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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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. He also runs night-clubs in Caracas until an earthquake ruins him in – when he decides to write the book that brings him international fame. Paperbackpages. Published by Granada Publishing Limited first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Bancoplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Dec 08, Luke Marsden rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoyed Papillon.

This lesser-known sequel follows his subsequent life as a free man in Venezuela, a country he describes with great affection. Having got to know him in the first book, it is fascinating to follow the life choices he makes with his long-desired and hard-fought freedom. As would be expected, his thirst for adventure and his desire to make up for the youth he has largely lost to the penal system will not let him keep his feet in one place for long.

He gravitates naturally to that murky limbo between a legitimate existence and the underworld, lives by his wits and takes wins and losses, successes and failures in his stride with equal measure.


He seems as much at home in diamond mines in the remote jungle, sprawling concrete cities, and the fishing villages of the Caribbean coast. He matures with each new venture, as though his youth was merely delayed, not altogether lost. If you have not read Papillon, read it before reading this book. Marsden Author of Wondering, the Way is Made The author has escaped charriege Venezuela. He is deeply embittered and finds it difficult at first to readjust to life on the outside.

He is set on revenge for he feels that he was framed for a crime he did not commit. As a way of working out his anger, the author becomes involved in an elaborate plan to stage a big robbery so that he can not only enrich himself, but also return to Europe and exact his revenge.

While set on his plans for revenge, however, the author finds love and peace of mind. When I finished reading this book, I felt very happy for the author, who had learned to cast aside the anger and rage he had bottled up inside himself during his imprisonment on Devil’s Island, and find an inner peace for himself. Dec 09, Gary rated it really liked it Shelves: Henri Charriere aka Papillon: Banco is part 2 of his autobiography and it is hard to believe that one man can have such a rich, dangerous, exciting, uenri and ultimately fulfilling life, especially after his earlier adventures.

This book is just as readable, exciting, engrossing and unputdowna Henri Charriere aka Papillon: This book is just as readable, exciting, engrossing and unputdownable as Papillon. Charriere writes in a simple, from-the-heart style that is highly expressive of all his thoughts and feelings chwrriere anger, frustration, hopes, dreams and passionate hatred of those that manufactured his conviction.


The latter includes his intention to return one day to France and kill those who ‘sent him down’ – and he describes how he might do it.

I won’t say too much about his life, other than one example: You’ll have to read it to find out the result! I loved this book, which I first read as a teenager and should read every now and then to remind me that no matter what the obstacles, you must keep struggling and fighting to make a life, at which Monsieur Charriere succeeded admirably.

Apr 22, Jerome Peterson rated it really liked it. Papillion was an excellent movie, but the book was even better! I found the sequel, “The Further Adventures of Papillion” at a local thrift store. It cost a quarter.

I can get into Henri Charriere’s writing style. It flows easily from one scene to another as though he was sitting with you at a sidewalk French cafe, with an open tab.

The story starts off in a Venezuelan penal settlement, El Dorado. Here Papillion’s adven Papillion was an excellent movie, but the book was even better! Here Papillion’s adventures continue charrierre he struggles to clear his name and become a French citizen as he once was. 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.

If you enjoyed “Papillion” you will definitely enjoy “Banco”. It is a chrariere read for adventure readers. It is an ashamed that Charriere didn’t write more works for his narrative is powerful and his storytelling is compelling!

The second volume keeps up the trend of the first one: After reading opinions on the authenticity of the book as a memoir, I am almost certain that only a little part of the adventures told in it were experienced directly by Charriere. He was probably influenced by many stories the other inmates told and maybe some of them were happening during his time in Guyan The second volume keeps up the trend of the first one: He was probably influenced by many stories the other inmates told and maybe some of them were happening during his time in Guyana, but it is hard to believe a single man went through all of this.

Nevertheless, since he did not plagiarized any of the existing novels, I believe he did no harm in borrowing them and presenting as his own adventures. If I would have been in his place, I would probably write the book differently.

I would be still collecting these separate events and present them as the adventures of a single character, but a character that I have met in the prison. De esos libros hnri empiezas y no puedes parar hasta acabas. May 22, Raquel rated it liked it Shelves: Mar 17, Cisz Strasters rated it liked it. Van de eerste helft heb ik net zoveel genoten als van het eerste deel: Maar chzrriere was het voor mij klaar.

Nadat hij samen met Rita is, zijn de avonturen en kwajongens verhalen klaar, en dat is juist de kracht voor mij van zijn verhaal. Uiteraard heb ik genoten van het weerzien met zijn familie, maar betrapte mezelf erop dat ik stukken begon over te slaan.

Desalniettemin een geweldig levensverhaal van een bijzondere man! Feb 01, Margaret rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was so excited when I found he continued his memoirs. Banfo volume is more farcical and adventurous, but after suffering through his time in the French prison, the author and I both needed some lighthearted fun!


May 18, Bernard Cenney rated it it was amazing. Very moving true account. Sep 02, Alex Akesson rated it it was amazing. I do not know what is written there in the hsnri “papillon” Autobiographical novel by Henri Sharjer “papillon” became a bestseller immediately after its publication.

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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.

Too damp, too “chopped off” stories, too big jumps taking place in other stories Quote a fascinating life henti escape into Venezuela to final peace with his past. Along the way, we get a first-hand account of not only his personal adventures and capers, but a window in Venezuela at a time of boom and then revolution.

A chagriere chapter near the end recounts in detail the murder case that led to the imprisonment recounted in Papillon. This is a rollicking, exciting adventure autobiography. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

To view it, click here. I would be lying if I said that the book is as engrossing as its predecessor. Especially after the time he met Rita, the book flagged to bano another story of love and life.

Though we can’t argue it, since it was his own life. Somehow, it gets replenished with new life when he talks about his return to France and ends commandingly, with the chapter about his trial. An absolutely wonderful set charrieere books, a must read for any adventure lover. Dec 25, Nima Gholipour rated it it was amazing. At first I should to say when I was a teenager I saw for the first time Papillon movie. This movie has really charrier in my life.

Because I’ve always had a dream in my life which I seriously believe it. About less than a year ago I’ve read Papillon book which was more interesting than the movie. Banco was the continuing of Papillon story when he could scape from prison after 13 years because of no offense committed.

Banco: The Further Adventures of Papillon

In this book you can read charrifre many times he failed and again tried. How many times he’s searched for a job in a country that even he didn’t know how to speak in their language. Two things was interesting about Papillon to me. One is he never stop trying even in the worst situation and the second one is he’s always thought about revenge from those who took him to prison but at the end he gave up and when he’s back to Paris after 37 years he said it doesn’t matter what are they doing, important thing is I’m here healthy and strong.

Mar 13, J Jahir rated it it was amazing. Mar 18, Swarupa Donepudi rated it liked it.