Thursday, May 13, 2021

EBOOK GIVEAWAY DAYS - May 13-17, 2020

EBOOK GIVEAWAY DAYS

May 13-17, 2020:
Download my "paranormal crime" story
SNIPER, VIPER...
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For lovers of "The X-Files" and weird fiction...

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Sunday, May 09, 2021

Book review: DEFINITELY MAYBE by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky

Book review:
DEFINITELY MAYBE (1974) by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky

The Strugatsky Brothers' novel ROADSIDE PICNIC was the basis for the Tarkovsky movie STALKER (though the book was very different from the movie).

This novel has a very odd and humorous premise: Some unknown force is trying to sabotage and distract scientists from making a grand breakthrough. These distractions grow increasingly absurd... until a revelation occurs.

The scientist protagonists live in 1970s Russia, a dreary place, and the strange distractions they suffer might be interpreted as a metaphor (i.e. being harassed and obstructed by the secret police).

Even if you ignore the satirical possibilities, the setting feels very real. The realism makes the strange events all the more interesting.

I really liked it, but then I'm a sucker for oddball books.

DEFINITELY MAYBE is ”comical highbrow” science fiction, and very surreal.
Highly recommended for readers who enjoy the fiction of Jorge Luis Borges and ”weird” fiction.

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Thursday, May 06, 2021

Köp mina böcker på Amazon Sverige

Hallå alla bokälskare! Mina böcker finns att köpa på Amazon Sverige (och de är billiga!):

Du finner dem HÄR.

Detta gäller pocketböcker. Ebok-versionerna finns för närvarande enbart att köpa via den internationella Amazon-sajten.

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Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Skriv en bokrecension!

 

Har du läst någon av mina böcker, som du har köpt eller kanske lånat på biblioteket...?
Då vore det jättehyggligt om du skrev en kort recension av den!
Den recensionen kan du posta där det passar dig - på en blogg, på din Facebooksida, eller kanske på nätbokhandelns webbsajt.
Detta kan verka som en liten gest, men den värmer en författares hjärta...
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Sunday, May 02, 2021

Book review: AMERICAN GODS by Neil Gaiman

Book review:
AMERICAN GODS (2001) by Neil Gaiman


I read this novel in a Norwegian translation. (The Norwegian word for "Wednesday" is "Onsdag", so it spoils the plot early on. ;-))

The novel is very well written. The author's maturity and skill from long experience shows through (and the impressive amount of research he did). If you've seen the TV series, you must read the book.

Not sure about the ending, though. The story kept building and building... to a climax that felt a bit like a letdown. Logical, yes, but... well. You will have to read and decide for yourself.


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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Book review: AFTER THINGS FELL APART by Ron Goulart


Book review: 
AFTER THINGS FELL APART (1970) by Ron Goulart

This a satirical depiction of a near-future USA fractured into countless subcultures, each fanatically devoted to its own "roleplayed" lifestyle.

Though the book is a bit too sketchy, and parts of it haven't aged well (computers are clunky and useless; there's no Internet; nobody uses cellphones), it is sometimes quite funny (look for the sly guest appearance of Harlan Ellison). Also, its satire of "identity politics" might be more timely now than when it was written.

Not a book I would recommend, but Goulart's sense of humor has a certain appeal.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Sample pages from A MAN CALLED MISTER BROWN And Other Stories

 Read sample pages from my book A MAN CALLED MISTER BROWN And Other Stories:




Description:
A Western adventure set in outer space ...
A dumb country squire and his impeccable butler (who is a robot) ...
An alien invader who has found humanity's one great weakness ...
A family of clones moving into a bigoted neighborhood ...
A collection of strange, darkly humorous tales about things that might be, or never could be, by Swedish writer A. R. Yngve.

This book is available in paperback and ebook format.

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