Synopses & Reviews
A winning combination of
engaging crime narrative and cool, unsentimental appraisal of
Scandinavian society (as seen through the eyes of its shabby,
unconventional anti-hero). There are elements of the book which now seem
quite as relevant as when they were written, and like all the most
accomplished writing in the Nordic Noir field, there is an acute and
well-observed sense of place throughout the novel. The descriptions of
Copenhagen channel the poetic sensibility which is the author's own.
About the Author
Dan Turèll, affectionately nicknamed "Onkel Danny" (Uncle Danny), was a popular Danish writer with notable influence on Danish literature. Influenced by the Beat Generation his work crossed a number of genres including autobiography, beat lit and crime fiction. Turèll died in 1993.