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Like A Sniper Lining Up His Shot [Hardcover]

Jacques Tardi , Jean-Patrick Manchette
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20 Oct 2011
Like many of the greatest noir thrillers, Jacques Tardi's latest begins with a classic set-up: Martin Terrier, the hired killer, needs just one more big job so that he can turn in his guns, return to his native village to find and marry his childhood sweetheart - and retire. But nothing goes as planned and his last job turns out to be a set-up that results in a bloody shootout. Soon he's on the run from the authorities, his treacherous ex-bosses and the members of a crime syndicate still seeking revenge for a hit on one of their own.

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  • Hardcover: 104 pages
  • Publisher: FANTAGRAPHICS (20 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606994484
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606994481
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 19 x 26.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 293,162 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent graphic novel 6 Oct 2013
By Piro
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I read Jacques Tardi's excellent It was the War of the Trenches before this. I was surprised to find, especially given the difference in subject, that Like a Sniper matched the high quality of that war story. Like a Sniper is about an assassin that wants to retire and unilaterally quits his syndicate but is then violently pursued by them. Witty and ironic in most parts (including its romantic interludes) but also gripping in a violence suitable to its theme. A graphic novel for adults. Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hard-hitting 12 Feb 2012
By P. R
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Martin Terrier want's to retire as a sniper. He returns to his village to be rejoined with an old flame. She has changed since he left 10 years ago. Some unexpected problems occurs and he has to do one last job for his employer. If you liked "West coast blues" you will like this one too.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A fine crime story, well told 25 Oct 2011
By C. R. Collins - Published on Amazon.com
A fine crime story, I'm not familiar with the author's other works but as a fan of Darwyn Cooke's recent Parker series I picked this up to try something different. This is a great crime story, with an added layer of complexity as the protagonist is, more or less, an incredibly naive professional killer. There is real beauty and tragedy as he deals with life not following his plans. This is not a heroic noir. This is not hard boiled noir. This is a European crime story touched with tragedy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read! 27 Jan 2012
By Ed Bailey - Published on Amazon.com
Another solid work From Tardi. I think Like a Sniper Lining Up His Shot was a great adaption and worked very well as a graphic novel. The illustration and simple and clear. They supplement the story well. The plot is classic noir. Simple, cliched, you don't know exactly where it is headed, but you can be sure the general direction is down, down, down.
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1.0 out of 5 stars pretentious and disappointing 4 Oct 2011
By reading guy - Published on Amazon.com
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This is classic french - attempting to make the noir crime novel high art, and it doesn't work. The ending falls apart in melodrama. The art is nothing spectacular, certainly not worth the praise by the publisher.
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