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No Happy Ending: A Hector Belascoaran Shayne Detective Novel
January 17, 2020 Comments.. 121
No Happy Ending A Hector Belascoaran Shayne Detective Novel The third English language case for Mexico City independent detective Hector Belascoaran Shayne No Happy Ending is Paco Ignacio Taibo II at his subversive darkly comic best First Hector discovers
  • Title: No Happy Ending: A Hector Belascoaran Shayne Detective Novel
  • Author: Paco Ignacio Taibo II William I. Neuman
  • ISBN: 9781590580387
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Paperback
  • The third English language case for Mexico City independent detective Hector Belascoaran Shayne, No Happy Ending, is Paco Ignacio Taibo II at his subversive, darkly comic best First, Hector discovers the body of a dead actor, dressed like a Roman in full breastplate and regalia, propped up on the toilet in his office Shortly thereafter, he receives a threatening letter aThe third English language case for Mexico City independent detective Hector Belascoaran Shayne, No Happy Ending, is Paco Ignacio Taibo II at his subversive, darkly comic best First, Hector discovers the body of a dead actor, dressed like a Roman in full breastplate and regalia, propped up on the toilet in his office Shortly thereafter, he receives a threatening letter and a snapshot of another murdered corpse As Hector investigates the killings, he discovers that both share a connection to a dead stuntman named Zorak who apparently perished while training a government backed paramilitary group Once again, the one eyed anarchist detective finds himself up against the very institutions which persecute the downtrodden and oppress the masses In typical Taibo fashion, Hector appears destined to lose the ending to this remarkable absurdist tale shows his bullet ridden body lying face down in the gutter during a rainstorm.
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    1. George Georgiadis says:

      Paco Ignacio Taibo II alter ego Jean Patrick Manchette.

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    4. David Anderson says:

      This is the best of the Hector Belascoaran Shayne series I ve read yet they just keep getting better In this case, our one eyed anarchist PI runs afoul of a brutal secret government paramilitary organization responsible for many deaths during a demonstration of university students in l970 and and whose members are now dispersed among bodyguards, subway cops, the army, and everywhere else where using guns is part of the job description This entry is even graphically violent than the previous one [...]

    5. Elizabeth says:

      No Happy Ending by Paco Ignacio Taibo IIH ctor Belascoar n Shayne tells us that he decided to become a detective because he didn t like the color his wife picked for the new carpet He had been an engineer He got his license by mail He had never read a British mystery novel He didn t know a fingerprint from a finger sandwich He could only shoot something if it didn t move very much.H ctor is a usually a taciturn, enigmatic man who is an unrepentant teetotaler with a penchant for Pepsis He shares [...]

    6. Linda Abhors the New GR Design says:

      Warning spoilers ahead Interesting, even on the second read A couple of years ago, this happened to be the one HBShayne novel I could get my hands on, and so far, for my current project, it s still the most interesting.HBS takes another sentimental turn halfway through this novel Yes, the title says it all.He s become mixed up in a case without trying someone who could have framed him, didn t The people he talks to, can t tell him how why he s connected to it It s not unusual for BShayne to feel [...]

    7. Stan says:

      A masterpiece of its genre, in this 3rd in my collection anyway novel in the series featuring H Belascoar n Shayne, it is than evident that the protagonist is M xico City The city itself, the characters, the plot twists could hardly pop in the head of a non M xican writer The plot starts off totally absurd, and the solution of the case is even bizarre But in its couple of hundred pages, you live and breathe el D.F This Mexico D.F of this novel is my D.F of the mid 70 s I can feel myself walkin [...]

    8. tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE says:

      review of Paco Ignacio Taibo II s No Happy Ending by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE February 15, 2017 I d already read Taibo s Return to the Same City in June of last year as my 1st bk by him It picks up where this one ends, the detective hero has been murdered SO, I knew to expect that this really wdn t have a happy ending If I hadn t read that 1st I might ve been hoping expecting for the hero to somehow survive all the odds against him Such foreknowledge put a weird spin on my reading experience A [...]

    9. Maddy says:

      PROTAGONIST Hector Belascoaran Shayne, independent detectiveSETTING Mexico CitySERIES 2 of 5RATING 3.5WHY After finding a dead guy in his office bathroom and receiving a picture of another corpse in the mail, Hector Belascoaran Shayne, independent detective , finds a connection to a magician named Zoran What he can t figure out is why he seems to have become a target for a murderous group of people His search leads him through the underbelly of Mexico City There s lots of death, and many people [...]

    10. Maria Altiki says:

      , Taibo II .

    11. Almeta says:

      No Happy Ending Exactly.

    12. Bernardo Arcos Álvarez says:

      La joya de la creaci n literaria de Paco Ignacio Taibo II, hasta donde la conozco Una prosa que logra ser solemne y vulgar, describiendo a la perfecci n c mo asume el cerebro mexicano el concepto de guerra a muerte Me pregunto si este autor hispano mexicano, ahora dolo m ximo para mi faceta socialista lector de fin de semana hombre de acci n chauvinista chilango, tuvo que retomar al entra able detective por las amenazas cada vez m s realistas de sus lectores seguro los lectores mexicanos son men [...]

    13. Diane Moretti says:

      Meh.

    14. Emily Fruchter says:

      I absolutely hated this I had to force myself to finish it.

    15. Francisco Paniagua says:

      Probablemente la mejor novela de la serie

    16. Solistas says:

      Taibo, , , , , Taibo, , 7 8 , .

    17. Jim says:

      This book begins with a dead Roman centurion left in the toilet of Hector Belascoaran Shayne s office building The third, and presumably last, in the series featuring the laconic engineer turned private eye As in the other entries in the series, Hector faces off against shadowy, powerful forces of corruption and evil As usual, his only support is his small circle of friends and his gun.In Shayne, Paco Ignacio Taibo II has created a character both cynical and principled, depressed without being d [...]

    18. Theut says:

      Un giallo bizzarro in cui una carneficina viene originata da un equivoco Un trucco dell autore per mettere in scena un bel po di uccisioni all ammericana, dove i buoni sparano e colpiscono i cattivi, e dove i cattivi sparano e fanno cilecca.Nel mezzo una storia surreale, la ragazza con la coda di cavallo che non va dove la si aspetta, il nostro detective stanco e che sente la fine vicina.La morte aleggia su ogni pagina e in effetti non c un lieto fine a meno di non considerare tale il nostro che [...]

    19. Jim says:

      My first experience with Taibo, and for the most part I enjoyed the story Didn t realize when picked up the book it was third in series I felt a little bit was lost in translation, or the humor was lost on me, but I will gladly try some of his other books The main character appears very critical of Mexican government and society, and I found some of the descriptions of attitudes and areas quite interesting.

    20. Tanya says:

      It starts with a dead Roman such a great opening and ends, as promised, unhappily with a middle full of philosophical, political, and social commentary and a wrap up I d never have guessed In a genre full of comforting predictability, this was such an unexpected treat to read So glad I happened to find this in a Free Little Library

    21. Andy says:

      Very apt title for a bizarre and ultimately moving exercise in anti capitalist crime fiction Don t worry about the last page Hector gets resurrected with an apology from Taibo just one book later.

    22. Jim says:

      Who is after whom and why The best of the three Paco Taibo detective mystery novels that I ve read.My tags popular Mexican author, private eye, colorful interludes, melancholy P.I secret paramilitary organization, dark tale

    23. Ellen says:

      Independent detective Hector Belascoaran Shayne is involved in a murderous plot that skirts reality and truly has no happy ending.

    24. Jonpaul says:

      Subversive, strange, experimental, and very funny, Taibo s third Detective Shayne novel is an entertaining trip through the criminal world of Mexico City.

    25. Rodrigo Ruiz Lurduy says:

      Quiz porque sab a que la soledad no mataba, que tan s lo los solitarios se mor an 1989 20

    26. Jorge Garrido says:

      magn fico, el mejor que he le do de la serie, incre blemente lo mat , claro que lo va a revivir, la serie debe continuar, pero si lo hizo Conan Doyle tambi n Taibo lo puede hacer.

    27. Blogbaas Van "tVliegend Eiland says:

      8 10

    28. Marcela says:

      Liked most of the stories because of the DF feeling and atmosphere Not all were fast paced and mysterious.

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