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- Bestandsgrootte: 815 KB
- Printlengte: 354 pagina's
- Uitgever: Vintage Digital (4 mei 2009)
- Verkocht door: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Taal: Engels
- ASIN: B0031RSBW8
- Tekst-naar-spraak: Ingeschakeld
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- Klantenrecensies: 199 klantbeoordelingen
- Plaats op Amazon-bestsellerlijst: #56.899 Betaald in Kindle Store (Top 100 betaald in Kindle Store bekijken)
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Arctic Chill (Reykjavik Murder Mysteries Book 5) (English Edition) Kindle-editie
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Over de auteur
ARNALDUR INDRIDASON is the author of Jar City, Silence of the Grave, Voices, and The Draining Lake, all published by Minotaur. He won the CWA Gold Dagger Award for Silence of the Grave and is the only author to win the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel two years in a row, for Jar City and Silence of the Grave. The film of Jar City, now available on DVD from Blockbuster, was Iceland's entry for the 2008 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, and the film of his next book, Silence of the Grave, is currently in production with the same director. His thrillers have sold more than five million copies in over 25 countries around the world. He lives in Iceland.--Deze tekst verwijst naar de paperback editie.
"A remarkable series." --The New York Times Book Review
"This Icelandic tale is delivered with exquisite sensitivity, in a moody translation." --Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times
"A solid police procedural . . . well-constructed and certainly unflinching in its with of the human condition." --Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post
"Arctic Chill is most reminiscent of Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander series." --Jessica Moyer, Booklist
"Delving into the prejudices and inequalities of Icelandic society, this novel has great clarity, emotional depth, and resonance." --Katie Owen, The Daily Telegraph (UK)--Deze tekst verwijst naar de paperback editie.
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The major case here (there are a couple of sub-plots) is a rather basic who done it that attempts to shed light on how immigrants from Thailand clash with the mostly intolerant conservative homogametic Icelandic culture. A 10 year old boy is found dead in the street in the middle of winter with his blood already freezing his body to the ground. The boy is the half-Thai son of a woman who was brought from Thailand to Iceland by an Icelandic man she married. She later brought her 15 year old son from Thailand to live with them. This second son did not adjusting well to the new language or culture. He runs away after finding out his younger brother was killed. A teacher at the boys school tormented immigrant children. At the time of the murder the boy’s mother is divorced (as part of a pattern her husband had previously brought another Thai woman and divorced her). Erlandur and his team investigate starting with the theory that the murder had racial anti-immigrant overtones. (Substitute the United States for Iceland and Muslim for Thailand and the emotions and situation would ring true today.)
A lot happens during the course of the investigation and it feels real as everyone who could be involved is interviewed and eventually the murder weapon found. The book has a good pace and Indridason’s story and writing is rather bleak like his grey winter weather setting. The police work is depicted with a greater reality than just having a famous detective discover who done it. Erlandur is still toying with a new relationship and finding no joy in his feelings of guilt and unworthiness. Oh yes, his best friend also dies of cancer. He finally develops the major clue that solves the case as a result of his making a major error.
I have enjoyed all of Indrdason’s books I have read so far, but these last two less so than the early ones. This one is not awful and was entertaining but it hung a bit too much to the immigration issue which stereotyped some of the characters. The book is all very bleak as the title suggests. Maybe the next book will take place in the summer.