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ISBN:
1582345171
Author:
Liz Jensen
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English
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA; First Edition edition (January 10, 2005)
Pages:
240 pages
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Liz Jensen: Seeing The Ninth Life of Louis Drax on screen is like meeting an eerie stranger. Loved this my third book by Liz Jensen and one that's been on my shelf ages (why?) Couldn't put it down, loved the style of writing and the characters including little Louis

Liz Jensen: Seeing The Ninth Life of Louis Drax on screen is like meeting an eerie stranger. Loved this my third book by Liz Jensen and one that's been on my shelf ages (why?) Couldn't put it down, loved the style of writing and the characters including little Louis. You could see where it was going but it was still a great story.

Liz Jensen is the author of Egg Dancing (longlisted for the Orange Prize), Ark Baby (shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and longlisted for the . War Crimes for the Home. My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time. First published in Great Britain in 2004.

Liz Jensen is the author of Egg Dancing (longlisted for the Orange Prize), Ark Baby (shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and longlisted for the Orange Prize), The Paper Eater, War Crimes fo. You may not copy, distribute, transmit, reproduce or otherwise.

Nine-year-old Louis Drax, disturbed and accident-prone from birth, wanders away from a picnic site in the Auvergne. It's an idyllic spot, scented with wild thyme and made sleepy by the roar of the river in the local ravine, into which Louis falls and is washed up almost dead

Nine-year-old Louis Drax, disturbed and accident-prone from birth, wanders away from a picnic site in the Auvergne. It's an idyllic spot, scented with wild thyme and made sleepy by the roar of the river in the local ravine, into which Louis falls and is washed up almost dead. Comatose and puzzling, he exists in the puckers and fissures of the French medical system, and, more importantly, of his own injured brain, "hovering between four and five on the Glasgow Coma Scale".

The 9th Life of Louis Drax is a 2016 Canadian-American supernatural thriller film directed by Alexandre Aja and starring Jamie Dornan, Sarah Gadon, Aiden Longworth, Oliver Platt, Molly Parker, Julian Wadham, Jane McGregor, Barbara Hershey, and Aaron.

The 9th Life of Louis Drax is a 2016 Canadian-American supernatural thriller film directed by Alexandre Aja and starring Jamie Dornan, Sarah Gadon, Aiden Longworth, Oliver Platt, Molly Parker, Julian Wadham, Jane McGregor, Barbara Hershey, and Aaron Paul. It was written by Max Minghella based on Liz Jensen's best-selling novel of the same title. The film was released in the United States and United Kingdom on September 2, 2016, by Summit Premiere and Soda Pictures.

The Ninth Life of Louis Drax packs an irresistibly twisted wallop. Liz Jensen's critically acclaimed fiction spans numerous genres. Her most recent novel is The Uninvited. Jensen splits her time between London and Copenhagen.

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Louis miraculously survives – but the family has been shattered. Stuff happens to me that shouldn’t happen, like going on a picnic where you drown. Louis' father has vanished, his mother is paralysed by shock, and Louis lies in a deep coma from which he may never emerge. In a clinic in Provence, Dr Pascal Dannachet tries to coax Louis back to consciousness. But the boy defies medical logic, startling Dannachet out of his safe preconceptions, and drawing him inexorably into the dark heart of Louis' buried world. Only Louis holds the key to the mystery surrounding his fall – and he can't communicate. Or can he? Thriller & Crime Fiction.

Stuff happens to me that shouldn’t happen, like going on a picnic where you drown. Just ask my maman what it’s like being the mother of an accident-prone boy and she’ll tell. No fun. You can’t sleep, wondering where it’s going to end. You see danger everywhere and you think, Got to protect him, got to protect him. But sometimes you can’t. Maman hated me before she loved me because of the first accident. The first accident was being born. It happened the same way as the emperor Julius Caesar. They stab the lady with a knife till her belly pops, and then they.

Liz Jensen (based on the novel by), Max Minghella (screenplay). Title: The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016). The story begins on Louis Drax's 9th birthday, when a lifetime of curious mishaps culminates in the boy's near-fatal fall. Desperate to reveal the strange circumstances behind the young boy's accident and dark coincidences that have plagued his entire life, Dr. Allan Pascal (Dornan) is drawn into a thrilling mystery that explores the nature of the sixth sense, testing the boundaries of fantasy and reality.

Coming soon as a major motion picture by Anthony Minghella, Oscar-winning director of The English Patient

Meet Louis Drax, the Amazing Accident-Prone Boy.

Louis Drax is a boy like no other. He is brilliant and strange, and every year something violent seems to happen to him. His psychologist is baffled, and his mother lives in a constant state of panic. He has always managed to survive-to land on his feet, like a cat. But cats have only nine lives, and Louis has used up eight, one for every year.

On his ninth birthday, Louis goes on a picnic with his parents and falls off a cliff. The details are shrouded in mystery. Louis's mother is shell-shocked; his father has vanished. And after some confusion Louis himself, miraculously alive but deep in a coma, arrives at Dr. Pascal Dannachet's celebrated coma clinic.

Was the fall really an accident? If anyone knows, they're not telling. Until one day, still deep within his coma, Louis meets the bandaged figure who calls himself Gustave, and begins to tell his tale...

The Ninth Life of Louis Drax is the story of a family falling apart, told in the vivid voices of its comatose son and Dr. Dannachet as he is drawn into the Draxes' circle. Full of astonishing twists and turns, this is a masterful tale of the secrets the human mind can hide.

  • Buzalas
Good, interesting and engaging writing with fascinating perspectives (as in "Girl On the Train"). Quite predictable though which takes away a bit from the "mystery" element. The worst aspect for me was the willing suspension of disbelief required - which the author herself appears to acknowledge. Nevertheless, it remains a very interesting and engaging read.
  • Original
This is not my usual kind of book, but I saw a movie trailer and was intrigued. I didn't love the way it was written but there were parts of the story that grabbed me and forced me to keep reading. It's an interesting premise, but not believable. This story is a combination of science fiction and psychological thriller.
  • Yayrel
I bought this book after watching the movie of the same name. The book is much, much better than the movie. The characters are complex and interesting, and the writing style very accessible.
  • Alsalar
Sometimes you come upon a book that just takes you completely by surprise.
This is one. I can truly say that I loved it and would strongly recommend it.
  • Lilegha
I've read three of Liz Jensen's novels, and each one is a thing unto itself -- her ideas are completely original, and she never relies on predictable tropes or patterns. Louis Drax is a nine-year-old boy whose complex relationship with his mother unwinds in startling ways throughout the course of this book. In some ways it could be considered a whodunit, because Louis lies in a coma from its opening pages, and the reader desperately wants to know exactly how he got there. That question is answered by the end of the book, but along the way the reader is privileged to see deep inside this strange boy's most private thoughts, fears, and colossal and consequential misunderstandings of overheard adult conversations. The narrator is a doctor in a clinic for coma patients where Louis is sent for treatment. He begins as an objective observer, but is quickly swept up into the drama surrounding Louis and his mother. The doctor's gradual loss of perspective and his culpability in the novel's events are two of its most compelling aspects. If this is your first Liz Jensen read, I strongly encourage you to stick with her, regardless of whether you admire or dislike Louis Drax. Her other novels are different enough for the reader to feel that s/he's encountering another writer altogether.
  • Nilarius
I was not a fan. It seemed a little darker than I would like for my 12 year old. Something about it was just not my type.
  • SlingFire
The book moves very quickly. I enjoyed the movie, but the ending in the book is much better. The movie is worth seeing, but also read the book.
I read this because I saw the movie was coming out. It's not what I was expecting but still good. I wish they had translated all the French words (books titles and what not).