Banco’ continues the adventures of Henri Charriere – nicknamed Papillon – in Venezuela, where he has finally won his freedom after thirteen years of escape. The sensational sequel to ‘Papillon’. ‘Banco’ continues the adventures of Henri Charriere – nicknamed Papillon – in Venezuela, where he has finally won his. ‘Banco’ continues the adventures of Henri Charriere – nicknamed Papillon – in Venezuela, where he has finally won his freedom after thirteen years of escape.

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Despite his resolve to become an charriee man, Charriere is soon involved in hair-raiding exploits with goldminers, gamblers, bank-robbers and revolutionaries – robbing and being robbed, his lust for life as strong as ever.

It seems to be written from the words of the author, about his life, but the feeling that all this was not lived, read sad lines and horrifying facts, you understand with your brain how terrible all this is, and your heart does not cry and does not empathize. Banco is part 2 of his autobiography and it is hard to believe that one man can have such a rich, dangerous, exciting, thrilling and ultimately fulfilling life, especially after his earlier adventures.

As with Papillon what really happened may be quite different than what the book tells but let the story take you and to entertain you. May 22, Raquel rated it liked it Shelves: Edit Personal Details Other Works: Up 3, this week.


Ook met onverwachte, toffe inkijkjes in z’n leven die met dezelfde fijne schrijfwijze zijn geschreven. Henri Charriere aka Papillon: Filmography by Job Trailers and Videos. If you enjoyed “Papillion” you will definitely enjoy “Banco”.

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Nowhere near as good as Papillon. A lengthy chapter near the end recounts in detail the murder case that led to the imprisonment recounted in Papillon. To ask other readers questions about Bancoplease sign up. Trocha som sa nudil. May Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Banco: The Further Adventures of Papillon

The stories are close to being unbelievable; yet, true stories of escape from a Venezuelan prison, his con-game schemes, his brush with revolution, his near-miss bank robbery, his womanizing, his successful attempts at owning and running a business.

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He was probably influenced by many stories the other inmates told and maybe some of them were happening during his hrnri in Guyana, but it is hard to believe a single man went through all of this.

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May 18, Bernard Cenney rated it it was amazing. Infinity War and Aquaman. Dec 09, Gary rated chxrriere really liked it Shelves: This article has multiple issues.

Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. Retrieved from ” https: Very moving true account. He also runs night clubs in Caracas until an earthquake ruins him in – when he decides to write the book that brings his international fame.

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Marsden Author of Wondering, the Way is Made Return to Book Page. Sign in charriede Facebook Other Sign in options. Born inand imprisoned inHenri Charriere finally escaped in to Venuzuela, where he married, settled in Caracas, and chatriere a restaurant.

In this book you can read how many times he failed and again tried. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The story starts off in a Venezuelan penal settlement, El Dorado. Like its predecessor, Banco is purportedly an autobiography, unlike Papillon however, the details have not been as vehemently discredited. Easy reading, fine plot in a correct historic frame.