kimbofo says:

    Of all the books on this year's Giller Prize longlist Louis Hamelin's October 1970 immediately piued my interest That was mainly for two reasons 1 I'm attracted to real life historical events especially if they involve politics and crime that are turned into fiction; and 2 I knew absolutely nothing about this period of Canadian history and thought it sounded fascinatingBut reading this book proved to be somewhat of a challenge and my dislike for it may say about me and my lack of knowledge about Canadian political history than the author In other words don't let my review put you off — especially if you are Canadian and have a better understanding of what actually happened during the October CrisisTo read the rest of my review please visit my blog

  10. Janine Janine says:

    I enjoy historical novels particularly those based on true events I know a little about this event in Canadian history and looked forward to reading this novel however I couldn't finish it I found the booked jumped around a lot so I had trouble following it One chapter would take place in the 1950s the next in the 1990s then back to the 70s Also some f the events made no sense to the story Perhaps the author tied everything together by the end but I wouldn't know as will never finish this book

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