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'Once there was a widow with three sons, and their names were Black, Brown and Blue. Black was the eldest; moody and aggressive. Brown was the middle child; timid and dull. But Blue was his mother's favourite. And he was a murderer.'

Blueeyedboy is the brilliant new novel from Joanne Harris: a dark and intricately plotted tale of a poisonously dysfunctional family, a blind child prodigy, and a serial murderer who is not who he seems. Told through posts on a webjournal called badguysrock, this is a thriller that makes creative use of all the multiple personalities, disguise and mind games that are offered by playing out a life on the internet.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 36mm | 358.34g
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552773166
  • 9780552773164
  • 73,136

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"Beautifully written...a rewarding read"
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"Delivers an almighty twist in the tale late on...brilliantly atmospheric and at times heartbreaking" * The Times * "An ingenious, gripping terrified the living daylights out of me" * Daily Express * "Brilliantly written, plotted and insightful...beware unreliable narrators along with a huge plot twist at the end" * Mirror * "Engrossing psychological thriller...a novel of unusual complexity...Harris, best known for Chocolat, again shows her skill and versatility" * Mail on Sunday * "Beautifully written...a rewarding read" * Guardian *
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About Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris is one of our best-loved and most versatile novelists. She first appeared on the scene with the bestselling Chocolat (made into an Oscar-nominated film with Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp), which turned into the sensuous Lansquenet trilogy (with Lollipop Shoes and Peaches for Monsieur le Cure). She has since written acclaimed novels in such diverse genres as fantasy based on Norse myth (Runemarks, Runelight, The Gospel of Loki), and the Malbry cycle of dark psychological thrillers (Gentlemen & Players, Blueeyedboy, and now Different Class).

Born in Barnsley, of an English father and a French mother, she spent fifteen years as a teacher before (somewhat reluctantly) becoming a full-time writer. In 2013, she was awarded an MBE. She lives in Yorkshire, plays bass in a band first formed when she was sixteen, works in a shed in her garden, spends far too much time online and occasionally dreams of faking her own death and going to live in Hawaii.
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Rating details

3,532 ratings
3.23 out of 5 stars
5 16% (550)
4 27% (954)
3 32% (1,133)
2 16% (580)
1 9% (315)

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I am not sure if it was the writing style (set in a series of internet blog posts) or the speed at which the story moved but I just couldn't get into this book. Held high hopes for something a bit more detailed and fast more
by Michelle King
I had a day off from work and read this book in that day as it was so compelling. Loved it, as I have all the other Joanne Harris books. It's a bit hard to discuss the book without giving away the plot but suffice to say, i was not more
by Jayne Horton
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