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Le syndrome du scaphandrier ✅ Le syndrome du scaphandrier PDF / Epub ⚣ Author Serge Brussolo – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk David est un chasseur de r ves Chaque nuit il s enfonce au c ur du sommeil pour en ramener d tranges objets que se disputent des collectionneurs avides Si, dans le monde r el, David est un modeste fon David est un chasseur de r ves Chaque nuit il s enfonce au c ur du sommeil pour en ramener d tranges objets que se disputent des collectionneurs avides Si, dans le monde r el, David est un modeste fonctionnaire au service d une administration sans visage, en r ve il m ne la vie exaltante et dangereuse Le syndrome Kindle - d un cambrioleur aux effractions chaque fois plus risqu es Les psychologues lui affirment que cet univers parall le n existe pas, que ces complices, ces gangsters, ces femmes fatales des profondeurs sont un pur produit de son imagination Mais comment en tre vraiment s r Et si l on pouvait migrer, passer en fraude la fronti re de la r alit pour se r fugier dans la zone libre des songes.


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  1. Richard Derus Richard Derus says:

    Real Rating 4.25 of five ReadingIsResistance to the dominance of timid, pale storytelling in urban fantasy At my blog, I review this French urban fantasy, Melville House s latest gift to US English language readers It s the first time Serge Brussolo has appeared in English, but let s make sure it s not the last Use SciFiFri discover how deep a man s love can go Bonus points if you can name the 1970s group that sang that song Real Rating 4.25 of five ReadingIsResistance to the dominance of timid, pale storytelling in urban fantasy At my blog, I review this French urban fantasy, Melville House s latest gift to US English language readers It s the first time Serge Brussolo has appeared in English, but let s make sure it s not the last Use SciFiFri discover how deep a man s love can go Bonus points if you can name the 1970s group that sang that song


  2. Book Riot Community Book Riot Community says:

    Like weird books STEP RIGHT UP This is about a lucid dreamer who is a professional jewel thief in his dreams David is a skilled diver When he dives into his dreams, he brings back treasures that turn into ectoplasm when he wakes Yes, that stuff from Ghostbusters Ectoplasm is a high form of art in David s world But on David s last dive, the ectoplasm starts fighting back, and he must figure out how to protect himself and safely wake See I told you weird Awesome weird.Tune in to ou Like weird books STEP RIGHT UP This is about a lucid dreamer who is a professional jewel thief in his dreams David is a skilled diver When he dives into his dreams, he brings back treasures that turn into ectoplasm when he wakes Yes, that stuff from Ghostbusters Ectoplasm is a high form of art in David s world But on David s last dive, the ectoplasm starts fighting back, and he must figure out how to protect himself and safely wake See I told you weird Awesome weird.Tune in to our weekly podcast dedicated to all things new books, All The Books


  3. Liviu Liviu says:

    while featuring the inventiveness, darkness, no get out jail card that made the author such a favorite, i am not sure why this originally published in 1992 novel was chosen for his English language debut as out of 100 works there are so many better in all his genres whether pure sf, sf with horror or historical or fantasy or thriller elements, pure thrillers, historical fiction, pure horror etc and I can think of 20 I read I would highly recommend and would have chosen instead of this fair while featuring the inventiveness, darkness, no get out jail card that made the author such a favorite, i am not sure why this originally published in 1992 novel was chosen for his English language debut as out of 100 works there are so many better in all his genres whether pure sf, sf with horror or historical or fantasy or thriller elements, pure thrillers, historical fiction, pure horror etc and I can think of 20 I read I would highly recommend and would have chosen instead of this fairly feeble storystill worth checking out, but much better novels by S Brussolo out there and hopefullywill be translated into English


  4. aPriL does feral sometimes aPriL does feral sometimes says:

    I am in a complete state of amazed joy at this surprising little book I read it cold, and I suggest you, gentle reader, do so as well It is great fun, wise, sad, and satirically spot on in regards to the double edged pleasures of an imaginary life through exposure to creative literary artists.Gentle reader, have you ever had a weekend entirely to yourself with no obligations, so maybe after breakfast you settled down on the couch with a new book Then, when next you lifted your eyes because of I am in a complete state of amazed joy at this surprising little book I read it cold, and I suggest you, gentle reader, do so as well It is great fun, wise, sad, and satirically spot on in regards to the double edged pleasures of an imaginary life through exposure to creative literary artists.Gentle reader, have you ever had a weekend entirely to yourself with no obligations, so maybe after breakfast you settled down on the couch with a new book Then, when next you lifted your eyes because of a nagging thirst and hunger, you found yourself startled by the darkness outside of your window, and seeking out the DVR clock, you saw it was 4 00 am or something like And then, you jump to your feet, or at least, attempt to jump, since it becomes painfully obvious bones and sinews have become locked into position after so many hours of sittingAs I am familiar with losing myself inside a good book of fiction, and even worse, when I was younger and muchbook obsessed, as I hungrily preferred the world inside of a YA novel oraccurately, the inner imaginary world of my reading brain neurons to that of my actual reality of schoolmates and classroom, the premise of The Deep Sea Diver s Syndrome gave me an immediate feeling of sympathetic understanding.Medium David Sarella dreams regularly that he is a professional thief The beautiful imaginary partner Nadia gives him advice and assistance with his dream burglaries and robberies Together, they rule over David s vivid inner mental life, but David is the god creator of his dreams without his strength and imagination, the landscapes and scenes for their exciting heists would fade away before he could accomplish his real task the capturing and bagging of ectoplasm, usually buried inside an imaginary safe, disguised as jewels or gold in his dream David somehow brings out of his dream the ectoplasm after surfacing into waking reality with the help of the special nurse, real Marianne, assigned by the government to keep his body healthy while he lays sleeping and creating ectoplasm.No one knows what the ectoplasm is, or how those with the talent of diving deep into their dreams do what they do All that is known is those artists with the Syndrome must have ongoing medical care because they are oblivious to reality when they must deep dream view spoiler Shortly after they see waking illusions mediums are soon helplessly drawn down into their dream The dream grips them with the strength of an addictive drug, usually shaped by the mediums favorite genre of reading material when they were children Sarella s favorite novels were heist thrillers He now LOVES his dream life as a kind of James Bond hide spoiler The ectoplasm which the mediums extract from their dreams are considered fine art, sold to museums and private art collectors view spoiler The strange smooth white chunks are alive, but they seem to only emit an invisible aura for about 300 yards or so, which gives people in proximity youth and feelings of relaxation and peace Oddly, the strange auras have no beneficial effect on the medium artists The act of creating the living art debilitates and eats away at mediums physically, but otherwise, it is the living in the dream that is the reward the artists crave hide spoiler While the buyers of the art benefit much from the beauty and aura of the ectoplasmic creatures, the ectoplasm varies in the quality of its substance and in the strength of the auras it emits, depending on the talent of the dreamer view spoiler More important, the longer the medium dreams, his life appears to be shortened through a wasting away by involuntary and unconscious starvation, and also since, perhaps, the ectoplasm is possibly using the flesh of the dreamer to be born As time goes on, mediums produce poorer quality and smaller amounts of ectoplasm which results in weak and sickly art hide spoiler Artists may certainly expend a lotpersonal coin producing art than we know I am enormously grateful view spoiler We all know of the overwhelming importance of many Great Books and authors creative ideas to history But, woefully, despite the fascinating contributions of many literary, scientific and philosophical genuises, we the people put many of these imaginative creators of ideas to death before we recognized their contributions would benefit people Outrageous thinking often is a fiery intellectual spark to an explosion of deeply productive imaginations hide spoiler


  5. Sarah Sarah says:

    This is a hard book to review Conceptually, it s super cool, albeit very strange Like strange, strange In execution, this book is kind of confusing and has an experimental feel to it Brussolo has invented a world where mediums exist, and no, not the kind of medium that is psychic These mediums have the ability to go into a deep trance like dream for days, during which weird, smoky stuff floats out of their mouths and congeals into an ectoplasm thing upon waking Let that sink in for a minut This is a hard book to review Conceptually, it s super cool, albeit very strange Like strange, strange In execution, this book is kind of confusing and has an experimental feel to it Brussolo has invented a world where mediums exist, and no, not the kind of medium that is psychic These mediums have the ability to go into a deep trance like dream for days, during which weird, smoky stuff floats out of their mouths and congeals into an ectoplasm thing upon waking Let that sink in for a minute These ectoplasm things sculptures creatures I m not really sure what they are have important value to society A museum of these things exist where people can go and be surrounded by them The ectoplasm things can give off certain vibes a powerful one, for instance, can prevent warfare if placed in the right location The main character in this story is one of these mediums He is contracted by a museum to go into these dream trances and produce them with the supervision of a psychiatrist to make sure he does not experience adverse health effects while in these trances He has been having difficulty producing powerful ectoplasmic creations that have a lot of positive impact, and he is afraid he will lose his contract, essentially It s also worth noting that theintense his dream trances are, thepowerful and successful his ectoplasmic creations are Which in theory means that if he s in danger of losing his contract with the art museum that displays them, he needs to have some intense fucking dreams so he can bring back a really effective, profit making ectoplasmic creation During these dream trances, he imagines he is going on deep sea diving art heists Yes, you heard me correctly He imagines he is going 60,000 feet underwater with his trusty imagined Sexy Sidekick to raidunderwater jewelry stores Art museums I m not even sure why these things are underwater or whatever, but this is his dream, so I ll just take it at face value The art he brings back from these heists converts into ectoplasm when he is done with his dream trance He has also fallen madly in love with his Sexy Sidekick and wants to figure out a way to be with her If you and I think alike, you re probably thinking, huh How is this possible He has imagined her, probably off of some book he s read, so he cannot do this I m just relaying the facts I don t get it either Basically, this book is about him trying to figure out a way to keep Sexy Sidekick despite the fact that she does not actually exist, as well as to bring back a kickass ectoplasm creation for the museum to display so he does not lose his contract The concept of this book, while really complicated and layered, is very cool I like the general idea of where Brussolo is going, though the story could have been much less layered as well asclearly explained Like seriously I don t know how Brussolo comes up with his inventive ideas, but I have a feeling he could make a killing if he sold what he uses Maybethan from his books, and he is very, very popular in France.The complicated nature of this storyline felt a bit pointless, too I don t think there was much reason behind this layered approach when it felt like Brussolo s main focus wason the Sexual Awakening of our main, casually misogynistic dude via his trusty Sexy Dream Trance Sidekick Dude is desperate and doesn t make any effort to hide this fact I couldn t figure out where the art heist plot ended and the sexually driven must get girl plot began The two were very deeply intertwined but not in a way that was particularly clear All told, I had higher hopes for this book than were presented, but I d still recommend it The writing style is fascinating and the translation excellent If you re down for a weird read, as I usually am, you ll be transfixed by the paranormal concepts Brussolo presents here


  6. Charles Dee Mitchell Charles Dee Mitchell says:

    We begin in media heist.David Sarella works with a trusted crew His accomplice Nadia is a gorgeous redhead dressed in black leather Jorgo may be a bit simple headed, but he is an excellent driver They plan to break into an upscale jewelry store in an exclusive shopping district and empty the safe Their immediate problem is that the sleek, black automobile they have chosen for this escapade is transforming into a shark The metal frame has become slimy and the fish smell is unbearable These We begin in media heist.David Sarella works with a trusted crew His accomplice Nadia is a gorgeous redhead dressed in black leather Jorgo may be a bit simple headed, but he is an excellent driver They plan to break into an upscale jewelry store in an exclusive shopping district and empty the safe Their immediate problem is that the sleek, black automobile they have chosen for this escapade is transforming into a shark The metal frame has become slimy and the fish smell is unbearable These are stability issues, and Nadia s job is to monitor David, to see that he takes the proper maintenance drugs The team is operating at a depth of 3300 feet, but they are already rising David must complete the theft before he is forced to surface.David is a master thief but a professional dreamer In Serge Brussolo s near future Paris, mediums like David enter their dream worlds, perpetrate their crimes, and bring back their takes to the waking world David s dreams are informed by the pulp fiction he s read since childhood, and the dreaming process is, as for most mediums, experienced as a plunge into ocean depths He absconds with jewels that on the surface manifest themselves as mounds of ectoplasm, that white sticky stuff nineteenth century mediums supposedly exuded from their mouths, noses, and other orifices during s ances But David and his fellow dreamers are not fakes Their ectoplasmic creations, delicate a newborns, get whisked away for quarantine and testing Once they are stable they go onto the art market, a market they have destroyed and transformed Museums have sold off their collections of old art to junk dealers and replaced paintings and sculptures with ectolplasmic abstractions, the most accomplished of which sell in auction for millions Our hero is not in that league He makes a living as a minor artist whose works end up in museum gift shops He sor less made his peace with that, but he is facing a crisis Recently he s come up empty handed after his dives, and some of what he has brought back is too feeble to make it past quarantine His is the uncertain future of a failed artist Readers are left wondering for the first half of the story just what is the deal with this new art form The descriptions of the objects are vague and not particularly appealing, but we learn that these creations make people feel good They can make them feel really good Even David s tchotchkes lighten the spirits of those who collect them A major work, like the monumental creations of Soler Mahus, can transform lives David goes to revisit Soler s magnum opus in its permanent public installation.The great dream that had stopped the war had sat enthroned on Bliss Plaza for five years It s presence had driven up the apartment prices in the neighborhood, everyone wanting to live close to the work to benefit from its soothing emanations residents in buildings overlooking Bliss Plaze were totally free of psychosomatic complaints Better still incurable diseases had completely vanished in a three hundred yard radius of the oneiric object The lucky few lived with their windows open, naked most of the time Those without the means to rent apartments nearby made pilgrimages to Bliss Plaza a silent, naked crowd sprawled on the steps and grass.As a practicing dreamer, David also knows the downside of ectoplasmic art The objects have a shorter shelf life that of the old art When they begin to decompose they not only stink, they become sticky and toxic Art disposal is a growth industry, but there is a finger in the dike element to its struggle against a growing mountain of fetid art And then there are the health problems faced by its creators All that ectoplasm can never be fully expelled, and build up over time causes esophageal and pulmonary issues On one level, Brussolo s novel is a satire on the distinctly Parisian vision of the starving artist in his garret, the failed genius in feverish pursuit of a vision that remains beyond his grasp Despite his lessening powers and declining health, David cannot forsake his dream world, which is admittedlyvivid than the drab life he lives between dives He will be willing to risk all for a final plunge to a greater depth than any dreamer has either ever attempted or lived to tell about.The publishers describe The Deep Sea Diver s Syndrome as a visionary neo noir thriller There is a trace of marketing legerdemain here David may be a trapped man in a system that once supported him and that now has little use for him, but Brussolo doesn t employ the mounting tensions of David s predicament to build suspense or a sense of panic He creates an inventive progression of scenes that illustrate aspects of this bizarre world The novel might better be described as entertaining and very cerebral science fiction, which admittedly doesn t have the ring of visionary neo noir thriller The good news for readers who find they like Brussolo s technique and vision is that in France he has published somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 novels The bad news is that this is his only work to have made its way into English, and there are no plans in place for future translations


  7. J. Osborne J. Osborne says:

    My favorite book so far this year.


  8. Anniken Haga Anniken Haga says:

    3.5 5 starsThis was an interesting read The book has been hanging out on my shelf for quite some time cause I was unsure about it It was short, but I didn t know what to expect I saw it on booktube when I was watching it actively, and I wanted to try reading a bitsci fi, so I bought it when I stumbled over it in the store Since then, I have kind of fallen away from sci fi again, but I finally got around to giving this book a chance.As said above, it was an interesting read It was 3.5 5 starsThis was an interesting read The book has been hanging out on my shelf for quite some time cause I was unsure about it It was short, but I didn t know what to expect I saw it on booktube when I was watching it actively, and I wanted to try reading a bitsci fi, so I bought it when I stumbled over it in the store Since then, I have kind of fallen away from sci fi again, but I finally got around to giving this book a chance.As said above, it was an interesting read It was kind of like a mix of noir, psychological thriller, and science fiction or fantasy The story is centered around this young man named David, and he s a dreamer meaning he brings objects from his dreams and the government sell them But there is some controversial around the objects Many just think of them as calming sculptures, while many of the dreamers think of them as alive, something they have created, given life to This also spill over in the general dreamworld, where the dreamers are sure the world is real, and the people living there are real as well, but those standing outside don t think so, and just claim it all to be part of the dreamers imaginations I liked that sub text a lot It s something we see in everyday life How some people not having experienced depression say it isn t real, or with my own condition, ME Many people claim it isn t real, claim it s just in my head But as a doctor said to me once, even if it is just in my head the pain is real for me I like how this book kind of breaks that down to something other people might understand when reading it The biggest problem I had with the book, though, was the writing There were many big words, and I found the language kind of heavy and poetic, so I at times had to read the same parts again and again to make sure I got it all If you like alternate realism, thought, I think this book would be just up your alley


  9. Adam Adam says:

    If anyone found out, you could be arrested for unlawful dreaming Impeccable dream logic that leads to great moments of catharsis, where you realize what you re reading is totally ridiculous but you don t care because you re having too much fun dead dreams were an exceptional source of pollutionSimilar in concept to Inception and The Matrix, but it s a lotfun Kind of like Heroes Die My only quibble is that by the end of the first chapter it almost feels as if he s exhausted the possibiIf anyone found out, you could be arrested for unlawful dreaming Impeccable dream logic that leads to great moments of catharsis, where you realize what you re reading is totally ridiculous but you don t care because you re having too much fun dead dreams were an exceptional source of pollutionSimilar in concept to Inception and The Matrix, but it s a lotfun Kind of like Heroes Die My only quibble is that by the end of the first chapter it almost feels as if he s exhausted the possibilities of his dream world, because you imagine it getting solipsistic, stuck inside his own head I have trouble caring for characters that the narrative doesn t consider real But the author gets this and the focus temporarily switches to how dreams impact the real world, and by the time we re enter the thief s dreamworld the solipsism problem has been neatly sidestepped view spoiler Without thinking, he patted his jacket pocket, where he kept a dime bag of realism powder He could sniff it on the glass topped desk right here and now, but even though the powder curbed oneiric drift, it also hastened the ascent a side effect he had to keep in mind He fingered the bag, hesitating Too much realism and he could take off right in the middle of the heist He didn t relish the prospect Better to try to push forward through the parasitic drift, keeping his eye on the prize hide spoiler view spoiler His last few dreams had died in quarantine, poisoned by ham fisted vets who thought they were still working on plow horses and jabbed at dreams as if inoculating hippopotami hide spoiler view spoiler High priest of breakfast, David conducted a ritual at once epicurean and austere, banishing jam, croissants, and even brioche, which for him represented an extremity of depraved sybaritic decadence For a while he d tried making his own bread, obeying some strange inner stubbornness to live off the grid, depending as little as possible on others Fermenting yeast had given him too much trouble, and he d been forced to give up At first it had upset him, since he had a hard time finding a bakery with bread that met his standards People today were fine with any old subpar product, and the bakehouses of yore had become automated factories where an artisan s barely flour dusted hand was reduced to pushing buttons David had wandered from bakery to bakery, sullen, despairing of ever finding the spongy bread that was his one and only fare, when he d met Madame Antonine hide spoiler view spoiler Only then would the blue depths of dream open, would he feel himself sucked toward the bottom, would he sink like a stone And David knew the hour had not yet come to step over the ship s rail His nerves weren t crackling, they seemed relaxed, limp, like the strings on an old tennis racket When he touched things, he didn t feel that little crackle of static electricity at the ends of his nails that announced his internal battery was ready onceto short circuit reality itself He was flaccid, emptied out, condemned to wait, and that drove him crazy Some divers resorted to drugs to speed up their process, but David didn t believe in those techniques, which smacked of charlatanry Besides, chemical substances filtered directly into the world down below, its rivers and streams Hadn t Soler Mahus said so They ran from its faucets and stagnated at the bottoms of soda bottles, poisoning everything No, he had to make do with waiting And it was a long wait Terribly long hide spoiler view spoiler There were concentrated rationality pills, logic tablets, plausibility adjustment drops And above all, an array of fast acting tone powders that allowed him to instantly modulate the nuance of a moment irony powder, comedy powder, distancing powder, which when snorted off the back of your hand immediately attenuated the excessively tragic outline of any situation Used wisely, these chemical tools enabled He reckoned he had set things straight enough to wake his companions He grabbed the saucepan and poured the water slowly over the grounds filling the paper filter He was a bit afraid of seeing Nadia emerge from the sleeping bag with a misshapen, cuboid body, her legs crooked, her breasts square He d never dragged them this far down before, to these unfathomable depths, the hunting ground of great dreamers How would they take the submersion The smell of coffee spread through the air, supplanting that of gasoline Nadia stirred, then Jorgo Their awakenings were always difficult, mechanical, their gestures horrendously approximate Whenever they came out of sleep, it was like they needed to learn to stand again, to walk, to speak They were like babies with only a few minutes to learn everything However brief, these moments were extremely painful for David, who felt each time like he was seeing cardboard dummies or lobotomized simpletons come to life He decided to let the aroma of the coffee do its work and left to get dressed His clothes had been tossed in a heap on the suitcase of brushed steel he was never without in the world of the dream He knelt and undid the clasps The ard luggage contained quite an assortment of drugs whose vials were lined up like strange ammo on a sheet of black rubber, held in place by leather loops hide spoiler view spoiler My body, the young man confessed I left it up there, unmonitored It s the first time, see No one knows I m here, and I can t figure out how long I ve been gone If something happens to it up there Nadia frowned No one, indeed, knew how time down below compared to time on the surface The flow of time in the dream world seemed to proceed by fits and starts Sometimes gestures stretched out endlessly Nadia frowned No one, indeed, knew how time down below compared to time on the surface The flow of time in the dream world seemed to proceed by fits and starts Sometimes gestures stretched out endlessly like in a slow motion scene, and at other times, it all went by very fast Actions fled by, sped up, while conversations became an incomprehensible chirping David wondered if the temporal flux wasn t governed by purely subjective criteria, the mind condensing painful or boring moments in order to protract pleasant ones instead, dragging them out until they were a kind of amber where you wound up getting trapped It was just a theory, but he knew an hour of dream didn t equal an hour of reality the exchange rate was muchcomplex hide spoiler


  10. Tyrannosaurus regina Tyrannosaurus regina says:

    It s hard to describe this book except to say that is is gorgeous and troubling and evocative and feels utterly original.


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