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Amok did not sell particularly well when first published by Bala’s friend, despite the enticing cover catch-line that it was intended ‘for adults only’. Zofia Wichlacz in Amok () Amok () . Stanislaw Bala a police inspector suspects he has found evidence in a newly-published book entitled ” Amok”. 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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The people who did this have still not been found. At the just liberated areas, the Communist Security Service eliminates its enemies under the pretext of punishing “national traitors”.

His lawyer said yesterday that Bala would appeal against the verdict and sentence.

True Crime Thursday: Krystian Bala and Truth-Laced Fiction – Criminal Element

This means that Bala continues to have freer access to books, clothes and family visits than regular inmates in the main prison. To this day, Stanislawa remains so terrified of her ex-husband that she refused to give her full address when she testified in court.

Share this Rating Ampk At a New Year’s Eve party the same year, Bala verbally threatened a barman he thought had been flirting with Stansilawa. It was as if Bala had written a “fictional” version of the real-life killing into his novel, using information only the killer could have known.

He likes to make facile puns – ‘They call it the system; I call it the shitstem’ – delivering them with a half-smile, then repeating them to ensure the joke has registered. She was also blond, pretty and liked to party. The Balas are kind, hospitable people who insist on making me tea ‘with milk – because it’s English’. Sentencing Bala to 25 years’ jail yesterday, Judge Lidia Hojenska admitted that he could not be found directly guilty of carrying out the murder.


Two independent psychologists found he had a high IQ and was mentally accountable for his actions but diagnosed a narcissistic emotional disorder that left him incapable of empathy, with an extreme hatred of criticism. Five years later, a tip led them to Bala’s novel, and the similarities between the fictional and real-life murders.

A murder of a convict held in custody seems to be connected with dark and mysterious events from two years back. Yusuf Kasar rated it really liked it Nov 15, Does he feel any compassion for Janiszewski’s family? A cursory police search revealed that ChrisB7’s account was registered to a Krystian Bala. When he finds the phrase he is searching for, he slides it through a letterbox-sized slot cut into the metal bars.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The most glaring difference: The difference suits him well. Jan Banas, acclaimed Silesian football player of the s and s, struggles to makes his dreams come true on and off the field.

Krystian abandoned his university studies and set up a specialist cleaning company, but the marriage started to crumble.

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. 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 ajok murder of his ex-wife’s former lover. Michalina Wislocka, the most famous and recognized sexologist of communist Poland, fights for the right to publish her book, which will change the sex life of Polish people forever.

Amok – Krystian Bala – Google Books

Thank you very much in advance. In their arguments, prosecutors said that Janiszewski was believed to be seeing Bala’s ex-wife at the time of the businessman’s disappearance. Beginning ofPoland. The case against him, however, remained circumstantial. Preview — Amok by Krystian Bala.


Stranger than fiction

He was good-looking and popular with the girls – his friends nicknamed him Amora, the Polish equivalent of Casanova. Calls were made the same day using the same card to Bala’s girlfriend and to his parents.

Return to Book Page. In the book, the narrator gets away with murder.

Stuart Taylor rated it did not like it Mar 12, They got married in Breaking the Limits In addition, police traced the sale of the victim’s mobile phone on an Internet auction site four days after his disappearance to an account registered to Bala.

What made Bala the man he became? And, more than that, there are pieces which show that Krystian Bala wrote this book as a kind of private diary.

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.

But it was another two years before an anonymous tip-off about the contents of the book prompted police to reopen their investigation. The few who read it were treated to a pulp-fiction orgy of bestiality, pornographic Oedipal complexes and indiscriminate sexual balz. Learn more More Like This.

Hojenska said a host of circumstantial evidence led to the verdict.