当前位置 : 首页  图书 正文

Doppelganger (Reprint Edition)简介,目录书摘

2019-10-11 09:31 来源:京东 作者:京东
edition
Doppelganger (Reprint Edition)
暂无报价
1评论 100%好评
内容简介:Doppelgangers are monsters, hardwired for murder.

They are not supposed to have doubts, but this one does. He wishes he could be different. More human, maybe. But even that can't stop him from killing people so he can take their places and live their lives. He has to do it; it's who he is. 

But when the doppelganger murders a small-town teenager, assumes his shape, and takes over his life, he's shocked by the world he steps into. Engulfed in a whirlwind of peer pressure, messy family dynamics, and a provocative relationship with a beautiful girl, he quickly learns that there's more than one way to be human, and many ways to be a monster.

Told in the tortured voice of a most extraordinary teen, this contemporary gothic romance brews a captivating combination of violence, desire, and atonement. Here is the story of a monster yearning for a human life.
作者简介:A fourth-generation Vermont native, David Stahler, Jr. teaches English literature at an independent high school in addition to being a children's book writer. Stahler made his writing debut with the novel Truesight, "a throught-provoking tale strongly reminiscent of Lois Lowrey's The Giver," according to John Peters of School Library Journal. His second novel, A Gathering of Shades, focuses on the intersection between a boy's grief and the supernatural. Praised for its "fully realized characters" by a Kirkus contributor, Stahler's sophomore effort achieves a depth that raises it "above the formulaic and closer to magic realism," the critic added.

Thirteen-year-old Jacob, the protagonist of Truesight, has grown up blind, as has everyone on his planet as a result of deliberate genetic engineering. However, after a bout with serious headaches, Jacob finds his sight restored, and he is disturbed by what he witnesses around him. Although surrounded by natural beauty, Jacob also witnesses the hypocrisy and immorality of the planet's tightly controlled system. When his ability to see is discovered by the authorities and Jacob is scheduled for sight-removal, he decides to risk his life and leave the safety of his closed society.

Paula Rohrlick, reviewing Truesight in Kliatt, praised the book as a "strong debut," while in Publishers Weekly a critic wrote that, "although the story line can be easily anticipated, Stahler's supple writing and unusual twist should keep readers firmly booked."

In A Gathering of Shades sixteen-year-old Aidan discovers that his grandmother has secretly been feeding ghosts to keep their souls lingering between life and death. After his father passes away, the boy is drawn into the world of dead, devastated by his loss, and finds himself separated from those still living who love him. A Kirkus critic cited the novel as a dark fantasy "closer to magic realism" and praised the "intricate plot" and "fully realized characters." In School Library Journal, Jane Cronkhite noted the parallels to Homer's Odyssey, and called A Gathering of Shades "well written," adding that Stahler's exploration of "issues of grief and recovery" will appeal to "thoughtful teens."
热门推荐文章
相关优评榜
品类齐全,轻松购物 多仓直发,极速配送 正品行货,精致服务 天天低价,畅选无忧
购物指南
购物流程
会员介绍
生活旅行/团购
常见问题
大家电
联系客服
配送方式
上门自提
211限时达
配送服务查询
配送费收取标准
海外配送
支付方式
货到付款
在线支付
分期付款
邮局汇款
公司转账
售后服务
售后政策
价格保护
退款说明
返修/退换货
取消订单
特色服务
夺宝岛
DIY装机
延保服务
京东E卡
京东通信
京东JD+