Amok has 30 ratings and 0 reviews. Z pewnością w polskojęzycznej literaturze nie było jeszcze takiej pozycji. Jej nielinearna narracja, bezpardonowość, u. 11 Feb David Grann writes about Krystian Bala, a Polish intellectual accused of He began to work intensively on “Amok,” which encapsulated all his. 6 Sep In his debut novel Amok, Polish author Krystian Bala describes the torture and murder of a young woman whose hands are bound behind.

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Bala has denied knowing him. Police report evidence found on his computer of plans for killing a new victim to tie in with his second novel. No one knows whether he suffocated in this way before being thrown in the Odra or whether he drowned there.

It could be that Krystian Bala is Chris’s creation He will remain in custody for the next two to three weeks while awaiting the outcome of his leave to appeal. Over the subsequent days, the police pathologist would find that Janiszewski had been denied food and water for three days before his death. When Krystian moved out of the couple’s Wroclaw apartment inhe hired a private detective to monitor his wife’s movements.

He had turtles, parrots, fish.

Amok by Krystian Bala. Prosecutors also said someone using Bala’s account on an Internet auction site sold Janiszewski’s cell phone four days after he disappeared. That’s when the last line of the novel takes on its full meaning: According to Janiszewski’s mother, who worked in the same agency as he did, her son received a strange phone call on the day krystixn disappeared. KrysfianGrann’s article was optioned to be made into a movie by Focus Films.

Police quickly identified the victim as Janiszewski, the owner of a local advertising agency who had disappeared four weeks earlier. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


True Crimes: The unbelievable story of a killer who revealed all in his novel

Prosecutors said Janiszewski and Bala’s wife had become friends, and spent a night together in a Wroclaw hotel in the fall of And in the meantime, Janiszewski’s relationship with his own wife improved.

Although he denied baal meeting the murder victim, a search of his bedroom revealed a stash of computer files containing information on Janiszewski and a pen bearing the logo of Janiszewski’s advertising firm, Investor.

Malgorzata Drozdzal, a friend of Bala’s wife, tells the police that during the summer ofwhen the two women were out at a club called the Crazy Horse, she saw Stasia talking to Dariusz Janiszewski. It would culminate in Janiszewski’s brutal death and the bizarre retelling of his gruesome murder, three years later, in a thinly veiled work of fiction.

In Amokwhich has turned out to be a best-seller in Poland, Chris is never caught and gets away with murder. Police struggled to dig up any clues until a tip five years later led them to a novel with an eerily similar murder — and its author, Krystian Bala, who suspected the victim of having an affair with his estranged wife. According to this, English translations aren’t available. Polish author convicted Similarity to grisly work of pulp fiction led police to arrest writer for killing The Associated Press – Sept.

The main character is named Chris, just like the Chris B.

Body found with signs of torture. He always used to remember Mother’s Day. But they might also have noted – as police officer Jacek Wroblewski did – the vivid description of the murder of a young krystlan called Mary, tied up in almost exactly the same way as Janiszewski, stabbed with a Japanese-made knife and left to die. The publication of Amoka sex-driven potboiler about a group of sadists recounting their exploits and taunting police revived speculation about the murder.


Krystian Bala is now serving his sentence in prison.

Then, a year later, during a routine police review of unsolved cases, it was noticed that Janiszewski’s mobile phone had never been recovered from the murder scene. Kystian would say, “You can have it if you want, but I want to set it free.

Polish Murder Stranger Than Fiction – TIME

Just because I write a murder, doesn’t mean I did it in real life. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In a remarkable case that has gripped Poland for kyrstian, Krystian Bala, a writer of blood-curdling fiction, was found guilty of orchestrating balq murder seven years ago of a Wroclaw businessman, Krystisn Janiszewski, in a crime of passion brought on by the suspicion that the victim was sleeping with his ex-wife.

The main character sells the murder weapon a knife in the novel online, just like the mobile phone. I look back to see him grinning, one of his arms outstretched, his thumb pricked up like an over-excited tourist on a day-trip to Disneyland.

Prosecutors say Bala was visiting those countries on those dates. Can rated it it was amazing Nov 07, He talked easily to people and made friends. He then asks how and why Bala had Janiszewski’s mobile phone. Inwhile Bala stayed in prison, an appeals court ordered a retrial of the case. When Stasia learns that Janiszewski has disappeared, she asks Bala if he had anything baala do with it, and he denies it.

Stranger than fiction

Bala says he doesn’t remember because it was five years ago. The case against him, however, remained circumstantial. Does inspiration come from experience or imagination?