Search Results: "Jens Lapidus"


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STOCKHOLM DELETE by Jens Lapidus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"A murky, repetitious, grueling dip into a sink of iniquity as immersive as a weeklong Berlitz seminar in crime that turns out to be a paean to loyalty in all its improbable guises."
The author of the Stockholm Noir trilogy (Life Deluxe, 2014, etc.) uses a violent but enigmatic crime scene as the entrée to layer upon layer of criminal intrigue, past, present, and future. Read full book review >

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LIFE DELUXE by Jens Lapidus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Through it all, Lapidus wastes no opportunity to explore the labyrinthine affinities between his heroes and villains. Better put aside the whole weekend for this guided tour of his Swedish hell."
The conclusion to Lapidus' monstrously ambitious Stockholm Noir trilogy (Never Fück Up, 2013, etc.) is every bit as dark, sprawling, rambunctious and volcanic as you'd expect.Read full book review >

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NEVER FUCK UP by Jens Lapidus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2013

"Outsized, low-minded, mannered (at least in English translation) and often downright tedious. But there's no doubt that Lapidus creates a dark world that feels, while you're immersed in it, like the whole world."
Amazing. The cleansing violence that swept through Stockholm in Easy Money (2012) has left the city no safer for three misfits who seem incapable of heeding this sequel's title. Read full book review >

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EASY MONEY by Jens Lapidus
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"The closest models for this sprawling, ambitious debut are gangster movies from Scarface to Mesrine."
Three small-timers claw their way to the top of Stockholm's vast cocaine empire, with predictably mixed results. Read full book review >

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OFTEN I AM HAPPY by Jens Christian Grøndahl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"Although the book is a tad sentimental, it possesses quiet grace."
A simple, melancholic tale of love, loss, grief, and friendship. Read full book review >

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HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN by Jens Andersen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2005

"Thickly footnoted and thoughtful, this 200th birthday tribute to the great writer makes for rewarding if sometimes arduous reading."
Like a character in one of his own fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen almost magically transformed himself from penniless street urchin to one of Europe's most celebrated authors. Here, a scholarly, penetrating biography proves that Andersen's life also had much of the Dickens novel in it. Read full book review >

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INUNGUAK by Palle Petersen
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Rosing is himself half-Inuit and spent his childhood in Greenland; his full-page paintings, in muted tones of gray, blue, and buff, give a strong sense of its harsh remoteness. (Picture book. 6+)"
Several Inuit legends are interwoven in this story of a boy scorned because he can't hunt or control a dog team. Read full book review >

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LUCCA by Jens Christian Grøndahl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"The author makes something new of this overfamiliar material because his characters really are interesting people, and contrives an ironic finale that's both emotionally gripping and quite credibly open-ended."
The Danish author (Silence in October, 2001) returns with a moody, intermittently quite affecting 1998 novel. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING BY DESIGN by Alan Lapidus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Not nearly so charming as the lobbies Lapidus designs."
An architect who created a casino for The Donald in Atlantic City and a hotel for Donald Duck fans at Disney World reviews his life and decides it's been awesome. Read full book review >

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FARMER ENNO AND HIS COW by Jens Rassmus
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"The plot is not as fluid, but underlying it is poetry enough to keep the entire story afloat. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Every time Farmer Enno falls asleep, he dreams of sailing, and upon awakening, discovers a boat memento of his dream left behind. Read full book review >

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Murillo's Million by Jens Holm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 2015

"An engaging, slow-burning political mystery set in Manila."
Holm details the convoluted dealings of a Filipino politician in this debut novel. Read full book review >