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UNICA ? Unica, la fille aux cheveux blancs ? Non, la petite fille éternelle aux cheveux blancs comme de la coke. Celle que CYBER traque sur le Net. Celle surtout qui traque les détraqués au moyen de CYBER. Une héroïne de l'avenir, donc résolument moderne....

Title : Unica
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ISBN : 9782253123514
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 158 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Unica Reviews

  • Joje
    2019-04-29 12:21

    This is going (went, now) quickly, but then the French is easy and story clear even from the central point of view. Since I know no other books by this author, I can't tell if the style is deliberate to the main character or not. (I hope so, it would work.) It could be because a hacker would not bother with punctuation and other style matters, but it is also all too familiar to what I saw from middle school students in France when they were writing in 2nd-language English. A headache of comma splices and 1 to 1-1/2 line, single-sentence paragraphs. I'm over half way through after a couple of hours in metro and reading at night in bed, which fits the young adult (read French middle school, only 1 really short, vaguely indirect sex scene, so typical) genre, too, so we'll see if what I think the key is is just a sneaky runaround to fool the reader. (Now finished: well there's a small twist, but I wasn't really fooled either, but it's not entirely where I thought it was going.) Most interesting is the view of a hacker turned copper and his view of the porn world he is chasing, but it doesn't go very deep into that world in the end. It's familiar territory but a good introduction to several aspects of what goes into more complicated thrillers, so definitely apt to the age level. The introduction to this edition hardly needs to go on with the details on sci fi, it seems to me, but that's another matter. Most middle schoolers, not to mention lyceens would be able and willing to read a longer, more developed book than this one, if the author ever feels like going to that length.

  • Roxane
    2019-04-23 14:10

    Quite frankly I was bit disappointed reading this very short novel (you could probably call it a novella). I'm not quite sure what all the fuss was about. Okay so it got the Grand Prix de la Science Fiction Française which is a bit like the French equivalent of the Hugo awards but while I did find the story intriguing and thought that it asked interesting questions with regards to pedophilia and the distinction between the body and the mind, I thought it was really much too short to really do justice to those delicate interrogations. I don't know how to say this but it was just "too easy". I would have like more characterization, more plot development, more everything really... The author was clearly on to something but she didn't push it far enough in my opinion. Now that I think back on it, I'm not sure it was a problem of it being too short. I've read short stories and novellas which touched me on a deeper level than any novel ever did. So it's a question of depth really and a question of this novel/novella/short story having an identity problem and not really knowing what it's supposed to be. The message and content are delivered but the packaging still needs work.

  • Nicolas
    2019-04-28 07:28

    En voilà un roman bizarre.Déja, la préface de Gérard Klein est encore un monument dans le genre si particulier de la définition des contours de ce qu'il appelle "l'espèce littéraire SF". Une lecture qui, à elle seule, vaut presque le prix de l'achat.Cette magnifique préface est suivie par un très court roman sur les affres existentiels d'un flic chargé de poursuivre des délinquants pédo-pornographiques dans les entrailles du web. Pas folichon, hein, surtout que ce personnage a un passé plutôt pesant ...Passé pesant qui va d'ailleurs nourrir une bonne part d'une intrigue assez habilement ficelée. Mais je n'en dirais pas plus.La première force de l'histoire n'est cepedant pas cette intrigue, mais plutôt la manière dont le récit est construit et le personnage principal campé.Parce que, plutôt que de nous servir une vraie intrigue policière, ou tout autre type de récit d'action, ce roman est une chronique de la vie d'un policier pourfendeur de pédopornophiles. C'est assez bien pensé, je trouve, de décaler le récit de cette manière-là, est plus encore d'utiliser ce type de chronique pour construire ce qui révèle lors de la conclusion être en fait un roman à chute.Bref, vous l'aurez compris, ce qui m'a séduit dans ce roman, c'est clairement sa construction d'objet littéraire.Parce que, et je reconnais là l'habileté de la préface de Gérard Klein, le placement de cette histoire dans l'espèce SF se fait en fait par la bande. C'est-à-dire qu'il y a des éléments SF (comme le dream-catcher) pour servir ce qui est en fait une histoire tout à fait classique.Mais ne gâchons pas notre plaisir, ce roman reste une bonne histoire (quoique trop courte pour moi).

  • Manuel
    2019-05-18 14:10

    Intrigue trop téléphoné. Sujet très épineux et désagréable. Non vraiment j'aime pas du tout, cependant le style est agréable.