Not Before Sundown
Publish date: 2003
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Pages no: 236
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, European Literature
, Speculative Fiction
, Finnish Literature
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...
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...
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...
47. TROLL, BY JOHANNA SINISALORecommended by Tytti, on Goodreads. Unfortunately, I think the translation was very bad... The grammar and spelling were right, but all through the book the choice of words was a bit awkward. Not incorrect, exactly, just really not something that you would see normally....
The use of Finnish troll lore & subtle social commentaries are clever & the overall writing style is elegant imo.