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really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
A man takes his terminally ill daughter whale watching. An aging musician performs at a beauty contest with Rod Stewart, and learns that he missed his one shot at fame. In the title story, two brothers fight over a woman--with disastrous consequences. The novella "Gaga," first translated into English in 1988 and described as a "sci-fi Don Quixote," follows a man who ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published August 14th 2013 by New American Press (first published June 1st 2013)
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Apr 13, 2016 Dan rated it liked it
Fun collection of short stories that often have a twist or a big reveal. The final story about an "astronaut" on "Mars" was particularly interesting.

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Nov 26, 2015 Niklas rated it really liked it
Some of the stories were not so interesting but some others were really good. I really liked the one where the father takes the daughter whale watching. All stories have very interesting characters though.
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Ólafur Gunnarsson was born in Reykjavík on July 18, 1948. He completed a commercial diploma from The Commercial College of Iceland in 1968. Ólafur worked for the merchant Ásbjörn Ólafsson hf. from 1965-1971 and was a driver with the Reykjavík medical emergency services from 1972-1978. Ólafur has worked as a writer since 1974.

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