Posts Tagged ‘Swedish’

The Room by Jonas Karlsson

Translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith Five words from the blurb: colleagues, different, fable, reality, office The Room is a short, but entertaining fable about an office worker who discovers a room that no one else can see. Björn begins a new job at the “Authority” and when trying to find the toilet he […]

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 […]