Friday, May 14, 2010

The Ninth Life of Louis Drax

The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen

Louis is a very accident prone boy. Every year he has a horrendous accident from which he survives. This year while on a picnic with his parents for his ninth birthday he falls over a cliff. Louis dies but is brought back to life and ends up in a coma. This story is told by Louis and his doctor (Dr. Pascal Dannachet).

Louis' mother is in shock, his father has disappeared and Louis is in a coma. What happened? Louis slowly unravels the bizarre and dark tale while the doctor relates his own impressions and feelings.

I loved this story but felt the doctor's actions were truly creepy and unbelieveable. A great psychological thriller!

First Line: "I'm not most kids."


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