Tuesday, December 11 2012
It’s Fine By Me may appear to be a slim book, lacking a flashy storyline or extraordinary characters. But this is precisely what makes the novel so special.
Friday, August 20 2010
Arvid is a 37-year-old chain smoker, about to get divorced, when he hears that his mother is dying. This novel takes an intense look at memory and place and our attempts to reconnect with the past when the present becomes unbearable.
Friday, November 13 2009
How does the narrator survive after losing her beloved brother? Petterson offers no easy answers.
Tuesday, November 25 2008
Even when describing the death of a young child, Petterson eschews excessive emotion and relates both the incident and its aftermath with steely calm.
Thursday, August 23 2007
Norwegian's Out Stealing Horses merits its fat prize.