Katrine Engberg: Krokodilwächter (The Tenant)


24 Festive Tasks: Door 16 – St. Lucia’s Day, Book:

Task: Read a book set in Scandinavia / Northern Europe, by a Northern European / Nordic author, with a predominantly white cover (or white with red lettering), newly released in November or December of this year, or set in the candle-lit world (i.e., before the discovery of electricity – roughly, that is, before the late 19th century).

Competent for a debut novel (in the final part more so than at the beginning) and very obviously written not for a domestic but for an international audience.  I’m not as taken with it as many others seem to be, and I doubt I’ll continue the series.  (It’s published as The Tenant in English.)  But obviously, it’s a shoo-in for the book task for this square — under several headers, in fact –, and in that, it’s nicely served its purpose.

 

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