>My Last Acquisition

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requiems for the departed NadieBooket

I bought yesterday Nadie vale más que otro (Nobody is worth more than another) by Lorenzo Silva. 

By the way this is a collection of short stories. In the link here you can find a translation of one of the stories, A routine assignment. Unfortunately Silva’s books have not been translated yet.

More about Lorenzo Silva here.

Not exactly the same cover but pretty close.

Reykjavik Rotterdam (2008)

R RReykjavik Rotterdam was released in Iceland October 3rd 2008. The Leading roles in this thriller are held by Baltasar Kormákur and Ingvar E. Sigurdsson, written by Arnaldur Indridason along with the director Oskar Jonasson. It is on screen in Spain as from today.

At the EDDA Awards in November 2008 the film received 5 Awards. Director of the year: Oskar Jonasson, Screenplay of the year: Arnaldur Indridason and Oskar Jonasson, Editor of the year: Elisabet Ronaldsdottir, Sound design of the year: Kjartan Kjartansson, and Music: Bardi Johannsson

Synopsis: Like a fish on a dry land, Kristofer is stuck in a dull everyday routine, working as a security guard. He got fired from the freight ship he worked on, when he was caught smuggling alcohol. Faced with money problems, he is tempted to accept the help of his friend, Steingrimur, who manages to pull some strings to get his old job back. He decides to take his chances one last time on a tour to Rotterdam.

Reykjavík-Rotterdam at Wikipedia

Reykjavík-Rotterdam at IMDb

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

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DOBLE MIRADA-Rustica 135x215-Fotolito Brodeck's Report Le Raport Thanks to Uriah (aka Norman) at Crime Scraps I just heard that the winner of this year’s Independent Foreign Fiction Prize is Brodeck’s Report by Philippe Claudel. For more information you can click here.

This was probably one of the best books I’ve read last year. You can see my post here. (In Spanish).

I look forward to read Grey Souls (aka By a Slow River) and La Petite Fille De Monsieur Linh, which as far as I know is not available in English yet.

Norman review at Euro Crime