Fascinating Icelandic take on the holocaust

Ondska, by Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl, is an experimenting book about a love triangle in modern day Iceland, told against the background of World War 2 and the massacre of jews in Lithuania. Agnes, granddaughter of the nazi-sympathizers who murdered her jewish great grandparents, is writing an essay on right wing extremism. She lives with Omar and falls in love with the neo-nazi who is her primary source.

An interesting and sometimes provocative novel. On occasion the experiment fails and results in less entertaining parts, but in general it’s a consistent and inspired work of prose. Recommended!

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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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