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Bloedlink (The Stockholm Noir Trilogy #2)

3.3  ·  Rating Details ·  1,536 Ratings  ·  73 Reviews
Thomas Andrén, een corrupte politieagent met huwelijksproblemen, gaat zonder toestemming van zijn superieuren op zoek naar de identiteit van een onherkenbaar verminkt lijk. Wanneer hij geschorst wordt, treedt hij zonder wroeging in dienst van maffiabaas Radovan. Hoofdverdachte van de moord is de voormalige huurling Niklas Brogren, wiens persoonlijke missie het is om de wer ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by A.W. Bruna Uitgevers (first published January 1st 2008)
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Dimitris Passas
H πραγματική μου βαθμολόγηση είναι 3,5/5 (ας όψεται το ελλιπέστατο σύστημα αξιολόγησης του goodreads). Το ''Never Fuck Up'' είναι το δεύτερο μέρος της τρίλογίας ''Stockholm Noir'' του Jens Lapidus, ο οποίος φαίνεται να έχει λαμπρό μέλλον στο πεδίο της σύγγραφής crime βιβλίων. Αν και η σύνδεση του με το πρώτο μέρος (''Easy Money'') είναι αρκετά χαλαρή και δεν μαθαίνουμε τι απέγιναν οι κεντρικοί ήρωες που πρωταγωνιστούσαν σε αυτό (απ'ότι μαθαίνω αυτό συμβαίνει στο τρίτο μέρος), με μοναδική εξαίρεσ ...more
Alberto Delgado
Terminada la segunda entrega de la llamada trilogía negra de Estocolmo y realmente el nombre de trilogía confunde un poco porque en esta segunda parte la historia que nos cuenta transcurre unos años después de lo narrado en la primera parte y los protagonistas de la primera novela desaparecen de escena para dar protagonismo a nuevos personajes y tramas con lo que no es necesario haber leído el primer libro para poder leer esta novela. Mantiene la estructura de contar la historia a través de 3 pe ...more
Nov 09, 2014 Jeffrey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ever since Steig Larsson's Millennium Trilogy beginning with THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO took the world by storm, Scandinavian crime novels have enjoyed tremendous popularity in the United States.

NEVER FUCK UP is the second book in a trilogy known as the Swedish Noir Trilogy, by Jens Lapidus, a famous criminal defense attorney in his country, and is a terrifically edgy, raw, and hard-boiled story about the underbelly of modern Stockholm.

The book follows three different characters in three se
Jun 15, 2013 Buchdoktor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ob jemand zum Cop oder zum Killer wird, hängt oft an einem extrem dünnen Faden. In Jens Lapidus zweitem Thriller treffen drei solcher Grenzgänger aufeinander.

M a h m u d, Kleingangster aus dem Migrantenghetto in Stockholms Süden, ist Sohn eines Vaters, der als Einwanderer trotz qualifizierter Ausbildung in Schweden nie Fuß fassen konnte. Der aufbrausende und leicht zu kränkende Sohn hatte zu Vertretern des schwedischen Staates stets ein gespanntes Verhältnis. Staatliche Sanktionen können an eine
Adam  McPhee
Jan 31, 2014 Adam McPhee rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Mika Auramo
Jul 28, 2011 Mika Auramo rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: rikosviihteen ystäville
Siisti kosto on toinen osa Stockholm noir -sarjaan. Tässäkin kirjassa − jonkun kriitikon mukaan muka − ollaan jameselroymäisessä fiiliksessä nykyajan Tukholmassa.

Sarjan ensimmäisen osan tapaan tarinaa lähestytään kolmen eri henkilön näkökulmasta, ja tapahtumien keskiössä on jälleen serbi Radovan eli mafian kummisetä, jonka asemaa muut yrittävät vavisuttaa − kostaja Jorge tulee mukaan kuvioihin tarinan edetessä. Muutoin samoja hahmoja ei juurikaan ole.

Yllättävää kyllä tässäkin romaanissa on maaha
Jun 02, 2014 Banusha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 16, 2011 BoekenTrol rated it really liked it
Recommended to BoekenTrol by: hubby
After readig part one, I was very curious about part two too. In the beginning i was a bit confused though.
There are more resos for that. one is, that this new book doesn't start where the first one finished. i had the feeling for quite some time, that Ii was rading a whole new book without any links to the first. Started to wonder where the 'trilogy idea' came from.
Secondly, there was the anguaage part. Altough this book two was translated by th same translator, the use of language, slang, wa
Dec 01, 2015 Tom rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nuca la Jodas es el segundo volumen de La Trilogía Negra de Estocolmo, y en él seguimos nuevamente 3 puntos de vista, pero de nuevas personas. Mahmud es un musulmán que le debe plata a los de Born To Be Hated y termina trabajando para los yugoslavos; Niklas, quien acaba de llegar de la guerra en Irak y está adaptándose de nuevo a Suecia; y Thomas Andrén, un policía "corrupto" con unos cuantos problemas. Como en Dinero Fácil, las 3 historias van uniéndose de una manera tanto sutil como explícita, ...more
This is the first time I rate book lower than it deserves, and that's because I didn't "like" it. Maybe because it felt like a dumped down version of its prequel.

Aldrig fucka upp or Siisti kosto continues the saga Snabba Cash (Rahalla saa) started, but manages to lose the few threads I liked about the first book. It makes a great stand alone novel rather than the second part of a trilogy though.

Why isn't this book listed under my whodunit shelf? you ask and I answer. It's because I didn't care
Before concentrating on Aldrig Fucka Upp, let me say that I read the first part of the trilogy (Snabba Cash) before moving on to the second part. I liked the first part alot.

As for the second part, I must tragically say that it was worse than the first part and a bit too similar too at times. I didn't really like some of the choices that the author had made regarding the plot and how it was carried on at all. Mainly though I had problems with the similarity of some of the characters when compare
Antti Virolainen
Lapidus johdattaa lukijan hektisellä otteellaan Tukholman alamaailmaan, jota johtaa julma serbimafia kintereillään nousukkaat arabit ja chileläiset.

Lapiduksen on sanottu uudistavan ruotsalaista dekkariperinnettä. Naulankantaan.

Lähiöangstia, jengiväkivaltaa, vähemmistöjen vihaa ja vankilauhoa tihkuva teksti käy päälle kuin höyryjyrä. Siitä on yhteiskuntaa ruotiva, sosiaalinen dekkarigenre kaukana.

Lapidus on kuulemma Ruotsin vankilakirjastojen lainatuinta tavaraa. Helppo uskoa, sillä Lapidus puhuu
Elida Karaivanova
Apr 21, 2011 Elida Karaivanova rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Хареса ми, а и отдавна не бях чела подобен жанр. Не смея да се нарека запозната с шведските проблеми и начин на мислене, защото това би било далеч от истината, но малкото ми докосвания с тамошното творчество ме кара да мисля, че те имат известен брой силно наболели проблеми в обществото, към които в последните години се добавя и имиграцията.

Нещо, което силно ме подразни, беше редакцията на книгата - от изречения, които нямат особен смисъл, през нееднакъв стил на превеждане на английските части д
May 07, 2015 Jessica rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like reading about organized crime and the lifes of criminals
This series is growing on me. The first book I was so distracted by language issues (even though I read it in it's original language which is my native tongue) that I had a hard time getting into the story. This was not a problem with this book - the language is good and I feel like the story has a better flow. No unneccessary sections just to show that the author knows how to "talk the talk".

The book does not start where the last one ended. I got confused by that at first - this being a series
Sep 26, 2013 Kevin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not the slam dunk that Easy Money/Snabba Cash was, still it had an interesting plot and good ideas. Worth a look. As for plot, it's set in the same world as Snabba Cash, but only has some of those main characters as peripheral characters in this story. Unlike the 2nd Swedish film, JW is not even in this story. However, with that said, this is ambitious novel writing, an attempt to solve the Olaf Palme murder mystery *and* take on white slavery and the fall of society. The prose doesn't have that ...more
Aug 18, 2014 Deb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An elite mercenary whose mother suffered abuse at the hands of her boyfriend. A Muslim wannabe gangster. A good cop turned rogue after he unwittingly stumbles into a political plot at the top levels of government.

What do they all have in common? You'll have to read "Never Fuck Up: A Novel" to see.

This is the second book of a series (I didn't read the first. Lapidus, a criminal attorney for gangsters in Sweden, writes of the world he has come to know through his clients. He does so with skill, hu
Aug 04, 2014 Robin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Huvudkaraktärerna var välskrivna, men andra karaktärer uppträdde sig extremt ologiskt. Det fanns en hel del luckor och konstigheter i handlingen som störde mig, speciellt den sista tredjedelen av boken kändes skriven under tidspress. De intressantaste trådarna blev dödade mot slutet eller bortförklarade med ologiska samband och jag fick verkligen ingen tillfredställelse när boken var färdig.

Den är lite som ett väldigt långt förspel som mynnar ut i ett extremt klumpigt och snabbt ligg. Inget jag
Mika Harjula
En rejäl upphöjning i språkstilen från Snabba cash. En känsla av Gillian Flynn i berättarkonsten och är väldigt nervkittlande, vilket jag uppskattar i skildringen av Niklas exempelvis. Boken är mer brutal och hämningsfull.

Det finns en alltför stor koncentration av sidoberättelserna av Niklas liv, som känns väldigt segsliten, vilket ändå inte har en så stor betydelse för bokens slut.
Tõeline meestekas.
Hästi omapärane lakooniline, lihtlausetega stiil, millega harjub üllatavalt kiiresti.
Väga hea näide ka sellest, et poliitikud ja avalik meedia võib rääkida mida iganes. Ja siis tuleb üks kirjanik, kirjuab oma raamatu ja tõmbab vee peale hoolega- kaua-kaunikene kujundatud riiklikule kuvandile.
Ja tõesti, miks te ei usu, et Rootsis on integratsiooniga kõik korras...'

Eesti seekord heas kontekstis: sealt saab lapsendamiseks kena valge lapsukese.
Elina Aaltonen
Tykkäsin kovasti trilogian ensimmäisestä osasta, mutta tämä kakkososa oli mielestäni paljon huonompi. Siinä oli liikaa elementtejä ensimmäisestä osasta, kuitenkin niin, että mielestäni kiintoisimmat puuttuivat. Päähenkilöt jäivät pinnallisiksi ja juonenkäänteet olivat laimeampia. Tarinan nivominen Palmen murhaan oli epäuskottavaa ja päälleliimattua. Tämän jälkeen tuumin, että kannattaakohan sitä kolmatta osaa edes lukea..
Daniel Westman
"Aldrig fucka upp" är som en actionfilm. Spännande och underhållande men lämnar inga bestående avtryck.

Lapidus målar upp flera intressanta porträtt men man gillar ingen av dem särskilt mycket. Rasistiska snutar, galna legoknektar och kriminella narkomaner. I slutändan hoppas man att de ska få sina rättmätiga straff. Viket naturligtvis sker i vissa fall.

Boken funkar bra som en skön popcornrulle.
Jane Cullen
The book did not continue from book 1, so it was kind of difficult to see how this is a trilogy. Some of the characters were not believable in their actions anymore. The pace here was, however, better than in book 1. The translator into Finnish has done a great job. The writing style of Lapidus is still refreshing, so I believe I'll finish the series. It would be nice to read about a somehow likeable character in Lapidus' novels.
Bruce Hatton
Jun 08, 2016 Bruce Hatton rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: swedish-crime
Although I enjoyed this author's previous book "Easy Money", I found this very long, convoluted novel extremely unconvincing. Told from the contrasting viewpoints of three characters, none of whom seemed particularly original or authentic, it kept stuttering all over the place and I was frequently confused by what was happening. Far from clarifying matters, the denouement seemed to complicate them further.
Dec 23, 2011 Mar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
How it ended did not convince me at all, idk. It was a good book, but when I saw there were few pages to finish it and that I thought it was still in the middle of the thing I was like..mmhhhmmm I guess this will not end as good as snabba cash. And indeed I was right.Giving 4 instead of 3 because Even though to me ends are SUPER important and this one wasn't really what I expected, The book was interesting and catching.
Δώρος Αντωνιάδης
Το ενδιαφέρον και διαφορετικό είναι πως οι βασικοί ήρωες είναι τρεις και διαβάζουμε στη σειρά εναλλάξ ένα κεφάλαιο για τον καθένα. Στην αρχή οι ιστορίες των τριών είναι ασύνδετες. Σιγά – σιγά καταλαβαίνουμε πως θα μπλεχτούν και γύρω στη σελίδα 200 γνωρίζονται μεταξύ τους. Στη σελίδα 400 έχουμε πλέον πιο σαφή σχέση μεταξύ των ηρώων. Το ωραίο είναι πως στην ουσία αδυνατείς να ταυτιστείς με κάποιον. Είναι και οι τρεις αντι-ήρωες.
May 20, 2012 Marianne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Much weaker than the first book :-( I found that the stories do not interrelate/add to each other, the personalities are not really credible, and the ending (which I think is always the most difficult part of a story) is not succeeded. For me it feels too obvious that there is another book to follow...

Even though I am a bit disappointed, I will still read the next book as well :-)
May 17, 2011 Erik rated it liked it
Shelves: own, thriller
Het tweede deel van Jens Lapidus' Stockholm Trilogie gaat op dezelfde voet verder als het eerste deel, Snel Geld. De grauwe onderwereld van Stockholm vormt wederom het decor voor schimmige ontwikkelingen rondom drugs, prostitutie en geweld.

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Sep 08, 2014 Jorge rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
wel, contrary to many opinions I have read about the second part of this trilogy, I thought the story was well developed , with the 3 main characters merging together in a frentic ending of the book. Lapidus continues using his fast paced style, with short sharp sentences that I like. Maybe Ill give a try to the third book ...more
Jan 25, 2017 Monika rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
Inte lika bra som Snabba cash, men läsvärd. Jag tyckte inte språket var konsekvent i den här boken. Ibland var det kort och ofullständiga meningar, för att i nästa stund vara mer normalt språk och nästa gång nästan byråkratsvenska. Läs mer på
Oct 27, 2014 Naomi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Alrighty then, Don't know what I did for Goodreads to take my review down, but I'll try again.

I found this book to be drama central vs. focusing on the story/character development and building suspense that way. I don't know if that is an issue within the trilogy because this, as usual, is the only book that has been translated (or it was at the time of my original review for this book)
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Jens Lapidus is a Swedish criminal defense lawyer and author, who made his writing debut in August 2006 with Snabba Cash. It is an account of the Stockholm underworld and the first of a planned trilogy called The Stockholm Noir Trilogy. Two years later the second installment, Aldrig Fucka Upp was published by Wahlström & Widstrand. A graphic novel with illustrator Peter Bergting (The Portent) ...more
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