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review 2017-10-25 19:20
The Water's Edge
The Water's Edge - Karin Fossum Genre fiction is all about escapism, said no crime fiction fan ever.

A young boy's body is found in a remote park. It is clear he has been abused and then dumped. The only lead Inspector Sejer has to go on is the man a young couple passed before discovering the boy. And then a second boy goes missing.

This was an incredibly hard book to read. There's nothing quite like the lurid details of crimes against children to really make you squirm. Karin Fossum doesn't just make you squirm from the crime itself, either, she seems to want you to be disgusted with humans, as she peels back the layers on all of the characters. Goal achieved.

While this was a tough read, it was still a good solid crime novel. Unlike many other crime authors, Fossum seems to be able to poke at the reader. This is both a good and a bad thing, as it makes The Water's Edge hard to recommend to others - especially if you have kids - and to give 5 stars to. One for hardened crime fiction fans I'd say.
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text 2017-03-24 21:55
Friday Reads
Rick Steves Travel as a Political Act - Rick Steves
The Idle Parent: Why Laid-Back Parents Raise Happier and Healthier Kids - Tom Hodgkinson
Polio: An American Story - David M. Oshinsky
He Who Fears the Wolf - Karin Fossum,Felicity David

This weekend is supposed to be in the upper 50s and sunny, so I'm thinking of taking the kids and hubby to a local castle for a day trip (because when you live in England, there are such things as local castles - either still standing or in ruins).


I also just want to lay around the house after big trips earlier in the month. I think I am coming down with a change of season cold/cough (a lovely gift from my kids). So I'm continuing Travel as a Political Act by Rick Steves, moving on to The Idle Parent by Tom Hodgkinson, and finishing with Polio: An American Story by David Oshinsky. I picked up a Scandinavian psychological thriller from the library today, He Who Fears the Wolf by Karin Fossum (translated by Felicity David) - way out of my comfort zone but it is research for the librarians to know about the series so they can put it into the hands of patrons who are looking for this type of book. This may end up being my first book of April though.


Have a good weekend everyone! If you are celebrating Mum's Day (with your kids or with your own mum), Happy Mum's Day as well!



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quote 2015-09-24 17:24
"Sarò sincero, con voi" proseguì Bjork. "Odio Ada, e non mi do nemmeno la pena di nasconderlo. E so anche quale sarebbe la cosa peggiore che potrebbe accaderle: che Solvi diventi un giorno abbastanza matura da comprendere in pieno quanto è successo. Che prima o poi abbia il coraggio di sfidarla venendo qui, così che tra noi due sia possibile quel rapporto padre-figlia che è nell'ordine delle cose, e a cui entrambi abbiamo diritto. Questo la farebbe schiattare!"

La ragazza del lago - Karin Fossum (Pagina 125)

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quote 2015-09-24 17:17
"Non so che cosa sia successo ad Annie", disse a bassa voce.
"Ma avrei capito meglio se fosse successo qualcosa a Solvi. Si lascia ingannare facilmente"
Sejer lo guardò incuriosito, chiedendosi come mai dicessero tutti la stessa cosa: "Se fosse successo a Solvi".
Come se tutta quella faccenda non fosse stata che un madornale errore e Annie fosse stata uccisa per un equivoco.
La ragazza del lago - Karin Fossum,Pierina M. Marocco

La ragazza del lago - Karin Fossum (Pagina 125)

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quote 2015-09-24 17:08
"Che cosa hai fatto a quel cane, che io non ho potuto fare al mio?" domandò Sejer. "Il mio salta addosso e fa le feste a tutti quelli che mettono piede in casa mia, con tanto di quel baccano che lo sentono perfino al piano terra. E io abito al tredicesimo!"
"In questo caso, ti sei troppo legato a lui" rispose l'altro sbrigativamente "Non devi trattare un cane come fosse l'unica cosa al mondo che esiste per te. Ma forse è esattamente così?"

La ragazza del lago - Karin Fossum (Pagina 121)

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