Birth date: May 17, 1936
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Fairly disappointed in this book and I am finished with Lars Gustafson. Three books is a good enough gauge to discover if an author is worth my time. Not one of them as good as the cover blurbs suggested.
What began as a rather interesting read slowly (and unfortunately) developed into a complete bore. After reading a good 87% of this drivel I decided to throw in the towel. I have one more title to attempt to read before I quit for good on this, what I believed to be, promising author.
bookshelves: published-1993, winter20092010, shortstory-shortstories-novellas Read from February 06 to 08, 2010 ** spoiler alert ** There was a man called Torsten Bergman, a thin man with white hair. He was a tiler, born in 1917.A bleak tale told wry. I have been reading bits out to the tilers he...
bookshelves: translation, sweden, published-1978, paper-read, one-penny-wonder, under-500-ratings, plague-disease, dog-steals-the-show Read from November 28 to 30, 2013 Translated by Janet K Swaffar and Guntram H WeberOpening quote: "Dogs! Hangmen's servants!Royal torture mastersHaven't you unde...
I generally like Gustafsson's writings, which are quite varied: novels, autobiographical prose, essays and poetry. As I have no more than a superficial grasp of Swedish and because I lived in Germany when I first discovered Gustafsson, I know his work primarily in German translation. Some of his boo...