The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted over at Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple and go something like this.
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Last year I decided to diversify my reading, so this year I created a Diversity Reading Challenge
I found The Gun by Fuminori Nakamura at my local library’s book shop, Red Chair Bookshop. I had gone in not expecting much as it had just opened, but was pleasantly surprised by the selection. I spotted this and thought, ‘Oh what a simple yet powerful title.’ After reading the summary I put it with the rest of my book booty. When putting together my reading list for the Diversity Reading Challenge this was one of the first books I included.
The Gun is Nakamura’s first novel and it’s a super fast read. Continue reading
I was absolutely ecstatic when I found out earlier this year that Jo Nesbo’s The Bat would finally be available in the U.S. It saved me from ordering it from the U.K. or Canada or even Australia. But I was even more ecstatic when I received a galley copy of the book from the publisher (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) before its actual U.S. release date.
The Bat is the first book in the Inspector Harry Hole series and the latest to be released in the U.S. Inspector Harry Hole from the Oslo Crime Squad is sent to Syndey, Australia to assist in the murder investigation of a young Norwegian woman, who is minor television celebrity in his homeland. However Harry soon finds out that he is to be a mere observer and to look at his time in Australia as a vacation. However as the investigation progresses Harry finds himself more and more involved in solving the murder or as he discovers murders. Continue reading
: An Mystery
by Håkan Nesser
Translation Published June 2009 by (First Published 1993)
When I read Mind’s Eye by the first time, I didn’t like at all. I didn’t get it and I didn’t know how I could write a review about a book I disliked so intensely. I put it in the pile of books (finished, unfinished, not yet read) and forgot about it. I came across it when I was going through the pile and thought I should give it another shot. And I’m glad I did! 😛
Mind’s Eye by Swedish author Hakan Nesser is the first novel in the (DCI) Van Veeteren series, which takes place in the fictional city of Maardam in Northern Europe. It is a crime procedural about a cantankerous , DCI Van Veeteren on the hunt for a killer. He is not, convinced the right man (Janek Mitter) has been convicted of his wife (Eva Ringmar). Continue reading