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A Fool's Paradise

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  26 ratings  ·  7 reviews
”Olen kuin amerikkalaisten elokuvien kunnollinen naapurintyttö tai työtoveri, joka on rakastunut sankariin. Sankarikin pitää hänestä vähän, mutta sitten näyttämölle ilmaantuu kohtalokas nainen. Se
tulee auringosta tai kuusta ja sankari häikäistyy kun näkee sen ensimmäisen kerran, vaikka ei näe muuta kuin mustan varjon. Sitten se pyytää käheällä äänellä tulta tupakkaan ja sa
Paperback, 133 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by Dalkey Archive Press (first published January 1st 1988)
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Each page offers a thread. These fleeting links to the core of this woman's tortured soul grow revealing and rather gripping. My sole concern is the brevity; I felt these intriguing characters deserved more, their stories, while polluted, needed some fleshing.
Sam Price
A dreamy dreamsong, one-sitting sized book. Full of ruminations on love or, rather, relationships and the perils of mismatched desire that I hope to return to one day.
A testament for the disenfranchized, the marginalized, the other, that is woman.
Ben G
Well-constructed marriage of the societal critique with a internally focused unemployed woman involved in an affair. Engaged with the protagonist's thought process, even during times the plot feels a little arbitrary. I'm not familiar with Finnish literature in the slightest - it's such a daunting language to translate - but feels very much in the Russian tradition.
Some of the dream sequences are really neat
A horrendous book full of pseudo-intellectual 'insight', almost comically bad. Gratuitous mentions of fucking her dad and other nonsense. If I wanted to hear stupid 'deep' ramblings, I would buy a teenager a big bag of weed.
Jul 28, 2011 Kacie added it
It was alright. Not super great, but it was kind of interesting.
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