Sunday, January 31, 2010

Books I've read in 2010 - January

QuixotiQ by Ali al Saeed
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
Kunzelmann & Kunzelmann by Carl-Johan Vallgren – AUDIO
Perfect Happiness by Rachel Billington
Trankebar by Yngvar Ustvedt
Bartleby by Herman Melville (a Penguin 60)
Rør himlen by Susan Madison
Men ikke hvis det gjelder din datter by Jan Guillou – AUDIO
Twitterature by Aciman/Rensin
Den lille prinsen by Antoine de Saint-Exupery – AUDIO
Making Money by Terry Pratchett
Dead Ends by Michael Reynolds
Skygge by Karin Alvtegen – AUDIO
Tennyson's Gift by Lynne Truss
Svik by Karin Alvtegen – AUDIO

10 printed books, 2,639 pages.
5 audiobooks, 52h 20m.

Favorite fiction:
Making Money. Hey, it's Pterry, what can I say. He's my hero. :-)

Favorite nonfiction:
Not much to choose from here. I guess Trankebar, even though it was far from as well written as I had expected it to be. But the subject matter - Danish-Norwegian colonial history in India - was very interesting.

Favorite audio:
Hard to choose here. But I guess I have to go with Svik, even though the Vallgren book was fantastic too. Svik had an absolutely fascinating plot, and it was SO well read (by the actress Andrine Sæther - the perfect reader for this book). This really stood out because just before it I had read another audiobook by the same author, but with a different reader, who did a pretty crappy job.

And finally, although I don't normally do this, I have to mention my least favorite read too - QuixotiQ, by a total idiot with no talent. DO NOT READ.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Carl-Johan Vallgren: Kunzelmann & Kunzelmann

Utgitt av Lydbokforlaget i 2009.
Lydbok, 17t 57m.
Lest av Kai Remlov.
Boka kom opprinnelig ut på svensk i 2009.

The review is in English.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Måns Kallentoft: Midtvinterblod

Utgitt av Schibsted i 2008.
Opprinnelig utgitt på svensk i 2007.
Oversatt av Nina M. Due.
507 sider.

The review is in English.