Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Murder of Halland by Pia Juul


One of Denmark's foremost literary authors Pia Juul has created in Bess a wonderful narrator who stumbles through this short, unassuming story trying to piece together the puzzle of her husband's life and death. The story questions how well we can ever know those we love and just how safe and secure a small community can be, sometimes a place where everyone knows everyone else, can be claustrophobic. This is a sharp, witty and well observed piece. If you like full on gory crime this is not for you but if you enjoy a book which draws you in entirely to the world of the characters then give this a try. 

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