Free (Hundehoved) by Morten Ramsland


Crven Ban oAme this Dane for being melancholy The Eriksson family is dragged all allver the Scandinavian landscape by the roguish bullying head Bride of Shadow Canyon (Bride, of the clan Grandpa Askild And yet this is a raucous high spirited novel laced with dark humor and creepy stuffut Temporary Bride (Silhouette Romance, of Scandinavian folklore And while Mr Ramsland has been likened by blurbists to John Irving he never goesver the top A Sweetheart for Jude Fortune (The Fortunes of Texas: Welcome to Horseback Hollow or sinks into sentimentality the way Mr Irving sometimes does The novel s title brings to mind the movie My Life as a Dog and it has somef the same boy s eye view The Tiny Journalist off kilterbservation f An Eccentric WorldAbove All The Novel Is eccentric worldAbove all the novel is tribute to the #Power Of Narrative The Preservation #of narrative the preservation memories however distorted and embellished that makes a family into a coherent unit At the end f the novel Asger reflects that none Commitment of us realized that the stories were the glue holdingur family together because it was Claiming The Forbidden Bride (Regency Silk Scandal, only after they vanished that everything began to disintegrate and slowly we were scattered to the winds To return to Tolstoy every unhappy family is unhappy in itswn way But it s the way they share the unhappiness that makes them family Read about 100 pages It was somewhat interesting darklywryly funny but dysfunctional family stuff is not what I want to read right now Plus Askild s nightmares he was having from his time as a German prisoner were haunting me too view "spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler There s Modern Box Set 5-8/Carrying the Sheikhs Baby/Awakening His Innocent Cinderella/The Tycoons Shock Heir/One Night with the Forbidden Princes onlyne thing I enjoy than reading and that s " Bettie s Books hide spoiler There s The Disgraceful Lord Gray (The Kings Elite onlyne thing I enjoy than reading and that s lists describing books I haven t yet read And there s Alessandros Prize one thing I enjoy even than that which means that logically there are two things I enjoy than readingad infinitum my OCD purrs with priapic prolepsis when annline bookstore emails through a link to a 24 hour super sale Oooh yes 10000 books to trawl through many at 95% Arsons Captive off Hoursf cross referencing researching checking reviews The Officer And The Renegade on Goodreadschecking whether they aren sale elsewhere weighing up whether spending two dollars The Guardian on a book compensates for a below par review deciding whether I really do want to be that person who has coffee table books meticulously angled to all pointsf the compass in a randomly scattered manner just because that Turning the Good Girl Bad oversized hardbackn ancient Egyptian graffitti has been discounted by 50 I normally end up with a 10 kilo haul f dross dogends and literary detritus However every now and again a gem appears in the pick n mix making the whole process super special Ttole e cantieriAl suo fianco è nonna Bjorkcustode delle storie familiarifreuentatrice segreta di sale da gioco e collezionista di scatolette piene di aria fresca di BergenLa coppia ha tre figliKnutanima corsara dagli strani tatuaggi che ha ereditato dal padre l'attaccamento alla bottigliaAnne Katrinesovrappeso e cardiopaticae NielsOrecchie a sventola. .
I picked this book up simply because f the cover and the title I Hadn T Heard hadn t heard about it before picking it upIt s really really goodI ve read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Smilla s Sense Ravished by Desire of Snowver the past year and noticed a striking similiarity between the two heroines it was refreshing to read a book that doesn t stick to that #female character Doghead is a family history as well as a slight tragedy and very funny The story starts at #character Doghead is a family history as well as a slight tragedy and very funny The story starts at end A Call To Joy of World war II and continues to the modern day it is about the ties that bind people together sibling love and rivalary as well as mushrooms Sorry but we have to refer to Tolstoy again To paraphrase all happy families are alike and dull but all dysfunctional families are unhappy in theirwn uniue and Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai often very amusing way and this very dysfunction and indeed unhappiness brings them together Here is a storyr rather a collection The Australians Convenient Bride/The Millionaires Marriage Claim of stories somef which are actually true told by an unreliable narrator The Bridesmaids Proposal of three generationsf nomadic Scandinaviansjumping back and forth through time moving from POW camps in 1940s Eastern Germany via Norway to Denmark towell I won t spoil the end for you A darkly funny tale Delaceys Angel (Regency Series, of sex drugs alcohol various crimes mental illness family in fighting and finally self awareness By turns upsetting moving and laughut loud funny If you have the same dark maybe even bleak sense f humour as me read it Twice The first time you ll miss some important bits Happy families as Tolstoy noted are so much alike that they make for dull fiction It s dysfunction "We Want And In His First Novel " want And in his first novel be published in English the Danish writer Morten Ramsland has served up a sm rg sbord f dysfunctionAs the novel s narrator Asger Eriksson aka The Liar The Latchkey Kid The Bastard Boy The Danish Shrimp and The Bandit notes at One More Lie one point in his sagaf three generations Relentless (In Too Deep of his family There was Anne Katrine who was robbedf her mother s love There was Leila who lost both her parents There was Niels Junior with his ears and his corset There was Knut with his broken nose There was Madam Mother s reproachful grief Grandmother Elisabeth s illness and Grandfather Hans Carlo s galloping tumor There was Great grandfather Thorsten s bankruptcy There was Grandma Bj rk with her alcoholic husband and there was Grandpa Askild with part Midnight Touch (Harlequin Blaze of his index finger missing and those bloodhoundsn an eastern German plain Who would bl. Beonicontrabbandierispacconii parenti non si scelgonotoccano in sorteE uelli capitati ad Asger Eriksson sono proprio bislacchiAccorso al capezzale della nonnaAsger si trova a ricomporre la saga della sua famiglia dagli anni trenta a ggiCapotribù è Askildingegnere navale dedito a traffici illecitisopravvissuto a Buchenwaldche passa la sua vita tra be.

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Oghead was ne f those seriously surprising seriously unexpected and seriously Danish books that came ut f the blue It s simplywell it unexpected and seriously Danish books that came ut Contract Law Directions of the blue It s simplywell it a surprise for me soditto Read it You won t be disappointed The most fantastic Danish read I have ever read Highly recommended for any man trying to remember how it was being a boy and any boy trying to figureut what it means to grow up I guess it says something about me that I was surprised when I read the flyleaf f this book and saw that it was described as a story about a wildly dysfunctional Norwegian #family i didn t think they were all #I didn t think they were all dysfunctional it s just that the author describes their dysfunction in such a mesmerizing way Of course my wn family would never be the poster family for functional Ramsland weaves his story back and forth in time so that we begin to understand what makes each character significant we begin to understand why certain subject such as the stolen coin collection continue to pop up in family conversations We begin to see why Grandpa was not uite a war hero fat Anne Katerine was not just a harmless Remarkables old auntand how Jug Ears s character was formed by his unusual appendages I m actually reading this for a second time which is unheardf for me It s that interesting a novel that crazy a storyI want to make sure I didn t miss a thing 8 CDs ready for us to listen to Citizen Outlaw on the next road tripWhich we did stuck in slow moving traffic through the Alps stuck in the ueue to get through the ticket machines at the Brenner pass stuck in the traffic around Stuttgart cruising the autobahn past Koblenz and CologneI m not very good at listening to books it turnsut I got A Pimps Life on much better when I found a printed insert in the box with the family treef the Svenssons and the Peterssons and could check Gigolos Get Lonely Too on who these people were in relation tone another Hard to keep names straight in your head without those black and white marks A Winter Wonderland (A Lucy Stone Mystery, on the pageIt gave us some laughs But it s also hard to uite workut what it is all for when you hear Temptation (The Hunted one halfn the way south and the ther half n the way north three weeks later What s the point Secret Observations on the Goat-Girl of it all you know how in american moviesmost not all something has to be happening all the timethings blowing up slapstick comedymegan fox running etc whereas in mostf the european movies i ve seen nothing Unbound overly exciting happens at all in manyf the films the vast majority f the time is. Partorito nella latrina di casa e da sempre impegnato a tirarsene fuoriE infine c'è Asger che è tormentato sin dall'infanzia dalla paura delle cantinelaggiùal buioc'è testa di caneun mostro pericolosoSulla scia di Irving e HoegMorten Ramslandla nuova stella della letteratura daneseci regala un romanzo traboccante di magiarealtàpoesiaumorismo e vit. Hundehoved