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Sonne le glas de la terre (The Christian Trilogy #3)

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  318 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
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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Jan 05, 2011 Phillip rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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Feb 13, 2012 My Inner Shelf rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantastique
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
Jan 23, 2014 Mitch rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
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
Jan 25, 2015 Wayne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unfortunately, a true point by point review of this book would involve too many spoilers, so I will endeavor to give the broadest response possible. Two things stood out to me with this novel. First is the fact that is was slow in building its momentum, and by slow, I mean tectonic plate slow, with the occasional quake when something shifted dramatically. I had the feeling that it was always on the verge of exploding with energy, yet didn't. The second thing, and a positive to balance the negati ...more
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Aug 18, 2010 Mike (the Paladin) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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.
Jan 14, 2016 Roger rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Technically well written, the story had a lot more potential than the author was able to wrestle out of it. Its main characters inhabit an otherwise everyday existence that has a current of evil and strange devices lurking just out of the sight of all but its dubious heroes. What is disappointing is the unsatisfactory way in which the author never really strongly connects or explains the mechanisms or logic in resolving of the main conflict and climax of the story. It is as if the author gave up ...more
May 05, 2008 Melinda rated it liked it  ·  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...
Sep 24, 2015 Bdkohl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Every Christian should read a good book about fighting the devil every now and again. Blaylock is a more approachable Charles Williams, and parts of this book gave me the cold sweats. Nastily inventive. The grouchy main character is a new fave.
William 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
Jul 11, 2015 Diane rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Decent story. I listened to the audio version and the narrator had a few annoying ways of pronouncing some words. Also the author used the saying, laughed out loud (or some version of it) way too many times.
Jan 06, 2009 Gary rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Apr 27, 2011 Angel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Една от най-широките книги на Блейлок. Това, което е синтезирано в "Последния сребърник", тук се е разляло като мудна река :) Страхотно преживяване.
First read around 1999.
One of my all time favorites.
May 03, 2009 Clare rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Left me with an eerie dread.
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Mar 04, 2013 Kari Gritzan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great great book.
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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
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The Christian Trilogy (3 books)
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