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Wolf in White Van: A Novel
白貨車之狼
版本: 平裝224頁  2015 年 9 月 1 日  Picador; Reprint edition出版
ISBN:978-1250074713
內容介紹

“沉靜、神秘、險惡,帶領你進入一個永難忘懷的世界!”— 來自美國暢銷書作家丹尼爾•漢德勒(Daniel Handler)之評論

歡迎加入《絕地逢生》(Trace Italian),這是一個虛擬的電玩世界,一個引人入迷、危機四伏的生存遊戲。你的第一步,將決定攸關生死的終極命運...

少年西恩•菲利浦(Sean Phillips)十七歲時,於一場意外中慘遭毀容。他待在醫院挨過痛苦、漫長的臉部重整手術和療程後,隱居於南加州市郊的自家小公寓,像孤狼般過著與世隔絕的生活。然而,離群索居侷限不了西恩無限的創造才華和豐富的想像力。他在浩瀚無垠的閱讀世界中,得到心靈的慰藉。數年後,西恩以未來浩劫後的荒蕪美國為場景,為全球電動玩家設計一款動作冒險、緊張刺激的電玩遊戲《絕地逢生》(Trace Italian),這是一個角色扮演的生存遊戲。藉著電子郵件的簡訊往返,西恩接受陌生玩家的加入;自己就像個交響樂團的總指揮般,引領玩家進入精心設計的虛擬世界中探險犯難、過生死關。接著,西恩收到玩家在生死關卡的抉擇訊息後,再下達玩家下一關的指令。隨著《絕地逢生》(Trace Italian)的玩家聚集越來越多,不久後,西恩驚覺自己登上了一手獨創的電玩帝國霸主。

當一切看似如此美好,兩個分不清虛實的年輕電玩迷,決定將電玩的虛擬場景帶到真實世界中,卻因此招惹災禍。現為高中生的少年藍斯(Lance)和少女卡麗(Carrie)來自佛羅里達,他倆都是《絕地逢生》(Trace Italian)生存遊戲的玩家。藍斯和卡麗離家出走,只為實現《絕地逢生》(Trace Italian)的實境探險之旅,結局竟然是一死一重傷。西恩以電玩設計者的身分被傳喚出庭,他被迫重新面對久違的現實世界,並承擔眾人對《絕地逢生》(Trace Italian)的反彈聲浪,也被迫回溯讓他人生翻轉的那場意外災難...

作者約翰•達尼埃爾(John Darnielle)是加州獨立搖滾樂團"The Mountain Goats"的靈魂人物,他以優美的文筆、嚴謹的小說結構和令人驚呼的情節,精心鋪陳有如經典奇幻動作片《王者之劍》(Conan the Barbarian)的氛圍,並巧妙融合重金屬搖滾樂、科幻雜誌和文學詩詞等,創作了生平第一本小說《白貨車之狼》(WOLF IN WHITE VAN),內容精采絕倫、高潮迭起,令人激賞。

作者介紹

作者約翰•達尼埃爾(John Darnielle)是加州獨立搖滾樂團"The Mountain Goats"的靈魂人物,此樂團成軍超過二十年,累計發行多達十四張的音樂專輯。約翰•達尼埃爾除了擔任搖滾樂手、作詞和作曲家、吉他手,也是樂團的主唱,常與一代搖滾歌手巴布•狄倫(Bob Dylan) 和著名流行音樂歌手保羅•賽門(Paul Simon)相提並論。現與妻兒居住在北卡羅萊納州杜拉漢市(Durham, North Carolina。

作者官網:
https://www.facebook.com/John-Darnielle-227014550822347/

其他相關:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&text=John+Darnielle&search-alias=books&field-author=John+Darnielle&sort=relevancerank

 

書評

“A stunning meditation on the power of escape, and on the cat-and-mouse contest the self plays to deflect its own guilt.” ―The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice)

“[Wolf in White Van] will back you onto your heels with its capacity for inventiveness in structure, story, and line-writing.” ―GQ

“The prose lives like Sean's imagination: a breathing, glowing thing. In Darnielle's novel, as in his songs, the monstrously true and unbelievably beautiful press up against one another. Together, they begin to dance.” ―NPR

“John Darnielle's novel moves through the mind like a dark-windowed car through a sleepy neighborhood: quiet, mysterious, menacing, taking you places you will never, never get out of your head.” ―Daniel Handler

“Wolf in White Van is utterly magnificent. I was surprised and moved and amazed page after page after page. I am talking about audible gasp type stuff, and also deeper, interior gasps of reflection and astonishment and gratitude. This story is a hard and beautiful human puzzle that will be a pleasure to solve and resolve over many readings. And you can quote me on that. Every day. That is all.” ―John Hodgman

“I can't remember the last time I so willingly followed a narrator into a frame of mind this splintered. (It helps that he's mostly wry about it.) As you read you waver between suspicions that the world itself is ill-made, and concern that the fundamental fault lies within our very brains. As for the writing, I'd go for anything else Darnielle writes like a shot.” ―Helen Oyeyemi, author of Boy, Snow, Bird

“Wolf in White Van is John Darnielle's savage genius gone free range. A meditation on monstrosity, isolation, escape, and transformation, this trance of a novel lures us deep into the labyrinth of one young man's imagination. What we find there is alluring and feral, raw, unflinching and exquisite. Absolutely fucking brilliant.” ―Claire Vaye Watkins, author of Battleborn

“I loved everything about this book. Blisteringly authentic--like a garage-made bomb on a slow-burning fuse, or like Darnielle set out to adapt an old Iron Maiden T-shirt as a literary novel and succeeded beyond anyone's wildest dreams.” ―Austin Grossman, author of Soon I Will Be Invincible and You

“Wolf in White Van is a testament to the ways in which all of us use imagination to survive, and the ways in which that same imagination can take over our lives until there's little else left. It brings us inside both the reality and the fantasy of day-to-day life in the way that only John Darnielle can. Read this book. You'll never hold another one like it.” ―Joseph Fink, creator of Welcome to Night Vale

得獎紀錄

《白貨車之狼》(WOLF IN WHITE VAN)登上紐約時報排行榜並入圍了美國國家圖書獎(National Book Awards)

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