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Photo of Jean-Patrick Manchette
Photo of Jean-Patrick Manchette

Jean-Patrick Manchette

[Doug Headline on Jean-Patrick Manchette]: For Manchette, The Prone Gunman was the final step in his attempt to reach “a total behaviorist style,” a manner of writing stripped down to the bare essentials and devoid of any superfluous effects, in which the simple statement of fact replaced any psychological comment or explanation.