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Ingen har utforskat syskon- och tvillingmotiv med sådan fantasi och sådan intensitet som Majgull Axelsson. I Aprilhäxan ruvar den utstötta, institutionaliserade Desirée på hämnd på sina fostersystrar. I Den jag aldrig var lever huvudpersonen MaryMarie två separata liv, som speglas i varandra som vore hon sin egen syster. Och i Is och vatten, vatten och is skildras en täran ...more
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Published 2009
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Svetlana
Майгулль Аксельссон - безжалостный Каннингем в юбке. Плывешь вместе с героями по холодной ледяной Арктике, любуясь северными пейзажами, где нет ни камня, ни деревца, ни цветочка, где только лед и вода, тюлени, белые медведи да северные водоросли и серая бесконечность. Где пьют кофе, обхватив кружку обеими руками и вспоминают прошлое. Где есть правильные ответы и вопросы, и неправильные.
Поначалу думалось, жанр романа - детектив, может, весьма жесткий, но с лирическими отступлениями и воспоминани
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Kasia
Aug 20, 2013 Kasia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
To trzecia książka Axelsson, którą czytam. Odnajduję podobną konstrukcję znana mi z jej poprzednich powieści. Losy dwóch pokoleń szwedzkiej rodziny przedstawione równolegle obok siebie. Kompozycja przypominająca kryminał. Kolejne strony prowadzą do odkrycia zagadki. Jednak jak zwykle u Axelsson najważniejsze są relacje międzyludzkie. Relacje z najbliższą rodziną, relacje które ukształtowały bohaterów. Po przeczytaniu "Lód i Woda" myślałam przez dłuższy czas, jak często bywamy siebie niepewni i j ...more
Ulla
Nov 06, 2016 Ulla rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hardback, in-swedish
This was one fascinating story!! I was slightly disturbed by the ending (several questions arose) but still the way this drama was built, is superb!!!
Raina
May 30, 2017 Raina rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, swedish
"Ice and Water, Water and Ice" was disappointing and slow, and the characters didn't really capture my attention.
Inna
Aug 13, 2014 Inna rated it it was ok
Shelves: beach-reads
I rather liked the slow pace, the charachters described, the atmosphere of coldness and iciness (sort of reminding me of Smilla's Sense of Snow, which I love), and the atmosphere of a mystery happening on board a ship, weirdly enough reminding me of Clutch of Constables - which is very different. However the "mystery" or "detective" part is basically absent - which was quite disappointing. I mean - if I were reading a family saga, I wouldn't be expecting anything in that lane, but it does have s ...more
Rl
Jul 10, 2016 Rl rated it it was ok
Jag började boken med ganska höga förväntningar, eftersom jag hade just läst boken "Jag heter inte Miriam", som imponerade mig starkt.
"Is och vatten, vatten och is" blev istället en besvikelse. Den var ganska råddig och stundvis också lite tråkig. Här lyckas inte Axelsson hålla läsarens intresse uppe genom hela boken.
Eftersom "Jag heter inte Miriam" var så bra - och eftersom någon här skrev att "Is och.." är hennes sämsta bok- så tror jag att jag dock försöker läsa någonting av henne ännu.
Anna
Oct 22, 2012 Anna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I think other books from Majgull Axelsson I've read were better. Maybe she went into amount of pages, cause April Witch has half less pages than this book. Weird.
Monique
It's a good book, but just like April Witch the end is a little disappointing. The wrenching between the relationships of the characters is very good written and gives the book the coldness that is so specific for Scandinavian authors.
Nina
Dec 28, 2013 Nina rated it did not like it
This detective story was not to my taste, I did not like the style of reading and I must admit that I skipped pages so I would get trough teh book faster.
Marran
Nov 19, 2014 Marran rated it liked it
bra bok, jag gillar böcker som
ger tillbakablickar.... slutet drar ner betyget något och det faktum att man aldrig fick nåt eg svar
Lisa
Jul 05, 2014 Lisa rated it it was amazing
I love this book, the slow pace and the melancholy poetic rhythm of the story that never really reaches its ending making me realise that I just have to see the Arctic beauty...
Therese
Feb 24, 2011 Therese rated it it was ok
Helt okej bok. Men den fastnar inte riktigt. Lämnar inga spår efter sig, men gick fort att läsa och driver hela tiden läsaren framåt i rask takt.
Sophiene
Oct 15, 2010 Sophiene rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cont-historic
I am reading the dutch translation of this book. Only just started but liking it already, reading Scandinavian authors feels like coming home...
This remained a good read, highly recommended!
Martine
Nov 17, 2016 Martine rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Niet uitgelezen. Weinig doorvoeld verhaal waar je geen voeling krijgt met de personages.
Lisbeth
Jul 25, 2012 Lisbeth rated it liked it
I found this book a bit slow, especially the part which is situated in the present.
Luni
More like 3,75 stars.
Complex characters and skillfully weaved storied for each of them. Did miss a few things in the revelation in the end though.
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Majgull Axelsson (b. 1947) is a famous Swedish journalist and writer. She grew up in Nässjö and had education in journalism.

Her first book was non-fiction, and focused on the problems of child prostitution and street children in third world, and poverty in Sweden. April witch is her second novel, and one that was well received in Sweden. With over 400,000 copies sold in hardcover, It landed on sev
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