Posts Tagged ‘Sweden’

Roseanna by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo

Translated from the Swedish by Lois Roth Five words from the blurb: detective, Sweden, crime, strangled, boat Martin Beck is commonly described as one of the best fictional detectives ever created and this series always tops crime fiction “must-read” lists. Roseanna is the first of ten books and I’ve been wanting to try it for […]

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

 Translated from the Swedish by Rod Bradbury Five words from the blurb: escaping, unlikely, journey, momentous, life The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared is the word-of-mouth bestseller of 2012. Positive reviews seem to be cropping up on a daily basis – so I thought I’d add another one to its […]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Steig Larsson

Translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland I’m confused. Please could someone explain why everyone raves about this book; why it has sold millions of copies around the world and why people are describing it as the best crime novel ever. I just don’t understand it – I found it to be just average, with […]