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Martin Holmén

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Basic information: Swedish writer, based in Stockholm. Born in 1974. Teaches History, Swedish and History of Culture and Ideas at an upper secondary school in Stockholm two days a week. Author of the Harry Kvist trilogy (Sweden) or the Stockholm trilogy (UK/USA) or the Metropol series (France).

The first installment CLINCH is set in 1932 when the economic depression hits Sweden. It has been described as gritty, stylish, queer noir fiction with a unique Swedish flavour. Available, or soon to be released, in Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

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Lynda la Plante : "Clinch is a dark, atmospheric, powerful thriller,
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Martin Holmén Sorry I missed this but thanks! Just turned Slugger in to my Swedish publisher. It will be released in October and I think UK will be at least 10 - 12…moreSorry I missed this but thanks! Just turned Slugger in to my Swedish publisher. It will be released in October and I think UK will be at least 10 - 12 month behind I guess. Regards, M(less)
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Clockers by Richard Price
"Richard Price captured the greed and commingled desperation/hopelessness of characters whose desire to leave their doomed surroundings is only surpassed by their fear of reprisal if they do. The book seems perfectly tailored for a TV or movie adap..." Read more of this review »
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"Price is a careful thinker and writer. He is really an ethnologist of the urban. The show the Wire is based on this book. Bonfire of the Vanities is not half the book that Clockers is -- style be damned.

There is a chapter on heroin addicts who liv..." Read more of this review »
Martin Holmén and 4 other people liked Jennifer's review of Clockers:
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"I read this book ages ago and I still remember the rawness, grittiness and despair. This is a book populated by people trapped in a life of despair, violence and few options -- yet who still find hidden pockets of dignity and decency. The tension..." Read more of this review »
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"One of the great novels of the late 20th century. Comparisons to Steinbeck, Dostoevsky, and Dickens are not superfluous. Is there characters you would rather jump of cliffs with than Strike and Rocco? Is there a character more corrupt, evil and ut..." Read more of this review »
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" Thanks for your kind words! (And if you want sex you should read the first and the third one! ) "
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The wild finish of the Harry Kvist saga and I'm going out guns blazing.
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