domingo, 29 de marzo de 2015

Novedad: The Lost Boys Symphony, de Mark Andrew Ferguson

Esta semana se ha puesto a la venta The Lost Boys Symphony, una novela de viajes en el tiempo de Mark Andrew Ferguson que está recibiendo estupendas críticas.

Ésta es su sinopsis:
After Henry's girlfriend Val leaves him and transfers to another school, his grief begins to manifest itself in bizarre and horrifying ways. Cause and effect, once so reliable, no longer appear to be related in any recognizable manner. Either he's hallucinating, or the strength of his heartbreak over Val has unhinged reality itself. 
After weeks of sleepless nights and sick delusions, Henry decides to run away. If he can only find Val, he thinks, everything will make sense again. So he leaves his mother's home in the suburbs and marches toward the city and the woman who he thinks will save him. Once on the George Washington Bridge, however, a powerful hallucination knocks him out cold. When he awakens, he finds himself kidnapped by two strangers--one old, one middle-aged--who claim to be future versions of Henry himself. Val is the love of your life, they tell him. We've lost her, but you don't have to. 
In the meantime, Henry's best friend Gabe is on the verge of breakdown of his own. Convinced he is somehow to blame for Henry's deterioration and eventual disappearance, Gabe is consumed by a potent mix of guilt and sadness. When he is approached by an enigmatic stranger who bears a striking resemblance to his lost friend, Gabe begins to fear for his own sanity. With nowhere else to turn, he reaches out to the only person who can possibly help him make sense of it all: Val. 
The Lost Boys Symphony is a beautiful reminder of what it's like to be young, lost, and in and out of love for the very first time. By turns heartfelt and heartbreaking, Ferguson's debut novel boldly announces the arrival of a spellbinding new talent on the literary stage, in a master feat of empathy and multilayered storytelling that takes adventurous literary fiction to dizzying new heights.

7 comentarios:

  1. OoOoOoOoh que buena pinta. Con lo que me gustan a mi los viajes en el tiempo. La sinopsis parece un mix entre Vicious y The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. Este va a la pila directito.

    El primero que se lo lea que se lo diga al otro :)

  2. ¿Mola, eh? Yo tengo pedida una copia de evaluación, pero no creo que me la den :/ Así que supongo que tú lo leerás primero

  3. Ah, quién sabe. Pero en cuanto pueda le pondré las manos encima :) Ahora estoy liado con Peter V. Brett y los demás asistentes del Grim Gathering 2 de este año.

  4. Ah, vale, ya lo he buscado. Es lo que hubo el año pasado justo antes de la LonCon. ¿Significa eso que no irás al Celsius? :_(

  5. Jaja, este año el Grim Gathering es el 10 de abril en Bristol (así que me pilla cerca). Todavía no sé si iré al Celsius. Me encantaría pero no sé si me podré pedir las vacaciones.

    Lo que me mola del Grim Gathering ese ese feeling que quieren venderle en plan Celsius, de que luego podremos ir a tomar unas pintas con los autores. Aunque luego ya veremos :S