Publish date: August 31st 2009
Publisher: Harvill Press
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Scandinavian Literature
Series: Reykjavík Murder Mystery (#3)
bookshelves: teh-brillianz, published-2000, mystery-thriller, iceland Read on November 14, 2010 Also known as Jar City, which is the name of the filmThe film before the book - okay, I'll reprimand myself later! A man is found murdered in his Reykjavik flat. There are no obvious clues apart fr...
Decent police procedural, good characterization and plot. Author uses the Icelandic location to create an almost noirish feel - very atmospheric, though the book lacks tension.
I've taken an interest to Iceland ever since I read Halldór Laxness. Seeing there are a few Icelandic authors in translation - or maybe they are indeed just a few - I wanted to explore this country through the detective novels of Arnaldur Indriðason, as well. Luckily, he gives some interesting insig...
I'm not precisely certain that I like Arnaldur Indriðason's Icelandic mysteries, but I certainly can't stop reading them! I enjoy the Icelandic setting, which feels very different from what I'm used to in the US (or in the British mysteries that I love.) Like many European novelists, Indriðason se...
I guess only the Scandinavian writers can come up with a crime and a subplot as bizarre as this. And the most wonderful part of the whole setup is that they make it look and sound so normal. Which is not at all normal, as these countries in which the books are set, in this case Iceland, has the lowe...
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