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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Stranger than fiction | Books | The Guardian

A Polish pulp fiction writer was sentenced to 25 years in jail yesterday for his role in a grisly case of abduction, torture and murder, a crime that he then used for the plot of a bestselling thriller. On 5 September in a court in the Lower Silesian city of Wroclaw, Bala, 34, was found guilty of co-ordinating the torture, semi-starvation and eventual murder of his ex-wife’s former lover.

He is preparing an appeal with his lawyer and plans to sue the police for damages.

Nataly LY rated it it was amazing Oct 01, Bala has denied knowing him. In Wroclaw jail, a grim neo-Gothic building containing a jumbled maze of oak staircases and dingy, linoleum-lined corridors, the bespectacled Krystixn looks strangely out of place.

He also takes notice of a note in the file. MuhammEd Araz rated it it was amazing Aug 06, Several character witnesses came forward to testify that Bala was an aggressive drunk and a borderline compulsive liar, prone to frequent outbursts of ‘pathological jealousy’. As he talks, Bala bends back its spine and thumbs through the volume urgently, his eyes, framed by square wireless spectacles, skimming rapidly across the page.

The case drew widespread media coverage in Poland and resulted in increased sales of the novel as readers looked for clues in the novel to the real-life events of Janiszewski’s killing.


Polish Murder Stranger Than Fiction

No trivia or quizzes yet. They later met in a motel. And they said that a phone card was used to place calls to the victim on the morning of his disappearance as well as to Bala’s girlfriend and parents.

He then asks how and why Bala had Janiszewski’s mobile phone. He always used to remember Mother’s Day. November 13, Date of arrest: In Decemberthree friends noticed a dead body floating in the water. And that’s when they get their lead.

Krystian Bala

Since he was away from his desk, she answered the phone for him. Janiszewski, said to have been having an affair with Bala’s ex-wife, was scooped out of the river Oder near Wroclaw in south-west Poland by fishermen in Decemberfour weeks after going missing.

When Stasia learns that Janiszewski has disappeared, she asks Bala if he had anything to do with it, and he denies it. Fostalicska13 rated it it was amazing Jul 20, Can rated it it was amazing Nov 07, He is the best son I could wish for. Polish author jailed over killing he used as plot. The tip of a big toe protrudes through a hole in his left sock.

Enes rated it it was ok Nov 06, The judge said Bala was driven by jealousy to kill Janiszewski, whom Bala suspected of having an affair with his estranged wife. After speaking with Bala’s acquaintances, they discover that he, too, is obsessed with philosophy and is a heavy drinker. Thank you very much in advance. According to this, English translations aren’t available.

And, more than that, there are pieces which show that Krystian Bala wrote this book as kryztian kind of private diary. Police uncovered evidence that Bala had known the dead man, had telephoned him around the time of his disappearance and had then sold the dead man’s mobile phone on the internet within days of the murder. The police discovered that Bala was visiting those countries on a scuba-diving trip on the relevant dates.


It was the most sensational trial in recent Polish history, its every detail pored over by the local press baa recounted breathlessly to a stunned public.

Krystian Bala – Wikipedia

They were so convinced that the court would release their son at the end of his trial that they had already prepared a ‘Welcome Home’ banner.

The pair never saw each other again. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bala was in Japan, South Korea and the United States on the exact same dates when the site was visited from those countries. One of the main pieces of circumstantial evidence against Bala was his own book, in which an eerily similar murder was committed by the protagonist.

She didn’t feel comfortable getting involved with a married man, remembering the pain she had felt when Bala cheated on her. Bala is working on a second novel tentatively titled De Liryk. Bqla one forum, a fan asks if the krysyian was a way for Bala to express his dark side. The phone had been sold by a certain Chris B.

They got married in Thinking him incapable of doing such a thing, she leaves it at that. The author, 34, has been sentenced to 25 years in jail for having a role krystan the murder 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.