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Mais c'est à toi que je pense

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Pour Thomas, Arnold, Rebecca et Christopher, c'est la fin du supplice.
Ils viennent d'échapper à leur tortionnaire, un tueur en série pédophile qui les séquestrait depuis des années. Mais une nouvelle épreuve les attend: et si on les avait oubliés? et si on ne les aimait plus? Horriblement défigurés et mutilés, ils ont besoin d'un adulte pour les ramener à leurs parents, qu
Paperback, 360 pages
Published April 16th 2010 by Bragelonne (first published 2006)
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If I had to some up in one word what the reading experience of this book was, it would probably have to be...devastating. Just like a certain infamous Jack Ketchum book, there is such brutality against children here, such horrific repeated child abuse, so much hideous sadistic violence that the book reads like an emotional hurricane. It's a very difficult read too. The quality of Braunbeck's writing is at its finest here, in his first foray into a nonsupernatural horror. For all that, this is by ...more
When I read In Silent Graves by Gary Braunbeck, I was sure that I found another favorite author. That novel was very well constructed and there were many passages that made me stop and ponder what he said.

I don't know what happened here, but Prodigal Blues comes nowhere close to that quality of writing. I found a lot of the dialogue to be awkward, and I couldn't really buy into the weird relationship between Christopher and Mark. Specifically,
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Trev Twinem
I loved it! Not often do I read a horror/crime (I suppose it cuts across the two genres) story that is emotionally powerful and uplifting yet with an ultimately sad conclusion.Mark Sieber's world is turned upside down when he is seemingly captured by a group of kids ranging in age from 12-19. As the story unfolds Mark has a mission to deliver the kids back to their parents and kill the perpetrator "Grendel" who should inflict such horror pain and mutilation on those so innocent. The reader is wi ...more
David Agranoff
It was hard but spoiler free...

Ghouls, vampires and ghosts are the subject of a great majority of horror fiction novels. Perhaps the most grotesque of horror novels and the most frightening are the non-supernatural horror novel grounded completely in reality. Some of the best novels in this sub-genre as for me include Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z.Brite, Testament by David Morrell and The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum. Now I can add Braunbeck's brutal masterpiece about child abuse Prodigal Blues.
Lon Prater
I was already a huge fan of both +Gary Braunbeck the person and the writer, so I'm surprised it took me so long to read this after +Brian J. Shoopman told me it was available. Not quite horror, but horrific. Not quite a crime novel, but there are terrible crimes at its heart. I'm a sucker for a road trip stories as it is, and this uniquely Braunbeckian journey really hits you where it hurts. In the end leaves you glad that it did. Highly recommended.
This book is amazing, however, if you haven't, DO NOT read the short intro on this book. Its best read not knowing what the book's premise is. Not to aid in mystery, but how it will affect you emotionally. This book will make you feel intensely. It is dark fiction without supernatural elements, no trying to tell if someone's insane or the ghosts are real, etc. All of what occurs is real. It hurts(emotionally) you to read this and it will be worth it; the writing will compel you, the characters t ...more
Miriam Michalak
Well, that was a roller-coaster ride! I picked this book up thinking the premiss sounded interesting (guy sees missing-girl poster at a truck-stop and recognises the girl as one he had seen earlier in a van. He decides to try & help).

So, a crime/thriller I thought. What I got was definitely a thriller, a thriller filled with the most awful child abuse, brutality, hideous violence, kidnapping, sadism & mutilation which I wasn't expecting I must say.

Did I enjoy it? YES! Was it a well writt
I don't know yet if I need to cry, to scream or to hide myself in a rabbit hole.
C’est à l’occasion de l’une des opérations promotionnelles des éditions Bragelonne sur le numérique que j’ai découvert l’existence de ce roman, dont le quatrième de couverture a su m’intriguer. Gary A. Braunbeck est a priori un nouvelliste réputé et prolifique, ayant également écrit une dizaine de romans. Je n’avais jamais entendu parler de lui, honte à moi car il semble qu’il ait remporté plusieurs fois le prestigieux Bram Stoker Award, ce n’est pas rien quand même ! Et Mais c'est à toi que je ...more
Claire Kreutzberger
Attention, livre à ne pas mettre entre toutes les mains. A mon sens, âmes sensibles s'abstenir et réserver cette lecture à un public adulte. Voilà le premier point.

Ensuite, s'agissant de l'ouvrage à proprement parler: un roman très noir, difficile à classer, dans lequel tout tourne autour de la psychologie des personnages.

Pour ne pas dévoiler l'histoire,je me contenterai de dire qu'elle concerne quatre ados en plus de Mark, le personnage principal. L'originalité du livre tient au parti pris de
Mike Mehalek
Braunbeck is one of my favorite storytellers. I partially read this and partially listened as an audiobook and found what I always do when it comes to Braunbeck's works: make reading the #1 priority in my life. I stop whatever is going on and immerse myself in the story. I use every free second to keep reading and take twice as long as it should to read because 1. I don't want the story to end and 2. I find myself re-reading passages because of just how good Braunbeck is with language, cadence, ...more
Rebecca McNutt
I loved the nostalgia and suspense in this novel; it's a chilling mystery that gets more suspenseful with each new page. If you're a fan of horror, I highly recommend it, it's definitely worth reading and an excellent addition to any crime or horror collection.
Braunbeck is a master storyteller. He doen't resort to the extreme in the ways of sex and violence. This novel, however, may have been better as a short story, or as a possible novella. The plot doesn't hold up to novel length. I think this book would have benefited from more violence, and possibly even a little gut wrenching horror. It's not on par with his overall work. It is a good, fast read, but I feel he could have made it a little more exciting. Don't get me wrong; normally, Braunbeck doe ...more
Hunchback Jack
An outstanding novel that pulls your emotions in every direction possible. Great (if damaged) characters, wonderful dialogue, and a suspenseful and unpredictable plot. There are scenes of violence, horrible child abuse, suspense and redemption, but none is gratuitous or exploitative.

I will definitely read Braunbeck's next novel (or short story collection, if that comes out next).
Danm, the same day I began to read it, it's the same day I finished it.
Kurt Criscione
Holy hell... emotionally charged as ever... Gary can always write about things that make me uncomfortable, even angry... and yet at the same time he can drop in some truely great characters and some really funny moments... its all REAL horrors, abused and tortured children, really makes you think. By far the best book i've read from Gary.
An extremely intense, emotionally wringing exploration of child abuse told with insight and compassion. It shows that twisted facets of humanity are far more terrifying and horrible than any supernatural threat. This is an amazingly moving volume.
Braunbeck has reminded me of why he is one of the best writers out there today. The last 100 pages were simply some of the most enjoyable and emotional reading I experienced in awhile.
A real page-turner, although very disturbing.
Liza Brennan
This is such a heartwrenching story.....
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Gary A. Braunbeck is a prolific author who writes mysteries, thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mainstream literature. He is the author of 19 books; his fiction has been translated into Japanese, French, Italian, Russian and German. Nearly 200 of his short stories have appeared in various publications.

His fiction has received several awards, including the Bram Stoker Award in 2003 fo
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