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Between Summer's Longing And Winter's End (2002)

by Leif G.W. Persson(Favorite Author)
3.35 of 5 Votes: 1
0307377458 (ISBN13: 9780307377456)
Fall of the Welfare State
review 1: I really wanted to rate Free Falling As If in a Dream, the final volume in the Story of a Crime Trilogy, to which I would give 4 stars, but could not find the English translation on Goodreads. The crime is the unsolved assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986. For some reason, I remember and have remained interested in this event, perhaps because it seemed impossible at the time that such a thing could happen in Sweden. Almost 30 years later and with the statute of limitations soon to end, it seems to be the coldest of cold cases. The case has created more files than any other case, including the Kennedy assassination/Warren Commission. You do not have to read the first book before reading the third, but it makes it more interesting, especially as ... morethe first takes place when Palme is killed and the third 20 plus years later when Lars Martin Johansson and his team start tackling the mass of files and various "tracks" the police followed initially to solve the crime. I was completely immersed in the fictional solving of this case. If you are a fan of Larsson's Millenium Trilogy I recommend this one as well. Sweden will never seem the same.
review 2: Since now is not the time to get into my dissatisfaction with Goodreads' rating system, I will just say that this rating is probably a bit high though I didn't completely hate it. The overall story was interesting, and I like his writing style so there was no issues there. But some of the content, such as the character who, while thankfully not a protagonist, starts dating a girl because he knows he will be able to picture her as 17 (later becoming 13) and other such things made this a less than enjoyable book. less
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I love books about the life of someone in another country and this was such an enjoyable one.
Oh, what a tangled web... An interesting Swedish crime thriller.
An interesting story, but very poorly told.
Not to be compared with Nesbo and Larsson.
John LeCarre' of Sweden?
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