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Lasermannen: En berättelse om Sverige

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  717 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
Under några månader årsskiftet 1991 och 1992 var Stockholm en stad i skräck. En okänd gärningsman, beväpnad med ett lasergevär, sköt sammanlagt 11 personer vid tio olika attentat. En dog, flera fick men för livet. Det enda offren hade gemensamt var sitt mörka hår och mörka hudfärg. Samtidigt genomgick Sverige sin värsta ekonomiska kris på decennier. I arbetslöshetens och k ...more
Paperback, 406 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Ordfront (first published 2002)
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Linda
Sep 23, 2013 Linda rated it really liked it
The true story about a boy with German parents, growing up in Sweden, and finally shooting eleven people, of which one died. It began with a little boy being different from the Swedish children, having dark hair and a different name - back then it was Wolfgang Alexander Zaugg - being bullied at the playground and not defended by his mother, who didn't comfort him and used to beat him. This created the first spark that would become John Ausonius.

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Klas Nilsson
Nov 08, 2013 Klas Nilsson rated it it was amazing
Possibly one of the most important books anyone could read right now. Written ten years ago, about an assassin with racial motives who spread terror ten years before that, it's still all to current. In 2013 a racist political party is once again, just as in the early nineties, the third largest party in Sweden. A shameful fact. Reading this story really visualizes how the story repeats itself. Now. Twenty-five years ago. Seventy-five years ago.
Maria
Nov 09, 2015 Maria rated it it was amazing
Fantastiskt bra och tyvärr skrämmande aktuell, trots att mer än 20 år förflutit sedan dåden.
Pat Schakelvoort
Oct 02, 2012 Pat Schakelvoort rated it it was ok
Shelves: true-crime
For a Swedish true crime it is what you would expect.
The Laserman had an anti-immigrant motive, that's why the book starts with a meeting of the Nordic Reich Party and doesn't speak about the party for the rest of the book. A big portion of the book talks about the populists of Ny Demokrati and the organisation White Aryan Resistance.
For the rest it is "Aww he had a bad youth. He was teased and took it out on immigrants"
Reinaldo Lourenço
Sep 07, 2012 Reinaldo Lourenço rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lidos-2014
Conheci este livro qdo andava a ler os livros de Stieg Larsson m como era caro demorei a compra-lo.
Mesmo dp de compra-lo a 50% desc demorei mto tempo a lê-lo. E a espera nao compensou :( é o problema das expectativas mto elevadas :)
M o livro é bastante bom, apenas cortava a parte politica da historia q acaba por ser boring... de resto o lasermannen é uma historia macabra...
Anita Pais
Nov 05, 2014 Anita Pais rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-my-shelf
Gostei bastante do livro, apesar de por vezes a parte da politica se tornar um pouco aborrecida e cansativa.
Nina Sanne
Nov 08, 2015 Nina Sanne rated it it was amazing
Brace yourself, her kommer nemlig et review på godt norsk!
Jeg hadde denne boken som SoundBook i samband med mine studier, og ble fort grepet! Historien om John Ausonius er ubeskrivelig spennende, og i det øyeblikket jeg bega meg inn i verket, satt Gellert Tamas meg på en emosjonell karusell som framprovosere både sinne, sjokk, nedstemthet, og medfølelse. Tamas skriver nesten med en skjønnlitterær stil, samtidig som boken er fylt til randen med faktiske hendelser, vitenskapelige fakta og ulike pe
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Thomas
Mar 05, 2008 Thomas rated it it was amazing
Fantastic true story about the last Swedish serial killer, Lasermannen. The book covers not only John Ausonios's life (his childhood, political views bank robberies etc), but also follows the police investigation as well as the political climate in Sweden in the early 90's and it's violent swing to the right.

The writing is very crisp and reads more like a detective story at times than a journalistic account. The portrayal of characters is tremendously well done makes you sympathize with all of h
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Niklas Pivic
This is a very insightful and complex book about John Ausonius, the man called "Lasermannen", where not only his life is portrayed, but in contrast with Swedish culture and politics during the 1980s and 1990s, where xenophobia plays a massive part, not only in how Ausonius reacted to things, but to how people reacted to his acts, where he murdered one person and shot many.

The author is, which is correct to me, critical of how the police handled the case, as well as giving praise where it is dese
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Jenni
Oct 29, 2010 Jenni rated it really liked it
Short summary: The Lasermannen (aka John Ausonius)is a Swedish convicted murderer, bank robber, and attempted serial killer. From 1991 to 1992 he shot eleven people in the Stockholm and Uppsala area, most of whom were immigrants, killing one and seriously injuring the others. He first used a rifle equipped with a laser sight (hence, his nickname), and later switched to a revolver. He was arrested in June 1992 and sentenced to life imprisonment in January 1994. This is the book about this man's l ...more
Mafalda Rosado
Mar 04, 2011 Mafalda Rosado rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, owned, scan
This book was a very nice surprise to me. I thought that this will be a nice story based on true facts but it wasn’t. This is not a story but the description of the assassin, investigation and victims. The author made an excellent research about sociopaths, Nazism, xenophobia, Swedish society and the problem with uncoordinated military and nonmilitary information about the same person. This story describes the childhood of the assassin and the supported xenophobia in Sweden between middle 80’s a ...more
Elvira Ståhlbrand
Nov 23, 2015 Elvira Ståhlbrand rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-school
Den här boken är så bra. Den ger dig tankar och gör dig mörkrädd över ditt land, både förr och nu. Dessutom kan den få dig att vilja slå ditt huvud i väggen runt sidorna 200 (Bert Karlson är en rasistisk jävel som är dum i huvudet om du inte redan visste det). Boken var jättebra skriven och de sista femtio sidorna flög jag igenom då det höga tempot i boken trappades upp rejält.
Jan Kjellin
May 06, 2010 Jan Kjellin rated it did not like it
Två och ett halvt år senare är jag beredd att acceptera det faktum att Gellert Tamas bok om Lasermannen är så fylld av målande beskrivningar av vad folk tänker och känner att det dokumentära nästan suddas ut. Att ett viktigt tidsdokument liksom slösats bort genom att stöpas i en form som mest liknar ett dassigt försök att skriva en dassig kriminalare.

Synd på ett så viktigt ämne och livsöde.
Mattias Stahre
Jan 28, 2016 Mattias Stahre rated it it was amazing
Ett omskakande och omistligt tidsdokument, aktuell än idag. Samtidigt en djupgående och fängslande studie av vad som kan få någon att begå otänkbara handlingar. Se också filmatiseringen som är något av det bästa som gjorts i Sverige.
Rianne Marijke
Interesting view into the psychology of a serial killer, Swedish politics in de early nineties and the workings of the police. Sometimes it loses itself in political tirades, but no book is perfect. All in all entertaining read but low reread value.
Vitor Nogueira
Apr 21, 2012 Vitor Nogueira rated it liked it
Interessante do ponto de vista sociológico, representado o status quo na Suécia na década de 1990, com a exacerbação dos movimentos de extrema-direita. Um bom trabalho de compilação documental e factual, sempre com alguma neutralidade.
Significativa a descoordenação na investigação policial.
Alexandra Mabon
Fantastisk bok. Känns ibland som att läsa en deckare och tyvärr är den fortfarande högst aktuell så här 25 år senare.
Ida
Oct 02, 2016 Ida rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Den kanske viktigaste bok som skrivits i Sverige i modern tid. Nej, jag överdriver inte. Och oj, vilken spännande läsning till på köpet!
Thomas Strömquist
Feb 27, 2015 Thomas Strömquist rated it it was amazing
Probably the best true crime book from Sweden ever. Suspenseful, shocking, well researched and well written. I bet it helps to be Swedish, but there's no way I'm lowering that grade.
Ove
Nov 25, 2015 Ove rated it it was amazing
New journalism at its best. Describing and criticising Sweden from some years distance. As relevant now as in the 80-90ies.
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