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Blueeyedboy by Joanne Harris
  

Blueeyedboy

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April 2010 Book of the Month.

Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 13 May 2010.

A brilliantly plotted thriller from the author of Chocolat. This tale of a highly dysfunctional family is gripping, humorous and ever so slightly chilling. Joanne Harris lures the reader in from the opening lines and creates a character whose dark desires and fantasies are revealed through his web journal. A real page turner and highly recommended.

May 2010 Good Housekeeping selection.

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Chocolat author Joanne Harris goes darker with her intriguing new novel Blueeyedboy, a thriller about a man’s tortured relationship with his mother and brothers. Real life tangles with his fantasy online world to create a heart-stopping page-turner.

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Synopsis

Blueeyedboy by Joanne Harris

'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 is a thriller that makes creative use of all the multiple personalities, disguise and mind games that are offered by playing out a life on the internet.

Reviews

Delivers an almighty twist in the tale late on...brilliantly atmospheric and at times heartbreaking. The Times An ingenious, gripping read...it terrified the living daylights out of me. Daily Express Brilliantly written, plotted and insightful...beware unreliable narrators along with a huge plot twist at the end. Mirror Engrossing psychological thriller...a novel of unusual complexity...Harris, best known for Chocolat, again shows her skill and versatility. Mail on Sunday Beautifully written...a rewarding read. Guardian


About the Author

Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris was our Guest Editor in June 2012 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.

Joanne Harris is the author of the Whitbread-shortlisted Chocolat (made into a major film starring Juliette Binoche), Blackberry Wine, Five Quarters of the Orange, Coastliners, Holy Fools, Jigs & Reels, and, with Fran Warde, The French Kitchen: A Cookbook. She lives in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, with her husband and daughter.

Fellow novelist ANNE BERRY on JOANNE HARRIS

I have thoroughly enjoyed all Joanne Harris’s books but Gentlemen and Players I quite simply adored. I loved the character Roy Straightley, an aging Classic’s teacher with a dicky heart, clinging tenaciously to honest old values, his delightfully ironic sense of humour, his warmth, his dedication. In his secure hands we are led into such a gripping story with so many twist and turns that my only sadness was that it had to end.

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Book Info

Publication date

31st March 2010

Author

Joanne Harris

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Publisher

Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Hardback
416 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Books of the Month
Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780385609500

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