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Jusqu'à la folie (original 2007; edition 2012)

by Jesse Kellerman, Julie Sibony (Traduction)

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Title:Jusqu'à la folie
Authors:Jesse Kellerman
Other authors:Julie Sibony (Traduction)
Info:J'AI LU - LIBRIO (2012), Broché, 448 pages
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Trouble by Jesse Kellerman (2007)

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Jonah Stem is a medical student who has just begun a surgical rotation; he is so exhausted that he barely can keep one foot moving in front of the other. He's in the middle of a late-night errand when he encounters a woman being attacked on the street; his intervention is impulsive, reactive and successful. The victim is saved, and the attacker somehow winds up dead. Stem gets his 15 minutes of fame, and life goes on --- but suddenly it becomes very different for him.

What a wicked web Jesse weaves! I enjoyed reading this book. Carmen Coves may be a bit over the top, but truth is stranger than fiction when it comes to personality disorders. I say borderline with strong self-defeating tendencies. Jesse has a creative mind and knows how to tell a story. In many ways he's outclassed his illustrious parents, ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
Relatively ok. I found that he talked over my head a lot. I am an avid reader and have a decent vocabulary, but he, unnecessarily, used very complex sentences and words that made reading the book a bit slow. A thriller should be exciting to read and not laborious... However, I did like the story and thought that is was pretty good, though slow. ( )
  jlouise77 | Jun 27, 2014 |
Too much medical terminology. Sure the main character is a medical student, but enough already. There you go, no stars.
  alpobc | Aug 1, 2013 |
I liked everything about this book but the ending. It just seemed to end abruptly. ( )
  BevFuller | Mar 10, 2013 |
Trouble tells the story of Jonah Stem, a twenty-something medical student living and working in Manhattan. Overworked and a bit of a pushover, Jonah’s life is upended when he comes upon a woman being stabbed in the street and makes the fateful decision to intervene. In the process of saving the woman’s life he accidentally kills her attacker.

The woman whose life he saved buys him a thank-you drink that leads to a passionate love affair. Jonah’s happiness is short-lived however, as her masochistic tendencies rise to the surface and are only further inflamed when Jonah attempts to end their relationship. Finding himself relentlessly stalked, Jonah’s life quickly begins to unravel, rapidly descending from complicated to all-out nightmare.

For the first half of the novel Kellerman ably crafts a narrative of mounting tension that envelopes both the reader and his protagonist Jonah Stem. Yet in the second half he allows the story’s tension (as well as the reader’s concern for Jonah) to slowly deteriorate to near nothing, rendering any attempt to portray Jonah’s wavering grip on his sanity as forced. By the time Kellerman comes to the novel’s abrupt and unsatisfying conclusion, the reader is so far removed from the characters that little, if any, of the emotional impact Kellerman is reaching for is felt. ( )
  dianestm | Aug 25, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399154035, Hardcover)

Jesse Kellerman's debut thriller wowed the critics. His latest sets the bar even higher.

Young, idealistic, and overworked, Jonah is living the lonely life of a medical student in New York City when he accidentally stumbles across a murder in progress: a woman, being stabbed to death in the middle of the sidewalk. Without thinking, he rushes in to protect her-inadvertently killing her attacker in the process.

Thrust into the media spotlight, crushed by guilt, Jonah quickly learns that heroism isn't all it's cracked up to be. He receives a shower of unwanted attention-and hostility-from his superiors. The district attorney wants to "interview" him. The family of the dead man wants revenge.

Everything is further upended when the woman whose life he saved shows up at his apartment. What begins as a thank-you drink turns into a wildly passionate love affair. As their relationship deepens, however, Jonah realizes that she isn't quite the woman she appears to be. His nightmare has only begun, and the price of kindness will turn out to be higher than he could have imagined.

Expertly crafted and chillingly suspenseful, Trouble is a heart-stopper: proof positive that Jesse Kellerman has joined the "first ranks of mystery and suspense writers" (Forbes).

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"Young, idealistic, and overworked, Jonah Stem is living the lonely life of a medical student in New York City when he accidentally stumbles across a murder in progress: a woman being stabbed to death in the middle of the sidewalk. Without thinking, Jonah rushes in to protect her - inadvertently killing her attacker in the process." "Thrust into the media spotlight, crushed by guilt, Jonah quickly learns that heroism isn't all it's cracked up to be. He receives a shower of unwanted attention - and hostility - from his superiors. The district attorney wants to "interview" him. The family of the dead man wants revenge." "And everything is further upended when the woman whose life he saved shows up at his apartment. What begins as a thank-you drink turns into a wildly passionate love affair. As their relationship deepens, however, Jonah realizes that she isn't quite the woman she appears to be. His nightmare has only begun, and the price of kindness will turn out to be higher than he could have imagined."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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