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Liz Jensen

Teoksen The Ninth Life of Louis Drax tekijä

13+ teosta 2,055 jäsentä 128 arvostelua 3 Favorited

Tietoja tekijästä

Sisältää nimet: Liz Jensen, Elisabeth Jensen

Image credit: Courtesy of Allen and Unwin

Tekijän teokset

The Ninth Life of Louis Drax (2004) 650 kappaletta
The Rapture (2009) 432 kappaletta
The Uninvited (2012) 286 kappaletta
War Crimes for the Home (2002) 130 kappaletta
Ark Baby (1998) 116 kappaletta
Egg Dancing (1995) 69 kappaletta
The Paper Eater (2000) 69 kappaletta
Girl from the South (2003) 2 kappaletta
De papiervreter 1 kappale

Associated Works

Beacons: Stories for Our Not So Distant Future (2013) — Avustaja — 34 kappaletta
We, Robots (2010) — Avustaja — 23 kappaletta
Arc 1.4: Forever alone drone (2012) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Vector 296 (2022) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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I was anticipating a much stronger fantasy/magical realist element here. Blurb talks about a boy who survives eight major accidents, one for each year of his life, and on his ninth birthday falls off a cliff and into a coma. While in the coma he encounters a mysterious figure inside his head. While none of that description is inaccurate, the explanation in the novel is out of the realm of the literary crime/psychological thriller genre rather than the fantasy/supernatural genre.

While I feel somewhat misled, therefore, the novel was still an acceptable read. None of the characters - the mother Natalie Drax, the father Pierre Drax, the coma expert Dr. Dannachet - are quite what they appear to be when first introduced, and as the story unfolds it takes some disturbing turns. Ironically, the "major reveal" comes about near the end of the novel through a supernatural device that by that point felt a bit forced and out of place, and the book takes an odd though brief turn into philosophizing about the innate nature of women that had me cocking an eyebrow quizzically.

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lelandleslie | 21 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 24, 2024 |
Interesting tale linking climate change, eschatology, the rapture.
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cbinstead | 46 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 10, 2022 |
I just couldn't get into this book. I saw the end of the story almost before the book began. Maybe if I had been in a different mood I would have liked this book.
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Carmentalie | 15 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 4, 2022 |
I read this because I've really liked Liz Jensen's stuff in the past, and I still really like her writing style. It's a very interesting story as well, with everyone seeing different things in this one girl. The only thing that sort of bugged me was one plot point that felt very "high-school" to me because the main character assumed she was unlovable because she's in a wheelchair and then didn't actually talk to anyone about the truth of it.
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katebrarian | 46 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 3, 2021 |



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