Posts Tagged ‘Norway’

Doppler by Erlend Loe

 Translated from the Norwegian by Don Shaw and Don Bartlett Five words from the blurb: father, live, forest, elk, existence Doppler is a lovely little book. It gripped me from the very first page and I read the entire thing in a single day. It was unusual in that it was both powerful and entertaining; […]

A Death in the Family by Karl Ove Knausgaard

 Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett Five words from the blurb: childhood, teenage, Norway, father, death Karl Ove Knausgaard is a publishing phenomenon in Norway. His controversial fictional memoir has dominated the best seller lists there for the last three years. The discussions about this book intrigued me and so I made a note of the […]

The Half Brother by Lars Saaybye Christensen

  Translated from the Norwegian by Kenneth Steven Winner of the 2002 Nordic Prize for Literature Longlisted for the 2004 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Shortlisted for the 2005 IMPAC Award Five words from the blurb: Norway, epic, family, brothers, life The Half Brother is an epic, multi-generational story from Norway. The book begins shortly after the […]

Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson

I had read some great reviews for ‘Out Stealing Horses’, so was expecting a beautifully atmospheric tale of one man’s life in an isolated part of Norway. I was very disappointed. The writing style was too simple for me. I failed to be drawn into the book, and became bored by several sections.   The […]