The Left Hand of God

Posted: May 26, 2010 in reading
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Au reusit sa o gasesc numai in limba romana. Paul Hoffman a mai scris si “The Wisdom of Crocodiles” si “The Golden Age of Censorship”.

Cred ca nu am reusit sa citesc o carte mai eclectica decat aceasta, pana acum. Mi-a placut la nebunie. Combinatia de stiluri, de prezentari, personajele bine conturate, misterul, suspansul, desfasurarea actiunii, felul in care se face povestirea… Cred ca un review foarte bun e urmatorul:

PLOT SUMMARY: The Sanctuary of the Redeemers is a vast and desolate place—a place without joy or hope. Most of its occupants were taken there as boys and for years have endured the brutal regime of the Lord Redeemers whose cruelty and violence have one singular purpose—to serve in the name of the One True Faith.
In one of the Sanctuary’s vast and twisting maze of corridors stands a fourteen-year-old boy. He has long-forgotten his real name, but is now called Thomas Cale. He is strange and secretive, witty and charming, violent and profoundly bloody-minded. He is so used to the cruelty that he seems immune, but soon he will open the wrong door at the wrong time and witness an act so terrible that he will have to leave this place, or die.
His only hope of survival is to escape across the arid Scablands to Memphis, a city the opposite of the Sanctuary in every way: breathtakingly beautiful, infinitely Godless, and deeply corrupt. But the Redeemers want Cale back at any price . . . not because of the secret he now knows but because of a much more terrifying secret he does not…
  1. […] Surpriza era placuta, pt. ca deja mai citisem o carte a autorului, The Left Hand of God, despre care chiar am scris un mic post prin Mai 2010. […]

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