The Warning



➹ [Read] ➵ The Warning By Paul Pen ➼ – E17streets4all.co.uk A strange pattern of death emerges in a small Spanish town in this novel of twisting suspense by international bestselling author Paul Pen I don t wish to frighten you, reads the anonymous note introv A strange pattern of death emerges in a small Spanish town in this novel of twisting suspense by international bestselling author Paul Pen I don t wish to frighten you, reads the anonymous note introverted and bullied eight year old Leo Cruz finds in his backpack All the sender asks is that he avoid a certain spot on a certain day, or he ll die Leo has reason to be afraid The Warning hearkens back to nearly a decade ago to the same site, where a murder has become local folklore and a favorite campfire tale reinvented year after year by the kids of Arenas, a small Spanish townLeo s parents initially suspect the lonely boy s cruel classmates The perfect joke to terrorize an impressionable victim Unless, as they come to believe, it s Leo himself who is the author of The WarningIs Leo being lured to an unavoidable fate Is someone taking bullying to a dangerous new level Or is there something else at work in Arenas, a town with intersecting destinies and a century of secrets.The Warning

Paul Pen is a bestselling Spanish author whose four novels have been translated to many languages The Light of the Fireflies was his first book to be translated to English, becoming an international bestseller This book was followed by Desert Flowers and Under the Water, with which he reaffirmed his unmistakable brand of literary suspense and ability to create a deeply immersive reading experience for the mind, heart and nerves Now, his debut novel of almost ten years ago, The Warning, is being published in English for the first time, finally offering readers around the globe the chance to read a story already adapted to the big screen in Motion pictures of The Light of the Fireflies and Desert Flowers are also in development, the latter scripted by Pen himself In his capacity as scriptwriter, Pen is working on a forthcoming Netflix series while he writes his next novelPrepare to be shocked, charmed touched, horrified Prepare for darkness and light Love and terror This is Pen s unique brand of suspense fiction, with echoes of Dahl, King and Hitchcock His razor sharp, irresistible storytelling is carefully and generously concocted to be enjoyed both by the masses and thebookishly sophisticated Paul Pen es autor de las novelas El aviso, El brillo de las luci rnagas y La casa entre los cactus, adem s de varios relatos La traducci n al ingl s de su segunda novela, The Light of the Fireflies, se alz a la tercera posici n de los libros m s vendidos enUSA, superando las cien mil copias vendidas Su primera novela, El aviso, fue llevada al cine en , dirigida por Daniel Calparsoro Las siguientes se encuentran tambi n en proceso de adaptaci n al cine, la ltima con guion del propio autor En su labor como guionista, Paul Pen prepara adem s una serie para Netflix de pr ximo estreno Un matrimonio perfecto es su ltima y asfixiante novelaLa escritura de Paul Pen es una potente experiencia para la mente, el coraz n y los nervios Su manejo del suspense es igualmente capaz de impactar y emocionar, de horrorizar y conmover, combinando a la perfecci n la luz y la oscuridad, el amor y el terror Su estilo certero, sencillo pero profundo, con ecos de Dahl, de King o de Hitchcock, atrae tanto a seguidores casuales amantes de los superventas, como a los m s oscuros y sofisticados lectores.

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  • Paperback
  • 286 pages
  • The Warning
  • Paul Pen
  • 09 February 2019
  • 1542004578

10 thoughts on “The Warning

  1. says:

    EXCERPT I don t wish to frighten you, but it s impossible to explain any other way Please do not go to the gas station in Arenas The American s store Do not go there on August 14, 2009 I don t want to scare you, but it could be the day of your death Don t go I m sorry, I had to warn you ABOUT THIS BOOK I don t wish to frighten you, reads the anonymous note introverted and bullied eight year old Leo Cruz finds in his backpack All the sender asks is that he avoid a certain spot on a cert EXCERPT I don t wish to frighten you, but it s impossible to explain any other way Please do not go to the gas station in Arenas The American s store Do not go there on August 14, 2009 I don t want to scare you, but it could be the day of your death Don t go I m sorry, I had to warn you ABOUT THIS BOOK I don t wish to frighten you, reads the anonymous note introverted and bullied eight year old Leo Cruz finds in his backpack All the sender asks is that he avoid a certain spot on a certain day, or he ll die Leo has reason to be afraid The warning hearkens back to nearly a decade ago to the same site, where a murder has become local folklore and a favorite campfire tale reinvented year after year by the kids of Arenas, a small Spanish town.Leo s parents initially suspect the lonely boy s cruel classmates The perfect joke to terrorize an impressionable victim Unless, as they come to believe, it s Leo himself who is the author of the warning.Is Leo being lured to an unavoidable fate Is someone taking bullying to a dangerous new level Or is there something else at work in Arenas, a town with intersecting destinies and a century of secrets MY THOUGHTS I am going to start with an excerpt from the author s foreword I reread The Warning today and suffer when I discover certain passages that I d never write in the same way now I wince at each confusing shift in point of view, I roll my eyes at certain similes and metaphors, and I cringe at characters intrusive thoughts I feel your pain Paul Pen I really do, as I did throughout this read The shifts in not only the point of view, but also the timelines, was confusing Very confusing The story doesn t flow at all It ought to have been creepy and suspenseful the plot certainly had all the right ingredients but I felt none of that In fact, by the time I reached the 40% point, I was skimming, and I continued to do so through to the 90% point where it finally caught my interest I felt nothing for any of the characters they are simply awful and unlikable, except for poor little Leo, bullied both at school and at home, and Linda, the housekeeper I would love to see Paul Pen rewrite this book now, knowing what he does now with severalnovels to his name I believe it would be a vastly different book There is so much potential that could be explored and developed .5 TheWarning NetGalley THE AUTHOR Paul Pen is antop 3 best selling Spanish author whose four novels have been translated to English, German, Italian, Russian and Turkish His book The Light of the Fireflies has sold over 150,000 copies worldwide, while his debut novel El aviso soon to be published in English for the first time was adapted to the big screen in 2018 Motion pictures of The Light of the Fireflies and Desert Flowers are also in development, the latter scripted by Pen himself In his capacity as scriptwriter, Paul Pen is also working on a forthcoming Netflix series DISCLOSURE Thank you toCrossing via Netgalley for providing a digital ARC of The Warning by Paul Pen for review All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions For an explanation of my rating system, please refer to my Goodreads.com profile page or the about page on sandysbookaday.wordpress.com This review and others are also published on Twitter,and my webpage

  2. says:

    DNF

  3. says:

    I DON T WISH TO FRIGHTEN YOU.Eight year old Leo, a uniquely different boy who has become the center of all bullying at his school, opens a note in his backpack addressed To The Nine Year Old Boy Scared, shaking in terror, Leo gives the note to his parents who, by the way, should be nominated for the worst parents in all of literature They assume that Leo has written the note for attention and add to his torment rather than comprehending the danger.In the same, small Spanish town, a series I DON T WISH TO FRIGHTEN YOU.Eight year old Leo, a uniquely different boy who has become the center of all bullying at his school, opens a note in his backpack addressed To The Nine Year Old Boy Scared, shaking in terror, Leo gives the note to his parents who, by the way, should be nominated for the worst parents in all of literature They assume that Leo has written the note for attention and add to his torment rather than comprehending the danger.In the same, small Spanish town, a series of robbery murders have been occurring for nearly a century The note suggests that little Leo could possibly be the next to die.In the introduction, the author, Paul Pen, apologizes for this, his first book, explaining that while we in the US are just now reading The Warning, it was his first work and therefore flawed insert laughing here If The Warning is his most flawed work then I cannot imagine how incredible his subsequent work has to be The Warning is classical horror at its finest and by horror I am referring to the original genre that brought us Frankenstein, The Yellow Wallpaper, Shirley Jackson s work and the first writings of Stephen King It is the genre that will leave you with an uneasy feeling, have you looking over your shoulder for something which you cannot name Paul Pen has given us a tale in which you hope for a happily after ending knowing that there cannot be one can there Told in alternate timelines nearly a decade apart, The Warning is the story of Aaron, Andrea and David who are attempting to cope with the senseless shooting of David Aaron believes he has found a link from David s shooting to three others in the past He hopes to stop a fourth one in the future, even if he drives himself insane in the process Alternately, there is Leo a child who is tormented by bullies and by his own mother relentlessly Aaron concludes that it is Leo who will be killed Now he has to convince others and attempt to stop a killing that will happen nine years in the future.While the book started a tiiiinny bit slow for me, it quickly all came together and rapidly became a book that absolutely floored me, so much so that I read this one in one sitting It truly is one of the best books of any genre that I have read in ages Even if you don t think that you like horror, this is a book that you will not want to miss It isn t zombie apocalypse horror, it is true, psychological drama at its best.Paul Pen s books have been made into Netflix movies, including The Warning, and he currently is working on a Netflix series Currently you can see The Warning on Netflix but not until you read the book

  4. says:

    Amazing First Novel by Paul Pen It s not often to enjoy an author s works and then learn of a book written before the others Wow This was an unexpected and unpredictable reading experience How much of life is free will, fate, or controlled by something else This early work by Paul Pen reveals the dysfunctional issues of a supposedly normal family amid strange and surprising secrets the storyline reveals If you ve enjoyed the prior English translations of Pen s innovative writing, then you Amazing First Novel by Paul Pen It s not often to enjoy an author s works and then learn of a book written before the others Wow This was an unexpected and unpredictable reading experience How much of life is free will, fate, or controlled by something else This early work by Paul Pen reveals the dysfunctional issues of a supposedly normal family amid strange and surprising secrets the storyline reveals If you ve enjoyed the prior English translations of Pen s innovative writing, then you ll also enjoy his first work now in English.Set in a small village in Southern Spain, this novel explores the unresolved conflicts, misunderstandings, and lost trust between parents and Leo, their only son, trying to survive bullying at school and just growing up Simultaneously, the author s storytelling ties another family s tragedies nine years earlier in a related plotline in alternating chapters Pen s phychodramatic tale toys with the mysterious similarities of several tragedies in the small town across a hundred years Lots of twists and turns keep this short read engaging and a book not to be put down before you re finished.I was not disappointed and delighted in seeing the author s first novel attempt His preface apologizes for his early novice writing errors, but I couldn t see them because Simon Bruni s exceptional translation from Spanish to English must have corrected or disguised any prior imperfections.I also appreciated the companion Audible narration that complements the thought provoking storyline.Paul Pen s provocative approach to exploring the hidden side of otherwise normal families again reveals itself in this work.Well done again

  5. says:

    Este es el tercer libro que leo de Pen y ya empiezo a reconocer un poco su sello Este es su primer libro publicado y puedo decir que lo sent un poco m s ligero que los siguientes, lo que no significa que sea un libro suave o no logre ese efecto que lo caracteriza La historia, al igual que las otras, me parece que tiene un argumento original y diferente a lo que solemos encontrar dentro de este g nero, sin embargo debo reconocer que me cost mucho entender los tiempos y descubrir a donde nos q Este es el tercer libro que leo de Pen y ya empiezo a reconocer un poco su sello Este es su primer libro publicado y puedo decir que lo sent un poco m s ligero que los siguientes, lo que no significa que sea un libro suave o no logre ese efecto que lo caracteriza La historia, al igual que las otras, me parece que tiene un argumento original y diferente a lo que solemos encontrar dentro de este g nero, sin embargo debo reconocer que me cost mucho entender los tiempos y descubrir a donde nos quer a llevar el autor con esos brincos del tiempo, pero una vez involucrada no pod a para de leer Yo sin duda seguir con los relatos cortos y con lo que nos brinde en un futuro

  6. says:

    Me mantuvo relativamente intrigada.Mi decepci n e incredulidad es que el autor no aporta ni un s lo argumento o teor a para sustentar o justificar la premisa clave de toda la historia ni el destino , ni la actividad c smica , ni el plan maquiav lico de un asesino en serie , ni una maldici n ancestral , ni los extraterrestres NADA Por lo que, aunque el final resultara previsible fue absurdo.

  7. says:

    Wow Unputdownable Creepy and spine tingling Hard to put down Pick up this winner of a book but don t blame me if you don t get anything done Happy reading TheWarning NetGalley

  8. says:

    La fuerza del destino en versi n thriller Saber lo que va a ocurrir, lo evita o lo provoca Novela de misterio con tintes metaf sicos y hasta de ci ncia ficci n Muy buena, ideal para leer de viaje o en la playa.Y de fondo, una reflexi n sobre el bullying.

  9. says:

    Mejor se hubiese muerto la hija de puta de Victoria Vieja conchuda

  10. says:

    Rese a de El Aviso, de Paul PenLa historia gira en torno a un local gasolinera donde se producen asesinatos cada x tiempo La historia se desarrolla entre dos tiempos diferentes y entre la perspectiva de diferentes personajes.Los personajes son bastante notables Aar n, portagonista de la historia, es bastante carism tico y parece que es el que saca un poco a flote la historia La historia que se desarrolla durante la secuencia de Aar n es la m s vertiginosa y entretenida La de Leo, otro protag Rese a de El Aviso, de Paul PenLa historia gira en torno a un local gasolinera donde se producen asesinatos cada x tiempo La historia se desarrolla entre dos tiempos diferentes y entre la perspectiva de diferentes personajes.Los personajes son bastante notables Aar n, portagonista de la historia, es bastante carism tico y parece que es el que saca un poco a flote la historia La historia que se desarrolla durante la secuencia de Aar n es la m s vertiginosa y entretenida La de Leo, otro protagonista, se me hizo m s aburrida y tediosa La raz n por la que suceden los asesinatos no queda bastante clara y la premisa general del libro torna en un por qu El final es desgarrador, impactante y emocionante.Notas 3.5 56.5 10

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