Saturday, October 31, 2009

Books I've read in 2009 - October

A Chocolate A Day Keeps the Doctor Away by Ashton/Ashton
På kjøret av Jack Kerouac – AUDIO
The Floating Brothel by Siân Rees
Frp-koden by Magnus E Marsdal
I den skogen by Harlan Coben – AUDIO
The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James
The Broken Crown by Michelle West
Sula by Toni Morrison
Maria Q by Cecilie Løveid
Sky på flukt by Muniam Alfaker
Pol Pots leende by Peter Fröberg Idling
The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst – AUDIO
Skryt og skrøner by unknown [Baron von Münchausen] – AUDIO
Kjærligheten skjærer dype sår by Helena von Zweigbergk
Hannah's Garden by Midori Snyder
The Timewaster Letters by Robin Cooper
Den ulende mølleren by Arto Paasilinna

13 printed books, 3,507 pages.
4 audiobooks, 42h 38m.

Favorite fiction:
The von Zweigbergk, I guess. I could hardly put it down ... just like the last book by her that I read. It's interesting, because the main character isn't that ... likeable, or however I should phrase it, but still the whole setting is so gripping, and I can't really put my finger on why. I really recommend these books to anyone who's interested in unusual crime fiction.

Favorite nonfiction:
Frp-koden, definitely ... even though there were other strong contenders too this month. It was so interesting, it really made me think things over and gave me new insight. Also quite well written. Don't know what more one could ask for in a book, really. :-)

Favorite audio:
The Line of Beauty. An interesting 80s retrospective ... convincing and moving. Very well read too IMO.

All the books that don't currently have links will be reviewed here on this blog shortly.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Harlan Coben: I den skogen

Utgitt av Cappelen Damm i 2009.
Opprinnelig utgitt på engelsk i 2007.
Lydbok, 12t 23m.
Oversatt av Sissel Busk; lest av Christoffer Staib.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Peter Longerich: Dette visste vi ikke noe om!

Utgitt av Forlaget Historie & Kultur, 2007.
528 sider.

Jeg hadde så mye å si om denne boka at det ble to videoer i stedet for en. :-D

Del 1:

Del 2.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Margaret Atwood: Oryx and Crake

Published by Chivers Audio Books in 2004.
Audiobook, obviously; 12h 35m, read by John Chancer.

Friday, October 2, 2009