A trecut aproape un an și jumătate de la ultimul articol de acest gen. Timpul, delăsarea, alte motive… Noroc cu Shauki Al-Gareeb, unul dintre cei mai comunicativi coordonatori de colecție de la noi (poate cel mai), care se ocupă de colecția Leda Edge a editurii Corint. Așadar, să-i dăm drumul:
Josh Malerman – Bird Box (2014).
Something is out there, something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse of it, and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.
Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remains, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now that the boy and girl are four, it’s time to go, but the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat–blindfolded–with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children’s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. Something is following them all the while, but is it man, animal, or monster?
Interweaving past and present, Bird Box is a snapshot of a world unraveled that will have you racing to the final page.
Ecranizarea realizată de Netflix va apărea pe 21 decembrie, anul acesta.
Daniel O’Malley – The Rook (The Checquy Files I, 2012).
„The body you are wearing used to be mine.” So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, Myfanwy must follow the instructions her former self left behind to discover her identity and track down the agents who want to destroy her.
She soon learns that she is a Rook, a high-ranking member of a secret organization called the Chequy that battles the many supernatural forces at work in Britain. She also discovers that she possesses a rare, potentially deadly supernatural ability of her own.
In her quest to uncover which member of the Chequy betrayed her and why, Myfanwy encounters a person with four bodies, an aristocratic woman who can enter her dreams, a secret training facility where children are transformed into deadly fighters, and a conspiracy more vast than she ever could have imagined.
Filled with characters both fascinating and fantastical, The Rookis a richly inventive, suspenseful, and often wry thriller that marks an ambitious debut from a promising young writer.
Romanul va fi ecranizat într-o serie TV de Starz.
Caleb Carr – The Alienist (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler I, 1994).
When The Alienist was first published in 1994, it was a major phenomenon, spending six months on the New York Times bestseller list, receiving critical acclaim, and selling millions of copies. This modern classic continues to be a touchstone of historical suspense fiction for readers everywhere.
The year is 1896. The city is New York. Newspaper reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned by his friend Dr. Laszlo Kreizler—a psychologist, or “alienist”—to view the horribly mutilated body of an adolescent boy abandoned on the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge. From there the two embark on a revolutionary effort in criminology: creating a psychological profile of the perpetrator based on the details of his crimes. Their dangerous quest takes them into the tortured past and twisted mind of a murderer who will kill again before their hunt is over.
Fast-paced and riveting, infused with historical detail, The Alienist conjures up Gilded Age New York, with its tenements and mansions, corrupt cops and flamboyant gangsters, shining opera houses and seamy gin mills. It is an age in which questioning society’s belief that all killers are born, not made, could have unexpected and fatal consequences.
Primul volum a fost ecranizat de TNT într-o miniserie de zece episoade, cu titlul „The Alienist”. Un al doilea sezon, ce continuă aventurile protagoniștilor, a fost comandat de TNT în urmă cu doar câteva zile și se va numi „The Angel of Darkness”, același titlu cu al romanului pe care îl ecranizează.
Caroline Hulse – The Adults (2018).
MEET THE ADULTS.
Claire and Matt are divorced but decide what’s best for their daughter Scarlett is to have a ‘normal’ family Christmas. They can’t agree on whose idea it was, or who said they should bring their new partners. But someone did – and it’s too late to pull the plug.
Claire brings her new boyfriend Patrick, a seemingly eligible Iron-Man-in-Waiting. Matt brings the new love of his life Alex, funny, smart, and extremely patient. Scarlett, their daughter, brings her imaginary friend Posey. He’s a rabbit.
Together the five (or six?) of them grit their teeth over Organized Fun activities, drinking a little too much after bed-time, oversharing classified secrets about their pasts and, before you know it, their holiday is a powder keg that ends – where this story starts – with a tearful, frightened, call to the police…
But what happened? They said they’d all be adults about this…
If you loved THE BREAK by Marian Keyes or raved about THE ROSIE PROJECT – look no further than THE ADULTS.
Seanan McGuire – Every Heart a Doorway (2016).
Premiile Hugo, Nebula și Locus, nominalizare la World Fantasy Award și British Fantasy Award.
Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else.
But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.
Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced… they change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.
But Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of the matter.
No matter the cost.
Recomandarea mea de la Leda Edge:
Pășiți, fără teamă, în orașul de bronz, în Daevabadul cel clădit de făpturi mitice, unde djinn-ii din basmele arabe i-au construit o lume fascinantă, în care magia și miraculosul se împletesc cu intrigile politice și amoroase, iar fanatismul religios cu lupta de eliberare a celor oprimați din cauză că aparțin unei rase declarate impure, într-o poveste care va reuși să fie pe cât de pasionantă, pe atât de realistă.
„Urzeala tronurilor a lui George R.R. Martin se combină cu miraculoasele povești din O mie și una de nopți în acest roman despre Nahri, o tânără maestră în escrocherii din secolul al XVIII-lea, din Cairo, care descoperă că djinn-ii există și au construit o civilizație înfloritoare. […] Aventurile prin care ea trece alături de chipeșul daeva Dara sau în compania habotnicului, dar atât de inteligentului și mărinimosului prinț al djinn-ilor, Alyzaid, precum și finalul surprinzător au reușit nu doar să mă țină cu sufletul la gură, ci și să mă facă să trepidez de nerăbdare în așteptarea celui de-al doilea volum al TRILOGIEI DAEVABADULUI.”
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