Tag Archives: Sweden

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

With all the five star reviews, I expected a lot more from this novel.  Basically it’s a story of a grumpy old man with a sad past.  He is called the bitter neighbor from hell, but eventually he finds love and … Continue reading

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The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbs Out The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

Allan Karlsson, resident of a Swedish nursing home, escapes out a window on the day they’re hosting an important celebration for Karlsson’s 100th birthday.  A crazy chase involving the centenarian, a suitcase filled with money, some people he meets along … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson

When this third part of the Millenium Trilogy opens, Lisbeth Salander is lying in a hospital room just a few doors down from Zalachenko, her sadistic, abusive father.  She is faced with murder charges. Rather than the page turning action … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson

In this follow up to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson digs deeper in the life of Lisbeth Salander as a double homicide occurs, and her fingerprints are found on the murder weapon.  Larsson’s writing is so sharp … Continue reading

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Savage Sky by George Webster

Savage Sky: Life and Death on a Bomber over Germany in 1944 Excellent first person account of flying on a B-17 “Flying Fortress” during the air war over Germany. George Webster was a nineteen-year old radio operator at the 92nd … Continue reading

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Astrid & Veronika by Linda Olsson

Once in awhile, a novel comes along that leaves you pondering long after you’ve put it down.  It’s wisdom implores you to explore further the subtle nuances of meanings within the context of your own life.  Astrid and Veronika is … Continue reading

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

There’s a saying in my house:  “Don’t say you don’t like a food from a particular country.  If you have a dish that is well-prepared, you are likely to love it.”  I think the same thing goes for genres in … Continue reading

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