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The Black signs by Lars Mørch Finborud


The black signs by  Lars Mørch Finborud

Norwegian fiction

Original title – De svarte skiltene

Translator – Becky l Crook

Source personnel copy

Who’ll build a box for Black Paul?

742 more words
2015

The Blue Room by Hanne Ørstavik

I wondered for a short while whether or not a book review was an appropriate thing to write on a blog that is meant to be about languages. 1,182 more words

Books

Boyhood Island by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Boyhood Island by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Norwegian fiction

Original title – Min Kamp Tredje Bok

Translator – Don Bartlett

Source – Library

“If growing up means it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree, I’ll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up!

599 more words
2014

The sorrow of angels by Jón Kalman Stefánsson

The sorrow of angels by Jón Kalman Stefánsson

Icelandic fiction

Original title – Harmur englanna

Translator – Philip Roughton

Source – review copy

I might have speculated on my chances of going to Heaven; but candidly I did not care.

554 more words
2014

Heaven and Hell by Jón Kalman Stefánsson

Heaven and Hell by Jón Kalman Stefánsson

Icelandic fiction

Original title Himnaríki og helvíti

Translator – Philip Roughton

Source review copy

Down dropped the breeze, the sails dropped down, 778 more words

EUROPEAN FICTION