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Aegipan
Aegipan rated it 2 years ago
One of the books that was nominated for the Dublin International Prize and a few years ago had won the Norwegian Council's literary prize, which meant that there were several prerequisites to seek and travel with it to the cold northern seas. The latter I do not say it because of some poetic mood, I...
Merle
Merle rated it 3 years ago
Huh. This is a weird novella, from the perspective of a woman whose longtime partner is murdered. I hesitate to call it a mystery novel, since the mystery isn't really solved. The writing is fine and there's some decent characterization here, but in the end neither the events nor the characters nor ...
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
Explorers and missionaries must be the most stubborn people on the planet. Explorers are firmly convinced that there is something out there, something that must be found. Missionaries, sometimes explorers themselves or in the second wave of colonists, seek to reshape what and who were found so that ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: mystery-thriller, one-penny-wonder, paper-read, denmark, impac-longlist, series, translation, newtome-author, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, dodgy-narrator, lit-richer, lifestyles-deathstyles, spring-2014 Read from February 27 to March 10, 2014 Translated from the Danish by Martin...
DES
DES rated it 6 years ago
A little gem and not really a crime novel, but very realistic and emotional as well as insightful into how grief is lived/experienced.Whilst most crime thrillers are far better organised and far more real than one's own life, this story is not. And that is what I like about it most. Most of the stor...
madbkwm
madbkwm rated it 7 years ago
I really liked this book. And, yes I do understand that it was very coincidental and that the actions were too convenient and that looking at it completely objectively I should only give it two stars. But I absolutely loved the tone. I found Peter to be hysterically funny and his quest for enlighten...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 7 years ago
I think it took a genius to write this book and make it readable, likeable and fun. It could easily have been a book tossed into the dustbin. The story mocks every convention of modern society in tongue-in-cheek ways with hilarious plays on words even with the names of characters and places, some al...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it 7 years ago
I simply couldn't get into this book no matter how hard I tried. I found the characters, the setting and the storyline to be incredibly bland and vanilla! Although, I have a love of Nordic Noir, I find Peter Hoeg's novels to be my least favorite of the genre. I thought maybe I was off, but with the ...
Tiny Library
Tiny Library rated it 7 years ago
Bess is a writer living in a small, tight-knit community with her partner Halland. One morning she is woken by the sound of a gunshot and soon receives the news that Halland has been murdered. The police start to investigate whilst Bess starts to grieve. Throughout the process, Bess starts to see...
Lillie Loves to Read
Lillie Loves to Read rated it 7 years ago
Couldn't figure it out in the beginning, figured it was the translation (I've been having a hard time with translations this year) but then I let go. Once I did that I enjoyed the ride. It's a whimsical, quirky story involving a young teen boy & his siblings looking for their parents who've disappea...
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