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Johanna Sinisalo
Birth date: June 22, 1958
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Libromancer's Apprentice
Libromancer's Apprentice rated it 2 years ago
The Core of the Sun is a must-read for fans of The Handmaid's Tale, set in an alternate historical present Finland 'eusistocracy' that revolves around public health and social stability, and where women are bred for beauty and subservience. Women who meet the beauty and subservience standards are al...
Alissa rated it 3 years ago
I was very taken with the idea of a fantasy book written by a Finnish author and steeped into Nordic folklore. This story is different from my usual reads (epic/low fantasy) and the worldbuilding is particular, consisting in several explanations, poems or details about trolls and other topics relate...
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom
This is another of those books which has been sitting on my TBR bookcase for a while, so I'm feeling quite pleased with myself for actually reading them - if I recall correctly, Not Before Sundown (which has also been published as Troll) was initially recommended to me at the London WorldCon when th...
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it 3 years ago
I do love a good unsubtle dystopia. In this Finnish Weird novel, the government has strictly defined gender and aligned citizen's rights based on this classification. And this book is relentless in presenting the disadvantage to women these classifications represent while not conflating those roles ...
Libromancer's Apprentice
Libromancer's Apprentice rated it 3 years ago
I'm not even sure where to start reviewing this one. The summary on the book page does the book no justice and fails to capture the feeling of the setting. Compulsively engaging and strangely vulnerable. Certain story elements are not surprising, the pieces clearly laid towards them, but they a...
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