Den vill helt enkelt vara för många saker på en gång. One voice in the midst of many. Lars had never heard of Krassner before, and this begins his investigation into the case. There were people popping in and out of the story all over the place, and threads wandering in and out of the narrative like they'd got lost in the post somewhere. During his career Persson has been the recipient of many other prestigious awards including The Piraten Award, The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers' Award which he has won three times , The Finnish Whodunnit Society's Annual Award for Excellence in Foreign Crime Writing, The Petrona Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel, and The Danish Academy of Crime Writers' Palle Rosenkrantz Prize. They find that the case was hastily shelved by one of the senior investigators, who was corrupt and incompetent.
So maybe this was going to be the behind the h Before I read Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End I had been thinking of it as a book version of a Law and Order episode. But the young man is American, not Swedish, and there are a couple of odd things about his room when they search it. Πρωταγωνιστές της ιστορίας είναι αστυνομικοί από τις χαμηλότερες μέχρι και τις υψηλότερες βαθμίδες της ιεραρχίας, καθώς και πολιτικοί και δημοσιογράφοι. It took me a while to get into this book - just trying to keep the names of all the cops straight was tough - there seemed to be dozens of characters introduced in the first few pages though little snippets of action. There is a crime genre convention in that the reader is quickly aware - at the speed of someone falling, in fact - of the mysterious death of an American in Sweden. They demand the release of the members of the Baader-Meinhof who are imprisoned in West Germany.
The two helped to solve the notable Geijer Scandal after Persson confirmed that Carl Persson, the then National Police Commissioner had sent a classified memo to the Prime Minister of Sweden, Olof Palme. I hope the rest of Persson's work is published in this country very soon. And just that little bit odd. Apparent suicide because Good Cop Lars Johansson doesn't buy it. When it comes, the description of Palme's murder is devastating. The police want to write it off as an accident, or possibly a suicide, but superintendent Lars Johansson feels otherwise.
Mõrvalugu, mis selle raamatu kaante vahel lahti rullub, on Rootsi parima kriminaalromaani auhinnaga korduvalt pärjatud autori poolt meisterlikult konstrueeritud. It seems to head off in all sorts of directions in short, sharp bursts of viewpoints, snippets, back story, future stories and around in circles and back down laneways and into blind alleys to the point where, frankly, I wasn't sure which book I was still reading about half-way through. He does sell bobble-head dolls of himself on his website so there's a plus. Why would someone be interested in that crime now? Určité vyznění do prázdna, přežití těch, kteří by vlastně přežít neměli, bylo jistě autorovým záměrem, ale aby skutečně vyznělo, gradace celého příběhu měla být výrazně dramatičtější a zkratkovitější. Checkpoints and roadblocks destroy infrastructure. Additionally, there appears to be a suicide note typed on Krassner's Panasonic and parts of a manuscript of a book documenting and revealing spy secrets and transcripts of the West. If we were told the year instead of just the date, we could orient ourselves.
Η τριλογία του Leif G. Authentic with silent anger, tough and utterly haunting. The story unfolds through the viewpoints of multiple characters, distinctly drawn. I haven't struggled this hard with finishing a book in a long time. Step forward Johansson and Backstrom.
With an enormous cast of characters, and with Persson shifting back and forth among them, it's also a fairly messy picture; focusing both on the professional and the personal including the peculiar sexual predilections of one of the men, and the affair he has with one of the few competent secret police agents, a woman who looks far younger than her age it is also often a blurry image. Το βιβλίο είναι υπερβολικά φορτωμένο με λεπτομέρειες, ανούσια τμήματα που δεν προσφέρουν στην πλοκή και γεμάτο με μεγάλο αριθμό χαρακτήρων που δυσκολεύουν αρκετά τον αναγνώστη να τα παρακολουθήσει. The novel very well proves to be a combination of thriller, police procedural, black satire, psychological drama and an intriguing set up, which was acknowledged by many leading criminologists of Sweden. It is hard to imagine a life without books. Militias declare civil war on the government. Νεότερος συνήθιζα να σκέφτομαι ότι μόλις έρθει το καλοκαίρι θα ερωτευτώ κάποιον που θα μου αρέσει πολύ και τότε θα αρχίσω να ζω πραγματικά.
Because they're so important, so high-up, we're not allowed to learn their real names? But if part of the destination is the journey, then this was a ride no doubt about that. Superintendent Johanssen having received a blind, circuitous communication from the deceased Krassner, and with his curiosity aroused digs into the circumstances surrounding Krassner's death and his unpublished manuscript having been passed the papers from an ex-girlfriend of Krassner when in the States on a work trip. Somewhere I read that this is the first of a trilogy, but I've done my duty. What an unholy mess of bad writing. Before becoming an author, he was a professor of criminology at the National Police Board of Sweden between the years 1992 and 2008.
At one point towards the end, what seems like an omniscient narrator from on-high steps back, and looks at Sweden since World War Two, as if to focus our minds on the history of it all. And just that little bit odd. Νεότερος συνήθιζα να σκέφτομαι ότι μόλις έρθει το καλοκαίρι θα ερωτευτώ κάποιον που θα μου αρέσει πολύ και τότε θα αρχίσω να ζω πραγματικά. Entertaining at first, this eventually palls. Persson's most recent novel, The Dying Detective, was awarded Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year by the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers.
But, after further investigation, it is revealed that the deceased was an American citizen and had just visited Sweden. I did just that and finished reading the book which I found interesting in terms of plot development but not as satisfactory as I would have hoped. V Čechách už vyšel i druhý díl trilogie. A young man falls to his death from a window in Stockholm. Ovšem po celou, prakticky pětiset stránkovou knihu, se nic moc litováníhodného nestane — alespoň v přímé souvislosti s komisařem.
It should be an open-and-shut case. When she makes those flippant remarks to her son over coffee one Friday, she has no inkling that within a few hours she will be facing the most terrifying situation of her life. Nearing retirement, he agrees to undertake one last case, which he believes can be solved as a matter of routine. Flovent, Reykjavik's sole detective, is joined by the young military policeman Thorson, the son of Icelandic emigrants to Canada. Autor dość szybko odkrywa karty, natomiast największym smaczkiem jest to, że poszczególni bohaterowie nie wiedzą tego, co wie czytelnik. Maybe other readers have enjoyed the microscopic analysis and minutiae, for me less would have been more. I kept at it because I was interested in the subject matte What an unholy mess of bad writing.