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Lazy Saturday Review: Zero by Gine Cornelia Pedersen trs @rosie_hedger @nordiskbooks

Between two yawns and a walk with the dogs, it is my pleasure to introduce you to Zero!

Big hugs to Rosie Hedger for my copy of this book. This review is my thank you to her.

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From LipsyyI started doing ‘lazy Saturday reviews’ as a way of getting reviews done in just 30 mins, and they proved to be quite popular. They are quick and snappy, and concentrate less on the plot (or content) and writing and more on my overall feelings about said book. They generally end up being a bit of a rant. My fave!

Ps: My lazy reviews are more often good ones than rants, haha!

41070374Title: Zero
Author: Gine Cornelia Pedersen
Translator: Rosie Hedger
Date of publication:  July 2018
Publisher: Nordisk Books
Format: Paperback
Rating: 🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️

I tell her I’ve stopped taking my pills
I write that I’m still not well, that it’s making day-to-day life difficult
That I often do things I regret, and that there’s some sort of membrane between what I want to do and whatever I end up doing
That I really want to be an actor, but that it’s a dream that seems all too distant for the time being
I tell her I use and abuse alcohol and drugs, and that I’ve got a death wish that sometimes becomes difficult to ignore
That I don’t know who I am
That I change my mind as frequently as I change my socks
That I’m horrible to the people around me
That my sex life is depraved

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Lazy Saturday Review: The Bird Tribunal @OrendaBooks

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From LipsyyI started doing ‘lazy Saturday reviews’ as a way of getting reviews done in just 30 mins, and they proved to be quite popular. They are quick and snappy, and concentrate less on the plot (or content) and writing and more on my overall feelings about said book. They generally end up being a bit of a rant. My fave!

the bird tribunal.jpgTitle: The Bird Tribunal
Author: Agnes Ravatn
Translation: Rosie Hedger
Publisher: Orenda Books
Date of publication: January 2017
Format: Paperback
Number of pages: 185
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ and a half

TV presenter Allis Hagtorn leaves her partner and her job to take voluntary exile in remote house on an isolated fjord. But her new job as housekeeper and gardener is not all that it seems, and her silent, surly employer, 44-year-old Sigurd Bagge, is not the old man she expected. As they await the return of his wife from her travels, their silent, uneasy encounters develop into a chilling, obsessive relationship, and it becomes clear that atonement for past sins may not be enough. Haunting, consuming and powerful, The Bird Tribunal is a taut, exquisitely written psychological thriller that builds to a shocking, dramatic crescendo that will leave you breathless.

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