Monthly Archives: July 2014

High-speed dive into the lovecraftian abyss

Commercial cut: A middle-aged woman works as a guide to a haunted house. Greed drives her deeper into unknown horrors than she bargained for. Oskar Källners Mannerskiölds Manor (Mannerskiölds herrgård) is an entertaining horror-story in Lovecrafts territory, pinning puny humans … Continue reading

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A story to be torn in two by

Commercial cut: Jane Austens Persuasion is a classic, which is both good and bad. It’s very well written, but also a bit tedious, since it tells almost exactly the same story as Austen’s other novels. The tale of Anne Elliots … Continue reading

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Brilliant portrayal of the lack of brilliance

Commercial cut: Torgny Lindgren’s Klingsor is a remarkable novel, written in the author’s typical language and very moving. Tragedy and comedy in one package it delivers a punch to my stomach that keeps aching for days. The story about the … Continue reading

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An imaginative vision of literary future

[Some spoilers might be found] Commercial cut: Oskar Källners short story Until time do us part (Tills tiden skiljer oss åt) is an ambitious sci-fi-tale about a woman trying to save her dead husband by first travelling forward in time … Continue reading

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A Game of Inebriation

Game of Thrones, the books. Game of Thrones, the tv-series. Game of Thrones, the board game. Game of Thrones, the card game. Game of Thrones, the role playing game. Game of Thrones, the cook-book. Game of Thrones, the action-figures. And … Continue reading

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Sounding the depth of ordinary evil

Commercial cut: Torgny Lindgrens novel Sweetness (Hummelhonung) is a great work of literature. While occasionally revolting it’s also poetic and beautiful, firmly establishing Lindgren as one of the most important Swedish writers today. The story about a woman who spends a … Continue reading

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