This video may be inappropriate for some users. Sign in to confirm your age. Watch Queue. Queue. Watch QueueQueue. Remove all. Caravan to Vaccares has ratings and 65 reviews. Mutasim said: Initially, I wasn’t familiar with the name Alistair MacLean until I came to know that. The plot This is a short ( pages), intense action thriller, told in 10 chapters, but whose action can be divided into four or so parts. Prologue A.

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MacLean starts the story in carwvan res, the narrative already steaming ahead, and barely slows the pace for pages. You are commenting using your Facebook account. When I was growing up there were a number of books by Desmond Bagley and Alistair McLean on my parent’s bookshelf and these formed some of the earliest adult fiction that I read.

Actually if I’d written a review of Caravan to Vaccares back in I am sure I would’ve been effusive rather than conditional in my approach. The trail takes them from Amsterdam The New York Caraavn called it “a gratifying entertainment. Some readers may not accept the way in which the author portrayed the gypsies and their culture. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Following the death of his family in an airplane crash, a man plots an elaborate revenge scheme on those responsible. He is going to come with them to the bull-ring. MacLean was a favorite of my teen years. The book mostly consists of action set pieces with a threadbare plot.

Posted by Simon on February 2, https: Here are encamped hundreds of gypsies in their brightly painted caravans, en route to the big annual gypsy festival south of Arles. However, if you’re looking for a fast-paced thriller devoid of logic, you can give this a try.

Caravan to Vaccares Sep 28, Rajesh Shah rated it liked it. I shall not call a halt to the experiment just yet so will have another crack at a MacLean book later in the year.


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If you, however, would like to check out his vast body of work, this is one of the ‘certainly recommended’ ones from me. Great tension and wonderful descriptions. It begins with the murder of a gypsy and it was committed by his fellow gypsies.

Alistair MacLean at the movies. I was also not satisfied with the character descriptions as there was a high degree of imbalance. T to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. Following a triple professional hit a U.

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This article about a thriller novel of the s is a stub. The most obscure of the Alistair MacLean feature adaptations After the war he gained an English Honours degree at Glasgow University, and became a schoolmaster. A motley crew of other people with reasons of their own decide to join him for the wealth of the lost He overpowers one of the men in the helicopter vaccxres is dropped into a bull ring.

This novel is set in the Provence region of southern France. It is at this moment that the Duc de Croytor makes his appearance, booming his way into the caravan and over-awing the baddies, young Lila in tow. Now, I’m wondering if any of those movies based on his books still hold up after nearly 50 years away from them Also there are no caravans in sight anywhere in this film.

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They run into the assassin while helping a couple who have broken down by the side of the road. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Also standing out in both books is the narrator using brownface as a Halfway through a very guilty pleasure Alistair MacLean re-read, Caravan and Puppet on a Chain both stand out for using foreign cultures as their villain, i.

Prologue A terrified young gypsy, Alexandre, is pursued through a sequence of eerie limestone caves, until he is cornered, murdered and buried under rubble.

Bad The Way to Dusty Death — World number one racing driver Johnny Harlow acts drunk and disgraced in order to foil a gang of heroin smugglers and kidnappers. Alistair MacLean hardly reveals the identity of his characters and Caravan to Vaccares is no exception to that. There follows an intense fight in which Cecile plays the stereotypical dollybird role of standing to one side wringing her hands while the tough guys slug it carravan.

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Suddenly Cecile appears in the stand yelling his name and Bowman realises she is free — he leaps over the wooden barrier and runs for it.

too The watchers remained motionless on their horses: It reminded me of the s spy films, like Charade or Torn Curtain. I’ve always had a soft spot for MacLean’s Caravan to Vaccares for some reason.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Inat the age of eighteen, he joined the Royal Navy; two and a half years spent aboard a cruiser were to give him the background for HMS Ulysseshis vaccares novel, the outstanding documentary novel on the war at sea. Nobody knows, but it was clear that the gypsies had something to secret which they didn’t want to be divulged and presumably, the deceased has come close to the secret.

From all over Europe, even from behind the Iron CurtainGypsies make an annual pilgrimage to the holy shrine of their patron saint in the Provence region of southern France. Halfway through a very guilty pleasure Alistair MacLean re-read, Caravan and Puppet on a Chain both stand out for using foreign cultures as their villain, i.

So a book that I was enthralled with 35 years ago is now mostly boring even though the story vaccafes told at pace.