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Reader Comments on Blueeyedboy

Never has one of my books received such a “Marmite” reaction. Love it or hate it? What kind of reader are you?

Sarah Hardie

... authors will on hearing the name Joanne Harris probably think Chocolat. ... This is how I found Blue Eyed Boy and let me tell you, it was a surprise

Angel Magazine

… finely wrought and intricately nuanced…

Mr T. Heald (via Amazon)

“A nasty piece of work.”

Henry Sutton (Daily Mirror)

Beware unreliable narrators (there are two here) along with a huge plot twist at the end. Harris's prose is certainly powerful enough for the job. But don't expect an easy – or comfortable – ride.

Emma Lee-Potter (Daily Express)

…it terrified the living daylights out of me.

Geoff Braterman (via Amazon)

If you are of a sensitive disposition, easily offended or shocked perhaps Blue Eyed Boy is not for you. For everyone else, this is one of the most thrilling, challenging and ultimately exciting novels ever written. Read it!

Melissa Katsoulis (The Times)

Harris can draw the essence of a character with a few devastating lines, and B.B.’s weird mother — a spiky, mercurial piece of work with a collection of china dogs as huge and lovingly tended to as her grief over her two dead sons — is menacingly memorable.

A. Winter (via Amazon).

“ …weird, disturbing... set me wondering how her mind works to create such a plot...”

Teresa (Lovely Treez book blog).

I loved the whole unsettling process! It’s very refreshing to not have everything set out in black and white and handed to you on a plate but to come to your own conclusions whilst being thrown the occasional red herring, or is that just your mind playing tricks on you… Definitely an A* from me.

Penny Mumford (via Amazon).

…some of the best stories haunt you for ages, resurfacing at odd moments and make you question your life as you know it, this is one such book and for me emulates the feelings I had as a child after reading the real Grimm’s fairy stories - fear, excitement, wariness and yet greed for more of the same.

Jemima Valentino .

I have read some intense books this year, and have loved many, but Blueeyedboy jumps to the top of the pile. Now this book is inside my head, I don't think it will ever leave.

Philippa Logan (Oxford Times).

Unquestionably a masterpiece of deception and fantasy…

G. Lintott (via Amazon).

“I took one look at the synopsis on the cover and decided not to read it.”

English Articles and Reviews

'A dark Rubik's cube read' Review by Leigh Andrews on the Media Update website

Review by Cushla McKinney from the Otago Daily Times

Review on the Book Bag website

Brief Review in The Guardian under "Crime Novels Round-up" heading

Brief review on City A.M. website

Review from the Lovely Treez Website

Review by Nina Caplan in the Financial Times

Review by Henry Sutton in The Daily Mirror

Interview with Joanne about blueeyedboy in Metro

Review and Other Information on the Love Reading Website

Review by Sheena Hasting in the Yorkshire Post

Brief Review from Great British Life website

'Chocolate with a twist' Review from Blackpool Gazette

Article by Phillipa Logan from The Oxford Times, 25 March 2010

Article/interview from Scotland on Sunday about blueeyedboy

Articles and Reviews following the Spanish Launch

Joanne Harris: 'El crimen perfecto aún no se ha hecho. Es como la novela perfecta'

From El Mundo by Álvaro Cortina

Joanne Harris entra en el ciberespacio en su novela "Chico de ojos azules"


Articles and Reviews following the Portuguese Launch

Novo livro de Joanne Harris tem sabor a sangue - 20/09/2010

Interview in the daily national newspaper, DM.

Joanne Harris guarde historias da Madeira -19/09/2010

Report on Joanne's book presentation in Jornal da Madeira

Joanne Harris - Ha vida para além de "chocolate"

Interview in Noticias Magazine. Our link is to a PDF version - which is a large file!

Articles and Reviews following the Italian Launch

Review in La Valsusa (8/12/20102010) (PDF)

Review in Giornale di Brescia (8/12/2010) (PDF)

Review in Cultura (2010) (PDF)

Interview/Article in Corriere del Ticino (22/11/2010) (PDF)

Interview on Eclipse website (15/11/202)

Review on I Libri website (16/11/2010)

Interview/Article on Helios website (not dated)

Review/Article in Sherlock Magazine (16/11/2010)

Interview in Metro (PDF)

Review in Corriere Della Sera Milano  (PDF)

Review/Interview on Tempostretto, by Francesco Musolini

Review/Interview in L'Unone Sarda (14/11/2010) (PDF)

Review on Zebuk

Interview on Zebuk

Interview on Affaritaliani

Interview on greenyellowale blog

Interview on Nuovasocieta

Review and Profile on Librinews

Review on Storie di Libri website

Review on Nealine website

Review on Recensione Libro website

Review on Q Libri website

Book Launch announcement on In Milano website

Review on the Pegasus Descending blog

Review on Lettura Blog