>I’ve Just Bought a Book on Impulse


I couldn’t resist myself and I just bought today ¿Quién teme al lobo? (He Who Fears the Wolf) by Karin Fossum. Original title Den som frykter ulven. It has just been released in Spanish in paperback, Debolsillo 2010. And although I usually buy Nordic writers translated into English I was also attracted by the fact that it was translated with a grant from NORLA (Norwegian Literature Abroad) by Kirsti Baggethum and Asunción Lorenzo.

Another reason why I do wanted to read Fossum again was the fact that my appreciation of Don`t Look Back, (No mires atrás) was not all that positive. What may sound something odd since Fossum is highly praised by people with whom I usually share a similar taste.

By the way I just read page 99, it doesn’t give me a clue. Maybe I should have try the hardback..

Me acabo de comprar un libro por impulso

No me pude resistir y me acabo de comprar hoy ¿Quién teme al lobo? (He Who Fears the Wolf) de Karin Fossum. Título original Den som frykter ulven. Acaba de ser publicado en español en edición de bolsillo, Debolsillo, 2010. Y a pesar de que habitualmente compro libros de escritores nórdicos traducidos al inglés también me he sentido atraído por el hecho que la traducción  de Kirsti Baggethum y Asunción Lorenzo contó con una subvención de NORLA (Norwegian Literature Abroad).

Otra razón por la que no quería leer de nuevo a Fossum fue el hecho de que mi apreciación de No mires atrás (Don’t Look Back) no fue demasiado positiva. Lo que puede sonar algo extraño, ya que Fossum es muy elogiada por personas con las que por lo general comparto un gusto parecido.

Por cierto acabo de leer la página 99, no me da pista alguna. Tal vez debería haberlo intentado con la tapa dura ..

8 thoughts on “>I’ve Just Bought a Book on Impulse”

  1. >I hope you enjoy this one more than the last, Jose Ignacio. I did like it but it is so long ago that I read it, that I cannot remember a thing about it. Therefore, I am looking forward to your review!

  2. >Jose Ignacio – I look forward to your review of this one, too. This is one that I haven't read yet, and like you, I'd heard good things about it from people whose views I trust. I'm interested in hearing what you think.

  3. >Maxine I was interested in 'Bad Intentions', but maybe it was a good idea to read them in order.Margot, Fossum great success in Spain has been Una mujer en tu camino, which I just found out is 'Calling for You' (aka The Indian Bride), but it's not yet available in paperback here.

  4. >I think the important thing to know about Karin Fossum´s books is that the first ones were fine but more traditional police procedurals. Her later books focus on the human beings behind the crimes, e.g. the motives of the perpetrator, the reactions of the relatives and the consequences of crime. And I think it is funny what you say about p 99. If I look at my own manuscript, I have a girl who has had an encounter with far too much whisky (but also found a clue). If I change the line spacing to two, someone has just found a dead body.

  5. >I just started working my way through her books, and of the first three "He Who Fears" was my favorite. The first few pages are weird but ignore that and keep going — it's worth it!

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