Benny and Shrimp Katarina Mazetti
I’m doing well with my resolution to read more translated fiction – eight out of twenty books read so far this year. Benny and Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti is yet another brilliant Nordic novel from Sweden to be translated for us to read. Both heartwarming and heartwrenching, this romance of two thirtysomethings who are total opposites was a wonderful story to read.
Told in alternating chapters from Benny and Shrimp’s points of views, (Shrimp is Benny’s nickname for Desiree), we get their individual takes on the progress in their relationship. We experience all their ups, downs, frustration and exhilaration with them, and the tale is told with great humour and sympathy. I nearly cried with sadness at one point, then suddenly I was grinning with tears of happiness pricking my eyes instead. A lovely, lovely book.
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Benny and Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti, Short Books paperback.