2016/04/06

BOOK REVIEW:
VI, DE DRUKNEDE BY CARSTEN JENSEN

Title: Vi, De Druknede
Author: Carsten Jensen, Mie Hidle (translator)
Published: 2006
Language: Norwegian (original language Danish)
Pages: 687
Rating: 4/5


Summary:
This is an epic drama of adventure, courage, ruthlessness and passion that includes several wars, a man escaped at sea and a son's hunt to find his missing father, journeys to the ends of the world, a small town in Denmark - and all of this spans over a century.


Review:
I had high hopes when I picked up this book, and it did not disappoint.

One of the best things in this book are the characters and how well-rounded they are. The town of Marstal and its people truly come to life through Jensens lovely writing. It's one of those books where the author almost feels like a painter; you can see the shore of Denmark, the decks of the ships, the storms they fare through and the places they end up. It's truly magnificent.

I especially enjoyed the first part of this book, and after that I was constantly surprised as to where the story was taking us. I do think it slows down after that first part though, and there were some chapters I found a bit more dull than others.

I would highly recommend this book if you enjoy historical fiction and epic stories of adventure alongside quiet stories of small towns.


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2 comments

  1. Yes, sounds like something I'd enjoy :-)! Already added to my TBR!

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