Snabba cash by Jens Lapidus
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a book that received a great deal of media coverage when it was released. I did however have a massive backlog of books I wanted to read before I was ready for this so it has been waiting for me for quite some time. This however gave me a chance to read it outside of the review spotlights taking out its toll on my perception of the book.
The story is about a young man hunting for the good life and fast cash in the coke driven parts of high society Stockholm. It is a crime/gangster drama set off in current time and even though it shines through that Mr Lapidus is fresh on a literary basis he do succeed in showing of a world that feels realistic.
There is a main plot and a few sub plots which the reader is tagging along and I do enjoyed it. At the very last part of the book I however did get a feeling of a rushed ending but since this is something I often feel it might be as much my own reading as the authors story that created this feeling.
I rated the book above average and I believe that it is a score that would be shared with readers who are looking for a crime drama set in a cold and hard part of the Swedish society.
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The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I had some minor problems with the story which I found to be a bit stale in the middle of the book but the beginning and the end of it brought it back up there and I could not give it a three star rating so it ended up with four.
The story itself catches the reader into a world where all is lost and one can’t read it and not think about Robinson Crusoe. There are some parts in the story where they are alike but in other ways they are different categories. In the Mysterious Island we see how a single engineer can create a habitable world for a full group of colonists and let science prevail.
I highly recommend this book, both as a part of history since it is a story by Jules Verne but also since the story is interesting and provide the reader with surprises.
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During the last week I have read the book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer which is a story about a boy giving up his entire life to live a simple life in the wild. Christopher McCandless was the boys name and throughout the book Mr. Krakauer try to identify what is was that drove a more or less common boy to abandon his family and life without a feeling of remorse.
The book was written in a very simple language and the soul of the book remain in the story. After finishing it the reader is left with split feelings about who Christopher McCandless was. One way of looking at him shows an almost religious hunt for understanding. But on the other hand his hunt for answers did inflict massive amount of pain on his family and friends and I can not grasp the utter sadness it must be for a parent to lose ones child and not getting an explanation.
The story has also been made into a movie and whether you read the book or watch the movie I recommend you to do one of them. The story is sad but interesting and deliver questions for you to answer.
Into the Wild at IMDB
Into the Wild at Amazon