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Etten Palaisi Tuhkaksi (2010)

by Gaute Heivoll(Favorite Author)
3.41 of 5 Votes: 2
9510379506 (ISBN13: 9789510379509)
review 1: The author tells the story of historic events in the 1970's in a small village in Norway. A story of an arsonist taut set 10 fires in a month. The month the author was born and christened. Told in a passive voice and intermixed with the story of his life and his decision to become an author and drop out of law school was hard to read at times. I thought the story was too drawn out. Not a bad book, but passive voice is not my preferred voice to read.
review 2: I wish I had enjoyed this book as much as I was expecting to. Overall, the most I can say about this book is-- 'Not bad.'The sections about the arsonist I liked. Those sections were interesting and enjoyable. The remaining sections, which were primarily about the author's family history, I found boring and
... more not at all necessary. They did not have a huge connection to the story of the fires at all. Unless of course you count that he and the arsonist lived in the same town, and were associated with some of the same people. Even that is a vague connection considering that the author (or the fictional character based around the author--I never could figure that out) was not born until the arsonist was already identified and arrested. I wish there had been more about the motives of the arsonist. His motives were not explained in great detail, but I wish they had been. It would have given the book more of a conclusion and a more satisfying ending. I liked this book, but it could have been better. Maybe the great aspects of this story were lost in translation along the way. less
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Části popisující vznik knihy nic moc, zbytek byl fajn. Celkově tedy 3*.
I received this book in a First Reads giveaway.
Started, could not get into
Self serving and dull.
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