Posts Tagged ‘Sweden’

Book Review: The Envoy by Alex Kershaw

Mr. Wallenberg could not stand idly by watching one of the greatest crimes of the 20th Century taking place, and took it upon himself to provide Jews with Schutzpasses, documents which show that the bearer is a Swedish citizen and hence should not be transferred to a concentration camp.

Book Review: The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson

The stories that the author tells are unbelievable at best, however he seems to subscribe to the same theory as Maxwell Scott from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance “No, sir. This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend”. The stories which make up the book are both absurd and spot-on and, most amazing of all, somehow work nicely together (warning: the ability to suspend disbelief is a must to read this book).

Book Review: The Swimmer by Joakim Zander

Klara Walldéen is an aide to the European Union Parliament who is working in Brussels. Klara grew up with her grandparents on a remote archipelago in Sweden. Accidentally Klara has gotten possession of a laptop containing information that the European Union as well as the US government does not want to be publicized.

Fun Facts Friday: Astrid Lindgren

Mrs. Lindgren created her most famous character, Pippi Longstocking, after the birth of her daughter Karin to ease her time when she was sick.

Thoughts on: The Stonecutter by Camilla Läckberg

Article first published as Book Review: The Stonecutter: A Novel by Camilla Läckberg on Blogcritics. About: The Stonecutter by Camilla Läckberg is the third novel in the Fjallbacka mystery series. The series features policeman Patrik Hedstrom who works in a small town in Sweden. 480 pages Publisher: Pegasus; Reprint edition (May 1, 2012) Language: English […]

Book Review: The 100-Year-Old Who Climbed Out Through the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

Article first published as Book Review: The Hundred-Year-Old Who Climbed Out Through the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson on Blogcritics. About: The 100-Year-Old Who Climbed Out Through the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson is a fictional book which follows the adventures and mis-adventures of its protagonist. So far this book has been translated to 29 languages and […]

Book Review and Giveaway: Three Seconds by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellström

I go this book for free. Article first published as Book Review: Three Seconds by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellström on Blogcritics. February Partners has made available books for three (3) winners – enter below. My rating for Three Seconds – 5 About: “Three Seconds” by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellström (website | Facebook | […]

Book Review: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson

I borrowed this book from the local library. “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” by Stieg Larsson is the third book in the men-who-love-to-hate-women trilogy featuring fearless investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the socially inept, tech savvy Lisbeth Salander.  In the two previous books Blomkvist and Salander joined together to take on corporate sleazballs, […]

Book Review: The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg

I found the setting of a claustrophobic small fishing town of Fjällbacka to be the most intriguing character.  Läckberg does a masterful job capturing the feel of a small town with lots of bad history to bury, where every ripple causes a big effect in the lives of many people.  The seemingly idyllic town, where rich people flock to buy summer houses for peaceful, restful and pleasant vacations, holds many dark riddles which the townsfolk would rather be left uncovered.

Book Review: The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

However, this is a fun book; the book can be ridiculous at times and riveting at others. The character of Salander, who was somewhat believable in the first novel is taken to extremes in this one, but is still great fun even though the “chance encounter” plot twist is a bit overplayed.

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