A pulpy thriller narrative built around the notion that rampant free-market values have left a moral and spiritual void at the centre of French society, the book starts when Vernon, a former record shop owner, finds himself homeless in middle age. Somehow, he becomes the front man for an anticapitalist commune hosting rave-like gatherings in the countryside, drawing unwelcome scrutiny from murderous movie mogul Laurent Dopalet, who is concerned by the news that Vernon is in possession of VHS footage revealing the truth behind a porn actress’s apparent overdose.High Fidelity and you’re somewhere near the tone. At the start of book 3, Vernon’s crew are squabbling over a surprise bequest from an elderly wino who didn’t tell anyone he’d won the lottery; Dopalet is trying to track down two young women who attacked him and have since gone to ground, communicating in code on Justin Bieber’s Instagram. … [Read more...] about Vernon Subutex 3 by Virginie Despentes review – perfectly over-the-top end to Parisian potboiler
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