[MOBI] ✓ Dr. Mabuse | by ↠ Norbert Jacques Lillian A. Clare

Dr. Mabuse By Norbert Jacques Lillian A. Clare,

  • Title: Dr. Mabuse
  • Author: Norbert Jacques Lillian A. Clare
  • ISBN: 9780988306271
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Paperback
  • Back in print at last is Dr Mabuse This extremely rare English translation of the Norbert Jacques novel appeared only once in 1923 and then was lost for decades And what a fantastic find it is Molded as much by legendary film director Fritz Lang as by novelist Norbert Jacques, Dr Mabuse remains one of the enigmatic figures in crime fiction and cinema Created betBack in print at last is Dr Mabuse This extremely rare English translation of the Norbert Jacques novel appeared only once in 1923 and then was lost for decades And what a fantastic find it is Molded as much by legendary film director Fritz Lang as by novelist Norbert Jacques, Dr Mabuse remains one of the enigmatic figures in crime fiction and cinema Created between the Great War and World War II, he became an embodiment of the rising Nazi Party and the disintegration of Germany s Weimar Republic The parallels were so close between Hitler and Mabuse that Lang s first two Mabuse films were banned in Germany by Joseph Goebbels propaganda machine There is a broad streak of the weird running through the Dr Mabuse legacy Is he an evil genius a mere mortal with a malignant bent, or is he a demon spirit who carries on the dark crusade long after the human avatar is destroyed by his own maniacal ambitions The plot is wickedly simple Dr Mabuse has a mad dream to create his own personal empire in Brazil, an empire called Citopomar In Citopomar he can rule without constraint He can be a god but even a god requires some start up cash, so he regrettably returns to his hated Europe to raise funds by any criminal means necessary Why make money when you can steal it Why merely cheat somebody at cards when you can control their hand through telepathic hypnosis Why be just another common criminal when you can be an evil genius mastermind bent on world domination Man or devil, he is a prototype super villain whose sinister incantations still resonate in fiction and film today Fascinating parallels can be found in Ian Fleming s first James Bond outing, Casino Royale In that novel, bad boy Le Chiffre trolls the high roller casinos to fund his schemes and even dares to embezzle from SMERSH in order to fund his human trafficking pipeline Le Chiffre is yet another reincarnation of Dr Mabuse Bruin Asylum is proud to announce the resurrection of Dr Mabuse by Norbert Jacques English translation by Lillian A Clare.
    Dr Mabuse Back in print at last is Dr Mabuse This extremely rare English translation of the Norbert Jacques novel appeared only once in and then was lost for decades And what a fantastic find it is Molded

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    1. I read this way over a decade ago, driven to do so mainly because the 1922 Fritz Lang movie kicks ass Interlibrary loan came to the rescue of my insane fangirl tush and made me a happy camper.Do I remember anything about Jacques book Not a bit Though I m positive the criminal mastermind gets up to all kinds of mischief, abuses his minions and goes insane like in the 4 hour long movie The English translation is possibly of iffy quality I ve found that to be the case with a lot of these imported o [...]

    2. This is a classic piece of work that gave us a criminal mastermind with global ambitions long before any of the James Bond baddies came along Enter the world in between the world wars, the Germany of the 20s, a time of poverty, lawlessness and lust for life the perfect scene for someone of Mabuse s genius to work his magic.

    3. The setting of post war Germany adds interest to this melodramatic thriller about a detective attempting to catch a supervillain who is a hypnotist and a master of disguise It s quite well written in an old fashioned kind of way, although it sometimes goes over the top especially in scenes involving female characters Maybe Jacques hadn t met any real females before In comparison to other authors writing similar books, this is better than Sax Rohmer but not as good as Conan Doyle A welcome reprin [...]

    4. 109 Luxembourg This is a thriller set in the immediate post WWI era Germany, where a hypnotist and master of disguise is stealing enormous amounts of money from gamblers It s a supervillain story, well written and gripping The male protagonists are interesting, especially the good guys such as the police officer in charge of the investigation The female characters, however, are so over the top that it became funny Overall, I really like this book mostly because it lines up with my tastes.

    5. berbewertet Nun habe ich den ersten der beiden in diesem Buch enthaltenen Romane gelesen und muss sagen, dass ich relativ entt uscht bin Nach den sich berschlagenden Vorrezensionen und dem, was ich so ein bisschen aus dem Lang Film ber Dr Mabuse noch im Kopf hatte, hatte ich erwartet, einen deutschen Dr Fu Manchu zu finden Leider hat sich das nicht bewahrheitet Der Plot ist meines Erachtens ziemlich wirr und planlos vielleicht ist das auch Absicht, wie ein Vorrezensent anmerkte, dann ist es sehr [...]

    6. Exhibit II in what may be an ongoing series No, The Book ISN T Better Than the Movie see my review of Strangers on a Train.So, apparently the Germans lost a big war shortly before this novel was published Something about a treaty in Versailles They weren t very happy about it There s a lot of pontificating about WWI in this book, as well as a lot of phony psychobabble, some very poor attempts at free indirect discourse, and its just generally poorly written.Fritz Lang took the basics of the plot [...]

    7. I read this book because I was curious to see how Thea von Harbou and Fritz Lang had adapted it for their 1922 silent film Their other adaptations have been fairly free, but their film follows this book fairly closely with a few interpolations I am not a big fan of the film, but one of the reasons is that I find the film hard to follow, and the book explained many things that I did not previously understand.As a mystery thriller, this book is fairly tepid Apparently, the author, Norbert Jacques, [...]

    8. Around the World challenge Luxembourg Since I love supervillain stories I had no doubt I would get into this one, but not only did it live up to my expectations story wise, I was also pleasantly surprise by the writing style The story is set in Germany right after WW1 and the Versailles treaty A police officer is trying to catch the man who has been stealing from gamblers for weeks The male characters from both sides, the good and the bad, are interesting, but sadly the same can t be told of the [...]

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