I chose Norway for the second week of my Nordic reading, because I instantly had in mind a gateway book that opened up that country’s reading for me. That was the huge bestseller Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder (re-read review soon). Meanwhile, my pile of Norwegian authors does slightly exceed my Danish one, and again I hope to get two or more read and reviewed this week including The Ice Palace by Tarjei Vesaas after finishing the first Lahlum book that I’m currently reading.
I’d love to go to Norway, visit Oslo and the Munch museum, but also perhaps to do the Hurtigruten coastal cruise up to the Arctic circle on the post boat. My late mum did that and loved it.
Back to reading: I’ve read and reviewed a few Norwegian books since I began blogging, listed below. I was particularly taken by the Per Petterson, but haven’t managed to acquire more of his novels since–however, Kim is a huge fan and has reviewed most of his available novels here.
- 1222 by Anne Holt
- Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? by Johan Harstad
- Lazy Days by Erlend Loe
- One Last Time by Helga Flatland
- Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
- Professor Andersen’s Night by Dag Solstad
- The Assistant by Kjell Ola Dahl
- The Gradual Disappearance of Jane Ashland by Nicolai Houm
- The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
Can you recommend any other modern novels or NF by Norwegian authors to me?