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De dødes tjern

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En gruppe ungdommer reiser til en hytte for å finne årsaken til at en god venn begikk selvmord. I løpet av noen høstdøgn utsettes de for en rekke nervepirrende opplevelser. Alt beveger seg i grenseland mellom drøm og virkelighet, i et slør av uhygge, inntil psykoanalytikeren Kai Bugge skjærer gjennom mystikken og presenterer løsningen.
Hardcover, 1st edition, 284 pages
Published November 12th 2009 by Aschehoug (first published 1942)
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Hedia Ghanizadeh
Sep 08, 2013 Hedia Ghanizadeh rated it really liked it
Shelves: novels
Amusing novel with intellectual prototypes, ranging from proponents of metaphysics and spiritualism to the scientific, psychodynamic perspective (not in a strict sense, since its the psyhcoanalytical movement thats represented). The criminal narrative is not that captivating, but that might as well be due to my lack of interest for the genre in general. The wide spectrum of ideas, the witty dialogues (demonstrating Bjerkes refined sense of humour, with slightly misgynistic tendencies), as well a ...more
Morten K
Dec 12, 2012 Morten K rated it liked it
Shelves: the-classics, crime, norsk
The claim that this is "the great Norwegian crime novel" is a bit of a stretch. But it's still a good read - maybe more fun than eerie - but full of (in my opinion) charming do-no-gooders trying to solve a somewhat Scooby-Doo-ish mystery whilst drinking Aquavit and reading European classics.
Marie Østvold
"Tidenes beste norske kriminalroman". Nja, jeg vet nå ikke helt. Jeg er ingen krimliker/kjenner, men forsøker meg tidvis på sjangeren,og blir lett skuffet hver gang. Dette var intet unntak. Åpningen tok altfor lang tid, og det resulterte i at klimakset og resten av boka, ble altfor raskt overstått. Det blir slutt, før det idet hele tatt har startet. Språket og fordommene blir litt for mye for min del. Den er skrevet på slutten av 1930tallet, begynnelsen av 40tallet, og det er klart den er formet ...more
Janne Varvára
Mar 09, 2011 Janne Varvára rated it it was amazing
Title translation: Lake of the Dead.

Vogt dig, barn, for tjernets strømme.
Farligt, farligt der at drømme!
Nøkken lader som han sover;
liljer leger ovenover.

- Henrik Ibsen

I am totally on a crime-reading wave right now. And what's better than to read perhaps the best Norwegian crime novel of all time, by a most beloved author.

Once again, this is a crime novel with as rare a thing as beautiful prose; you find yourself drinking in every sentence, not only is it a grisly, thrilling story, but it also be
...more
Tanja Berg
This is supposed to be THE amazing, major, Norwegian crime novel. For me it all ended in a "meh" and "what exactly was it that I missed?" It was difficult getting into, the old-fashioned language (the 8th or 9th language I've inquired during my sojourn on this earth) hard to acclimatize to.

Upon the suicide of a friend, a bunch of youths (that I thought were at least middle aged) head up to the forest to find out what really happened. They are plagued by visits of a long departed murderer and the
...more
Neens Bea
Aug 30, 2014 Neens Bea rated it liked it
Shelves: crime-novels
We read this in school when I was 15 or so, and then watched the film afterwards. The novel creates quite an eerie atmosphere.
Thomas
Aug 06, 2015 Thomas rated it liked it
Morsom fortellerstemme og fint språk. Litt svakt plott, og den psykoanalystiske avslutningen tar litt for mye av.
Helene
Dec 07, 2015 Helene rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
Clever, but a bit slow.
Irwan
Nov 04, 2011 Irwan rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished, 2011, norsk
Den første bok på norsk som jeg kan nyte i helheten. Historien er spennende og intrikat. Jeg vil lese mer av hans verk. Han vil nok være min favorit forfatter.
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Jarl André Bjerke was a Norwegian writer and poet. His debut was in 1940 with a collection of poems, Syngende Jord (Singing Earth). He has written a wide range of material: poems (both for children and adults), mystery novels (four of them under the pseudonym Bernhard Borge), essays, and articles. He was known as a master translator, and translated works by Shakespeare, Molière, Goethe, Racine, et ...more
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