The Ninth Life of Louis Drax

The Ninth Life of Louis Drax

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Nine-year-old Louis Drax is a problem child: bright, precocious, deceitful, and dangerously accident-prone. When he falls off a cliff during a picnic, the accident seems almost predestined.

Louis miraculously survives--but the family has been shattered. Louis' father has vanished, his mother is in shock, and Louis lies in a deep coma from which he may never emerge.

In a renowned coma clinic, a specialist tries to coax Louis back to consciousness. But the boy defies medical logic, startling the doctor out of his safe preconceptions, and drawing him inexorably into the dark heart of Louis' buried world. Only Louis holds the key to the mystery surrounding his fall--and he can't communicate. Or can he?

Publisher: New York : Tin House/Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2004.
ISBN: 9781632866219
9780739456361
0739456369
9781582345178
1582345171
Characteristics: 227 p. ;,22 cm.

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GLNovak
Sep 11, 2013

Louis Drax has died many times and now he is on his ninth life - like a cat - but this time he may not recover. He is in a coma and how he got there, how it happened and who is responsible are the questions needing answers. I loved the mystery of it all, the trying to figure out relationships revealed only through the perspectives of the doctors, the police and Louis himself. What is real and what is perception. This is an easy read so you don't have to wait long for resolution.

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macierules
Jan 29, 2011

I loved the suspense and the plot kept me guessing up until the end. This is being made into a movie - and it will be terrific!

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