Sonne Le Glas De La Terre
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Sonne Le Glas De La Terre (The Christian Trilogy #3)

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Un soir d'orage, Walt Stebbins, honnête citoyen du comté d'Orange, aperçoit une silhouette accrochée au clocher de l'église locale. Au petit matin, le sonneur est tué par la chute d'une cloche et, à peu près au même moment, le saboteur prend feu de manière inexpliquée en plein centre-ville. Et c'est ainsi que commence la terrible bataille que vont se livrer, à la veille de...more
458 pages
Published 2001 by Denoël (first published November 1995)
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I loved this story. It has similarities to The Last Coin and the Paper Grail, but I think Blaylock has made the protagonist more human than in his past novels. There is a wonderful and hilarious passage in which the protagonist is ordering exotic and mythical items by phone and is trying to ascertain how authentic they are. The conversation that ensues is a gem, like the book itself.
Well, what did I expect from a book whose main plot device is a dead bird floating in a jar of gin- aka, the Bluebird of Unhappiness?

Said bird has the power to grant tempting wishes but always exacts a terrible price. This has all been done better in "The Monkey's Paw".

The same B. of U. is also involved in resolving the main conflict, though as far as I can tell, things wouldn't really have worked out that way.

Indeed, there were several jarring instances when characters said or did things that...more
Mike (the Paladin)
I liked this book. I walked down wet streets and wandered in and out of houses with these characters. I still have the memory of the town and the characters. I think it will stay. Good book.
My Inner Shelf
Oui, bon. On dit qu’il s’agit du meilleur roman de Blaylock. Je ne connais pas les autres, mais ce n’est pas celui-ci qui va m’inciter à explorer son œuvre. Dans une petite ville de Californie, quelques jours avant Noël, le sonneur de cloche meurt écrasé par la cloche sabotée, le curé est agressé dans sa sacristie, un homme d’affaire est victime de combustion spontanée, et Walt Stebbins, honnête citoyen, reçoit par erreur un colis qui ne lui est pas destiné. Le curé s’allie au pasteur, et démarr...more
Will Humphreys
I just re-read this (3rd time) and was even more impressed, perhaps aided by the hindsight of disappointment that I felt from Blaylock's latest 'Knights of the Cornerstone'. It is interesting to compare the two, as both could be termed 'Christian Fantasy.' However, ABE succeeds because it deals with dark matter in a sidewise and quirky manner, drawing the reader in whatever their ideological persuasions, while KC just tries to force you to believe. Be that as it may, this is wonderful book, blen...more
A magic realism book in my mind.

Some normal guys in Orange County are attacked by Satanic forces. The book never states this, just the prevading sense of evil and bad things happening.
Една от най-широките книги на Блейлок. Това, което е синтезирано в "Последния сребърник", тук се е разляло като мудна река :) Страхотно преживяване.
May 05, 2008 Melinda rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those familiar with OC
The man wrote a horror-type story set in the City of Orange - God bless him for trying, lol...
First read around 1999.
One of my all time favorites.
Left me with an eerie dread.
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James Paul Blaylock is an American fantasy author. He is noted for his distinctive style. He writes in a humorous way: His characters never walk, they clump along, or when someone complains (in a flying machine) that flight is impossible, the other characters agree and show him why he's right.

He was born in Long Beach, California; studied English at California State University, Fullerton, receivin...more
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