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Tandooriälgen

3.07  ·  Rating details ·  104 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Vi befinner oss några år in i framtiden i Gautampuri, före detta Göteborg.

Klimatförändringar och ekonomiska omvälvningar har förändrat världen helt och hållet. Gautampuri är nu en stad med drygt 20 miljoner invånare i den nordliga delen av den Sydasiatiska Unionen.

Folktjänsteman Herman Barsk, en omplacerad polisdetektiv, verkar i det svårt nedgångna Masthugget bland en
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Paperback, 342 pages
Published 2007 by Ordfront
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Helena Frisk
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Jag gillade denna dystopi! Annorlunda, intressant och spännande med alla indiska inslag :)
Pia Karlsson
Aug 07, 2007 rated it really liked it
Vi befinner oss några år in i framtiden i Gautampuri, före detta Göteborg, en stad med närmare 20 miljoner invånare i den nordliga delen av den Sydasiatiska Unionen. Folktjänsteman Herman Barsk, en omplacerad polisdetektiv, verkar i det svårt nedgångna Masthugget bland en socialt problematisk underklass huvudsakligen bestående av etniska svenskar.
Barsk är en ensam människa, hans hälsa är sviktande och han har en otrevlig tendens att ta till våld i förebyggande syfte. Sam-tidigt dras han till
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Arundhati Subhedar
Once Upon a Time in Scandinavistan is, to put it shortly, brilliant. While it does use dark humour and things that will appall you and possibly make you cringe, this book will also make you throw your head back and laugh on occasion. I understand that it isn't meant for all sorts of readers, but the way O'Yeah entwines mystery and crime into his vivid descriptions of an Indianised Sweden strikes you as something unforgettable. It's a book that you probably won't read annually unlike your ...more
Pranjali Tatti
Contains black humour revolving Indianness that only an expat could observe and find odd. The book starts well, a crime set in future Scandinavistan, but gets meandering into descriptive passage after passage on the Swedish and Indian cultural nuances. Find patience to power through, though, and some unexpectedly clever humour and a solid crime mystery unfolds. Worth a read, suggested on a train or flight, for better travel dreams.
Yahana
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I decided to try this author because he held a novel-writing workshop in one of the literary events (despite not being very impressed by the workshop). I ended up picking two of his books - this one and Mr. Majestic.

Well, this book turned out to be quite a disappointment. A nothing-book that is not a pleasant read either.
P
Aug 18, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literary-fiction
Gross. Anything disgusting you can think of (or that a schoolboy could think of) is in this book and if that floats your boat, this is the book for you. Personally I could have done with a less flippant execution of the very intriguing premise of O'Yeah's novel.
Per Ambrosiani
Dec 30, 2012 rated it liked it
Onödigt mycket våld för min smak, men annars en bra historia i en ändå trovärdigt skildrad miljö.
Malay
Apr 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, humour
O'Yeah!
No, Seriously. I loved this book. It was genuinely funny. It made fun of the Indian Babugiri, Indian middle aged actors passing of as 20 somethings. But it also had a thrilling mystery.
Vishal
Jun 22, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
well, the mystery isn't really a thriller but the dystopic world thought of by the author is quite imaginative.
Kunal Lal
Highly original murder mystery/comedy. The pace sags in the middle, but picks up later. A good fun read.
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Zac O’Yeah used to work at a theatre in Gothenburg, Sweden – the harbor town where his detective novel “Once Upon A Time In Scandinavistan” (Hachette India, 2010; originally published in Swedish as “Tandooriälgen” in 2006) is set – and toured with a pop group until he retired early at 25 and came to India.

Since then he has published eleven books in Swedish, many of them important bestsellers –
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