Winston’s covers Greenland to Iceland Via The congo

the prophets of Eternal Fjord

Some books in the post before my next review , first up is a huge epic from Atlantic The prophets of eternal Fjord  by Kim Leine , A Danish novel following a priest sent to Greenland to convert the locals but he finds they have their own settlement at the Eternal Fjord on his arrival. An interesting book I know little about Danish history and very little about their time on Greenland so be a chance to learn some more.

tram 83

Now this is one that has been on my radar for a while Tram 83 came out earlier in the year in America , set in a war-torn city it follows the locals , students and ex-pats as they spend their evenings in the only night club in the town Tram 83. One that I had want to read for a while so great it is being published here by Jacaranda books, the publisher that  does mainly African fiction.

snow and night blind

The there is the second in the dark Iceland series, a series following Ari Thor Aarson a young detective sent to a small northern town , in the first he has to deal with the death of an elderly writer and this Night blind his second book follows him investigating the death of a well liked policeman. Ragnar Jonasson has translated Agatha Christie into Icelandic, sure some of her writing skills have rub off on him whilst he translated her books.

What have you had arrived recently ?

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. poppypeacockpens
    Dec 03, 2015 @ 20:49:14

    Was just reading about Tram 83 yesterday… be interested to see your thoughts.


  2. Scott W
    Dec 03, 2015 @ 23:50:33

    For a second there, when I saw your post title, I thought you were reading Tété-Michel Kpomassie’s An African in Greenland. That might be a good follow-up!


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December 2015


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