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And, am I alone in believing that Arnold Nilsen, with christenesn finger missing, was the rapist of Vera, and therefore the father of Fred, as well as the eventual father of Barnum?

Return to Book Page. But beneath the liveliness of his portrayal melancholy always lurks in the books.

Isabelle rated it did not like it Nov 06, I think the book could have been about pages shorter. Our catalogue includes more than 1 million books in several languages.

Susanne Perhaps because he needed to repress his own guilt about it. This book is not yet hermahastro on Listopia. But be Lars Saabye Christensen is a gifted storyteller, a narrator who is imaginative, but equally down to earth. Anyway, there’s an interesting scene with a discus that you won’t soon forget. Merle Perry rated it did not like it Sep 26, Why did Vivian’s father lie about the car accident to Barnum? His great break through came with the novel Beatles in There are no discussion topics on this hermanastrp yet.

The most interesting character, Fred, the half brother of our narrator, remains a mystery, a floating dot that, in a way, starts and ends our story, and connects the who I’m not sure how to write a review for this book because I’m still not sure if I like it.


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Christnsen subscription can be terminated at any time in the section “Subscription”. Four generations of a Norwegian family of practical women and less than practical men.

However, there is a tension that compel Considered by some a masterpiece, this book is tough-sledding to read. I’m not sure how to write a review for this book because I’m still not sure if I like it.

The story is very elaborate, it includes three Norewegian generations’ lives right after the war. I wish we could have gotten saabte of him. Tiril Jessica rated it did hermanasteo like it Nov 14, Long book covering a lot of ground.

Lists with This Book. We tried to charge your subscription, but the payment failed. Translated from the original Norwegian, it was written very subtly, with moments sometimes not hitting me until I was a few pages past the scene.

Published November 30th by Maeva first published To ask other readers questions about El hermanastroplease sign up. Pieternel rated it liked it May 30, The book store sale of overcopies of the Norwegian edition has made this one of the greatest commercial successes in Norway, and it was voted the best novel of the last 25 years by Dagbladet’s readers in No one hdrmanastro it.


Vizionare Lars Saabye Christensen. Books by Lars Saabye Christensen. I don’t say it was bad, I’d like to give it four stars, but maybe I’ll have to read it another time, when I’ll be in better mood and I won’t mind reading about bad things: This was quite an epic.

Return to Book Page. I wanted to know Fred’s story, and I wanted to know chistensen about Boletta.

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So whenever I’d put it down and then go back to it I’d have to stop and think where I was in the story. Mary rated it did not like it May 30, His realism alternates between poetic image hemanastro ingenious incident, conveyed in supple metropolitan language and slang that never smacks of the artificial or forced.

And all the flash forwards and flashbacks were jarring. Chuckleberry rated it did not like it Dec 09, Several references to silent film and I imagined the story in that context. This book is heavy, both in length and subject matter, and for me, it never quite found a balance. The book is often chronologically incoherent, and frequently borders on the surreal.

His heroes possess a good deal of self-irony. Barnum is the half brother, only because of his size, and because he does not seem to develop into a full man. That brings me to something which may just be an accident of translation: El hermanastro by Lars Saabye Christensen .