Los escarabajos vuelan al atardecer
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Los escarabajos vuelan al atardecer

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  936 ratings  ·  29 reviews
En tordyvel flyger in i ögat på en truckförare, tåget blir försenat med tre minuter och tjugoåtta sekunder och medför att tre tonåringar börjar smyga på en hemlighetsfull roddare. De lockas i väg till Selanderska gården, som en av dem tycker sig ha sett i en dröm. Det förflutna börjar styra det närvarande och flera tider upplevs samtidigt.

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Hardcover, 252 pages
Published 1992 by SM (first published 1978)
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Después un buen rato leyendo casi puro YA, es una enorme satisfacción reencontrarme con este libro; el cual me arrepiento de no haber leído en su momento. Definitivamente, una novela de otro tiempo, cuando la literatura YA no era tan ridícula y superflua. Cuando al joven lector se le retaba al leer y no se le subestimaba.
Además de misterio, María Gripe nos inyecta realismo mágico de una manera hermosa. Todo es tan natural, pero sin dejar de asombrarnos. La mezcla entre aventura, romance y metaf...more
Jul 10, 2014 Vilda rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery lovers!
Read for literature class.

"Men en del händelser tycks varken vara styrda av viljan eller av förnuftet, de förefaller helt oväntade, överraskande, oförutsedda. Vi kallar dem tillfälligheter eller slump, men vi vet ingenting om dem."

My translation:
"But some events don't seem to be ruled by either will or reason, they occur completely unexpected, surprising, unforeseen. We call them coincidences or chance, but we don't know anything about them."

This was definitely not as bad as I was first expecti...more
Berta  Viteri
El otro día volví a leer este libro que me gustó tantísimo cuando tenía 10 años. Ya me lo he leído decenas de veces, y con el paso de los años no deja de gustarme. Era otra época, la literatura juvenil era verdadera literatura y no te trataban como si fueras estúpido. El tema central no eran los emparejamientos, las historias de amor si las había eran sutiles y abiertas. Lo importante era la aventura, el descubrimiento: de un secreto, del mundo, de una historia, de uno mismo. Maria Gripe citaba...more
This is pretty funny, because I had to read this book for school (I wasn't much of a bookworm at 12, lol, actually, I didn't read at all) Thing is, I REAAALLY didn't wanna read it (the title isn't veeeery appealing to be honest plus I kinda disliked reading) but then, the book exam was getting closer so I was like, well, just get it over with) and OMG! It turned out to be so good! (It's been 3 and a half years since then so I don't remember that much D:) I'm not sure if I would've liked it if I'...more
Tordyveln flyger I Skymningen (roughly translated to “The Dor beetle flying in the twilight”) is a Swedish YA book written by Maria Gripe, one of, in my opinion greatest YA author ever. She has written Agnes Cecilia – En sällsam historia which is my favorite YA book of all time.

This is the first time I listen to the book (well 90% of the book, I read the ending) and it was a great joy to do so since the book actually from the beginning was a summer serial in the radio that later got published as...more
Boken hade en fin grundtanke och berättelsen hade kunnat bli hur bra som helst, om den hade berättats av någon annan. Gripe lyckas inte få sina karaktärer tillräckligt starka och det slutar med att jag stör mig på samtliga inblandade. Den jobbiga Jonas som bara skriker, den tafatta Annika som ska verka "feministisk" men inte inser sin egen förtryckta roll bland killarna runt henne, den för mer David som inte kan tänka sig in i någon annan och den pedofil-luktande Lindroth som kallar sin fru för...more
Anna Serra i Vidal
I absolutely loved this book as a teen. I found it enchanting and magical and somewhat poetical.
This year, it was in my kid's reading list from school. I didn't tell her to read it, as I know she needs to choose on her own, but finally she picked it up and I was so eager to read it along her. She started slowly and before she stroke midway she was tired with it, so offered to read aloud to her and comment on the chapters.
And I discovered the problem. The story is still enchanting, but the writ...more
Feb 10, 2012 Inés rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: A cualquiera
Shelves: school-old-read
Este libro tuve que leerlo en el instituto, pero nunca lo llegué a acabar, a penas recuerdo haberlo empezado. Hoy, depsués de varios años, lo he leído entero y me ha parecido una historia muy interesante. Que durante el verano tres jóvenes de un pueblo viven una aventura. Encuentran unas cartas de hace más de dos cientos años en las que se explica la vida de Andreas Wiik, un aventurero, que tras su viaje a Egipto trae consigo una semilla de una planta y una estatua que puede ser portadora de mal...more
Este libro me gustó mucho la primera vez que lo leí, hace algunos años, y por eso decidí volver a leerlo. Mi opinión no ha cambiado. Es de misterio y suspenso, y narra a su vez una historia de amor. Me pareció muy interesante, se pasa muy rápido, y tiene personajes con los que identificarse fácilmente. Para concluir, lo disfruté mucho y es probable que vuelva a leer algo de Maria Gripe pronto.
Helidth Ravenholm
I'm multilingual, so a lot of the books I read and do read are in other languages than English (which is why my reviews are often of the nearest thing there, not the actual book...). I first read this one in a completely different one than Swedish, to be honest, but I find re-reading a good practice for learning languages and staying in touch with them. The book itself? Fantastic.
This is probably my favorite book so far.
This one is the kind of book that I just don't get. The plot is exquisite and the story is amazing... until you get to the end. How can such a book end this way? I didn't give it the five stars because of the end. It leaves too many points without an explanation and it isn't a series, so you can't figure out what happened.
Karin Buch-Nielsen
I listened to this on e-book when I was a teenager and fancied another read at 35+ and it is still excellent. Love the story, how it fits together. Part detective story part love story with an egyptian twist set in Sweden.
David Lindberg
Tordyveln flyger i skymningen Den bästa ungdomsbok som skrivits trots att jag är 39 år läser jag den fortfarande en gång per år
Me acuerdo que me lo recomendó mi hermano, obvio :)
y que me lo imaginaba tan realísticamente que me daba miedo.
me gusto el libro, solo que es algo lento y el final me decepcionó así que por eso le baje 2 estrellas.
Helena Moreno Chacon
Apr 11, 2012 Helena Moreno Chacon rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children
Recommended to Helena by: my literature teacher
I read this book when a was a little girl, because my Literature teacher suggested to us. And loved it!
Sylvia Salazar
Un libro más para niños, yo creo, pero de todas maneras es entretenido y fácil de leer.
8th time to read this. I love it and every time I Find something new...
los escarabajos vuelan al atardeser es uno de mis libros faboritos
Danii Cullen
i've read better mystery books but it was very interesting too.
Bra ungdomsbok, spännande. Lite för "ung" för mig ;)
A must read book, you wont´t regret it!
El libro más equis del universo.
Sep 20, 2011 Rosy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: every body
The BEST BOOK in the world!!!!!!!!!!
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Maria Gripe, born Maja Stina Walter (25 July 1923, Vaxholm, Uppland – 5 April 2007, Rönninge), was a Swedish author of books for children and young people, often written in a magical and mystical tone. In 1946 she married the artist Harald Gripe, who created cover illustrations for most of her books. His illustration career, in fact, began in connection with his wife's debut as author of I vår lil...more
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