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Papillon the Sequel,
This review is from: Banco: The Further Adventures of Papillon (Paperback)
Banco is a sequel to Papillon and as such it should not be directly compared to Papillon itself, this would be a mistake.
Banco provides the further adventures of Papillon but most importantly it provides an holistic view of Henri Charriere himself. This book provides more insight into the personality of the man; it describes his youth, where he came from and what shaped him, his mental approach to prison and through his further adventures, what made him the person he finally became. It describes how he has come to terms with his persecutors and how he has overcome his relentless pursuit of revenge upon them and in the process 'freed himself mentally' as well as phyisically.
Banco provides the complete story of Henri Charriere as a person; a `must read' to fully understand him and the rest of his life.