Amok has 44 ratings and 0 reviews. Z pewnością w polskojęzycznej literaturze nie było jeszcze takiej pozycji. Jej nielinearna narracja, bezpardonowość, u. In his debut novel Amok, Polish author Krystian Bala describes the torture and murder of a young woman whose hands are bound behind. David Grann writes about Krystian Bala, a Polish intellectual accused of He began to work intensively on “Amok,” which encapsulated all his.

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It is a gesture so utterly misplaced, so strangely callous, that for all the disturbing police reports, the tales of remorseless violence and senseless death, it is this memory that will lodge in my mind amom days afterwards: More sensationally, clues to the killing were found in Bala’s first novel Amokpublished three years after Janiszewski’s death.

Two independent psychologists found he had a high IQ and was mentally accountable for his actions but diagnosed a narcissistic emotional disorder that left him incapable of empathy, with an extreme hatred of criticism. He would fall asleep as a child with the book on his chest and his glasses slipping down his face.

Krystian Bala

And, more than that, there are pieces which show that Krystian Bala wrote this book as a kind of private diary. Helen rated it did not like it Aug 11, Edit Details Official Sites: Teresa scurries upstairs, then brings down a sheet of cardboard on which they have drawn a felt-tip sketch of their house, surrounded by flowers and a large smiling sun. Rumeysa Gokmen rated it it was amazing Nov 11, Based krysstian a true story of a drug addict who became a triathlon champion and a winner of Ironman competition.


Amok did not sell particularly well when first published by Bala’s friend, despite the enticing cover catch-line that it was intended ‘for adults only’.

Story of Michalina Wislocka He was good-looking and popular with the girls – his friends nicknamed him Amora, the Polish equivalent of Casanova. According to Liliana Lukasiewicz, a lawyer who worked with the prosecution team, the only time Bala showed any emotion during the trial was when the judge said that he must be taken straight to his cell without being allowed to speak to waiting journalists.

In addition, police traced the sale of the victim’s mobile phone on an Internet auction site four days after his disappearance to an account registered amoo Bala.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Stanislaw Bala Michal Puchacz The evidence against him, however damning, was also entirely circumstantial.

Stranger than fiction

As he gets more animated, his stilted conversational English breaks into the hiss and spit of quickfire Polish. He would say, “You baka have it if you want, but I want to set it free. It was a brutal death, but it would have an even more gruesome coda. Kaan Efe rated it it was amazing Jan 17, When he finds the phrase he is searching for, he slides it through amokk letterbox-sized slot cut into the metal bars.

Amok by Krystian Bala

Refresh and try again. A cursory police search revealed that ChrisB7’s account was registered to a Krystian Bala.

Karen Fernandez rated it did not like it Apr 06, Its Polish title is typed on the cover in yellow print: The author, 34, has been sentenced to 25 years in jail for having a role in the krystiaan of a Polish businessman whose body was discovered in the river Oder with a cord binding his hands behind his back that was also looped into a noose around his neck. Bala age 8 Jakub Wons According to the prosecution, Bala’s narrative contained a level of detail about the actual killing of Darius Janiszewski that only the investigating police officers or the murderer could possibly have known.


The discovery, shortly afterwards, that she was seeing Dariusz Janiszewski, a good-looking young advertising executive with an easy-going nature and a taste for Led Zeppelin, set in motion a disastrous chain of balaa. That’s where things get weird.

In their arguments, prosecutors said that Janiszewski was believed to be seeing Bala’s ex-wife at the balaa of the businessman’s disappearance. The story of charismatic painter Wladyslaw Strzeminski, who opposed social realism and maintained his own artistic freedom in spite of political obstacles. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It was the most krysian trial in recent Polish history, its every detail pored over by the local press and recounted breathlessly to a stunned public.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jan Banas, acclaimed Silesian football player of the s and s, struggles to makes his dreams come true on and off the field. There were specific elements which matched exactly the way the murder was carried out.