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Helsinki White by James Thompson
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Mar 22, 2012

really liked it
Read from March 29 to April 01, 2012

This was a really engrossing book. The characters are utterly charming, even when they are involved in immoral activities, and the author's prose is crisp and clear. Also, without being didactic, the author manages to convey a great deal of information about modern Finland, and he's not afraid to tackle the ongoing issue of racism. And since the main character's wife is American, there are some really interesting comparisons between Finnish and American culture. Last but not least, you have to love a book where the characters listen to Miles Davis's Sketches of Spain. I'm definitely going to get the first and second books in this series (this is the third).
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