'Once there was a widow with three sons, and their names were Black, Brown and Blue. Black was the eldest; moody and aggressive. Brown was the middle child, timid and dull. But Blue was his mother's favourite. And he was a murderer.'
Blueeyedboy is the brilliant new novel from Joanne Harris: a dark and intricately plotted tale of a poisonously dysfunctional family, a blind child prodigy, and a serial murderer who is not who he seems. Told through posts on a webjournal called badguysrock, this..
It isn't often you receive a letter from the dead. When Vianne Rocher receives a letter from beyond the grave, she allows the wind to blow her back to the village in south-west France where, eight years ago, she opened up a chocolate shop. But Lansquenet is different now: women veiled in black, the scent of spices and peppermint tea, and, on the bank of the river Tannes, facing the church: a minaret. Nor is it only the incomers from North Africa that have brought change. Father Reynaud, Vianne's..
Mado hotaraste, dupa zece ani in Paris, sa se intoarca pe mica insula Le Devin, casa care i-a lipsit de cand a plecat. Le Devin seamana cu o femeie care doarme. La cap e satul Les Salants, iar la picioare e rivalul ei, satul La Houssiniere. Chiar daca ajungi intr-o ora de mers pe jos de la unul la altul, sunt doua lumi diferite. Mado se intoarce in Les Salants sperand sa se reconcilieze cu tatal de care s-a instrainat. Dar nu intelege ca trebuie sa recastige nu doar increderea tatalui ei...
La St. Oswald, o respectata scoala de gramarica pentru baieti din nordul Angliei, tocmai a inceput un an nou. Pentru personal si baieti, prin scoala sufla un vant neplacut de schimbare. Lucrarile scise si Tehnologia Informatiei conduc lumea, asa incat Roy Straitely, un profesor veteran excentric de latina, incepe in sfarsit sa contemple - reticent! - pensionarea. Dar pe sub micile rivalitati, disputele marunte si crizele zilnice din scoala, se strecoara un curent intunecat... 'A delicious black ..