Tag Archives: Sweden

“The Winners” by Fredrik Backman – Book Review

“It is often said that history is written by the winners, but there are no winners here.” In 2018 I read “Beartown“. It was phenomenal. Then later that same year I read “Us Against You“, and that actually managed to … Continue reading

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“Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman – Book Review

“If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” The Bankrobber – made an unwise decision and robbed a bank for only enough money to pay a month’s rent because the divorce lawyer said that was the only … Continue reading

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“Block 46” by Johana Gustawsson – Book Review

“Outstanding, devastating, and memorable crime fiction” Originally written in French, it is brilliantly and seamlessly translated by Maxim Jakubowski.  The blurb: In Falkenberg Sweden, the mutilated body of a talented young jewelry designer Linnéa Blix is found in a snow-swept … Continue reading

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“Us Against You” by Fredrik Backman – Book Review

“The game is simple: everyone gets a stick, there are two nets, two teams. Us against you.” Last year I read “Beartown“. It was phenomenal, so I was super excited to learn that there was going to be a sequel.  … Continue reading

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