City Lights Noir
Translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith

Almodovar: I created a born survivor
Aug 23, 2011

"Director Pedro Almodovar explains the thinking behind his new film The Skin I Live In. Interviewer mentions at the beginning of the interview that film is based on the Thierry Jonquet novel Mygale."


Pedro Almodovar Dissects His New Film 'The Skin I Live'
May 20, 2011

 "As always, strong family ties prevail as motivating forces in Almodovar's film, an adaptation of the literary thriller Mygale (Tarantula) by Thierry Jonquet."

- Lanie Goodman, The Wall Street Journal

"The Skin I Live In" Movie Site

Visit the movie website for Pedro Almodovar's new film The Skin I Live In, based on Thierry Jonquet's novel Mygale.

- Sony Pictures Classics

Five Best: R.J. Ellory
Jan 21, 2012

"Mygale is insidiously disturbing, all the more so because Thierry Jonquet achieves his effects in such a slender book. Called Tarantula in some editions, the novel was the inspiration last year for movie director Pedro Almodóvar's The Skin I Live In."

- R.J. Ellory, The Wall Street Journal

"Great art in nightmarish darkness." - Michel Lebrun

"'Ingenious,' 'elegant,' 'sinister' – these are also adjectives that approximate, but fall short of, the narrative power of Mygale. Much like Poe's 'tales of terror,' Mygale is a story that invites both respect and repulsion: As a reader, you're happy to have read it... and just as happy, ultimately, to close the covers on its weird world." - Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post Book World

"More Jim Thompson that Raymond Chandler, Jonquet's prose is rough hewn, the panache is all in Mygale's bizarre setup, gruesome scenarios and genderbending ending." - St. Petersberg Times