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Preview — The Blood Spilt by Åsa Larsson
La riqueza del libro está en el arte con en el que la autora mezcla los personajes modernos y como expresa sus sentimientos. Odio desesperante, amor y sufrimiento incondicional arden en este libro. Como novela negra esta bien construida de manera inteligente, pero lo que aparece en primer plano, la caza del asesino, no es lo mas importante, esta se deleita en mostrar la Suecia rural ...more
I can see why "Blood" was voted Sweden's best mystery novel of 2007. Larsson's psychological perceptiveness as she sketches out a number of minor characters is impressive. ...more
One positive - the plot is interesting and well woven. Not too many clumsy red herrings and it builds suspense gently. That was the only thing that kept me going to the end.
The narrative style is not ow I recall the first book. It's very staccato a ...more
Åsa Larsson is one of the Swedish crime-writers whose name is now very well-known; thanks both to her style and also the recent appeal of Scandinavian crime. Although born in Uppsala, she was raised in Kiruna (North of Sweden). Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Larsson was a tax lawyer, a profession she shares with the heroine of her novels, Rebecka Martinsson. Her first novel published in the UK (under the title The Savage Altar), was shortlisted for th ...more
Avevo letto “Tempesta solare” l'anno scorso e mi aveva aperto un mondo, lo avevo trovato davvero un thriller favoloso e scritto benissimo: cosa che si può dire anche di questo libro, ma questa seconda avventura di Rebecka Martinsson mi ha c ...more
Todo el ecosistema de personajes me ha parecido confuso. LLegado a un punto, con todos los Winkstromm, Largusson y Tjorvsen, además de que me parecían todos iguales, no sabía si se refería a una persona o al último modelo ...more
I also appreciated the way Larsson dealt with the aftermath of Rebecka Martinsson's trauma in the previous novel. Too many autho ...more
Larsson has put a definite twist on the mystery, creating both a cozy story and an in-depth look at everyday Swedish culture with Blood Spilt similar to Sun Storm , 1, in that again, priests are dying around Kiruna. It did take a bit before I realized that the first chapter was the murder happening. There was a surreal quality to it and yet it played to the basics of the people in this area.
Business is rea ...more
Rebeka jest, nie ma sensu owijać w bawełnę, w rozsypce. Od daw ...more
In my my mind, a crime thriller is meant to drop clues within the pages of the narrative and put together a solution that makes itself known gradually. But in Asa's thrillers, the clues are almost negligible, or at least insufficient for the reader to have put together a probably cause even. Which means, you know the crime will not so much be solved but be revealed toward the end without a pattern - just a revelation by the criminal.
Interesting note ... I am starting to get the idea that Swedish authors in this genre believe that humans can endure outrageous assaults and injuries and survive quite nicely physically but not mentally (another example is the "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" series). While I suppose it is possible for the fragile human body to survive ...more
The story is about life in the northern part of Sweden - and about a murder that happens there.
Rebekah is from the area, and was traumatized in the previous book "Sun Storm". She has been unable to return to normal life following the events in Sun Storm. She returns to the area and has to face her trauma. The story involves murder of another religious figure (like the murder in Sun Storm. It also ...more
El personaje de Rebecka Martinsson, sobra en el trama. La única razón que veo por lo que se usa ese personaje, es para colocar la novela en una serie de libros donde aparece ese personaje.
Una de las cosas que me gustó del libro es como presenta ...more
Rebecka Martinssen, our erstwhile high functioning tax attorney struggles with the after-effects of severe emotional traumas from her experiences in her hometown in Kiruna Municipality. Trauma in plural, because, although she managed to get away from Kiruna and build a life for herself, her abuse experiences as a young adult have lain dormant. When she returned to Kiruna, confrontation with her perpetrator(s), and a disturbed killer, have re-traumatized her, and added trauma to traum...more
Rebeka Martinsson, młoda prawniczka, pół roku wcześniej, w obronie własnej, zabiła trójkę ludzi. Je ...more
* Rebecka Martinsson