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Every year the storks set off on their miraculous 12,000-mile migration from Northern Europe to Central Africa. Then one year, inexplicably, they do not return. At the invitation of the wealthy Swiss ornithologist Max Boehm, a young French academic, Louis Antioch, agrees to undertake a journey tracing the flight of the storks in an attempt to solve the mystery of the birdsEvery year the storks set off on their miraculous 12,000-mile migration from Northern Europe to Central Africa. Then one year, inexplicably, they do not return. At the invitation of the wealthy Swiss ornithologist Max Boehm, a young French academic, Louis Antioch, agrees to undertake a journey tracing the flight of the storks in an attempt to solve the mystery of the birds' disappearance. Before Antioch can set off on his trip, however, Boehm dies of a heart attack under suspicious circumstances, or so the police believe. This is the background to Jean-Christophe Grangé's pulsating and darkly mysterious new thriller. Its plot moves at a dramatic pace, from a Bulgarian Gypsy encampment to Israeli kibbutzim and to Calcutta from the green jungles of Central Africa. As the mystery deepens, it becomes clear that it is not only the stork that is an endangered species. Jean-Christophe Grangé was born in Paris in 1961. His acclaimed thriller, Blood-red Rivers (Harvill, 2000), has become an international bestseller. * "Absolutely riveting stuff." �Peter Millar The Times London * "Blood-red Rivers is a blistering murder mystery . . . If there is any justice in the world, this novel will not only hold its own in the bestseller list, but will top it." �Peter Longcake The Bookseller...

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  • Moiraine
    2018-10-16 07:07

    Ben kim kopek tam olarak. Ne haddime "yok zor okunuyor yok ot yok bok" diyorum Grange gibi birine. Saygilar efenim.

  • Димитър Цолов
    2018-09-30 04:18

    Бру-та-лия! Напипах автора, след като случайно попаднах в читанка на романа "Пурпурните реки" (филмът много ми се беше всладил навремето). Реших обаче да започна с първия роман изобщо в кариерата на тоя френски психар, който също е качен в сайта и не съжалих изобщо. Мой тип книжле - кратко, без излишно разтягане на локуми, задъхано действие - главният герой за няколко седмици изръшка Швейцария/Франция, България, Израел и се забоде в джунглите на Централна Африка, за да разплете мистерията, започнала със смъртта на прочут орнитолог, открит мъртъв в щъркелово гнездо. Убедих се, че европейските остросюжетни творци (кино/литература и изобщо) са изроди безподобни (припомнете си, освен гореспоменатия, филмите "Леон", "Доберман"... романа на Паскал Брюкнер и страхотната филмова адаптацията на Полански -"Горчива луна" и пр., и пр. - сещам се на прима виста за тези заглавия, ама схващате идеята...) - убийствата с разчленявания и кражбите на органи по "пътя на щъркелите" валят "на килограм", научната фактология (в т.ч. и медицинска) е достъпно и увлекателно представена... И за финал - готов съм да простя на Гранже даже крайно нелепия образ на любителя орнитолог - Райко Николов (част от действието, вече споменах, протича и в България през 1991), циганин от Сливен, който живееше в катун, ама успяваше да си води научни записки в тетрадка на, кхъ-кхъ, развален английски, ха-хаха... това ще коства половин точка на книгата, но все пак 4,5!!!

  • εlﻨբ ツ
    2018-10-17 01:07

    Vahşet, kan, cinayetler, kaçakçılık, leylekler... Bir film senaryosu gibiydi. Esaslı da film olur hani. Baş karakteri sevemedim. Merak duygusu kitap boyunca sürse de tahmin edilebilir bir olay örgüsü vardı. Okuduğum mekanları ve kişileri de araştırıp yeni şeyler öğrenmiş bulunmaktayım. Bilgilendirici olmadı diyemem ama bir şeyler eksikti sanki...

  • Nora|KnyguDama
    2018-09-22 05:05

    Mano pažintis su Grange buvo itin sėkminga ir maloni. Prieš porą metų perskaityta jo knyga „Limbų priesaika“ man paliko neišdildomą įspūdį. Joje buvo visko ką aš labiausiai mėgstu: intriga, stiprus detektyvas, siaubo prieskoniai, daug mistikos. Skaitydama tikrai jaučiausi lyg žiūrėčiau kokybišką siaubo filmą apie Vatikano paslaptis. Nuo tos vienos knygos Grange įtraukiau į mintyse kuriamą „skaitysiu visas šio autoriaus knygas“ sąrašą. Kadangi dauguma jo knygų buvo senesnio leidimo, dar ne visas pavyko sumedžioti. Po „Limbų priesaikos“ sekė detektyvo „Kaikenas“ eilė. Jis buvo neblogas, tačiau tikrai nesilygino su pirmąja mano perskaityta. Na, o trečioji sekė „Gandrų lizdas“, kurią dabar ir pristatysiu.Maksas Bėmas – ornitologas, itin besidomintis gandras nusamdo jaunąjį Luji atsekti jo pasimetusių paukščių pėdsakus. Pats Maksas jau senas ir pagal žieduotus paukščius keliauti nebegali. Luji su malonumu imasi užduoties, juolab, kad visa – tikrai ilga ir daug šalių paliečianti kelionė – pilnai apmokėta. Tačiau staigi Makso mirtis sujaukia visus planus. Senasis ornitologas randamas negyvas gandralizdyje, su paukščių sukapotu veidu. Nors mirties priežastis paprasta – infarktas, kažkas Luji neduoda ramybės. Staiga keista ima atrodyti ir užduotis ir pats Maksas. Beieškodamas menkiausių užuominų, Luji Makso Daiktuose randa keisčiausių dokumentų – nuo širdies persodinimo iki suluošintų ir iškankintų vaikų nuotraukų. Nepaisant to Luji nusprendžia sekti paskui gandrus ir išsiaiškinti kur čia šuo pakastas. Vos kelionei prasidėjus jis suvokia, jog ne tik gandrai čia svarbūs – ima žūti žmonės, jo paties gyvybė atsiduria pavojuje.Tai man mažiausiai patikusi knyga iš visų trijų skaitytų. Detektyvas joje man buvo nuobodokas, pats Luji taip pat ne įdomiausias personažas. Trūko ir intrigos, arba tiesiog tie „šaudau gaudau“ čia manęs nesugebėjo sudominti. Daug kelionių, daug veikėjų, šiek tiek paslapčių, daug žinių apie ornitologiją. Galbūt man čia visko ir per daug buvo. Pradžia, kol buvo tik gandrai ir žmogžudystė, tos nuotraukos ir neaiški Makso paslaptis – viskas labai įtraukė. Vėliau, kai atsirado krūva kitų veikėjų, kitų temų – viskas smuko žemyn. Toks jausmas, lyg autorius norėjo parašyti visko daug ir viską sujungti, bet kažkurioj vietoj viskas pasimetė ir įdomumas išblėso. Jau ką ką , bet savo žiaurumą Grange knygoje išlaikė. Daug kraujo, daug žaizdų, detalūs sužalojimų aprašymai ir skerdynių vaizdai. Toks jausmas, lyg autorius mėgaujasi apie tai rašydamas, mat šių vaizdų kūrimui skiria itin daug dėmesio. Na, iš savo pusės galiu pasakyt tik tiek , kad jo knygos kaip dieta – jei skaitytojo laki vaizduotė nei kąsnis nei gurkšnis į gerklę nelįs.

  • Kazim Pekkirisci
    2018-10-14 23:08

    Romanın ortalarında aldığım keyif, yazarın mutlak şaşırtmak istediği “son” dan daha fazlaydı. Oldukça sürükleyici, ama bir Lontano veya Sisle gelen yolcu olamaz.

  • Aurélie
    2018-10-14 04:21

    En résumé : un gros manque de crédibilité et beaucoup trop de détails "gores" inutiles. À titre d'exemple, est-ce qu'une femme dirait, peu de temps après que son frère qu'elle adorait a été assassiné : "Quand le corps a été découvert, il ne restait que l'épiderme du visage, qui ressemblait à un corps mal ajusté. Ses entrailles se déroulaient jusqu'à ses pieds." ? Non ! Elle pourrait dire, la larme à l'oeil, qu'il a été massacré, torturé, mais pas ça ! L'auteur ne sait simplement pas se mettre à la place de ses personnages.J'ai laissé tomber page 137, après "son crâne venait de voler en éclats", "des viscères rose et rouge palpitaient entre les plis de sa veste", "il avait le tesson planté dans la gorge", "sa gorge était remplie de débris d'os et de dents", "les hommes s'acharnent sur lui, à coups de pioche et de hache", "ses membres épars et calcinés". Pas mon truc.

  • Pats Cornelis
    2018-10-10 05:06

    Olalala...enorm boeiend, het hele verhaal klopt als een bus. Hij is en blijft toch wel één van de 'betere' auteurs in dit genre! Met heeeel veel plezier gelezen!

  • Monica
    2018-09-20 23:28

    The writing is brilliant full of suspense with twists and turns. Well developed characters, overall an excellent thriller. Recommended without a doubt.

  • Dmitry Loktev
    2018-10-17 03:33

    Le vol des cigognes est un polar psychologique et cruel. Il s’agit d’une histoire d’un homme d’une trentaine d’années qui part en voyage pour suivre la voie de migration de cigognes. Sur son passage qui porte sur plusieurs pays le personnage principale est amené à résoudre une énigme sanglante. Il s’avère que lors de son trajet à travers plusieurs pays les oiseaux blancs sont utilisés comme des courriers de diamants qui à son tour sont extraits dans les mines d’un pays d’Afrique.Ce livre est très intéressant à lire car l’action ne cesse pas paraître sur le pages et dans ces changement d’actions il y a un peu de tout : courage du personnage principale, poursuites, meurtres, amours, sexe, voyages, plusieurs cultures, retrouvailles du passé mystérieux.Si je me demandais ce que cet œuvre m’avait appris, il me serait difficile de dire. La lecture de ce livre était tout simplement un moment agréable à passer tout en améliorant mon français.Pourtant parfois je prêtais plus attentions aux dialogues qui sont, à mon sens, très peu probable dans la vie réelle. Comme c’est un détective, le personnage principal est amené souvent à parler aux inconnus pour leurs tirer des informations et même les inciter parfois aux actions fastidieuses (par exemple, exhumer un corps d’une fille de 15 ans pour faire l’autopsie). Et le ce qui m’a paru très étrange et irréel, c’est qu’il toujours arrivait à persuader la personne d’en face à lui répondre et aider. Alors que dans la vrai vie convaincre quelqu’un en 15 minute qu’il te donne des informations sensible n’est pas toujours si facile. Néanmoins, certains dialogues sont à retenir car ils montrent une voie cohérent et consécutif pour gagner des bonnes grâces de quelqu’un. A ce propos, vraiment le leçon principale à dégager, c’est d’être consécutif dans son approche, présenter les causes et les préliminaires, faire une introduction sans être malpoli pour ensuite aller droit au but.Une autre particularité étrange de ce livre était le fait que le personnage qui ne faisais que des étude d’histoire toute sa vie en quelques semaine s’est transformé en aventurier véridique prêt à tuer les gens, passer les frontières l’arme dans la valise, enquêter les inconnus et faire face aux tous les périls du monde.Ce qu’on ne ne pas nier en aucune manière, c’est que pendant la lecture on s’aperçois très bien que l’auteur a dû mener une vie exceptionnelle car le niveau de sa culture est très élevé : il nous emmène à travers plusieurs continents et pays, fait découvrir des plats locaux, parle sans broncher des diamants, des armes et bien sûr cigognes.

  • SirEvo
    2018-10-07 00:14

    Ne zaman polisiye tavsiyesi istesem karşıma çıkıyordu Grange. Mutlaka okunması gerektiğinden bahsediliyordu. Leyleklerin Uçuşu da zevkine güvendiğim bi ablam tarafından “okuduğum en iyi Grange romanı” diye etiketlenince başlamaktan başka çarem kalmadı. İyi ki de başlamışım.İlk 30 sayfası “bu ne ya? nasıl sıradan bir polisiye bu” dedikten sonra, tam da bırakmak üzereyken 30. sayfada başlayan sır perdesiyle kendinizden geçiyorsunuz. Antioche‘nin bulduğu bazı detaylar sizi bir anda kitaba çekiyor ve kalan sayfaları okumamak için zor tutuyorsunuz kendinizi.Grange bence müthiş bir iş çıkarmış. Hem iyi bir coğrafya bilgisi hem de leyleklerle ilgili verdiği detaylarla, üstüne de kurduğu güzel bir kurguyla sürükleyiciliği son sayfasına kadar bitmeyen bir roman Leyleklerin Uçuşu. Şu zamana kadar okuduğum polisiye romanlar içinde de en iyilerden belki de.Acayip hoşuma gitti benim. Okunması için de bol bol tavsiye ederim sağda solda. Hâlâ tanışmayanlar varsa, Grane okuyorum ben diyip de Leyleklerin Uçuşu’nu eline almayan varsa çok şey kaybediyor. Polisiye, gizem ve gerilim çok iyi harmanlanmış. Hikaye hep ayakta ve gereksiz yan hikayelerle desteklenmeden yerinde olaylarla okuyucuyu sıkmıyor, aksine, kan ve vahşeti bir nebze (sağlam bir nebze) kullanıp seyirciyi yerine çeviliyor. Anlattığı olayla da son darbeyi indiriyor finalde. Mutlaka okuyun. 10/10Dipnot: Tess’den iyisini tanımam diyenler henüz Grange ile tanışmamışlardır. Tess okuduktan sonra Grange’ın romanları çok kaliteli geliyor insanın gözüne. Hiç Grange okumadıysanız bir şans verin derim…

  • Рамон Меркадер
    2018-09-25 23:26

    Интересен замисъл, но като цяло историята е слаба.Първо, ще започна с описанието на циганите в България - още малко ще излязат като евреите в Германия през 30-те. Па ядяли корени, па събирали билки ... аре нема нужда, ще кажа.После, идеята да се използват щъркели за трафик на диаманти е много добра, но рано или късно и такъв трафик се хваща, Интерпол не спи.Трето - образът на Сара и връзката и с Луи ми е много напудрен - той пада от небето в някакъв забравен от бога кибуц, тя му се хвърля на врата като не виждала мъж от 5 години, а като открива диамантите - "Сбогом, Гиргино!". Да не говоря, че пистолети "Глок" (ма от каквито и полимери да ги правят) ги прекарваха през летищата като детски играчки. То вярно, че действието се развива в началото на 90-те, ама айде сега, златните години на тероризма все нещо са научили летищните власти.А, и накрая - не разбирам защо основната част от "лошите" в романите на Жан-Кристоф Гранже все трябва да са някакви первезници, психопати и други такива хорица с нацистки наклонности.

  • Maria Altiki
    2018-09-30 02:15

    Τι να πει κανείς για τον Γκρανζέ; Τον γνώρισα απο το "Πορφυρά ποτάμια" και το "Η αυτοκρατορία των λύκων" που τα είδα σε ταινίες. Αποφάσισα να ασχοληθώ μαζί του όταν έπεσε στα χέρια μου το "Ελέησον με" και μαγεύτηκα. Βέβαια τώρα αφού έχω διαβάσει κ "Το πέταγμα των πελαργών" έχω μείνει άφωνη. Να το χαρακτηρίσω αριστουργηματικό μου φαίνεται λίγο. Ξεκινάς το ταξίδι σου με τον Λουί ακουλουθώντας τους πελαργούς χωρίς να έχεις ιδέα τι σε περιμένει. Πόσο αριστοτεχνικά περιγράφεται η κάθε στάση του ταξιδιού στην Βουλγαρία, στο Ισραήλ, στην ζούγκλα της Κεντροαφρικάνικης δημοκρατίας, στην Καλκούτα. Λαθρεμπόριο διαμαντιών, ύποπτες ιατρικές ανθρωπιστικές οργανώσεις, δολοφονίες παιδιών, βασανιστήρια και όλα αυτά μαζί υπέροχα αλληλένδετα κ συνδεδεμένα. ΚΑΤΑΠΛΗΚΤΙΚΟ! Ένα λογοτεχνικό ματωβαμμένο διαμαντάκι!

  • Monica Madrazo
    2018-10-04 01:22

    Di grande interesse, davvero una piacevole scoperta questo autore. Sa raccontare, tiene avvinti, non lascia nulla per strada, è fluido anche nella narrazione di parti colte e "tecniche", benché sia soprattutto l'adrenalina che caratterizza una discreta parte di questo romanzo. Affascina la spiegazione del mondo dei rom, della vita nei territori occupati israeliani, della giungla africana con le misere condizioni di vita degli schiavi africani delle miniere, così come la dissertazione sulle cicogne, la cui migrazione per tutto il globo fa da sfondo a una narrazione superba.

  • Dokusha
    2018-10-01 23:17

    Grangé ist wirklich ein Phänomen. Auf solche Geschichten muß man erst einmal kommen. Es gilt auch bei diesem Roman wieder: nichts für schwache Nerven (wie bei Grangé ja üblich), es geht teilweise wirklich heftig zur Sache. Aber die Story ist ausgezeichnet geschrieben und man taumelt von einem Albtraum in den nächsten. Als man denkt, nun sei die Geschichte weitgehend erledigt und geklärt, ist allerdings erst etwas über die Hälfte des Buches vorbei. Und Grangé schaltet nochmal einen Gang höher...

  • Νίκος Μ
    2018-09-23 03:22

    Ο Γκρανζέ είναι μία κατηγορία μόνος του!Οι άλλοι απλά ακολουθούν..Βέβαια υπάρχει κι ο Καρίσι που τον κυνηγάει σα σκύλος :) Μετά το Ελέησον με και το Καικεν διάβασα τους πελαργούς και μπορώ να πω οτι κάθε σελίδα μετράει στα βιβλία που γράφει . Ο άνθρωπος είναι το κάτι άλλο..Ευτυχώς έχω και τα υπόλοιπα οπότε είμαι καλυμμένος.Διαβάστε όσοι γουστάρετε αστυνομικό θρίλερ με ανατροπές και σκηνές που θέλουν γερό στομάχι

  • Atef Attia
    2018-10-15 01:24

    Le premier et pour moi, le meilleur Grangé: Sec, nerveux, tendu, un style fluide et limpide, sans fioritures, une originalité et une imagination folle, le tout hyper bien documenté. Un must du genre!

  • Esma Tezgi
    2018-10-04 03:06

    Lois ve leyleklerin Avrupa'dan Afrika'ya olan zekice bir kurguyla yazılmış olan macerasını konu alıyor. Sıkılmadan okuyabileceğiniz güzel bir Grangé eseri.Ayrıntılı yorum için;http://yorumatolyesi.blogspot.com.tr/...

  • Çiğdem
    2018-10-11 03:19

    Her ne kadar Grangé'ın kurgusundan zevk almak için kendimi zorlasam da Türkçe çevirisi çok yetersiz ve dikkatsizce olduğu için kendimi kitaba kaptıramadım.

  • Katrien
    2018-10-05 23:19

    Lang geleden al gelezen, maar het boek is me bijgebleven. Moest er vandaag aan denken toen ik hier ooievaars zag overvliegen op weg naar warmere oorden voor de winter. Een aanrader, dit boek!

  • Alev
    2018-10-19 05:05

    Except for the end, it was great and ingenious. The end was clumsy.

  • Bruce
    2018-10-11 05:07

    More than many modern “thrillers,” Jean-Christophe Grangé’s Le vol des cigognes (The Flight of Storks) requires a substantial willing suspension of disbelief, there being many aspects of the narrative that are frankly incroyable. Early examples might include the finding of the mutilated body of the Swiss ornithologist Böhm in the nest of feeding storks high on a tower; the discovery on autopsy that he had had a cardiac transplant that apparently no one knew about; the inexplicable breaking into his house by the story’s narrator, his recent young acquaintance Louis Antioch, who finds secret letters hidden in the hollow leg of a chair; and Antioch’s own scarred hands, their origin allegedly not known by even this young man with his “amnésie partielle.” Grangé makes free use of “evolving” French, many words indicative of current technology and popular idioms seeming to be too recent to be found in standard French dictionaries. Most include enough cognates to be readily decipherable. The style of this work – syntax, dialogue, descriptions – make the reader wonder if it is a screenplay masquerading as a novel or, even more likely, a novel written with a wistful and hopeful eye toward potential screenwriters who might be willing to transform it into a tidy financial return. But let us be generous and not judge the narrative prematurely.The plot continues. Hired by Böhm to investigate the puzzling disappearance of storks during their annual migration from Europe to central Africa, Antioch discovers in the deceased man’s possession photographs of beheaded African children hanging on hooks in a sort of abattoir, conjuring images of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. Where this novel is headed is unclear, but the premonition is grim indeed. But, caught in a web of circumstance that inexorably leads him forward, Antioch decides to follow the plan laid out by his deceased employer, and he receives assistance from a variety of people, including the policeman, Dumaz, who participated in the inquest and intends to probe more deeply into the affair, and then from one of Böhm’s former scientific collaborators, Joro in Bratislava. Bit by bit, more information emerges about Böhm himself, revealing him to have been a far more enigmatic and puzzling character than had been imagined, a mixture of cruelty and opportunism, talent and mystery, whose motives and interests were unclear. Antioch presses on. A series of adventures and meetings with a variety of people apparently connected in some way with Böhm, leading at one time to a group of Roma in Bulgaria, does little to clarify the mystery. Indeed, the book provides an interesting view into the culture of the Roma and into their relationships with the wider culture beyond their own group.With the violent and unexplained death of a Roma ornithologist, whose heart was stolen, Antioch begins to wonder if the whole issue of the tracking the flight of cranes is not hiding a bigger mystery having to do with organ trafficking, thus being linked to the mystery of Böhm’s unrecorded cardiac transplant. He moves on, first briefly to Turkey and than to Israel where, on a kibbutz, he meets Sarah, the sister of another ornithologist hideously slain. Sarah is the first person in the novel with whom Antioch is able to be open, with whom he seems in his isolated and constricted life to form a true bond. Some of this seems improbable – the quickness and ease with which Antioch divulges everything to Sarah, including the history and facts of his “mission” and the lifelong secret of his scarred hands, her readiness to reveal to him secrets of the kibbutz. Similarly, Antioch’s access by Israeli authorities to aviation accidents and the correlation of accidents with migratory bird statistics seems inexplicable. But that information suggests a link to diamond smuggling, a link that seems confirmed by Antioch’s subsequent investigations. After another attempt on his life, he returns to Paris to pursue the mystery from another direction. This time he heads to the Central African Republic in order to find out more about Böhm’s time and involvement there, trying to ascertain whether the rumors of Böhm’s cruelty to native diamond miners are credible. And once again Grangé stretches the limits of the reader’s credulity by opening avenues of information to which Antioch should not logically have access. Indeed, Antioch has turned into an Indiana Jones-type character, a far cry from the studious and sequestered introvert that he was at the beginning of the book. Giving the author the benefit of the doubt, and engaging in an even larger measure of a willing suspense of disbelief, the reader continues. What does the apparent stealing of hearts have to do with the smuggling of diamonds, to say nothing of Antioch’s enigmatic personal history? There are several themes and trajectories in this narrative that do not quickly come together, although the characters and “villains” are the same. How can events and histories be linked? Just as things seem unable to become more complex, a villain with AIDS appears in the narrative. Deeper and deeper into the jungle Antioch pursues him, convinced that he is approaching the answer to all the mysteries that have driven him throughout the narrative. Bit by bit, pieces fall into place, hints and facts that he begins to assemble into a mosaic intriguing as it is outlandish, a nightmare of international scope and profound complexity, a feast for conspiracy-theorists.Grangé’s writing, it must be confessed, is skillfully descriptive, especially with regard to places and environments, settings that he evokes in haunting detail. And his use of first-person narration provides a striking and intimate picture of Antioch’s own feelings and psyche. I do find myself wondering what it is about this genre of narrative that is so attractive to many readers. Does it provide a measure of catharsis? Do the simplified roles of good and evil provide reassurance in a world in which such distinctions often seem blurred or indistinct? Are ordinary lives often filled with ennui that such thrillers can relieve? Puzzling…I picked up this paperback in the airport at Bordeaux, France. I had not heard of this author before, but the text looked easy to read (with the aid of a pocket dictionary and a translator app on my iPhone) at my level of French expertise. In addition, I needed a book of manageable length and sufficient interest and suspense to keep me going if the translating became difficult. Is the book a great one? No, certainly not, but it accomplished all that I required of it.

  • Sergei Ter-Tumasov
    2018-10-15 05:17

    Пятьдесят на пятьдесят!Несмотря на то, что это остросюжетный детектив, читал я его целых 5 (!!!!) дней, что говорит не в пользу вышеупомянутого детектива!!!Временами было скучно, но не это основной минус. Больше всего раздражал главный герой! Какой-то он нежизнеспособный (в литературном смысле слова) получился. Второстепенные персонажи выглядели намного убедительнее. И ещё автор позволял читателю отгадать очередную тайну страниц за 10 до того, как это поймёт ГГ, поэтому Луи выглядел страшным тугодумом!!! А также меня удивляла непонятная, причём бескорыстная, болтливость "источников" информации (один даже отдал алмаз совершенно незнакомому человеку!!!). Исключение составили африканцы, которые продавали сведения (Луи это почему-то удивляло).Ещё было смешно, что куда бы ни поехал ГГ, все нужные ему люди говорили по-французски (некоторые даже без акцента)!!! Также тут был перебор с жестокими убийствами. Читать детальное описание того, что убийца делал со своими жертвами (особенно в финале!!!), были нелегко и неприятно (аппетит после этого исчезал бесследно, хотя я обычно что-нибудь ем во время чтения).Сюжет интересный, но предсказуемый (хотя не больше, чем в большинстве детективов). Преступления нестандартные, но вот мотивация у персонажей странная.Единственное, что понравилось на 100% - это описание стран, по которым путешествует Луи. Мне кажется, автору удалось очень точно передать дух этих стран всего в нескольких предложениях. А для этого нужен недюжинный талант!!!!А если вспомнить, что это дебютный роман месье Гранже (я ещё читал "Багровые реки", где талант автора развернулся во всей красе), то все недостатки оказываются вполне приемлемыми.

  • AymirKaya
    2018-09-20 03:17

    Genç bir Fransız...Parmak izi olmayan, daha küçük yaşta ailevi travmalar yaşamış... Ama bu genç adamın bu güne kadar kuşlarla da hiç işi olmamış.....Bir kuşbilimci, emekli mühendis...Hayatını leylekri ve göç yollarını incelemeye adamış.....Göç halindeki leyleklerle ilgili bazı sıkıntıları çözmek için bizim kuşbilimci, genç Fransız ile reddedilmeyecek bir fiyata anlaşır.....Fransız genç, sıkıntıyı çözmek üzere yola çıkmadan önceki gece kuşbilimcimiz ölür...O sahneden çıkarken, eli silahlı adamlar işin içine girer... Leyleklerin göç yolu boyunca bir cinayet zinciri de su yüzüne çıkmaya başlar....Kitabın başından sonuna, hiçbir şey göründüğü gibi değildir aslında...😉..Heyecan dolu bu kitap, Grange'in en çok bilinen kitaplarından. Ben de elimden bırakamadım...Kitaba dair tek eleştirim kahramanımızın kitap boyunca karşılaştığı, yol üstünde tanıştığı hatta hayatında ilk kez gördüğü insanların hemen bu gence yardımcı olması, bilgi sağlaması ve sırlarını paylaşması. Hiç biri de 'sen kimsin yahu, hırlı mısın hırsız mısın, sana niye güveneyim?' demedi vallahi 😊😊

  • Lolo
    2018-10-16 06:04

    Un jeune étudiant se laisse convaincre de participer à une enquête ornithologique. Rapidement, les événements prennent un tour plus dramatique et violent. L'enquête se déplace sur de curieux trafics ayant cours dans le monde entier, bien cachés et aussi bien gardés. Une aventure qui va également conduire le héros à des découvertes personnelles inattendues. J'ai trouvé beaucoup de ressemblances à ce roman avec « Congo requiem » (le dernier roman de l'auteur). L'écriture n'est pas exceptionnelle et j'ai trouvé l'intrigue souvent facile et ponctuée de timings et autres concours de circonstances heureux...

  • Morta Rapalyte
    2018-10-03 00:18

    (I missed my stop a few times when going home from work on the tube - that’s exactly how taken by the book you become when reading “The flight of the storks” This was my first ever Thriller and I must say it was the best choice to start adoring them with! The whole story was nowhere near pretty - which I am not very used to, but I was completely swallowed by the book. I highly recommend reading this to everyone.

  • Kaan Kahraman
    2018-09-26 01:28

    great debut novel! and i think it's still his best novel today. A young man, Lois Antioche is hired by a scientist to follow the seasonal flight routes of storks. at first it seamed like his dream job, traveling around and not doing much really. with but his dream job turns to nightmare quickly. with his employers' sudden death, he is drawn to dark world of smugglers and illegal organ harvesters. and Lois has some past demons to deal with too

  • Katrin V
    2018-10-20 00:13

    I am sure that much of the material in this book comes from Grangé's journalistic experience. He has probably seen much of the vignette's he includes in this international thriller. His focus is on the dark and evil and it seems unrelenting. Too intense for me. I won't be looking for more from him.

  • Barış Erdem
    2018-09-29 00:11

    Grange'ın okuduğum kitapları içerisinde en çok sıkıldığım, adapte olamadığım kitabıydı ama bu kitabı da son 150 sayfada kendini gösterdi ve heyecan yaşattı. Favori kitaplarımdan olmasa da yine de güzeldi.

  • Leschelmis
    2018-09-26 00:27

    A : scénario intéressant. Un peu long a démarrer mais la 2eme partie est vraiment bien

  • Oleg
    2018-10-10 07:19

    Типичный Гранже: расчлененка, маньяк-садист, могущественные тайные организации и главный герой, невероятным образом преодолевающий все и вся.