Sunday, 20 January 2013
I then read Bad Intentions about the apparent suicide of a teenager. Sejer is unconvinced by the statements of his friends and when an artist painting at Glitter Lake inadvertently discovers the body of another teenager events begin to fall into place. Call Me is also about a teenager with a fondness for macabre practical jokes and a pet guinea pig named Bleeding Heart!
I have to say that I raced through these books but after spending so much time in the company of thieves, liars, perverts and murderers I began to think about an interview I read with Anne Tyler in The Guardian where she was quoted as saying 'there aren't enough quiet, gentle, basically good people in a novel.' I'm enjoying my foray into Scandi-crime, but I'm not sure it is a genre I could read exclusively.