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ტიპი მეზობელი საფლავიდან (Grabben i graven bredvid #1)

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ინტელექტუალი ქვრივი და ვულგარული ფერმერი პირველად სასაფლაოზე ხვდებიან ერთმანეთს. ქალი ქმარს გლოვობს, მამაკაცი კი მშობლებს ჭირისუფლობს. ისინი სხვადასხვა სოციალურ წრეს ეკუთვნიან, ერთმანეთისგან ინტელექტი და მისწრაფებები აშორებთ, ხოლო აერთიანებთ მთავარი - ვნება. მათი ურთიერთობა თანდათან დრამატულ ხასიათს იღებს. რა არის გადამწყვეტი ქალისა და მამაკაცის ურთიეთობაში და რამდენად მყა ...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published 2011 by ბაკურ სულაკაურის გამომცემლობა (first published 1998)
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Maria Budai Yes, when Benny talked about a Christamas Party with his family members. But as fas as I remember she was a relative of Benny (a cousine or something)…moreYes, when Benny talked about a Christamas Party with his family members. But as fas as I remember she was a relative of Benny (a cousine or something) so I found strange their relationship.(less)

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Erin
Sep 14, 2010 Erin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
I hated EVERYTHING about this book. The terrible, stupid plot line, with its stupid conflicts and "twists" that I had to read TWICE because each event was delved into in excruciating detail by each character (the chapters alternated from Benny's voice to Shrimp's). The crappy poetry intro to each chapter. The annoying characters, especially the librarian, who lived up to all stereotypes of a librarian by being plain and boring and "shrimpy", AND all the stereotypes of crazy women by being moody ...more
Marine
Nov 24, 2015 Marine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Le mec de la tome d'a côté ou comment illustrer le parfait clash social entre deux personnes qui s'aiment. On découvre Désirée, jeune veuve, moderne, bibliothécaire et Benny, agriculteur bourru qui déteste la culture, ne pense qu'à son lait, ses vaches et ses terres. Benny, le mec de la tombe d'a côté. Désirée, intriguée par cet homme, si différent. Baaaam la rencontre. Choc des cultures. Un roman qui m'a fait rire et pleurer. Une plume sublime, typiquement le genre suédois que j'aime. Je me plo ...more
prettybooks
Apr 10, 2014 prettybooks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pal
17/20

Sans doute mon roman préféré de Katarina Mazetti. J’ai rigolé et j’ai adoré cette histoire et ce couple hors du commun qui s’étonne des sentiments naissants. Ils n’auraient jamais dû se rencontrer, et pourtant.. C’est mignon, c’est original et c’est drôle. Je lirai la suite !

Ma chronique : https://myprettybooks.wordpress.com/2...
Shellie (Layers of Thought)
Jul 18, 2009 Shellie (Layers of Thought) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: interested in quirky romances
Recommended to Shellie (Layers of Thought) by: ARC
Mini Synopsis:
Benny is a thirty something, single, hard working, Swedish dairy farmer living on his failing family farm. His mother whom worked diligently with him to keep the farm running has just passed away. “Shrimp” is a librarian whose intellectually based life is in the near by city. She has just lost her husband of several years.
Although opposites, the two cross paths numerous times with one another in the local cemetery when visiting their dead loved one’s graves. While both note their
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Katerina
Чудесный текст с названием, которое обещает расчлененку, а на самом деле - милейшая книжка про opposites attract, любовь и гибридизацию.
Очень смешно, очень трогательно, даже не знаю, почему ее до сих пор все всем не рекомендуют; спасибо, Аня!
Emilyadamc
Mar 10, 2010 Emilyadamc rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book from the very first page.
Every Page had something on it that made me smile, laugh, cringe or just nod my head in agreement. Katarina is so honest with her character's. There were a few times where it felt like she had dipped in my head and pulled some of the thoughts that I don't admit that I think, and then put them in her book. Shrimp was so many pieces of me, and that's probably not a good thing to admit, but it was refreshing. I loved Benny. He was just what I would pictur
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Julie
Apr 02, 2013 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
J'ai vraiment beaucoup beaucoup aimé ce roman !

Le dernier paragraphe de la quatrième de couverture résume assez bien ce que je pense. Mais j'ajouterai tout de même que la psychologie des personnages est très fouillée. Ils sont "normaux", leurs sentiments sont très bien décrits.

De plus, le narrateur change à chaque paragraphe. Une fois c'est Désirée qui parle, une fois c'est Benny. Ce système nous permet d'avoir leurs impressions, on voit les choses avec les yeux des deux personnes.

On peut ainsi
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LaZia
Apr 25, 2017 LaZia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un libro scandinavo che non é un giallo...
Un libro consigliato da un'amica che mai e poi mai avrei pensato potesse consigliarmi un libro così...
Un libro da leggere con una fumante tazza di te sul tavolino...
E ora, giunta all'ultima pagina, scopro che c'é pure un seguito...ma sarebbe comunque andato bene così!
Diane
Jul 23, 2009 Diane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Benny & Shrimp is the story of two thirty-something misfits. Benny is a Swedish cow milk farmer who has never married. Desiree, A.K.A. Shrimp is a thirty-something, plain Jane librarian who dresses in beige and lives an organized life in her sterile apartment. She is a widow of two years.

Benny and Shrimp meet in the cemetery where they go each day to visit their dearly departed --Benny his parents, and Shrimp, her late husband, Orjan. When they first notice each other, their private thoughts
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Katrina
Sep 19, 2009 Katrina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Some books you fall in love with at the very beginning, from page one I was in amore with this little novel. It begins with Desiree sitting on the bench in front of her husbands grave. She is trying to feel bad enough about his death. Desiree is a librarian who lives in the city. Her apartment is in the minimalist in fashion and she dresses mainly in beige. While at the cemetery, she sees a farmer who is constantly planting things at the gaudy, over the top plot next to her late husband.

That far
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Audrie
Sep 03, 2010 Audrie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I browse produce at the market the same way that I browse books at the library: whatever looks appealing at that very moment. I judge books by their covers (really, is there any other logical way to choose them?). Sometimes, an intriguing title, an interesting illustration, or an author's name will draw me in. Each time, I never know what it'll be.

Benny & Shrimp, what a strange title! And probably why I grabbed it off the "M" fiction shelf at the library. Definitely offbeat. The story begin
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Sári
Jul 22, 2013 Sári rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nagyon jó alapötlet, nagyon jó stílus, humor, irónia, stb., és tetszett az is, hogy fejezetenként váltogatja az elbeszélőt, így ugyanaz a történet két szemszögből olvasható. (Sokszor épp ettől olyan vicces.) Szóval ügyesen leütögeti a saját magának feladott labdákat, sokat nevettem rajta. De teljesen egyetértek a molyról @ppeva értékelésével, hogy mondanivaló szempontjából mellesleg katasztrófa ez a könyv. Én is néha legszívesebben oldalba rúgtam volna (öhm) a főhős könyvtároskisasszonyt a maga ...more
Mary
Oct 30, 2009 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This slim novel was as addicting as the blurb on the cover claimed. The chapters are 3-4 pages and alternate between Benny and Shrimp's version of the same story. It's a rather quiet story that had me smiling much of the time. The main characters are in their mid-late 30s and getting worried that life is passing them by. Instead of observing, they want to participate in life. So they take a leap and strike up an unlikely friendship that becomes much more - but what? They reach a point where they ...more
Jaime Huff
Oct 07, 2009 Jaime Huff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book begs the question, do opposites attract and if so, can it work? That seems to be the theme of this book. Or is it, do two lonely people who are completely opposite fall for each other just out of need?

Frankly, I loved this book. It was a fast read, passionate and left me wondering about Benny and Shrimp's relationship. I wasn't sure what I wanted from them. I wanted Benny to find a wife. I wanted Shrimp to be that wife. However, at the same, I didn't want Shrimp to be that wife. Contr
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Jacqueline
It's rare that I come across a novel that I can't find fault with. Benny & Shrimp happens to be one of those rare books.

Mazetti has a way of holding your attention despite the fact that nothing much happens. It's such a simple story, yet the romance between the main characters is anything but. Benny & Shrimp is not plot driven, it's character driven. Such stories require a great deal in the way of characterization and, with such lovable, quirky figures, Mazetti gives us just that.

The way
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Saoirse
Feb 17, 2011 Saoirse rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
Cela faisait longtemps que je voulais lire ce roman. Je crois que c'est son titre qui m'intriguait le plus, le résumé avait l'air appétissant aussi. Mais finalement j'ai été très déçue et je me suis accroché pour le finir...
Les personnages sont vraiment très caricaturaux et les stéréotypes qu'ils véhiculent sont vraiment insupportables, si bien qu'on ne s'attache absolument pas à eux. Si encore ils évoluaient au fil du roman, mais ce n'est absolument pas le cas, ils restent tout au long de l'his
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Jaci
Feb 05, 2010 Jaci rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So, there's a dairy farmer and a librarian. They meet in a cemetery. Her husband is dead. His parents are dead. "Who stands up for the dead? Looks after their rights, listens to their problems, and waters their potted plants?" p.1
The development of this relationship is truthful, unsentimental and as stubborn as the characters. I even liked the ending--nonfairytale-type.
p.36: "She looked like somebody who reads books all the time, voluntarily. Long ones, with small print and no pictures."

p.44: "A
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Drunkenness Books
Est-ce que ça vous est déjà arrivé de ne pas aimer quelque chose que tout le monde encense ? De vous sentir du coup un peu en dehors de l’euphorie qui s’est emparée de toutes les personnes qui vous entourent ? Moi oui. Souvent même. Étrangement, plus un livre rencontre de succès, plus j’ai tendance à me montrer plus critique à son égard. Certes, j’ai un esprit de contradiction assez prononcé. Mais est-ce qu’il ne s’agirait pas aussi de savoir mesurer ses attentes ? En effet, plus le succès est a ...more
Emma Valieu
May 22, 2015 Emma Valieu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, humour, chick-lit
Elle est bibliothécaire et citadine, il est fermier et ne jure que par ses vaches. Tous les deux se jugeaient et se détestaient avant même de se connaître. Et puis il y a eu un sourire inattendu d'échangé. Leur lieu de rencontre quotidien : un cimetière. Peu banal. Tout comme leur relation !

Même si j'ai très vite accroché à l'humour mordant de Désirée et Benny, je partais tout de même avec une certaine appréhension puisque je lisais sur ce roman plus de critiques négatives que positives. Finalem
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Grace
Oct 17, 2009 Grace rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, read-in-2009
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Cel Kila
Feb 10, 2015 Cel Kila rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bibliothèque
Elle, Désirée, est une bibliothécaire dont la vie est réglée comme du papier à musique. La chose qu'elle n'avait pas prévue, c'est le décès de son mari. Avec son mari, il n'y avait pas d'éclat de voix, ni de joie. Tout coulait normalement, tout se passait placidement.
Et puis elle le rencontre, lui, Benny, celui qui fait danser ses ovaires.

Benny quant à lui est un agriculteur bourru et un peu vieux jeu. Il a une image très stéréotypée de la vie de famille qu'il veut. On est quand même tentés de
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Kung
May 05, 2013 Kung rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
1 พวกเขาเขากันไดดีอยางแมวกับหมา
ถาเรืองรักในสวีเดนเกิดขึนไดในสุสาน แลวเรืองรักใครในประเทศไทยจะกำเนิดขึนหนาเถาอัฐิในวัดไดหรือไม --- รูสึกวาแคคิดกผิดแลว การจีบหนุมตอหนาหลุมศพสามีของ เดซิเร ดูจะกากันเกินไปสำหรับบรรยากาศในวัดไทย

“ฉันฝันถึงกลินหอมของดอกแอปเปิล
เธอนันเดินเซเพราะนำหนักตะกรา
ระหวางเราสองคน ใครจะรูเรืองแอปเปิลดีกวากัน”
(จากบทที 9, หนา 43)

นายบานปา กับ สาวสีเบจ เริมตนความสัมพันธไดโคเรียนเลิฟสตอรีมากๆ เราชอบที Mazetti ใหโอกาสทังคูไดเลาเรืองจากฝังของตนแบบนี มันทำใหเราเขาถึงบุคลิกแมวๆ และบุคลิกหมา
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Céline
Super début, mais la fin traîne un peu
Vania Stoyanova
Apr 24, 2015 Vania Stoyanova rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Спрях се на книгата, защото заглавието ѝ обещаваше да е леко и забавно четиво – каквото се и оказа накрая.

Запознаваме се с Десире на гроба на съпруга ѝ, който е починал преди около година. Тя е умна, красива по един специфичен начин, по-скоро безлична и крехка, отколкото ярка и блестяща. Живее подреден, тих и спокоен живот, работи в местната библиотека, работа която наистина обича, чете много, интересува се от мода, изкуство, култура, но е много самотна и макар не откровено нещастна, е много дал
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Amy
Feb 12, 2011 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Opposites might attract but are they able to make it work and stick together? In Benny & Shrimp, Katarina Mazetti tackles the very real issues of love and attraction in an offbeat and unusual way. Told in the alternating voices of Benny and Desiree (Shrimp) the reader follows the characters as they first loath each other, until they develop a curious physical attraction to each other. Desiree is a young, recently widowed librarian that dabbles in poetry and enjoys intellectual pursuits. Benn ...more
Cami
Feb 02, 2010 Cami rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: general-fiction
I learned that if the librarians stick a 'romance' sticker on the spine of the book you should take the sticker at its word and not be surprised by the odd intimate moments.
This was a Swedish novel translated into English and that alone made it an interesting read.
It's a story about two "middle-aged"(according to the book this is age 35 and 37) people who meet in a cemetary. She's trying to mourn her husband and he's genuinely sad to see his mother, the last companion he had on the family farm,
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Claire
Jan 02, 2017 Claire rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A mi-chemin entre la Belle et la Bête revisité et l'Amour est dans le pré, ce roman ne m'a dans l'ensemble pas plu.
Après un coup de coeur pour cette auteur dans Le viking qui voulait épouser la fille de soie, je n'ai rien retrouvé ici de ce que j'avais précédemment aimé. Ni le style ni le dynamisme..rien.
L'opposition de l'homme et la femme dans un couple que visiblement tout oppose sauf l'amour qu'ils se portent est très bien faite ! Mais cela a l'inconvénient d'être un peu redondant. Au début,
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Floriane
Aug 15, 2015 Floriane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ce n'est pas tant l'histoire en elle-même qui m'a plu, que la forme. Passer dans la peau d'un personnage à l'autre, nous offrant la version de chacun permet de créer une identification presque instantanément. On se reconnaît automatiquement, parce qu'on a tous vécu ce moment dans une relation où l'on vit un moment tout-à-fait différement, où l'on voudrait être dans la tête de l'autre pour le comprendre.
Et puis je me suis attachée à Désirée et Benny. Je pensais lire ce livre dans le train pour p
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Gretchen
Feb 12, 2010 Gretchen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
The cover flap says this: "Two middle-aged misfits and a love that should not be as complicated as it seems." How could I resist a description like that? Plus, it's a Swedish novel - and I am really growing fond of Swedish novels. The characters were charming and real and the whole time I was just dying to find out how they could resolve that complicated love of theirs. It was charming, blissful, anguish! I was sad when it ended and quickly hopped on the internet to see if there was a sequel (no ...more
April
Aug 28, 2009 April rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-review
I read Benny & Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti in two quick sittings. I really enjoyed Benny & Shrimp. It's a quirky story of love between a farmer (Benny) and a librarian (Shrimp). I liked that this didn't read like a cheesy romance novel, bodices did not rip, chests did not heave.
Read the rest of my review here
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Katarina Mazetti began her career as a teacher and later moved into broadcast journalism. She is a prize-nominated author, commentator, musician, poet, and the producer of “Freja”, a program for women on Swedish radio. Benny & Shrimp has sold more than 450,000 copies in her native Sweden.
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“I don't believe in Love, although I've experienced it. I could say. When I can't sleep, I lie there imagining it's because I never actually gave it a chance. I kind of never reached the stage of thinking I had to put it first, in front of everything else.

Sometimes I feel I haven't really reached dry land yet, and maybe never will.”
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