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Om 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.

What does escapism really have to tell us?

Now, I admit that I have something of a love-hate relationship with fantasy, but this thought just struck me when I read about an aspiring authors high fantasy plot: Isn’t it peculiar that so many fantasy writers tend to create … Läs mer

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Fantasy with style

The story told in Anders Björkelids Förbundsbryterskan is extremely standard fantasy: two kids on a mission to save the world, faces obstacles of the fantastic kind. If that was all this book was I would’ve been hard in my criticism, … Läs mer

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A Dull and Cliché Tale

Sharon Boltons A Dark and Twisted Tide is a crime novel. Wow! My second, if you don’t count The Adventures and stuff of Mr. Holmes, Monsieur Poirot and Miss Marple. My experience is therefore thin. My liking is, if possible, … Läs mer

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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 … Läs mer

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Some thoughts on the strangeness of worlds

This is a comment I tried to post as a reply to the following post on Victoria [V.E] Schwabs blog: https://veschwab.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/the-first-100-pages-were-build-up-or-the-fantasy-writers-dilemma/ For some reason, it didn’t work, so I’m publishing it here instead. After all, this is home. The subject … Läs mer

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An agony of choice

Stumbling on the finishing line with Emma & The Bag Men I find myself hard pressed for a decision: Which cover concept should I go for? And as always I turn to vox populi för guidence. These are the cover … Läs mer

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The first analysis of ”Brother soul, sister flame”

Pernilla Lindgren, author of the fantasy novel Alvhilda, has finished her analysis of my novel Brother soul, sister flame. The book comes out pretty well, with the exception of the skin-colour issue. Interesting reading. Therefore: read it. Do it HERE. … Läs mer

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A wee touch of the nervesesis

Step by step Emma & The Bag Men draws towards completion. I have, wisely, decided that I’m not good enough at designing book covers and left that delicate task to miss P. She has already rained a minor storm of … Läs mer

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To our undying shame

The US Senate has released a report about the so called ”enhanced interrogation techniques” used by the CIA in the perpetual War on Terror. It’s a text that shames not only the US but the whole of the western world; … Läs mer

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The experiment remains

To Die Well (my translation, original title: Att dö väl) is the result of an interesting collaboration between Swedish science-fiction writers Eva Holmquist and Oskar Källner. On the Steampunk Festival in Gävle 2014 (Swecon) they asked people to tell them how they … Läs mer

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