Category Archives: Iceland

I Hear the Sirens in the Street

I Hear the Sirens in the Street by Adrian McKinty 2013 / 320 pages Read by Gerard Doyle 9h 40m Rating:  A  / crime (historical) I wasn’t going to read this although it was for a group (4_Mystery_Addicts) and available … Continue reading

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From the Mouth of the Whale

From the Mouth of the Whale by Sjon 2008 / 232 pages rating 8.5 /historical fiction (mythical?) Very unusual story of an Icelandic man, Jonas Palmeson (Jonas the Learned),  in the years 1635-1639 who along with his wife and children … Continue reading

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The Blue Fox

The Blue Fox by Sjon (Iceland) 2003/117 pages (Kindle) Rating 9 /magical realism This is a very short but dense and complex book –  on top of  that it’s beautifully written.   The word minimalist fits perfectly.  Perhaps also magical … Continue reading

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Arctic Chill

Arctic Chill by Arnaldur Indridason 2011/ Audio George Guidall 9h 24 Rating B+ Iceland is a popular place for Thai immigrants and a woman named Sunee lives there with her Thai son and her Icelandic son.  But they’re still outsiders … Continue reading

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The Fish Can Sing

by Halldor Laxness 1957 /246 pages finished 12/28 rating – 9 Mostly this is a delightful book,  a wonderment,  but there are places it’s confusing and draggy, too.   At first it really didn’t seem like it was going to … Continue reading

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