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Ok, but not exceptional
on 17 February 2014
I have fond memories of Jansson from childhood as I loved her Moonmin books, so I was looking forward to this one, and maybe reliving a little of my reading past.
It is a collection of short stories for adults, loosely grouped under the catchall of Winter, and the stories are split into three sections,Snow, Flotsam and Jetsam and Travelling Light.
There is a huge variety to the stories, from a series of letters from an individual to people, some messages, which were a little surreal and slightly longer stories. One or two of the stories were lovely, my two favourites were The Iceberg and The Squirrel. Others were less good.
I didn't completely understand the Title of the book, as there were very few stories specifically on winter. Apart from the two that i mentioned above, I was not that keen on most of them, but that said, the prose was beautiful and she has such a way with words and descriptions. Still intend on reading her Summer book though.