This was such fun to read; The 100 Year Old Man proves that not all Nordic literature is 'noir'.
Allan Karlsson, who believes that all situations can be improved with vodka, decides he doesn't want to celebrate his 100th birthday in the nursing home, so he climbs out of the window and sets off one hell of a journey.
Along the the way we meet some criminals, Albert Einstein's stupid brother, an elephant and some kind and funny people. And learn a lot about history and Allan's part in some very important world events.
I only wish my history lessons at school had been as funny as this.
A nice list put together by the nice people at the official "portal to Sweden" site. I've read about half of these, and it's a nice range from very recent YA through some very (very!) funny humour to classic Swedish literature by a handful of Nobel winners. Sure to be at least something on this list you'll enjoy, so have at it:
Happy Easter Everyone! Enjoy the long weekend!
A few days ago I turned 21! (That's nothing really special here, I was already allowed to drink etc) I received some very nice books that are now patiently waiting (screaming at me) to be read. If only I could find the time to read them.