Book Reviews of The Ninth Life of Louis Drax

The Ninth Life of Louis Drax
The Ninth Life of Louis Drax
Author: Liz Jensen
ISBN-13: 9780739456361
ISBN-10: 0739456369
Pages: 227
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Tin House Bloomsbury
Book Type: Paperback
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Although I guessed part of the ending, it was still very interesting--a lot of twists and turns.
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A very strange story, one of the oddest I ever read really. But I guess good in its own way.
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Odd mystery with characters that I didn't really warm up to. It was interesting, but I'm not sure that I recommend it. I'm not even sure if I liked it. That probably doesn't help you much does it?
I read that they are going to make a movie based on this that will be directed by the guy who did The English Patient. Hmm, that fits. In a weird, boring but good way.
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This book was disturbing, but rather engaging. Told through the amazing accident prone boy and the doctor who cares for him after he is in a coma, a mystery is unraveled. I thought the idea for this book was really original.
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Story of Louis Drax, 9 years old, accident prone. Engrossing, entertaining.
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Similar to Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night... very interesting, and a little bizarre...
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Book Description:
Nine-year-old Louis Drax is a problem child: bright, precocious, deceitful, and dangerously accident-prone. When he falls off a cliff during a picnic, the accident seems almost predestined.

Louis miraculously survives--but the family has been shattered. Louis' father has vanished, his mother is in shock, and Louis lies in a deep coma from which he may never emerge.

In a renowned coma clinic, a specialist tries to coax Louis back to consciousness. But the boy defies medical logic, startling the doctor 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?

My Review:
This is a whimsical story about a 9 year old French boy who is accident prone and very unlucky with diseases. He is a bit odd and his friends have nicknamed him 'Wacko Boy'. Lots of twists and turns make the novel a page-turner. The characters are complex and the plot is very unusual. This dark, psychological thriller does have some humor and some supernatural aspects too. The book is very entertaining but very predictable. I look forward to reading more from this author and would highly recommend this book to those who would like to read something very unique.