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Es He is so desperate that he has resorted to breaking into her house and demanding that she begin He the author decides is named Alvar Eide forty two years old singleworks in a gallery He lives a uiet orderly life and likes it that way no demands no unpleasantness Broken by Karin FossumBook Review by Jay GilbertsonImagine waking up late one night and there s a man standing next to your bed You d freak right Well not author Fossum She just sat up and had a chat with the guy Like she was expecting him and actually she was Welcome to the strange world of Alvar Eide Though it s hard to decide how in the world this novel is a mystery as the cover would have you believe pay careful attention it s slyly revealed And one also has to keep in mind that this is a translated work and perhaps the author s voice was somehow muddled or re worked Since I don t know Norwegian though I do have some coursing through my veins I had to rely on Charlotte Barslund s the translator expertise in capturing Fossum s voice And what a voice From the start there is a subtle tension that draws you into the bizarre world of how a story could unfold The writing is spare and concise and impeccable Chapters move from the character Alvar liv

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Brudd AUTHOR Karin Fossum

A woman wakes up in the middle of the night A strange man is in her bedroom She lies there in silence paralyzed with fear The woman is an author and the man one of her characters one in a long line that waits in her driveway for the time when she'll tell their stori I always breathe a sigh of relief on finishing a novel by Karin Fossum that I have made it through intact never mind that the process often feels as harrowing and traumatic as a slow evisceration Broken is a standalone work of true suspense that blurs the boundaries between fact and fiction and is uite different from the police procedural novels of Fossum which feature Inspector Konrad Sejer Indeed it is debatable which genre this novel fits into but either way it is an assault on the senses which invades the readers comfort zoneA fifty one year old author watches from her bedroom window the array of various characters who stand in her drive under the porch light and patiently wait for their stories to be told for it is her job to give life to them and that burden takes its toll Each is desperately hoping for a chance of her telling their story but one is impatient than the others jumping the ueue disrupting her sleep and breaking into the house to beseech the autho

Karin Fossum ☆ 6 Read

Until one icy winter day when a young drug addict skinny and fragile walks into the gallery Alvar gives her a cup of coffee to warm her up And then one day she appears on his doorstep Broken is an unconventional subtle and disturbing mystery from a master of the for Since I read so many mysteries I usually don t review them or add them to my Goodreads list but this is an exception After discovering Henning Mankel many years ago I really became a fan of the many Scandanavian mysterythriller authors Karin Fossum Norwegian is one of the best Although catagorized as mystery has the library mystery stickerthis is not part of her previous series This is a very literate exploration of the relationship between a writer and the characters heshe creates and how the author lives with them and in some cases how they take over hisher life I also really liked her discussion of art and how we choose art the main character works in an art gallery The story is suspenseful but it is much about our relationships and friendship and taking chances


10 thoughts on “Brudd AUTHOR Karin Fossum

  1. says:

    A great book by the ueen of the Norwegian crime novelists A gay man a candidate for the world’s most introverted person – no friends no travel no life really becomes involved with – a better term is “con

  2. says:

    This unconventional novel by Karin Fossum will delight some readers and I suspect confuse and frustrate others Fossum a Norwegian is perhaps best known for her crime fiction series featuring Inspector Konrad Sejer Here she attempts something completely different and unusualAs the book opens a middle aged female w

  3. says:

    I always breathe a sigh of relief on finishing a novel by Karin Fossum that I have made it through intact never mind that the process often feels as harrowing and traumatic as a slow evisceration Broken is a standalone work

  4. says:

    This is a book that comes along once and a while and takes you by complete surprise I am giving it 5 stars because I think it was clever yet simple and was successful in drawing me in to caring about what happened to the main character to the point of being on pins and needles I wanted to read it to see what was going to happen next and also was reluctant to on occasions because I was afraid things would end

  5. says:

    What is the relationship between an author and her creation It is this unconventional uestion that author Karin Fossum explores here She exposes her secret hopes and fears in the most intimate way The book opens with a character a mild polite man in his 40's who intrudes himself in the dead of night into her bedroom She will come to

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    Broken by Karin Fossum

  7. says:

    Broken is Fossum's standalone novel it is a totally authentic exposition of a writer's intimate relationship and responsibility toward their characters A negligible line is drawn between the worlds of the writer an

  8. says:

    45 a very strong one Alvar Eide really wants to be a good person He is somehow traumatized by an experience as a child when his parents purposely ignored a woman asking for help after her car crashed That is why he tries so hard The problem is that Alvar really isn't a people's person He is shy paranoid naive and ordely to the poi

  9. says:

    Since I read so many mysteries I usually don't review them or add them to my Goodreads list but this is an exception After discovering Henning Mankel many years ago I really became a fan of the many Scandanavian mysteryth

  10. says:

    I was expecting something along the lines of the previous Fossum novels I'd read first rate murder mysteriespsychological thrillers and so was rather startled by what I gotThe conceit of one half of this novel is that fiction writers interact with their characters as if the latter were real people I know for my o