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Golak

(Det Døde Land #1)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  329 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Jonah har altid været anderledes end alle andre i den lille, isolerede bjergby. Folk omkring ham sætter lydighed, bøn og hårdt arbejde over alt andet, mens de prøver at genskabe et liv, som det så ud, inden verden blev lagt øde. I det døde land omkring byen lever kun de deforme monstre, golakkerne. Deres angreb får forfærdelige følger, og Jonah opdager, at golakkerne ikke ...more
323 pages
Published October 10th 2008 by Høst (first published 2008)
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N.E. White
Jan 09, 2014 rated it liked it
This review originally posted on SFFWorld.com.

Golak is Part 1 of The Deadlands Trilogy, a story set in a post-apocalyptic near-future society reeling from a collapse due to ecological, scientific, and political catastrophes. Our main character is Jonah, a young man on the cusp of becoming an adult who fights every rule set before him by his elders. Living in a small, enclosed, god-fearing and sheltered community, this breeds trouble for Jonah and his family.

The story begins with an attack on the
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Cameo
Sep 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing book! It almost reaches the epic heights of the Warrior trilogy. As always Ottesens writing is amazing, without realizing it you get sucked in and before you know it, you feel like the main character is you! Even if it's a boy! You just feel the emotions running through Jonah. And it was actually kinda nice reading some sci-fi from her, most of her other books are located around year 900-1400.

Don't be fooled, it is a very gloomy book, but oh so well-written.
Louise Thorup Mundt
If the Vampire Diaries and other crappy teen books made me forget why it is I love young adult fantasy and science fiction, this book made me remember.

The main character is both interesting and likable and the supporting cast possibly even more so - like crazy old Ben who perhaps is not so crazy afterall, and the head of the village who is a scientist turned religious leader.

I found the worldbuilding to be very well done and the story is very captivating.
Peter Henrichsen
Apr 28, 2011 rated it it was ok
Hvordan kan en bog begynde så godt, og så fuldstændig tabe pusten i en depressiv sidste-halvdel!?

Det er i hvert fald ikke sci-fi for drenge. Det er flere år siden jeg har har haft SÅ svært ved at komme igennem sidste halvdel af en bog.

Min anmeldelse: http://kulturforunge.dk/2011/05/07/go...
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Sabine
May 15, 2011 rated it liked it
3.5. Jeg synes, at det er en ganske god bog. Indimellem var den lidt underlig og meget langtrukken. Men det der gjorde bogen spændende var, at fortiden var så mystisk og stadigvæk er det. Glæder mig til at læse næste bog!
Xenia
Apr 19, 2011 rated it liked it
3,5. I thought the first 150 pages were SOOOO boring and long! But I never quit a book so I kept reading! The rest was awesome!
Maria Frandsen
Serien bliver måske bedre ved fortsættelse. Måske?
Freja Skov
Sep 14, 2010 rated it it was ok
Ik' lige noget for mig!!!
Lea
Feb 15, 2019 rated it did not like it
Historien blev ved med at lægge op til noget spændende, som faktisk aldrig kom.
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Josefine Ottesen is one of Denmark’s most popular authors of books for children and young people, in terms of both enjoyment and sales.
During the last 25 years, Josefine’s authorship has, on several occasions, set the agenda on the Danish children’s book scene. The many national awards and international nominations she has received, covering several different works, testify to her broad appeal an
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