Girl, Interrupted meets The Dead Zone in this utterly compelling drama about a paranoia that starts inside one murderously insane teenage girl's head and then grows to encompass the whole world.
With gothic intensity, Liz Jensen conjures the unnerving relationship between Gabrielle, a physically and emotionally damaged therapist, and her patient, sixteen-year-old Bethany,
i don't know what my problem is.
for anyone else, this would probably be a four- or five-star book, and looking through my friends list, it seems to indeed be the case. and i am thrilled, because i love liz jensen and she gets very little play in this country - most of her books are out of print, and the last two didn't even come out in paperback here, so i am holding onto these two sad hardcover copies in the hopes that someone will happen upon them and buy them.
there is so much good in this boo...more
It is also a time when christian religious fundamentalism has taken a hold on a significant proportion of the popular imagination. The zealots are preparing for the end of the world and the Rapture, when god will swoop down and take all true christian believers out of the maelstrom to come. This is a world that has gone completely and utt...more
Als Gabrielle Fox, gelähmt durch einen Autounfall, wieder in ihren Beruf zurückkehrt, bekommt sie gleich den härtesten Fall in der Klinik: Bethany Krall sieht Naturkatastrophen voraus, ist hochgradig gewalttätig und begrüßt die Elektroschocktherapie, mit der sie behandelt wird.
Hensen müht sich in ihrer Charaktersierung ziemlich ab, um dem Leser irgendwie Wärme entgegen zu bringen. Die Kunsttherapeutin alias Gabrielle Fox alias Roller, wie sie von Bethany netterweise ge...more
The first thing the reader has to deal with is a young girl by the name of Bethany. Bethany has brutally murdered her mother, and her father is a well known preacher.
The next thing one has to deal with is Gabreille Fox. Gabreille, due to a car accident, has been left physically and emotionally damaged. She is confined to a wheelchair and becomes the therapist for Bethany.
Gabrielle becomes romanticall...more
This grabs you from the start and doesnt let go. Its a serious book, with some playful moments written from a woman's point of view. It reminded me in a lot of ways of Margaret Attwood.
Set in the slight future, with many of the concerns of today (global warming, food shortages in the 3rd world etc.) coming to fruition.
Gabrielle Fox is a whe...more
The therapist, Gabrielle (recently paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair) reluctantly starts to believe Bethany (scary anyway, but even scarier...more
وین چرخ مردم خوار را چنگال و دندان بشکنم
من نشکنم جز جور را یا ظالم بد غور را
گر ذره ای دارد نمک،گیرم اگر آن بشکنم
زآغاز عهدی کرده ام کاین جان فدای شه کنم
بشکسته بادا پشت جان گر عهد و پیمان بشکنم
امروز همچون آصفم،شمشیر و فرمان در کفم
تاگردن گردنکشان در پیش سلطان بشکنم
گر پاسبان گوید که هی،بر وی بریزم جام می
دربان اگر دستم کشد،من دست دربان بشکنم
چرخ ار نگردد گرد دل،از بیخ و اصلش بر کنم
گردون اگر دونی کند،گردون گردان بشکنم
شما مست نگشتید وز آن باده نخوردید
چه دانید چه دانی...more
"Why give myself a daily reminder of what I h...more
The story follows an art therapist, Gabrielle, who is assigned to work with a teenaged girl who has brutally murdered her mother and who believes she can predict the end of the world. In the begin...more
Summary: It is the not too distant future and the world has entered a new phase, one where global warming has happened and temperatures, weather and climates are no longer what they used to be. Gabrielle Fox is a wheelchair bound art therapist who has started a new job at a Psychiatric Hospital, home to Britain's most dangerous children and she has been assigned the most dangerous of all, Bethany Krall, who brutally stabb...more
As you read this, at times you want to love her yet there are times when her vicious tongue makes you want to give her a good slap.
The heroin of the story 'Wheels', is an Art Therapist with the single minded vision to fix the troubled girl. This is poetically achieved as only Liz Jensen can provide.
The Rapture is not about happy endings. It is...more
The story begins as a creepy religious thriller set in a psychiatric facility,...more
All happens in a near future which is even more unsettled than today and the girl's father is a famous revere...more
Climate change meets faith and religion, meets the end of the world in this horror/sci-fi tale that leans a little more towards John Wyndham than J.G. Ballard in the Br...more
Gabrielle, sta cercando di uscire da un brutto periodo della sua vita: dopo un incidente in auto è costretta su una sedia a rotelle, anche dal punto di vista lavorativo, le cose non vanno affatto bene! I suoi superiori la reputano non più idonea al lavoro che faceva prima, o meglio, prima si libe...more
That said, after turning the final page of The Rapture by Liz Jensen, I felt like I had just run a marathon. The book is full of emotion, tension, suspense and well-researched information -- all of the ingredients of a great novel.
The Rapture introduces Gabrielle Fox, a beautiful...more
Man må dog give Jensen, at sproget hæver sig over det i den gængse krimi. I brudstykker bliver det lyrisk og legende (desværre bliver det også noget overfyldt, når det kommer til billedskabende sammenligninger).
Og sproget kan ikke kompensere for, at vi befinder os på meget fortærsket t...more