Like A Sniper Lining Up His Shot Hardcover – 20 Oct 2011
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Tardi 's backgrounds and lighting effects are a realist 's dream and his action sequences and set-pieces are choreographed tighter than a drum [T]he book delivers a fastball to your face --Sean T. Collins
Like a Sniper Lining Up His Shot is an EXCELLENT new hardcover graphic novel [which] ranks at the top with any hard-boiled crime fiction I've ever read. Anyone who had enjoyed Tardi's adaptation of Manchette's West Coast Blues will definitely love Like a Sniper... and if this is your introduction to Tardi and Manchette, you're in for a treat! --Ralph Mathieu"
These are two masters at their best. Crime novelist Manchette pulls no punches in delivering gritty, violent episodes that still can shock even the most jaded reader. Jacques Tardi s confident, almost brazen artwork is just as dark, cold and gripping . Get this book! --Horatio Hornblower"
[L]ovely-looking, stylish and bleak as hell.... The short third act, where we learn what becomes of the assassin, proves so ruthlessly depressing it's almost a human rights violation. Tardi's artwork is beautiful here, although you probably already knew that.... What a show. --Tom Spurgeon"
Another brilliant adaptation of a Jean-Patrick Manchette crime novel by Jacques Tardi [who] brings gritty crime to brutal, realistic life and indeed equally cold, hard unpleasant death like few others can. --Jonathan Rigby, Page 45"
Tardi s backgrounds and lighting effects are a realist s dream and his action sequences and set-pieces are choreographed tighter than a drum [T]he book delivers a fastball to your face --Sean T. Collins"
The sparseness of Manchette s prose lends itself perfectly to comics and particularly to Tardi. In turn, Tardi, in the starkest, crispest black and white, is able to capture all of Manchette s traits the increasing oddness of the unfolding plot, the perfunctory interactions of these unattractive, scowling characters, the bleak, black humour expertly on his pages. ... If you re a fan of noir or hardboiled crime comics, it doesn t get much better than this. --Cameron Ashley"