Grandville Mon Amour

  • Title: Grandville Mon Amour
  • Author: Bryan Talbot
  • ISBN: 9780224090001
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Grandville Mon Amour Convicted psychotic killer and extremist fanatic Edward Mad Dog Mastock violently escapes the guillotine s blade in the Tower of London to once again terrorize the Socialist Republic of Britain But do
    Convicted psychotic killer and extremist fanatic Edward Mad Dog Mastock violently escapes the guillotine s blade in the Tower of London to once again terrorize the Socialist Republic of Britain But dogging Mastock s bloody footsteps is his longtime adversary and nemesis, Detective Inspector Archie LeBrock, at odds with Scotland Yard and intent on bringing Mastock s horrConvicted psychotic killer and extremist fanatic Edward Mad Dog Mastock violently escapes the guillotine s blade in the Tower of London to once again terrorize the Socialist Republic of Britain But dogging Mastock s bloody footsteps is his longtime adversary and nemesis, Detective Inspector Archie LeBrock, at odds with Scotland Yard and intent on bringing Mastock s horrific murder spree to an end, once and for all Aided by his friend and colleague Detective Roderick Ratzi, LeBrock follows the trail of carnage to Paris, otherwise known as Grandville, the largest city in a world dominated by the French Empire that is the prime target of Mastock s sadistic terrorism Can LeBrock capture the Mad Dog before he can mete out his final vengeance, or will LeBrock s own quest for redemption be dragged to ground by the demons of his past

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    About Bryan Talbot


    1. Talbot began his comics work in the underground comix scene of the late 1960s In 1969 his first work appeared as illustrations in Mallorn, the British Tolkien Society magazine, followed in 1972 by a weekly strip in his college newspaper.He continued in the scene after leaving college, producing Brainstorm Comix, the first three of which formed The Chester P Hackenbush Trilogy a character reworked by Alan Moore as Chester Williams for Swamp Thing.He started The Adventures of Luther Arkwright in 1978 It was originally published in Near Myths and continued on over the years in other publications It was eventually collected together into one volume by Dark Horse Along with When the Wind Blows it is one of the first British graphic novels.In the early to mid eighties he provide art for some of 2000 AD s flagship serials, producing 3 series of Nemesis the Warlock, as well as strips for Judge Dredd and Sl ine.The Tale of One Bad Rat deals with recovery from childhood sexual abuse.Talbot moved to the American market in the 1990s, principally for DC, on titles like Hellblazer, Sandman and Batman He also produced the art for The Nazz by Tom Veitch and worked with Tom s brother Rick Veitch on Teknophage, one of a number of mini series he drew for Tekno Comix.Talbot has illustrated cards for the Magic The Gathering collectible card game.He has also illustrated Bill Willingham s Fables, as well as returning to the Luther Arkwright universe with Heart of Empire He has also worked on The Dead Boy Detectives.In 2006, he announced the graphic novel Metronome, an existential, textless erotically charged visual poem,written under the pseudonym V ronique Tanaka He admitted that he was the author in 2009.In 2007 he released Alice in Sunderland, which documents the connections between Lewis Carroll, Alice Liddell, and the Sunderland and Wearside area He also wrote and drew the layouts for Cherubs , which he describes as an irreverent fast paced supernatural comedy adventure His upcoming work includes a sequel to 2009 s Grandville, which Talbot says is a detective steampunk thriller and Paul Gravett calls it an inspired reimagining of some of the first French anthropomorphic caricatures It is planned as the first in a series of four or five graphic novels.Source


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    1. It's rare that I pre-order a book, but I did for this graphic novel back in June. The first volume was excellent and this one didn't disappoint. Set in an alternate history in which Britain lost the Napoleonic War and became part of the French Empire, only to gain independence through terrorism, and somehow this led to a steampunk civilization. And anthropomorphic animals rule the earth with humans as their servants. Whatever. All that is hand-wavy stuff to set up the story, in which Inspector L [...]

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    2. Stuff I Read - Grandville Mon Amour by Brian Talbot ReviewAfter Grandville, I wasn't quite sure where the series would go, because that book got rather insane, and by the end the action and plot were such that the entire world of the setting would have been changed utterly. I guess it is to my relief that the series found a way to maintain it's incredibly high drama levels, though it does so using a few devices I feel could have been avoided. Still, it is a very fun book, just as violent and fas [...]

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    3. A psychotic murderer is condemned to hang for his crimes but he somehow escapes and makes his way from Blighty to Grandville where he begins to wreak a furious vengeance on a series of prostitutes. But what do these women have in common? Inspector LeBrock returns to Grandville hot on the heels of "Mad Dog" Mastock to stop his killing spree and bring him to justice. But what he finds as he begins to investigate the murders takes him back to the past when Britain was fighting for independence agai [...]

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    4. I readGrandville a few years ago and was immediately impressed by the vivid and quite stunning artwork, the sense of scale, the world-building of the alt-history, oh, and the random anthropomorphic animals. This sequel lives up to its predecessor in all those respects and more.This time Detective Inspector Le Brock must chase down a dangerous fanatical criminal, who was once a hero of the British rebellion against their French masters. "Mad Dog" Mastock has escaped from the Tower just before his [...]

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    5. Jätkuvalt kuld! Olles pool (siiani ilmunud) Grandville sarjast läbi lugenud, tuleb tunnistada et siiani mingeid väsimuse märke ei ilmne ja sari on ühtlaselt kõrgel tasemel. Lahe antropomorfsete loomadega aurupunk/crime noir, julgen soovitada kõigile.

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    7. I'm not usually that big on anthropomorphic characters but the magnificent artwork, dynamic alternate-history steampunk setting and action-packed plot totally sucked me in. If you like subversive plots like V for Vendetta, you should appreciate Grandville. Grandville Mon Amour is the second book in what will soon be a five-volume series of graphic novels. On my Series ranking scale¹ I give the Grandville series rating of three. The series has a substantial and evolving backstory and they are be [...]

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    8. Another excellent read. Enjoyable story and stunning art. Fantastic!

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    9. I loved this steampunk comic as much as the first one. It contains beautiful artwork in the spirit of J.J. Grandville and a fascinating tale of ratiocination!

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    10. Mon Amour is not perfect, it is not the pinnacle of the genre, but it is a simple and striking combination of beautiful, detailed and skilful images – almost everyone of them worth study in their own right – and strong, balanced prose, with a fun thriller story.The illustrations are Mon Amour's most note-worthy feature, but I'm struggling on how to summarise them. I don't pretend to know art, plus much of what I have to say on the artwork in this book I said in my review for the first book. [...]

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    11. nwhytevejournal/1751791Again, thanks to the Hugo shortlist I have tried one of the great graphic novel writers for the first time, and while I was not as blown away by this as I was by the first two volumes of Mike Carey's The Unwritten, I am realising that I should look out for more Talbot. Grandville Mon Amour is set in an alternate London and Paris, where all characters (apart from a couple of human muggers) are anthropomorphised animals: Inspector LeBrock, the central figure, has the head of [...]

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    12. I like this a lot - the art is never short of amazing and in some cases is beyond amazing - but it opens on a sour note when, after the escape of a murderous psychopath, our hero turns out to be on a bit of a bender owing to the death of a love interest in the first book. Yes, we have a fridging, a female character killed off to give a male lead character something to emote about. fair enough, this is a kind of anthropomorphic steampunk neo-noir, and noir heroes and anti-heroes are often typical [...]

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    13. No hesitation in giving this five stars. The second Grandville book dives deeper into the pugilistic badger LeBrock's past. Still tortured by the death of Sarah in bk1 he is brought out of drunken self-pity by the news an old foe has escaped from prison.The bloody trail emerges in Grandville (Paris) where Mad Dog Mastock is killing prostitutes. The investigation starts to reveal a deeper conspiracy, much as book one did.With less necessity to flesh out the backdrop than bk1 we get opportunity to [...]

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    14. 3.5 stars, maybe.Grandville Mon Amour is a fun detective story set in alternative historical London and Paris with anthropomorphic characters. The story is a blend of Holmesian detection and action packed political thriller, as Detective Inspector LeBrock pursues an escaped British revolutionary and terrorist who is murdering prostitutes in Paris. While the plot contains many canned elements, it is well done and Talbot executes it with almost perfect pacing and tension. There is very little char [...]

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    15. Some common detective fiction ideas here - poor old LeBrock going on a huge binge after the loss of the Divine Sarah, getting back to work to recapture the villain he put behind bars in the first place and being thrown off the case, and therefore going off with his faithful sidekick to solve it anyway.Then there's the badger prostitute that reminds him of the woman he couldn't save - who is immediately put into danger because of his interest in her.It's another tangled political plot at the high [...]

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    16. Part two in the anthropomorphic steampunk crime noir series by Bryan Talbot. This volumes gives us more of what we saw in the first. Since the previous installment ended with emperor of France being blown up the political situation is a bit unsteady. The prime minister of Britain (a bull dog of course) intends to take the office of President for the rest of his life, but things does not always end up as one plan. Our hero, the badger, is perhaps more upset about the death of his mistress than th [...]

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    17. Grandville, Mon Amour is the second in Bryan Talbot’s steampunk graphic novel series with highly evolved animals, in a world where Napoleon conquered all of Europe and Britain has only been an independent country for twenty-three years. British badger Detective-Inspector Archie LeBrock and his partner Ratzi, a rat, are back on a case that will take them back to Paris, also called Grandville. As Ratzi puts it, “We’re like a pair of bloomin’ boomerangs.”In the opening, a prisoner is drag [...]

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    18. The second part of Brian Talbot Grandville series sees Le Brock on the trail of a serial killer that he himself had captured. Along the way he discovers a dangerous secret from the past that threatens everything that the newly independent British State has worked so hard for after spending so many years under occupation by the FrenchOnce again it was the little touches that made the book so enjoyable. Prime Minister Drummond is a bulldog, the guards at the Tower of London are RavensGrandville Mo [...]

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    19. Rakastettunsa kuoleman vuoksi tärviölle joutunut Scotland Yardin tarkastaja LeBrock lähtee Lontoon Towerista karanneen murhamiehen kannoille, palaa takaisin Grandvillen kaupunkiin ja joutuu keskelle murhavyyhteä, joka juontaa juurensa Englannin verisiä piirteitä saaneeseen itsenäisyystaisteluun ja osoittautuu monimutkaisemmaksi kuin ennalta olisisaattanut arvata.Englantilaisen Bryan Talbotin cyberpunkahtavaan vaihtoehtohistoriaan sijoittuva "Grandville Mon Amour" (Jonathan Cape, 2010) mä [...]

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    20. It's another installment of the steampunk alternate history detective action thriller where all the characters are animals! This time, Inspector LeBrock is on the trail of an escaped mass murderer with connections to the Brick Lane Massacre, continuing the political intrigue theme. The alternate history plays a greater role in this series than I expected, and the politics and British-French relations are highly relevant to the mysteries. As before, there is also a dash of romance, as noir is ano [...]

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    21. It's hard to explain what it is about the Grandville books that I find so compelling. It's a combination of the artwork, combined with interesting, if not taxing mysteries. It's the strangeness of the setting (anthropomorphised animals in a steampunk, post-French-occupied England). It's the clichéd boys-club dialogue that seems so fresh in this twisted vision of alternate history. Above all, it's the warmth that Brian Talbot feels for the setting, communicated through the detail and care he tak [...]

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    22. Excellent second graphic novel, featuring Detective Inspector Archie LeBrock of Scotland Yard, an English badger who investigates complex crimes in a strange world where England only recently gained its independence from France, after losing the Napoleonic Wars. The world is run by anthropomorphized animals and humans are only occasionally spotted in the background, serving as doormen and cutpurses. As others have said, Talbot invests all of this with a warmth and lovingly-rendered steampunk env [...]

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    23. Parasta: Miljöö, hahmot, vaihtoehtohistoria. Meh-tekijä oli sama kuin aiemmin: Aivan tajuttoman kliseiset juonikuviot, jotka yllättävät ehkä jonkun vaippaikäisen. Harmillista sinällään, koska yleensä kliseiden kanssa kikkailu on se, mistä steampunkissa nimenomaan pidän. Mutta tässä ei kikkailtu, vaan pelkästään toistettiin. Tällä kertaa eniten pidin siitä, miten eri eläinlajien ominaisuuksia käytettiin tarinassa hyväksi. Talbot avaa maailmaansa vaivihkaa (Kissalla on lem [...]

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    24. Another cracking tale from Bryan Talbot. As with all his books it's beautifully drawn and wittily scripted mixing a level of seriousness in with the humour of viewing our world through alternate eyes. The only problem here is that the ninety odd pages don't really give enough scope to develop the story in the way that his greatest works, The Adventures of Luther Arkwright, Heart of Empire and the phenomenally unique Alice in Sunderland do.Anyone reading this who has not yet come across Talbot's [...]

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    25. Bryan Talbot continues his tales from Grandville, an English town in an alternate version of our history where various talking bipedal animals dominate. The first Grandville story had loads of style and potential, but somehow I found myself less than engaged. In “Mon Amour” Talbot gets the storytelling going on full throttle, offering a wonderful tale of political conspiracies and human- or in this case animal- drama. I’m glad I gave the series another chance, so very much it evolved in ju [...]

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    26. While I really enjoyed this continuation of Grandville, I was sort of bored/annoyed with the "fridging" of Sarah from the previous issue, and the appearance of her doppelganger "Not Sarah" (Billie maybe? that's how much she stuck out). Mostly because the handling of Sarah/Not Sarah (and Le Brock's reaction to them) felt lazy--whereas the rest of the story, while a bit tropey at times, was still fun and engaging. Also it would be nice to have non-whore/~nightlife~ female secondary character. Mayb [...]

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    27. LeBrock is back! When he hears that a criminal mastermind that he had captured previously had escaped, he rallies from the funk he has been in since the end of book one. The plot to break the murderer out, though, has implications that are far-reaching for the new governments of Britain and France.

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    28. I gobbled up Grandville and continued quickly with Grandville : Mon amour I was not disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed the political thriller underlying the album, as well as the detailed technological excesses offered for those willing to probe the backgrounds of almost every frame. Where is the next album? :)

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    29. Great sequel to Grandville, which finds DI LeBrock on the trail of Mad Dog Mastock after his daring escape from the Tower, on the day of his execution. Following him to Paris LeBrock uncovers a blackmail plot and a secret that could undermine the entire political system of the Socialist Republic of Britain!

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    30. The badger is back! And he's slightly doolally. Fortunately, it isn't long before he regains his senses & he's off on another thrilling anthropomorphic-steam-punk-action adventure. Wonderful art & colour work, some romance, & a truly nasty villain add up to a great follow-up to 'Grandville'. Roll on volume three! Oh yus!!

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