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Hässelby

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Kanskje er det endelig sant, det menneskene har tenkt i så mange år: Nå står ikke verden til påske.

Hässelby er en roman om Albert Åberg. Men det er også en roman om pappaen hans som gjorde så godt han kunne og som likevel endte opp med å være i veien, om Viktor og Milla og den lille katastrofen som rammer Hässelby sommeren 1982 og som kanskje, bare kanskje, har skylden i a
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Hardcover, 444 pages
Published 2007 by Gyldendal
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Ida Jackson
Feb 17, 2016 rated it it was ok
Denne boka føltes som en altfor stor prosjon med oppskrytt hipster-fast food jeg tvang meg selv til å spise opp. Konseptuelt sett høres den like kul ut som kimchee-fries høres godt ut: Du har jo lyst til å lese romanen om hva som skjedde med Alberg Åberg, Viktor og Milla når de ble voksne. Du vil vite hvordan relasjonen ble mellom Albert og Alberts pappa da han kom i tenårene, og du vil hvertfall lese en roman stappet full av referanser til Star Wars og Twin Peaks, som i tillegg tar for seg mode ...more
Marie Smedsrod
Jun 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 25+ year olds
Iiiiik! Jeg sank dypt i denne romanen! Hässelby skulle i mitt hode være boka om Albert Åberg, Milla og de andre ungene vi vokste opp ”sammen med” i våre trygge og gode nattastunder i armkroken til mødre og fedre over hele skandinavia..eller verden. Så jeg valgte den som en slags oppmuntringsbok for å vekke meg litt og ta fatt på en fridag (søndag) og gjøre meg klar for uka. Guess who was wrong! De ca. 450 sidere ble slukt på èn dag og nærmest spytta ut i rein lettelse over at den var over. For e ...more
Philippe
Eerste en plezierige kennismaking met het werk van Johan Harstad. Ik beschouw hem na de lectuur van dit boek een beetje als een Scandinavische Murakami. De verwantschap zit hem zowel in schriftuur, thematiek als sfeerschepping. In zijn geheel genomen staan deze twee auteurs voor een typisch ‘endzeitlich’ gevoel van teloorgang binnen de ontzielde machinerie van een post-industriële maatschappij.

De ‘demontage’ waar de ondertitel van deze roman naar verwijst, opereert op minstens drie niveaus. Häs
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Bram Peeters
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Start langzaam, versnelt, en wordt dan best vreemd. Niet heel evenwichtig dus, maar Harstad heeft wel veel mooie zinnen en het verhaal is niet triviaal. Met plezier gelezen. Gelukkig.
Tora
Jun 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
Depressing and complex reunion with one of the main characters from childhood. A brilliant idea!
Ella
Jun 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Uit het Noors vertaald maar het speelt grotendeels in Zweden. Pas na het einde van het boek komt er uitleg over de hoofdpersoon. Albert Aberg blijkt een jongetje te zijn uit een kinderserie die met zijn vader in Hasselby woont. Waarschijnlijk bij Scandinavische lezers goed bekend maar ik snapte maar niet waar het boek eigenlijk over ging. Heel goed geschreven dat wel en je wilt beslist weten waar het over gaat. Thema is o.a. toevalligheden en samenloop van omstandigheden. Een onbekende man die s ...more
Erik Richvoldsen
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Jeg tror ikke jeg likte denne så godt, men jeg leste den ferdig uten altfor mye tvang, så noe må den ha hatt.

Idéen om Albert Åberg som voksen er veldig artig, men jeg synes det kunne vært gjort enda mer ut av konseptet. Boka føles mest som 'Buzz Aldrin' i ny setting.

Også blir jeg irritert på fjerde-veggen-brudd: "På nordiske småøyer er det ingen som kommer seg ut av mylderet" (husker ikke ordrett).
Nelleke
Een boek met verhaal over een nogal saaie man, die na een jaar avontuurlijk te hebben geleefd bij zijn vader intrek en nogal saai wordt. Het verhaal kabbelt rustig voor en net op het monent dat ik dacht dat het nu wel een beetje saai werd, krijgt het verhaal zo'n onverwachte wending, dat het voor mij meteen een ster extra krijgt. Leuk zo'n verrassend einde!
Vages
Jul 02, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Randi Marie
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: igjen-og-igjen
I likhet med andre av Harstads bøker blir vi kjent med en hovedperson som på en eller annen måte mister noe og prøver å finne tilbake til noe som kan gi mening. Her møter vi barnebokhelten Albert Åberg som mister sin far i en traffikulykke. Harstad tar utgangspunkt i en kjent og kjær karakter og bygger ned hele universet slik vi kjenner det. Gjennom boka finner vi flere sider med kun et sorthvittbilder eller sider som er helt sorte. Vi følger her en historie om noen som blir borte i en av Sverig ...more
Peter
Aug 12, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-dutch
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Ragne
Jan 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: norwegian, novels
Jeg likte denne boka veldig godt... Helt til slutten. Hva i alle dager skjedde der?

Ideen er kjempe! Hvem av oss har ikke lurt på hvordan det går med hovedpersonene i bøker senere? Og særlig fra barnebøker, hvor man har et tett og spesielt forhold til karakterene.

Harstad skriver virkelig bra. Språket er flytende og harmonisk, og sidene fyker forbi. Det var morsomt å lese hvordan hovedpersonen husker ting som skjedde da han var liten, og forklaringene bringer frem de samme minnene hos meg som følt
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Jon Salte
May 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Særs sprekt språk!
eg høyrde lydbok lese av Trond Peter Munch. Ein enorm energi i lesinga.
Boka vekslar mellom ein fin ungdomsroman og ei intens skildring av ein mann som blir far til sin eigen far. Jau, det er jo Albert Åberg, men bortsett frå nokon referanser bakover i tid, er ikkje det noko ein treng tenke så mykje på: romanen står på eigne bein. Slutten er blitt kommentert mykje her. Den er jo fjern frå det faktiske, og ganske ekkel. Men me får jo ei oppbygging mot det uforståelege, som munnar
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Ebuzzer
Jan 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Zeker zo fris en goed als 'Buzz Aldrin, waar ben je gebleven'. Ik werd op voorhand gewaarschuwd voor dit boek. Het zou 'vreemd' zijn en niet te volgen. Dat vind ik zwaar overdreven. Het thema van het 'verval van de verzorgingsstaat' wordt weliswaar met personages verteld die in Nederland niet bekend zijn, (waardoor het boek door een Nederlander ook niet ten volle te beleven is), maar wat Harstad in het boek doet (een jeugdheld uit de jaren zeventig laten doorleven om verandering van waardes uit ...more
Julie
Sep 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Skrev særemnet mitt i 3. vgs om denne boken. Jeg vinklet oppgaven omkring hvilken virkning det hadde at Albert Åberg er hovedkarakter i romanen. Det trygge, gode forholdet mellom far og sønn i barnebøkene er blitt et klaustrofobisk avhengighetsforhold. Den trauste sosialrealismen forvrenges til et univers der man ikke er sikker på hva som er virkelighet og hva som er drøm. En meget spesiell – men kjekk bok :-)
Leftie Friele
Feb 18, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: arild dahlen
Such a great book for those of us who grew up with Albert Åberg. This is the history of what happened to Albert and what really went on in the house when the cameras where off.

An amazing ride towards total destruction, but written in a way that makes you enjoy every little second of this roller coaster ride.
Silje
Mar 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Definitely a good read. Harstad's books are so easy to get into. I like his writing style and his flow. Not sure how I feel about the ending though. It felt a little rushed? Like he had some great ideas but just ran out of time? Idk.
Kari Walstad
Aug 03, 2008 rated it liked it
Likte de første 3/4 av boka veldig godt. Men hva i all verden var det på slutten... Pussig
Pål H.
Nov 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
Very good!
Gunnhild
Mar 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: norwegian
"Tålmodighet er et parti folk for lengst har sluttet å stemme på"
Jenny Knutsen
Mar 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Kanskje en av de skumleste bøkene jeg noensinne har lest.
Steven Struyve
Vreemd einde, vreemd boek...
Pernille
Oct 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: roman
Elsket den helt fram til slutten. Jeg tror jeg bare er for snevsynt til å forstå den ordentlig...
Carl Ingebretsen
Nov 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Harstad skriver godt, språket virvler stemningsfylt over sidene mens en voksen Albert Åberg forsøker å finne ut hva livet egentlig er, som alle de andre på hele jorden.
Iwan
Tip: lees dit mysterieuze en soms een beetje enge verhaal met het beste album van Radiohead (OK Computer) als soundtrack. Bij voorkeur als alle anderen al lang zijn gaan slapen.
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Johan Harstad is a Norwegian author, graphic designer, playwright, drummer, and international sensation. He is the winner of the 2008 Brage Award (Brageprisen), previously won by Per Petterson, and his books have been published in over 11 countries. In 2009, he was named the first ever in-house playwright at the National Theatre in Oslo. His first novel Buzz Aldrin, What Happened To You In All The ...more
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