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here is a man who wouldn't take it anymore
on October 12, 2006
Papillon was one of my favourite books as a teenager and having read it several times as an adult it still stands as a great work. The thing I find so impressive about Charriere is his incredible integrity and pride. The story itself is filled with great adventure and high drama, and Charriere comes across like a modern day Ulysses. His determination and willpower are truly remarkable. As a fan of this book for more than thirty years I highly recommend it. Note in my opinion the movie version doesn't hold a candle to the book.