En smakebit på søndag #65: Apathy and other small victories

En smakebit på søndag er et konsept jeg har lånt av Mari på Flukten fra virkeligheten. Alt du trenger å gjøre er å slå opp i boka du leser nå og velge ut noen setninger du synes passer – uten at de avslører for mye av handlingen – før du legger dem ut på bloggen din og legger igjen ei lenke i innlegget til Mari. På denne måten kan vi klikke oss fra smakebit til smakebit, og kanskje oppdage nye skatter?

I går kveld begynte jeg på Apathy and other small victories av Paul Neilan. Dette ligger an til å bli morsomt: The only thing Shane cares about is leaving. Usually on a Greyhound bus, right before his life falls apart again. Just like he planned. But this time it’s complicated: there’s a sadistic corporate climber who thinks she’s his girlfriend, a rent-subsidized affair with his landlord’s wife, and the bizarrely appealing deaf assistant to Shane’s cosmically unstable dentist. When one of the women is murdered, and Shane is the only suspect who doesn’t care enough to act like he didn’t do it, the question becomes just how he’ll clear the good name he never had and doesn’t particularly want: his own.

Jeg har ledd flere ganger så langt. Dere skal i grunn få de første linjene fra boka, for de sier mye om forfatterens tone:

I was stealing saltshakers again. Ten, sometimes twelve a night, shoving them in my pockets, hiding them up my sleeves, smuggling them out of bars and diners and anywhere else I could find them. In the morning, wherever I woke up, I was always covered in salt. I was cured meat. I had become beef jerky. Even as a small, small child, I knew it would one day come to this.

28 Responses to “En smakebit på søndag #65: Apathy and other small victories”


  1. 1 Marika august 26, 2012, kl. 11:03

    Haha, det låter roligt! Jag har aldrig hört talas om boken eller ens om författaren tidigare, så tack för tipset.🙂

  2. 3 Beathe Solberg august 26, 2012, kl. 11:04

    Høres morsom ut, tusen takk for smakebiten:-) Denne går rett inn på «MUST HAVE» listen. Ha en fin dag!

  3. 5 Monika august 26, 2012, kl. 12:11

    Den låter verkligen speciell, något man kan skratta åt🙂

  4. 7 Tone august 26, 2012, kl. 13:11

    Omslaget talte ikke noe spesielt til meg da jeg først så det, men nå når jeg har lest smakebiten sitter jeg igjen med andre tanker. Haha, litt av en start, den høres veldig artig ut!😀

    (Og fyy, smekk på lanken fordi man dømmer en bok etter omslaget. ;))

  5. 9 Ann Kristin (@askine09) august 26, 2012, kl. 13:14

    Boka høres utrolig morsom ut. Mange takk for tipset.🙂

  6. 11 astridterese august 26, 2012, kl. 14:32

    En morsom smakebit! Og en interessant omtale av boken, den havnet rett på TBR listen min🙂
    Ønsker deg en fin søndag!

  7. 13 Jhildrum august 26, 2012, kl. 15:02

    den er blitt notert ned! ha en fin dag😀

  8. 15 Gråbekka august 26, 2012, kl. 15:34

    Takk for den morsomme smakebiten!:) Kos deg med boken og ha en videre fin dag!:)

  9. 17 Karen august 26, 2012, kl. 15:37

    Festlig sak! Håper du kommer med omtale av den også:)

  10. 19 Lottens Bokblogg august 26, 2012, kl. 15:46

    Tack för smakbiten! Den var verkligen humoristisk, hoppas resten av boken är lika bra.

  11. 21 xkake august 26, 2012, kl. 16:05

    Takk for en fin smakebit!🙂 Den hørtes veldig fin ut. Jeg er enig i en av de andre kommentarene at selve omslaget ikke ser helt tiltalende ut, men beskrivelsen og smakebiten din gjorde susen! : )

  12. 23 C.R.M. Nilsson august 26, 2012, kl. 20:20

    Den här verkar definitivt vara något för mig. Den ska upp på min TBR-lista. Takk for smakebiten!🙂

  13. 25 Bokelskerinnen august 26, 2012, kl. 21:52

    Takk for tipset. Kjenner noen denne hadde passet for, så nå fikk jeg et gavetips🙂

  14. 27 Isabella august 26, 2012, kl. 22:23

    Takk for smakebiten! Ha en fin kveld🙂


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