Mrs J Johansen

Helpful votes received on reviews: 73% (8 of 11)


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The Almost Nearly Perfect People by Michael Booth
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2.0 out of 5 stars A bit heavy going, 25 Jun 2014
As an exercise in comparing the various Nordic peoples this is reasonably successful. However I found it concentrated a bit too much on the Danes and yet failed to pick up how unpopular they are with the other Nordics - obviously Michael Booth has become blinded by his years of living there. I also struggled to finish the book as the writing style was as boring as the Danes - I really think he has lived there too long, he should probably go back to Britain for a while to rediscover his sense of humour.
The Xenophobe's Guide to the Norwegians (Xenophobe&hellip by Dan Elloway
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting insight, 25 Jun 2014
This is a good "starter" for anyone needing to get some understanding of the Norwegian psyche. It could go a little deeper - I found it a bit superficial, but otherwise good and at times amusing.
The Son by Jo Nesbo
The Son by Jo Nesbo
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars True Nesbo, 25 Jun 2014
A great read with the usual Jo Nesbo twist at the end. Particularly enjoyable if you know the city of Oslo as he uses a lot of place/street names, but even if you have never been there, he is a great story teller.