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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And, more than that, there are pieces which show that Krystian Bala wrote this book as a kind of private diary. Polish author jailed over killing he used as plot. 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 for days afterwards: He always used to remember Mother’s Day.

And in the meantime, Janiszewski’s relationship with his own wife improved.

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

Fiction imitated life, it would seem, but only so far. Irystian detective, Jacek Wroblewski, unwillingly inherited the case of Dariusz Janiszewski, who was found dead floating in a lake. It was as if Bala had written a fictional version of the real-life killing in his novel.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. He had been missing for more than a month. He then expands his research and begins to analyze how the book had been promoted. Bala has denied knowing him. 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’.

Seventeen years, to be bals. But there was no serious girlfriend until he met Stanislawa inon one of his regular fishing trips. His family and lawyer said they planned to appeal. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. According to this, English translations aren’t available.


Polish Murder Stranger Than Fiction

Even so, Stasia explains to the detective that her husband learned about what had happened through a private detective he’d hired to follow his wife. He eventually realizes that the victim’s bank cards were never used again after his murder.

The first police investigation was abandoned in May after officers failed to find a single lead. Prosecutors believed the motive for the killing was tied to jealousyas Bala had assumed that his estranged wife was having an affair with Janiszewski.

Bala, who has protested his innocence and who contends that the details in krystiaj book were gleaned from press reports, is planning to appeal, according to his lawyer. To defend himself, Bala tries to claim that the authorities and the media had tortured and kidnapped him. Fascinated by the story, he begins to dive back into the investigation.

They also noted similarities between the character Chris in the novel, krystiwn the author, who also goes by that nickname while traveling abroad and in email communications. 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. Over the subsequent days, the police pathologist would find that Janiszewski had been denied food and water jrystian three days before his death.

According to a judge’s ruling this week in the western Polish city of Wroclaw, Bala was drawing not on his imagination for that scene, but on his own experience. Soon after the clip aired, the program’s Web site dedicated to the case received hits from computers in Singapore, South Korea and Japan.

The man on the line sounds agitated, so she gives him her son’s mobile number. In Decemberthree friends noticed a dead body floating in the water. Wife seen as ‘property’. 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 amo.


He claims he found Janiszewski’s mobile in a cafe and brushes aside inconvenient facts as ‘lies’. The first police officers on the scene were struck by the strange way the victim had been tied up: InGrann’s article was optioned to be made into a movie by Focus Films.

Bala has denied knowing him. Now I’ve lost my life. But police were unable to make progress in their investigation, and six months later they shelved the case. The publication of Amoka sex-driven potboiler about a group of sadists recounting their exploits and taunting police revived speculation about the murder.

In response, Bala jokes: He refuses to address the evidence stacked up against him, dismissing the case as a giant police conspiracy to dismantle his right to freedom of expression.

Krystian Bala

Krystian Bala born is a Polish writer and photographer. Does he feel any compassion for Janiszewski’s family? Stina Zar rated it did not like it Mar 30, Hojenska said a host of circumstantial evidence led to the verdict.

She was also blond, pretty and liked to party.

Nataly LY rated it it was amazing Oct 01, In their arguments, prosecutors said that Janiszewski was believed to be seeing Bala’s ex-wife at the time of the businessman’s disappearance. To answer that maok, we have to go back a few years.

Bala is barely 5 ft 7in and looks more like a postgraduate student than a criminal mastermind. The corpse bore livid bruises from repeated beatings and a series of knife wounds.

Pole orchestrated murder of suspected love rival Police krystain until they read gruesome thriller.