2012

Reading and Life

It is a presumptuous title, I know, but the interrelationship between reading and life is evident. Teenage girls go through a phase, reading “Wuthering Heights”, “The Twilight Saga”, and all things romantic. Pregnant women read “What to expect, when you’re expecting” and the like. Our motivations for reading may be many and diverse, but the […]

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The Yard – Alex Grecian

In the aftermath of Scotland Yard’s failure to check Jack the Ripper, new murders and heinous crimes are piling up on the desks of the twelve detectives in the Murder Squad. New-comer Day is given the case regarding the murder of one of their own, stabbed to death and stuffed in a suitcase, and from […]

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World’s Toughest Cops – Vinnie Jones

You may ask, why I have ”World’s Toughest Cops” in my home library. It was on one of these 2-for-something-sales at the airport, which I came across around 7 A.M. and it sounded action-packed. “World’s Toughest Cops” is a spin-off from the TV series, where Vinnie Jones, actor and former soccer player, tags along with […]

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March – Geraldine Brooks

”March” begins with the premise of what happens to Mr. March, when he leaves his little women and goes off to do his part in the Civil War? Mr. March is of course the absent father in Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” but “March” is a very different story than its point of inspiration. “March” […]

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The Third Angel – Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman is a magical author, who understands serendipity and the art of magical living and storytelling. I always find myself immersed in her stories and find to extract a little of her fairy dust to my ordinary everyday life. Reading “The Third Angel” is no different. “The Third Angel” consists of three interconnected stories […]

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Drabschefen – Stine Bolther

Stine Bolther, der er journalist ved Ekstra Bladet, har lavet et bredt portræt af drabschef Ove Dahl, Københavns Politi. Ove Dahl er kendt fra fjernsynsskærmen og “Drabschefen” giver mulighed for at gå bag om det to dimensionelle billede. Det sagt, vil jeg ikke kalde “Drabschefen” en biografi. Bogens fokus er delt mellem Ove Dahls person […]

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Little Black Book of Stories – A. S. Byatt

“Little Black Book of Stories” contains five short stories with dark, Gothic tentacles that coil around the reader’s mind. I love the mixture of fairy tale and realism in the stories that lead rationalism astray. The tales in “Little Black Book of Stories” are written for different occasions, but have enough commonalities to flatter each […]

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