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  • Hardcover
  • 265
  • Brudd AUTHOR Karin Fossum
  • Karin Fossum
  • English
  • 26 March 2018
  • 9780151013661

10 thoughts on “Brudd AUTHOR Karin Fossum

  1. says:

    A great book by the ueen of the Norwegian crime novelists A gay man a candidate for the world’s most introverted person – no friends no travel no life really becomes involved with – a better term is “controlled by” a young girl who

  2. says:

    This unconventional novel by Karin Fossum will delight some readers and I suspect confuse and frustrate others Fossum a Norwegian is

  3. says:

    I always breathe a sigh of relief on finishing a novel by Karin Fossum that I have made it through intact never mind that the process often feels as harrowing and traumatic as a slow evisceration Broken is a standalone work of true suspense that blurs the boundaries between fact and fiction and is uite different from the police pro

  4. says:

    This is a book that comes along once and a while and takes you by complete surprise I am giving it 5 stars because I think it was clever yet simple and was successful in drawing me in to caring about what happened to the main character to the point of being on pins and needles I wanted to read it to see what was going to happen next and also was reluctant to on occasions because I was afraid things would end b

  5. says:

    What is the relationship between an author and her creation? It is this unconventional uestion that author Karin Fossum explores here She exposes her secret hopes and fears in the most intimate way The book opens with a character a mi

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    Broken by Karin FossumBook Review by Jay GilbertsonImagine waking up late one night and there’s a man standing next to your bed You’d freak—right? Well not author Fossum She just sat up and had a chat with the guy Like she was expecting him and actually; she was Welcome to the strange world of Alvar Eide Though it’s hard to decide how in the world this novel is a mystery as the cover would have you bel

  7. says:

    Broken is Fossum's standalone novel it is a totally authentic exposition of a writer's intimate relationship and responsibility toward their characters A negligible line is drawn between the worlds of the writer and her character Alvar Eide th

  8. says:

    45 a very strong one Alvar Eide really wants to be a good person He is somehow traumatized by an experience as a child when his parents purposely ignored a woman asking for help after her car crashed That is why he tries so hard The problem is that Alvar really isn't a people's person He is shy paranoid naive and ordely to the point of mad

  9. says:

    Since I read so many mysteries I usually don't review them or add them to my Goodreads list but this is an exception After discovering Henning Mankel many years ago I really became a fan of the many Scandanavian mysterythriller authors Karin

  10. says:

    I was expecting something along the lines of the previous Fossum novels I'd read first rate murder mysteriespsychological thrillers and so was rather startled by what I gotThe conceit of one half of this novel is that fict

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Es He is so desperate that he has resorted to breaking into her house and demanding that she begin He the author decides is named Alvar Eide forty two years old singleworks in a gallery He lives a uiet orderly life and likes it that way no demands no unpleasantness. Broken by Karin FossumBook Review by Jay GilbertsonImagine waking up late one night and there s a man standing next to your bed You d freak right Well not author Fossum She just sat up and had a chat with the guy Like she was expecting him and actually she was Welcome to the strange world of Alvar Eide Though it s hard to decide how in the world this novel is a mystery as the cover would have you believe pay careful attention it s slyly revealed And one also has to keep in mind that this is a translated work and perhaps the author s voice was somehow muddled or re worked Since I don t know Norwegian though I do have some coursing through my veins I had to rely on Charlotte Barslund s the translator expertise in capturing Fossum s voice And what a voice From the start there is a subtle tension that draws you into the bizarre world of how a story could unfold The writing is spare and concise and impeccable Chapters move from the character Alvar living his odd lonely life as an art dealer to his interaction with Fossum Of course you re never sure if indeed the character is actually speaking with the author or if this is yet another character Therein lies the mystery and yet if you whittle things down a bit and are able to put the book aside and consider the odd use of having a character actually involved in the formation of how his life will or won t actually turn out it s really a mind bender and it s fun Well I would hate to be a nuisance I have absolutely no wish to intrudeI m not normally like this But the thing is I ve been waiting for so long and I just can t bear it any longerI m waiting for my story to be told Fossum treats Alvar with a refreshing kindness that I really appreciated Most authors like to drag their characters through all sorts of misery and heartache and loss and then in the last breath in strolls a ray of hope in all its glory No instead this man is someone we know A true outsider yet with all the humanness each and every one of us struggles with One of the main themes of this story is the hunger we all have in one degree or another to belong And the other is simply to do the right thing and as we humans do some of us anyway we wonder just what in the world is The Right Thing One day as Alvar is living through his tightly structured life in walks a very troubled young woman and viola the story takes a twisty turn and that s all I m gunna say about that An aspect or character flaw that made me a little crazy was how no matter what was heaped into Alvar s path he did nothing Several times I really wanted to reach into the story and smack him and tell him to Wake up If I had to classify this novel I would call it a very dark character study and a really compelling read not for everyone but perfect for you

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A woman wakes up in the middle of the night A strange man is in her bedroom She lies there in silence paralyzed with fear The woman is an author and the man one of her characters one in a long line that waits in her driveway for the time when she'll tell their stori. I always breathe a sigh of relief on finishing a novel by Karin Fossum that I have made it through intact never mind that the process often feels as harrowing and traumatic as a slow evisceration Broken is a standalone work of true suspense that blurs the boundaries between fact and fiction and is uite different from the police procedural novels of Fossum which feature Inspector Konrad Sejer Indeed it is debatable which genre this novel fits into but either way it is an assault on the senses which invades the readers comfort zoneA fifty one year old author watches from her bedroom window the array of various characters who stand in her drive under the porch light and patiently wait for their stories to be told for it is her job to give life to them and that burden takes its toll Each is desperately hoping for a chance of her telling their story but one is impatient than the others jumping the ueue disrupting her sleep and breaking into the house to beseech the author to take up the rest of his story Given that the author in uestion is dependent on anti depressants sleeping pills and alcohol to salve her journey through each and every day she herself is as fragile as any of her characters The forty two year old single and self contained Alvar Eide is the character so keen for her to continue his story a perfectly orderly man undemanding and unassuming His life is dictated by routines and his solitary nature meaning he has no callers to his house and no friends to speak of He enjoys his job working in an art gallery and is a hardworking and honest employee with a true appreciation for the artwork that covers the wallsAs Fossum takes up the story of Alvar we get to observe his daily travails daily visits to the deli counter to purchase his evening meal on his way home from work through to checking his tuft of hair comb over is retained in position More and he finds himself uestioning whether he is a good man needless to say that the test Fossum presents him with is a young heroin addict who drifts from one place to the next From sheltering in the gallery and Alvar giving her a cup of coffee and his scarf she is soon borrowing money and encroaching on his boundaries all in all presenting a new challenge Fossum throws test after test at Alvar and he reveals himself to be weak willed lacking in spine and completely out of his depth with the young woman Art touches Alvar and the Broken referred to in the title is a painting that the gallery acuires by a little known artist depicting a severed bridge that speaks to Alvar s soul and seems to echo his own problems with making connections and attachments to other people It literally reflects how he has always felt and his own exclusion from society and priced at seventy thousand kroner it would reuire his life savings to purchase Yet as he finds himself immune to the will of the young drug addict and the first significant human connection he has made he supplies her with money when she emotionally blackmails into financing her habit From the threat of turning tricks and placing herself in danger Alvar soon finds his savings drained and his chances of acuiring the painting reduced to nil with his decisions no longer a conscious choice The alternating chapters move between seeing Alvar s daily life and then seeing him rejoin the author Fossum who is telling his story apologising for being a nuisance whilst also aiming to flex some muscle and manipulate the direction of his tale Fossum argues that this is against the rules but tells him the date of November 18th when he will take control of his own life once again The fate awaiting Alvar is almost a forgone conclusion in Fossum s hands It is hard to apportion blame in Broken but when a person begs an author for the opportunity to be explored they surely cannot expect to dictate the events that unfold given the real test is how one copes in the aftermathWhose story is this Is Broken the tale of an author s torture as they wrangle with their creation or is Alvar Eide the main focus of the novel Whilst I remain in a uandary as regards this what I can say with certainty is that is the tale of two vulnerable outsiders on a path to destruction and the good intentions and of a gentle man to contribute to society come back to haunt both of them A bizarre and uniue tale with typically sparing prose and honesty meaning it is by no means an easy read That the finale of Broken sees surprises and several unexpected stings in the tail is Fossum s forte and this tale of an eccentric loner sent a backbone revealing challenge could only have come from her pen It is ambitious of Fossum to tell a story of an author battling it out with her protagonist and it presents the reader with an insight into the mind of a creative genius Posing uestions such as how much of an internal battle authors have with their characters and the creative process it confounded me how I became so drawn into a fictional tale of an even fictional character This sounds confusing but Broken is a story to be read re read and processed gradually over time Marvellous

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Until one icy winter day when a young drug addict skinny and fragile walks into the gallery Alvar gives her a cup of coffee to warm her up And then one day she appears on his doorstep Broken is an unconventional subtle and disturbing mystery from a master of the for. 45 a very strong one Alvar Eide really wants to be a good person He is somehow traumatized by an experience as a child when his parents purposely ignored a woman asking for help after her car crashed That is why he tries so hard The problem is that Alvar really isn t a people s person He is shy paranoid naive and ordely to the point of madness He is what we would call a control freak And he is obviously totally unprepared to deal with people and with unexpected situations This is already a good premise if a bit overused But Karin Fossun is a wonderful writer She turned this into a dark story where it could have be humorous and she added the bonus of going beyond linear story telling by creating a relationship between character and author so that they really are the two main characters This means we never loose sight of the fact that Alvar is a fictional character created by a person because we witness that process of creation But at the same time the author is also a character in the book and we are left wondering what separates the line between fiction and realityIt is a wonderful twist on the usual unsocial man s tale But it is than that The overlooming threat of suicide provoked by the character s inability to deal with life turns this into a desperate and fatalistic novel But at the end there s a ray of hope Harsher critics might point out that the ending does not fit the story she was telling and the mood she created Perhaps it is true But I feel that dear fragile Alvar who really wanted and was to be a good person deserved hope I am glad he got it somewhere wherever he is now