Our latest episode of Books On The Go is up! 🎧 Amanda and I discuss the Carol Shields Prize and this book. We loved so much about this one: the Penguin European Writers Series ✅ ; the Swedish setting ✅ and a juicy premise ✅. But we didn‘t like the book. 🙄
I have loved the Penguin European Writers series but didn‘t get on with this one. It moves slowly and the narrator is an unlikeable, highly strung young man who treats women and animals terribly. That makes him interesting too and there‘s much to unpack & discuss - eg he‘s vulnerable & mentally unwell, but because it dragged on, I lost interest. I skipped pages & found I hadn‘t missed anything, they‘re still walking to the cinema or eating.