A good reason to read

It’s over. After an evening full of professional pressure, annoying mistakes and a general feeling of anti-climax, the 2014 election to the Swedish parliament is done. More than half a million Swedes voted for the Swedish Democrats. More men than women preferred them, I’m not surprised since men appear to be asses in general. The more macho, the more ass. Uneducated people also support them, which is a good argument to read books.

Comments from professional analysts, people who have spent decades in the political and academic elite, are unanimous: they are surprised. I’m honestly more dissapointed than surprised. Again we see the same thing: the elite are so separated from the rest of the people that they are almost incapable of drawing the correct conclusions. Hamas took them by surprise in the first Palestinian elections; the islamic revolution in Iran shocked them, as did the rise of Hitler; and now a racist party has 48 mandates in the Swedish parliament. Why is it that this “elite” always misses these kinds of movements?

Anyway: if you want to read about what a world governed by racist, culturally conservative values similar to those of the Swedish Democrats may look like, try my novel: Brother soul, sister flame (Broder själ, syster flamma). Cynical to use this democratic implosion to sell books? Hell yeah!

About cgripenvik

Jag är litteratör och gav ut min debutroman "Broder själ, syster flamma" 2014. Den följdes av barnboken "Emma: Flykten från träsket" 2015. Den här bloggen handlar om mitt försök att förverkliga min dröm och om min syn på litteratur i allmänhet.
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