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by Herbert Lomas, Johanna Sinisalo
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Alissa
Alissa rated it 2 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...
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...
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0 rated it 4 years ago
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....
Xdyj's books
Xdyj's books rated it 6 years ago
The use of Finnish troll lore & subtle social commentaries are clever & the overall writing style is elegant imo.
An Leughadair
An Leughadair rated it 7 years ago
Why did I read it? It came up a few times on recommended lists and a book which featured a troll by a Finnish writer seemed like an interesting read, even when the synopsis hinted at sexual themes. What's it about? Mikael is returning from a gay club one evening and intercepts a gang intent on bea...
shosho
shosho rated it 9 years ago
I got this from the library a couple years ago. It was one of the most disturbing books I've ever read
Genosha is for lovers
Genosha is for lovers rated it 9 years ago
Too slow and boring at parts but it's a great style and interesting; it's a good book if you just want to try something different.
altheaann
altheaann rated it 10 years ago
Sinisalo posits that trolls are actual creatures, just long unknown to science because of their shy and nocturnal habits. When our protagonist, a gay ad designer, finds a young troll being abused by a gang of teenagers, he takes the creature into his home. However, rather than calling animal control...
Osho
Osho rated it 11 years ago
Finland.Troll is an enjoyable fantasy novel in pastiche form. Sinisalo weaves together mythology, invented news reports and research works, and short sections from multiple narrators' perspectives to tell a psychological tale that is definitely homoerotic, possibly bestial, and definitely not for ch...
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