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Youth Book : Border Experience

Timo grid with a high rate of speed on his motor scooter through the night. He is looking forward to the encounter with Hannah, because they are for six months a Couple of, and he has come up with a great gift for you. Although the rain takes the view that he overhauled in the dangerous maneuver a tractor – just, once again, went well. But the car that takes him the right of way, sees Timo too late. "A fraction of a second before the impact, the time slowed down. The blast came as if from a distance, the massive jolt, of the Timo out of the saddle raised and him about the strange car catapulted, not hurt. He flew. Was hovering...“ And then nothing is there.

Ursula Poznanski begins their youth Thriller "Thalamus" with a serious accident. How are you supposed to survive such an impact? And in what Constitution? The title may give a first indication, because the Thalamus is the cortex upstream Filter that processes the incoming information before they are conveyed to the cerebral cortex.

First of all, does not seem to rain in Timo's brain a lot. "Something was broken, the connection between his thoughts and the ability to Express them, existed." Timo seems to be in the head still reasonably clear, but he can't Express himself or understand. He produced only unintelligible Gebrummel. One Night, he tears off all the hoses and found the nurses at the door, even though he can't bend hardly his leg. How he came to the door?

Timo says things he can't say

Poznanski describes the strenuous everyday life of severely injured Timo learns from the surgeon that you open the ceiling of his skull and then in a künstlíches coma have posted here – that sounds very threatening and dangerous. For Timo this is all a nightmare, because his head is working again. He can think, but not react, and only through tentative head movements to communicate. After a few weeks, he comes in a rehabilitation centre.

There, he meets Carl, a fun bird, with whom he gets on well, although he can't speak. Carl makes sure that he learns the other roommate. He rides him in a wheelchair through the house and the Park. Everything seems to be in order, until one Night, Timos room is neighboring to Magnus in front of his bed and says: "I could strangle you with my pillow if I'd like it." During the day, Magnus is almost motionless in his bed. Timo thinks there will be a medical Sensation, but how is he supposed to tell someone? There's something wrong in this rehab center, in which he soon makes sensational progress and then setbacks must be there, things that he can't tell actually.

What goes on just in that little head of voir?Photo: Loewe

The author moves in the border areas of science or deals with the consequences of technical achievements, such as the drones in her novel "Elanus". In the "Thalamus" focuses on the latest medical techniques, the scope of this work should not be to betray the exciting end. Poznanski constructed a fascinating Plot with interesting characters that need to come clear on a number of different ways with the most severe injuries. Anyone who reads "Thalamus", and by Bicycle on the road, it will be a little more careful and wear a helmet. But this is only a side effect of this exciting Thriller, which explores Reasonable and the limits of the ethical. It's about Power and influence, ambition and career. You think ancestors towards the end, how the story ends, however, Poznanski will always find new Tricks to increase the tension almost Unbearable. The desire for the next novel.

Ursula Poznanski: Thalamus. Roman. Loewe Verlag, Bindlach 2018. 448 pages. 16,95 €. From The Age Of 14.

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