Thursday, April 29, 2010

Two more

by Ake Edwardsson, Never End and Frozen Tracks. I think these books are very good - though I am also, sadly, more than ever certain that I will never be an author of crime fiction. Which is a pity, because I love it very much indeed!


  1. Another friend wrote to ask me the same thing! Combination of two different factors: (1) I do not have the skill set (I know no detectives, I know no criminals, I am not really inclined to note the sort of details you need to write the sociological portrait of a community which is one of the things I like so much about this kind of book); (2) I love spare stripped-down crime writing, but much as I hate to admit it, I have a more baroque and elaborate sensibility myself, and have come to admit after many years of striving for simplicity in my writing that it is not really my thing. I admire and enjoy crime fiction more than historical fiction in many respects, in other words, but my talents better fit me to write the latter than the former...