At the microphone of Jacques Pessis on South Radio , Jean-Christophe Grangé rewinds the wire for a career already marked by the publication of fourteen novels. The Last Chase (ed Albin Michel), the last in date, delves into the dark recesses of the Black Forest. It pulls in a library. This was not, however, gained for Barns. As a teenager, he is not very hardworking. Gender gifted but can do better. But the boy is already a great player. It adult Flaubert, the hermit of Croisset. License of literature in his pocket, he headed towards the pub, ready his pen, for products anti-stretch marks and saucisson sec. It is to catch a certain hand. Not useless for capture soon the hearts of readers.
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The thirty came, Jean-Christophe Grangé begins its “big bend”, part to Africa and Asia, live with tribes and remote. He returned with a book, Nomads, the passages of the earth . He writes the texts, Pierre Perrin, the photographs. In an aeroplane, Jean-Christophe Grangé discover blood Moon by James Ellroy and then realizes his vocation. He speaks of it as a revelation. A few years later, in 1994, his first work of fiction, The Flight of the stork , will be a great success.
For the purposes of the adaptation of the crimson Rivers in 2000, he is a screenwriter. Jean Reno and Vincent Cassel are poster. Jean-Christophe Grangé has taken the wide. He confesses willingly, her imagination comes from her childhood, the trauma caused by his father figure absent that everybody was afraid, sick man, unpredictable and regularly treated in hospital psychiatry. In his works, the novelist has never broken a rule: “A knight of Good opposed to evil.” This is the key to its success. These “tales for adults”, as he refers to himself, allows the reader to taste his thirst for destruction that is essential to man. At this writing, that remains to be never for him the best catharsis.