Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Allt Jag Inte Minns - Jonas Hassen Khemiri

Khemiri is, as I belive I may have mentioned before, Sweden's second best now living writer. And the hottest by far. There is absolutely no way in hell any low-expectations principle could be even remotely applicable to any of his works. 
Quite fortunately, there is no need, as he always meets even the highest of expectations.

There is an elegant fluidity and quirky idiosyncracy to his style that no other Swedish author comes near. He deals with subjects that are universal - here; love, friendship, personality, money, social exclusion - in characters that are generally underrepresented in Western literature. Plus an absolutely irresistible, subdued, tongue-in-cheek sense of humour!

The multiplicity of narrative voices relating the same events from conflicting point of views logically ought to render this somewhat cumbersome to read, yet the story is so addictive I gobbled it down in a couple of hours. 
Regrettably! It's already over now!

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