A Darker Shade of Sweden

A Darker Shade of Sweden

Original Stories by Sweden's Greatest Crime Writers

Book - 2014
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"Containing seventeen stories, never before published in English, 'A Darker Shade of Sweden' illuminates this beguiling country and its inhabitants as never before. Included are stories from such Swedish literary luminaries as: Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, Asa Larsson, and Eva Gabrielsson."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : The Mysterious Press, ©2014
ISBN: 9780802122438
Branch Call Number: DARKER
Characteristics: 361 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Holmberg, John-Henri 1949-

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StarGladiator
Aug 18, 2014

The problem with Sweden, their writing, both fiction and nonfiction, as with this mystery collection [A Darker Shade of Sweden] is that it deals with the officially sanctioned, socially acceptable and politically correct problems: racism, sexism, homophobia, et cetera.

In other words, the coward's way out is preferred. In the reporting [and excellent reportage where the Nordic News Network is concerned] of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, not a single newspaper in that country ever mentions that EVERYONE going after Assange, or rather the extradition of Assange to Sweden, is financially connected to Sweden's answer to Rupert Murdoch, and one of the ten top media companies in the world, the Bonnier family [Bonnier AB]. All fiction and nonfiction ascribes to a /// father know's best syndrome \\\ or in other phrasing, The State.

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loudem
Jun 25, 2014

Nothing dark here. Most of these stories are nothing more than moralizing, social writings. And most are dull at best. Very tame if we compare with what we're use to. If this is the Darker side of Sweden, then what can the tame side be? Two exceptions: Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy, a block buster than ran wild in the book world; Henning Mankell's Wallander series. The stories in this book pale in comparison.

ChristchurchLib Mar 09, 2014

"This anthology of 17 short stories includes pieces from such familiar names as Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, and Åke Edwardson, as well as some authors you may not be as familiar with. Either way, if you're between books in your favourite Scandinavian crime fiction series or are curious about a new-to-you genre, you'll want to get your mitts on this book. The stories contained within are making their English-language debut, while several haven't been published anywhere else, in any language. Introductory notes will help familiarise readers to otherwise unfamiliar Swedish landscapes, while the book's introduction itself serves as a primer on the history of Swedish crime fiction." Thrillers and Suspense March 2014 Newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/4e094271-7a6c-4526-9ef2-415c153c18ca?postId=18927596-1a79-4a5f-8a46-86587c18fccf

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