Were considering expanding this synopsis into a fulllength study guide to deepen your comprehension of the book and why its important. This fantasy has some strange, dark material, including images of child abuse and death, a reference to rape, and a young boy suffering a terrible fall he goes into a coma afterward. I had caught the trailer late, and i really enjoyed it. The ninth life of louis drax by liz jensen overdrive. His doctor, pascal dannachet, tries to unravel the mystery of. In 2004, londonbased novelist liz jensens book the ninth life of louis drax was at the centre of a fierce hollywood bidding war. From a talent standpoint, this film had many great actors. The 9th life of louis drax 2016 the 9th life of louis. Find books like the ninth life of louis drax from the worlds largest community of readers. This onepage guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of the ninth life of louis drax by liz jensen.
Read the ninth life of louis drax, by liz jensen online on bookmate now a major film starring jamie dornan and aaron paulnineyearold louis drax is a problem child. On his ninth birthday, louis goes on a picnic with his parents and falls off a the new novel from the awardwinning author of the end of vandalism is a wry. Review of the ninth life of louis drax by liz jensen. Goodreads members who liked the ninth life of louis drax also. With a screenplay adapted by max minghella and directed by alexander aja, the 9th life of louis drax has pretty much the same synopsis as the book. The 9th life of louis drax is a movie that i was really looking forward to seeing.
These discussion questions are designed to enhance your groups conversation about liz jensens the ninth life of louis drax, a richly imaginative novel about the life of the mind, the instinct to hurt and heal, and the dangerous spell that love casts in one very mysterious french family. The ninth life of louis drax 2006 read online free books. The smart, strange child describes himself in sardonically perky fashion as the amazing, accidentprone kid as we witness his litany of neardeath experiences. Released september 2nd, 2016, the 9th life of louis drax stars jamie dornan, sarah gadon, aiden longworth, aaron paul the r movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 48 min, and received a score of 41.
Aug 30, 2016 the ninth life of louis drax is the story of nine year old louis drax, a boy who is accident prone and believes he is living his ninth life after losing the previous eight due to his accidents. He is attended for by a doctor at a hospital specialising in coma patients. The ninth life of louis drax packs an irresistibly twisted wallop. The ninth life of louis drax kindle edition by jensen. I did finally watch the last 10 minutes to figure out the ending. Their picnic ends when louis tumbles over a cliff and drowns in the river below while pierre drax runs away. Aug 29, 2016 is the 9th life of louis drax a true story. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The ninth life of louis drax is a macabre little book with a dark sense of humor, and is really quite brilliant. But louis hasnt really drowned, as an alert morgue attendant notices that night. Like gabriel garcia marquezs a chronicle of a death foretold, or janet lewiss superb the trial of soren qvist, one knows the ending early on page 16 in louis drax, but not the details. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the ninth life of louis drax.
Liz jensens latest book is emotionally compelling, morally fascinating and slightly appalling. Nineyearold louis drax, disturbed and accidentprone from birth, wanders away from a picnic site in the auvergne. The 9th life of louis drax terrible things keep happening to a 9yearold boy, who narrates the mystery of his own nearmurder from a coma in this undercooked thriller from. Allan pascal uses unorthodox techniques to try to tap into the boys unconscious mind and reveal the truth about the. The 9th life of louis drax 2016 financial information. Liz jensen says the inspiration for louis drax came from my own. I found the story insightful about the power of mind and human nature which i enjoyed. Ive seen this book around throughout the years but never read it, obviously. Reading guide for the ninth life of louis drax by liz jensen. Read the ninth life of louis drax, by liz jensen online on bookmate now a major film starring jamie dornan and aaron paulnineyearold louis drax is a. I put a book right next to my alarm clock, and the clock kept on going. The ninth life of louis drax book summary and study guide.
It was written by max minghella based on liz jensens bestselling novel of the same title. A psychologist who begins working with a young boy who has suffered a nearfatal fall finds himself drawn into a. Out of the blue, louis falls off the cliff and is declared dead by the doctors. Louis tortured behavior and complicity out of total manipulation wasnt redeemed by a joyous awakening into the arms of a surrogate mom. The ninth life of louis drax kindle edition by jensen, liz. Lionsgate has released the trailer for the 9th life of louis drax, the new thriller from alexandre aja high tension, the hills have eyes, piranha 3d, horns. Stuff happens to me that shouldnt happen, like going on a picnic where you drown such an opening could, i suppose, head off in a number of different directions. After surviving eight neardeath accidents throughout his unlucky life, louis drax plunges off a steep cliff on his ninth birthday. Louis is very intelligent, precocious and deceitful for reasons you will find out. I liked louis, he was a interesting character, i enjoyed reading his thoughts.
While police investigate the cause of louis nearfatal fall and the whereabouts of his violent father peter, acclaimed neurologist dr. The injury is the ninth in a lifelong string of neardeath traumas for the boy, who within his incapacitated state recalls key incidents from his. The ninth life of louis drax is a interesting story about a extraordinary boy who is somewhat misunderstood and mature for his age. The 9th life of louis drax 2016 company credits imdb. The ending doesnt pay off the way it might have because youre left feeling misled. It looked like this film could be a really intriguing mystery, a whodunnit of sorts involving the paralysis of a nine year old boy named louis drax aiden longworth. The ninth life of louis drax is the story of a family falling apart, told in the vivid voices of its comatose son and dr.
The ninth life of louis drax by liz jensen 510 so, id never heard of this book until i saw a trailer for the movie, but that 45second clip was enough for me to add the book. Apr 04, 2005 the ninth life of louis drax is a interesting story about a extraordinary boy who is somewhat misunderstood and mature for his age. The 9th life of louis drax is a quirky and atmospheric film noir. The 9th life of louis drax is a powerful movie that brought me flashes of room because we have such a strong child main character and reminiscent of patrick ness a monster calls at times.
More than ten years later, here comes the film and it. The ninth life of louis drax by liz jensen the independent. Released by varese sarabande in 2016 containing music from the 9th life of louis drax 2016. The boy louis drax is a survivor along his life, escaping from death for eight times. On his ninth birthday, louis goes on a picnic with his parents and falls off a cliff. Jensen, the british author of four previous novels, offers a sophisticated mystery in her latest book. Liz jensens fifth novel, the ninth life of louis drax, became famous long. The ninth life of louis drax by liz jensen nook book. A mysterious and disturbed nine year old boy seems to keep cheating death, and eventually winds up in a coma after a near fatal fall makes for a peculiar and dark plot. Sep 02, 2016 the 9th life of louis drax starts with a disastrous ninth birthday and some unanswered questions. Part thriller, part gothic novel, part mystery, part literary fiction, liz jensens the ninth life of louis drax is a novel of heartbreak and love, jealousy, and desire. The ninth life of louis drax by liz jensen cheese can read.
Its a stylish and sinister headscratcher that will keep you hooked until its epic conclusion. Louis s luck seems to run out on the day his estranged parents reunite long enough to take him to the auvergne to celebrate his ninth birthday. This summary of the ninth life of louis drax includes a complete plot overview spoilers included. Alexandre ajas new film, the 9th life of louis drax, is a melding of genres.
The ninth life of louis drax is the story of nine year old louis drax, a boy who is accident prone and believes he is living his ninth life after losing the previous eight due to his accidents. On his ninth birthday, he goes to a picnic with his beautiful mother natalie and his father peter nearby a cliff. He almost died eight other times, but luckily was saved by his mother. Reading guide for the ninth life of louis drax by liz jensen discussion guide for book clubs. The thriller was influenced by a real family tragedy. Jun 25, 2004 the ninth life of louis drax by liz jensen 277pp, bloomsbury. Can somebody explain what this movie is about and summarize it for me. It is so beautiful in a subtle dark way that you dont really fully grasp until the end. Much like horns, louis drax shoves magic and monsters into a story thats already overpacked with grindhouse violence, a police procedural, a queasy romance, and incoherent social commentary. Its been compared to the lovely bones because both narrators are children and both are dead or close to it. Pascal dannachets experimental coma clinic, where the truth of. Elle soon to be a major feature film starring jamie dornan fifty shades of grey.
Liz jensen is the acclaimed author of four other novels, most recently war crimes for the home. The why and the how are the stuff of the novelists art in all three books. Shes been poisoninginjuring the kid his entire life, and she pushed the dad off the cliff and killed him. You have to give director alexandre aja credit for moving beyond the goresoaked pictures of his early careerbeginning with high tension and running through piranha 3dinto more intriguing fare like horns and now the 9th life of louis drax.
Liz jensen is the bestselling author of eight acclaimed novels, including the guardianshortlisted ark baby, war crimes for the home, the ninth life of louis drax, the rapture, shortlisted for the brit writers awards and selected as a channel 4 tv book club best read, and, most. The opening line draws you in on the instant im not most kids. In the ninth life of louis drax, nineyearold louis tumbles into a ravine and falls into a coma. No one in his life is particularly likable, so just be cautious of everyone you come across. When i heard the movie was in production, the synopsis made it even more interesting to me so i finally had to give it a go the fact that jamie dornan will be a lead role is purely a bonus, i promise. One moment, it is a whimsical tale of an accidentprone boy and his brushes with the beyond. The morbidly imaginative and sharply intuitive boy from a provincial city in france has survived eight suspicious accidents, one for each year of his life. The 9th life of louis drax is released this weekend. I didnt read it that way but agree it could be interpreted like that.
The 9th life of louis drax is a 2016 canadianamerican supernatural thriller film directed by alexandre aja and starring jamie dornan, sarah gadon, aiden longworth, oliver platt, molly parker, julian wadham, jane mcgregor, barbara hershey, and aaron paul. Coming soon as a major motion picture by anthony minghella, oscarwinning director of. May 07, 2015 well, well, the ninth life of louis drax. Sep 02, 2016 the 9th life of louis drax soundtrack from 2016, composed by patrick watson. Read the ninth life of louis drax 2006 online free. Parents need to know that even though the 9th life of louis drax is about a 9yearold boy, its far from familyfriendly. For anybody else that wants to know, the moms the bad guy.
The ninth life of louis drax by liz jensen read online on. After surviving eight neardeath accidents throughout his unlucky life, louis drax aiden longworth plunges off a steep cliff on his ninth birthday. The 9th life of louis drax starts with a disastrous ninth birthday and some unanswered questions. Extremely odd, preternaturally bright and only nine years old, louis drax is an accidentprone french boy. For everybody who thought theyd never see another novel like the lovely bones, a neurologist in provence struggles to get a comatose nineyearold to tell what put him into a persistent vegetative. Pascal has a background thats perfect for helping louis drax and others find out what happen to him, but using this is too inconsistent and turns it into the scifi movie that i thought it would be looking at the poster, but takes you out of what they are trying to do.
Louis falls off a cliff on his 9th birthday after surviving 8 suspicious accidents in the last 8 years. The ninth life of louis drax haunts the reader with two voices. But overall, i liked what is going on with the 9th life of louis drax. On his ninth birthday, louis suffers a mysterious fall from a cliff and ends up in dr.245 1479 21 787 932 777 820 37 895 1404 1481 1112 1440 372 372 125 1308 1126 1071 1536 776 474 915 245 232 990 640 1389 1215 785 572 344 79 644 1062 1274 611