#BookReview Antti Tuomainen: The Healer

Miss Finland: Everything will be much better in the spring

The southern regions of Spain and Italy had officially been left to their own devices. Bangladesh, sinking into the sea, had erupted in a plague that threatened to spread to the rest of Asia.

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Book Review

This week #amreading

First of all, I’m struggling with ‘To kill a mockingbird ‘ by Harper Lee for our June book club. It’s not a part of the curriculum in my country so I’ve never read it and now I get to see what a classic means on this side of the Atlantic. 130 more words


#BookReview Jonas Jonasson: 100 year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared

Never try to outdrink a Swede, unless you happen to be a Finn or at least a Russian.

Swedish literature is quite one of a kind. 608 more words

Book Review

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?

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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


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!

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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.

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