Des explosions | On Explosions

Des explosions | On Explosions

by Mathieu Poulin
  • debut
  • french-from-quebec
  • from-quebec
  • humour
Mathieu Poulin’s first novel, Des explosions (On Explosions), is a pseudo-biography deconstructing the life and career of filmmaker Michael Bay, an esteemed intellectual who has tackled so many profound social and philosophical issues through his now-classic action films, from the discourse of decolonization in "Bad Boys" to the interface of astrophysics and metaphysics in "Armageddon". Deep thinking and car chases have never gone so well together.


Mathieu Poulin, author

Born in 1983, Mathieu Poulin is a professor of literature at Ahunstic college in Montreal. In addition to writing novels and short stories, he is a sports columnist (specialized in wrestling) on a sports website called Balle courbe. He also contributes to different sports and culture podcasts. Des explosions is his first novel.


  • With On Explosions, reality as we know it has been turned on its head; the book is a collection of scenes so believable they must be drawn from the annals of film history. Never imagined Michael Bay and luminary producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer jointly reciting Aimé Césaire’s Cahier d’un retour au pays natal? Now you can. - Nathan Murray, Impact Campus Link to review

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Les Éditions de Ta Mère



rights sold: English (World)

rights available: World

Additional Information

number of pages: 318

publication date: 11/01/2015

Original language of pub: French | Français

Materials Available: finished book

Additional Materials: English version available for review - November 2018