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Myren (Inspector Erlendur #3)

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  11,062 ratings  ·  1,074 reviews
En eldre mann blir funnet myrdet i en kjellerleilighet i Reykjavik. Gjemt under skrivebordsplaten hans finner politiet et bilde av en barnegrav. Når man klarer å tyde inskripsjonen på gravstøtten viser det seg at det ligger en fire år gammel jente der, og at hun døde i 1968. Ved hjelp av fotografiet nøster politiet opp gamle og nye forbrytelser som har ført til flere famil ...more
Published 2008 by Cappelen (first published 2000)
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Araz Goran

رواية تمزج بين الادب البوليسي والرعب.. يصور الكاتب جريمة تقع في إحدى المدن الآيسلندية حيث تعثر الشرطة على جثة رجل ستيني داخل شقته ويقوم المحقق أرنالدور بتحريات واسعة وبمكر وعبقرية (وشئ من الحظ) بكشف خيوط الجريمة والعثور على القاتل.. ينقلك الراوي الى مجتمع غريب وجريمة غير مألوفة .. رواية مشوقة جداً تتمنى ان تنهيها في جلسة واحدة..
Richard Reviles Censorship Always in All Ways
Rating: 3 bleak * of five

It's hard for me to believe this is a debut novel. The author is, of course, a journalist and so the possessor of writerly skills; still, a novel is something wholly and entirely other than what he could be expected to do in his sleep.

I think the first-novel-ishness comes out in a few small ways. He introduces a deeply disturbing sub-plot and does almost nothing with it. He has characters behave in some ways that don't scan with their stated behaviors. But on the whole,
I've taken an interest to Iceland ever since I read Halldór Laxness. Seeing there are a few Icelandic authors in translation - or maybe they are indeed just a few - I wanted to explore this country through the detective novels of Arnaldur Indriðason, as well. Luckily, he gives some interesting insights into the social aspect of Icelandic people. Well, more like the criminality aspect, through phrases such as:
Icelandic murders aren't complicated.
Icelandic judges were notoriously lenient.
Hannah Kent, a contemporary Australian writer, has commented about "Iceland" as:

In Iceland, you can see the contours of the mountains wherever you go, and the swell of the hills, and always beyond that the horizon. And there's this strange thing: you're never sort of hidden; you always feel exposed in that landscape. But it makes it very beautiful as well.

Arnaldur Indriðason, a very famous author of Iceland, has spun a mind-blowing thriller story, Jar City, which has sold over 6 million copies
James Thane
This very intriguing novel introduces Inspector Elendur Sveinsson of the Reykjavik Police Department. In Iceland, where virtually everyone is related, people are known by their first names. Erlendur is in the throes of middle age and not in the best of health. He lives alone and has two troubled children, including a daughter who's in debt to drug dealers.

An elderly man is murdered in his basement apartment and the killer leaves an enigmatic note lying on the body. Some of Erlender's colleagues
المتابع لأدب (الجريمه) من المؤكد انه سيلاحظ تطور ملموس بشدة .
من دويل لأجاثا كريستى الى الطفرة الرهيبه فى العقود الأخيرة .
والفرق شاسع فعلا تبعا للتطور الرهيب فى الوسائل المعيشيه المختلفه.
ورغم كلاسيكة (أجاثا) التى لا تقاوم وعبقريتها الفذه الا اننا لا نقدر أن ننكر ابداع أدب الجريمهالحديث الذى كاد أن يزحزح كريستى من على عرشها (دان براون كمثال).
المهم أننا فى هذا العمل أمام ادب جريمه من الطراز الرفيع.
جريمة ما فى ايسلندا تتعمق وتتشعب بطريقه مذهله.
تطور أدب الجريمه لم يكن فقط فى الأدوات الحديثه ولا التطو
Arnaldur Indriđason's Jar City is a mystery novel set in Reykjavik that plays with issues of paternity, family, and identity. Mostly, however, it's a whodunit. As such, it's a good read. But as more than that, though it gestures toward larger questions, it left me wanting more.

The jacket reviews call it a "dark, haunting novel" with an "emotionally wrought ending that caught me off guard and touched me in a way that few mystery novels do" (The Boston Globe), one that, according to Time Out Lond
Icelandic Inspector Erlendur is leading the team investigating the murder of Holberg, an old man. Nothing has been stolen in his flat, but the detectives found a mysterious note and a photo of a child's grave. The photo leads Erlendur to some unconvicted crimes by Holberg years ago. Was Holberg murdered by one of his victims?

The autumn weather during the investigation is chilly, gray, and rainy, an atmosphere that seems right for investigating the events that led up to the burial of the child. T
Yeah, it had a very similar feel to other Nordic thrillers. But, damn. That last 20%! You pretty well knew where the plot was going, but it was the characterization that left you balled in knots til the very end. Suspense barely covers it. Heart-attack-inducing might be more appropriate.
Joyce Lagow
Set in Reykjavik, Iceland, this debut novel police procedural features Inspector Erlandur who is practically a copy of Henning Mankell s Inspector Kurt Wallander. Both are divorced, both have trouble with their ex-wives, and both have terrible relationships with their daughters (although Wallander s improves over the series). [return][return]The plot centers around the murder of an old man. The investigation slowly uncovers the fact that the origins of the murder go back decades to other crimes. ...more
Bleak landscape, bleak characters, bleak story. Icelandic murders are simple ones usually insists Inspector Erlendur. This one is certainly not. An elderly man, Holberg, is found dead in his apartment with a strange note left on the body. The case then leads in a variety of directions: to a young child, the product of a rape, who had apparently died of a brain tumor; the suicide of her mother; the disappearance at sea of Holberg’s friend; additional rapes; a terminally ill cop unsympathetic cop ...more
The detective Erlendur series is my favorite discovery of the past decade. There is absolutely nothing similar in the detective fiction genre, and this includes other Nordic crime fiction such as the Millenium trilogy. It is just so Icelandic. The main character is complex, flawed and a mass of contradictions. The author skilfully combines threads of different plots into a very effective narrative.
Among the themes which are explored are guilt, loss of a child and coming to terms with the past (
This is an intriguing novel, atmospherically and in its inexplicable ability to sustain the reader's interest -- despite the fact that practically everyone in it is strange, idiopathic, stilted or weird of articulation, practically autistically disconnected from reality, and committed to viewing everything generically and without depth or dimension, as though through the filter of a bad fifties cop drama. Dragnet, possibly, though without the cheeriness and empathy of Joe Friday.

Erlendur, the pr
A very serviceable mystery set in Iceland (my first in that setting) and therefore featuring laconic detectives, much darkness (literal and figurative), and a seemingly huge cast of borderline depressive characters. Some of this depression may be laid at the feet of circumstance, some a part of the specific mysteries at the core of the story. While I did ultimately like the mystery and its resolution, the telling was so much more stark than what I'm used to that it detracted from the overall exp ...more
This is an amazingly dark and desperate mystery novel. Set in Iceland, in mid late fall, when the days are short and humid and full of desperation. Erlendur ends up investigating the murder of an old, vicious man who might have raped countless of women. This book is about hiding from the past and the consequences of it. It's as good as the best Mankell's novel. I liked it a lot even if I was feeling quite blue when I finished it. It's a total trip into a country we barely know exist and a societ ...more
Sarah ( Paris )
الرواية الثالثة التي أقرأؤها لـ الكاتب الايسلندي .. أرنالدور أندريداسون .

وكالعادة كانت مميزة جدا ..

وإن اختلفت عن باقي رواياته ..فـ في هذه الرواية تركيز كبير على العلوم الجنائية والأمراض الوراثية وإسهاب بمعلومات أصبح الكثيرون يعرفونها الآن ..
والفضل يعود لمسلسلات الـ CSI

.. ربما لأنها أول رواية من السلسلة التي بطلها المحقق الندور ..
وأراد أن يفهم القراء الرواية بشكل جديد ..وخاصة أؤلئك الذينً لمْ يدرسوا العلوم ولا يعرفون الكثير حول الطب أو الإحيا..

Jar City
هو اسم الرواية ومعناه ..مدينة المرطبانات ..
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Detective Erlendur is a stout man of fifty, divorced twenty years ago from a woman who still loathes him, a smoker of long habit who eats badly and lives alone. He's estranged from his two children - his son is in rehab for drug addiction, and his daughter, Eva Lind, only comes around to ask for more money for her own drugs. At work in Reykjavík, he sees the worst of humanity, but murders are rare, and generally clumsily done. The day he starts investigating a new, puzzling murder case turns out ...more
Roya Shaban
قليلة هي تلك الروايات التي تترك بعد نهايتها اثراً في نفسي
وهذه الرواية من ضمن تلك الروايات

مضت ايام بل اسابيع علي انهائي للرواية و لم اتوقف عن التفكير في احادثها
كأنها جزء من حياتي
لذلك قررت كتابه هذا الريفو لتشجبع كل شخص يريد قراءتها

من اهم الأشياء التي تعلمتها من الرواية
هي التفكير الطويل في كل خطوة أقوم بيها
و التركيز في التفاصيل الصغيرة . . .

وبالفعل وجدت اشياء كثيرة تغيرت في شخصيتي مند أن انهيت هذه الرواية

انا متحمسة لقراءة باقي السلسلة
وعلي الرغم من صعوبة ايجادها
لكن سأقرا النسخة العربية المترجمة
Ron Hummer
This is the first in a series of Inspector Erlender novels by Arnaldur Indridason that takes place in Iceland. Erlender and his partner, Sigurdur Óli and female colleague Elínborg, look to solve the murder of a lonely old man.
As the story moves along, we begin to see why the man that was murdered was lonely. He is carrying deep secrets that make him out to be a more despicable character than I first thought as I continued to read this book.
The conflict in this case is where this investigati
محمد مختار
أنا مهما قريت في أنواع مختلفة من الأدب، هيفضل الأدب البوليسي والتشويقي عشقي الأول

النوع دة من الأدب بيتطلب موهبة تانية مع الكتابة، ازاي القارىء يمسك الرواية ويبقى هيموت عشان يخلصها، أي تفصيلة صغيرة القارىء مركز معاها، ومستني يبقى ليها دور في الكشف عن اللغز والغموض المحيط بجريمة القتل

الرواية بتحكي عن جريمة قتل ضحيتها رجل في التاسعة والستين من عمره، القاتل ترك خلفه ورقة كتب عليها بالقلم الرصاص "أنا هو"، ودة الخيط الوحيد الذي تملكه الشرطة

بيبدأ المحقق في البحث عن خلفيات القتيل، بيكتشف إن كانت سمعت
Jar City by Arnaldur Indriðason is a Nordic thriller and one in a series featuring a cast of police officers who rotate in being the focus of a novel. This novel features Inspector Erlandur, a middle-aged man with a lifetime of disappointments and pain and residual bitterness to show for it who also has an intense passion for getting at truth no matter what the cost, as well as locating the lost (in the many forms in which they come). He is long-divorced with two adult children, one of whom appe ...more
Asmaa Essam
لم تعجبني سوى الصفحات الأخيرة .. أثرت عليً حد البكاء ..
لكن في ماعدا ذلك الأحداث طويلة ومملة
على عكس "صمت القبر" التي لمست شغاف قلبي

المحقق إرلندور .. يحقق في مقتل هولبرغ ..
وبتجميع الأدلة يتبين لهم انه قد تم اتهامه بالإغتصاب في شبابه
مما ساعدهم في الوصول إلى القاتل .. لكن ..
(ما تيجوا نشوف مع بعض .. :v )

تستحق القراءة ^_^

Friederike Knabe
The sombre fall weather in Iceland can have a depressing influence on the people of Reykjavik. Even when it is not raining, the clouds are hanging deep over the city and the short days of light are preparing for an even darker winter. Arnaldur Indridason depicts the atmosphere brilliantly. A bleak, yet not uncommon environment for excellent thrillers. In Iceland, crime is usually straightforward, the motive evident and the case quickly resolved, muses Inspector Erlendur Sveinnson of the local po ...more
Patrick O'Neil
Murder, genetic disorders, pilfered human organs, disgruntle cops, an old and out of shape protagonist, drug-addicted daughter, dysfunctional families, criminal lowlifes, and bad Scandinavian weather – finally I'm back on track with a Nordic crime writer worth reading. In the apparent recent free-for-all to exploit and mass-market any and all crime writers that hail from a snowy northern European region I've come across few that really merit the hype. However, Arnaldur Indridason's Jar City tota ...more
Elizabeth (Alaska)
Scandinavian Noir, heavy on the noir, which I enjoyed enough to just zip through. The only negative to this is the Icelandic names. I can only say that for that reason, this would never be a read aloud.

The detective, Erlendur, is a seasoned veteran. I'd like to describe him as sort of frumpy, but I learned that term applies to a woman. Anyway, at one point it was noticed that he'd buttoned his sweater wrong so that the bottom button didn't have a buttonhole to match. And late in the book, he wa
مما  قرأت
تحميل رواية مخزن الأعضاء البشرية لـ أرنالدور أندريداسون من هذا الرابط
Jim Coughenour
The first novel in English by Indridason. Set in Iceland, this book and its sequels, Silence of the Grave and Voices, feature Erlendur Sveinsson, another middle-aged detective about ten scotches from suicide. He's an original, with an air of exhausted sophistication that makes Harry Bosch and John Rebus look callow.

Indridason is gift for anyone who loves a good crime story, but bored with the usual run of serial killers and sex addicts. The Icelandic context makes the stories richer and stranger
Continuing with my survey of Scandinavian mystery writers, I have now encountered Arnaldur Indrioason. He writes a series set in Reykjavik, Iceland, featuring a detective of the Reykjavik police named Erlendur. Some have compared his writing and his main character to the style of Henning Mankell and his Inspector Kurt Wallander. Certainly, they are both morose characters and share some similar family history.

Erlendur has a failed marriage and two, now grown, children. He and his wife separated w
Forget Girl with Dragon Tattoo. Read this instead.

Gripping, spooky, human.

Our wonderful detective has issues, a less than perfect home life and so in. In fact, this seems to be a treand in the any Northern Mystery I have read.

He is like Rebus, but with different tastes.

And then he has to solve a mystery that deals with brains.
Arnaldur Indriðason ve karakteri Erlandur ile Sesler kitabı ile 2012 yılında tanıştım. Aslında Jar City daha önce başka bir yayınevi tarafından Türkçe'ye çevrilmiş ancak hiçbir bilgim yoktu. Doğan kitap Arnaldur Indriðason'un yayın haklarını aldığında Erlandur serisinin 5. kitabı yani Sesler ile işe başladı, sonra da 6. kitap Sular Çekildiğinde geldi.

Jar City'nin de seride 3. kitap olduğu, ilk iki kitabın ise İngilizce'sinin dahi olmadığı göz önüne alınır ise bölük pörcük okumuş oluyoruz şu ser
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  • Don't Look Back (Inspector Konrad Sejer, #2)
  • Lucifer's Tears (Inspector Kari Vaara, #2)
  • The Cruel Stars of the Night (Ann Lindell, #6)
  • Borkmann's Point (Inspector Van Veeteren #2)
  • Never End (Inspector Winter, #4)
  • The Man on the Balcony (Martin Beck, #3)
  • The Torso (Inspector Huss #3)
Arnaldur was born in Reykjavík on 28 January 1961, the son of writer Indriði G. Þorsteinsson. He graduated with a degree in history from the University of Iceland in 1996. He worked as a journalist for the newspaper Morgunblaðið from 1981 to 1982, and later as a freelance writer. From 1986 to 2001, he was a film critic for Morgunblaðið.

His first book, Synir duftsins (Sons of Dust) came out in 1997
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Other Books in the Series

Inspector Erlendur (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Menschensöhne (Inspector Erlendur #1)
  • Dauðarósir (Inspector Erlendur #2)
  • Silence of the Grave (Inspector Erlendur #4)
  • Voices (Inspector Erlendur #5)
  • The Draining Lake (Inspector Erlendur #6)
  • Arctic Chill (Inspector Erlendur #7)
  • Hypothermia (Inspector Erlendur #8)
  • Outrage (Inspector Erlendur #9)
  • Black Skies (Inspector Erlendur, #10)
  • Furðustrandir (Inspector Erlendur #11)
Silence of the Grave (Inspector Erlendur #4) The Draining Lake (Inspector Erlendur #6) Voices (Inspector Erlendur #5) Arctic Chill (Inspector Erlendur #7) Hypothermia (Inspector Erlendur #8)

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“أتظن أن ذلك لن يؤثر عليك؟ أتعتقد أنك قوي بما يكفي لتتحمل أشياء من ذلك النوع؟ أتظن أن باستطاعتك اكتساب مناعة ضد ذلك بمرور السنين ويمكنك مشاهدة كل القذارة من بعيد كأنها ليست من شأنك، وتحاول الحفاظ على رباطة جأشك؟ لكن ليست هناك أي مسافة، وليست هناك أي مناعة، لا أحد قوي بما يكفي، يلازمك الاشمئزاز كأنه شبح شرير في ذهنك، لا يتركك بسلام حتى تعتقد أن القذارة هي الحياة نفسها وتنسى كيف يعيش الناس العاديون. هذه قضيتك؛ مثل ذلك الأمر، مثل شبح شرير تم إطلاقه ليعيث فسادًا في ذهنك ولا يتركك إلا مُقعدًا” 16 likes
“Erlendur didn’t believe in premonitions, visions or dreams, nor reincarnation or karma, he didn’t believe in God although he’d often
read the Bible, nor in eternal life or that his conduct in this world would affect whether he went to heaven or hell. He felt that life itself offered a
mixture of the two.”
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