April 2011 Book of the Month.
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. Joanne Harris weaves a chilling tale of disguise and betrayal to create one of her darkest and most audacious books yet. It's a real page turner too.
'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.
'delivers an almighty twist in the tale late on...brilliatnly atmospheric and at times heartbreaking' The Times
'An ingenious gripping read' Express
'Engrossing... a novel of unusual complexity' Mail on Sunday
'Brilliantly written, plotted and insightful - beward unreliable narrators along with a huge plot twist at the end' Mirror
Publication date: 31/03/2011
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 31/03/2010
Publisher: Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||31st March 2011|
|Publisher:||Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Family Drama, Literary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
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, ...More About Joanne Harris