Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tulkinghorn takes a vacation from seedy noir

From the Guardian, the wonderfully named Camilla Läckberg gives her list of the ten best Swedish crime novels, including this one: Sun Storm by Åsa Larsson, which seems to be about a female tax attorney....

7 comments:

Generic said...

Congrats on the umlaut. You've ascended to the second level in the mystical society of bloggers.

The implication that books written by Swedes cannot be seedy is suspect, however. That is your Europhilia speaking.

Generic said...

I take back what I said about the umlaut, as it appears you pasted it in rather coding it. For shame, sir.

Reg said...

Well, hey, is that fair? Kudos for the much harder "bolle-å" (Alt-0197)!

Tulkinghorn said...

All copied and pasted, I'm afraid... Too busy with my dreams of a brilliant, beautiful, wry, Swedish tax attorney, who also solves crimes.

Be still my heart.

Generic said...

A current ad for a re-issue of a Peter Handke novel promises "seedy noir atmosphere." For which German art novelists are of course world famous.

Doesn't say that the central character "also solves crimes." Deal breaker for me.

Generic said...

http://www.ascii.cl/htmlcodes.htm

Reg said...

Thanks for the nice chart, Generic. Just add Alt-0 to type them in Word.