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Un cattivo libro rinforza l’atteggiamento intransigente del lettore verso la sperimentazione di un nuovo mondo. View all 3 comments. New York City was apparently a very nutty place during WWII for the civilian population left behind and this extremely well written book goes straight to the source of the insanity: Graduating from Cincinnati’s elite public high school Walnut Hills, he studied engineering briefly at the University of Cincinnati, but an unfortunate series of calamities—beginning in his teens with his father’s fatal heart attack and ending with his mother’s institutionalization for paranoid schizophrenia—wiped out both his family and his fortune and deprived him of a college education.

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He might be a Leprechaun, or he might be a midget, dwarf, small person, Lilliputian, hafling. He goes there and a woman is killed. Matthews leaves the bar and takes a train home. Deciding to find out what the hell is going on, Matthews perchheron Blunt into his care.

The Deadly Percheron

Another leprechaun pays him to give away a certain number of quarters every day. Highly recommended for noir fans.

I suppose the plot is convoluted and the repeated bouts of amnesia may seem to be a little unbelievable, but I percgeron so caught up in the action that I willingly suspended disbelief. Fabulous s Utterly, utterly brilliant. To be frank, however, I think that Bardin wrote a page novella and then duplicated passages to give himself 38 more, rather than actually finishing the book.


The young man, named Jacob Blunt, tells the good doctor that he is going insane. Those six foot high, pound horses. One day a young man, nicely dressed, walks into his office wearing a flower in his hair.

Bardin never suggests otherwise. This started off exceptionally strong, with a very bizarre premise which was handled in a logical, clinical tone fittingly, as the protagonist was a psychiatrist.

EL PERCHERÓN MORTAL – improvisación sónica

Sometimes it’s wearing flowers in his hair, sometimes it’s giving away quarters. Se trata de una lectura absorbente como pocas, de esas de las que no te puedes separar.

This is the sixth book printed under the Millipede book imprint. I really appreciate the way that John Franklin Bardin describes people in this novel. When Matthews comes to see Blunt at the police station, they release him into Matthews’ care.

He’s in a mental ward, having been found wondering the streets in a delirium with a social security card in the name of John Brown. I came to this in an unusual way.

El percheron mortal / The Deadly Percheron

Now, in my opinion, if you find yourself incarcerated for insanity, the first thing that you should learn is what the institution wants from you. People can’t remember who the main character is.

I begged her, telepathically, to start giving them what they want so they start to believe she is sane. Nov 13, Brian rated it liked it. Matthews wakes up in a hospital eel find his face disfigured and the staff calling him John Brown.

But he swears he isn’t the killer. Bardin resided thereafter in New York City until his death. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Un giallo psicologico ante litteram, dove lo psichiatra diventa vittima dei suoi stessi incubi.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Refresh and try again. In the real world. When he insists he’s the psychiatrist Matthews, the hospital checks up on his claims.

Paperbackpages. What exactly happened to him between the time he felt that sharp blow and woke up in the mental hospital?

When the Leprechaun instructs Jacob Blunt to deliver a Percheron horse to Francis Raye, an actress, as a gift, Matthews suggests that Blunt get clear of the whole mess, but Blunt is an earnest, young man who insists on fulfilling his obligations. Reading this is like finding Cornell Woolrich had a lesser known brother. The only way he’s able to get out of the mental ward is by pretending to be the derelict John Brown and concocting a story the hospital staff will believe. Books by John Franklin Bardin.

This was apparently Bardin’s first novel and it has some typical first book issues a dragging mid-section, awkward transitions, occasional info-dumping, and difficulty tying up loose ends but it also establishes what would appear to be the writer’s primary and very personal interest in identity and personality and the ways we negotiate and integrate our multiple social selves in the world when either our outside surroundings or our inner resources break down.

Darker, more complex, even more chilling. Published December 1st by Millipede Press first published He’s in his 30’s, happily married, and has much to be proud about in his life.

He never became very popular until a British audience rediscovered him in the s.