En smakebit på søndag: Death and the Penguin

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?

Nå leser jeg Death and the Penguin av Andrey Kurkov. Den har stått i hylla et par-tre år, men nå var tiden inne for å lese den. Vaskeseddelen sier følgende: Viktor is an aspiring writer with only Misha, his pet penguin, for company. Although he would prefer to write short stories, he earns a living composing obituaries for a newspaper. He longs to see his work published, yet the subjects of his obituaries continue to cling to life. But when he opens the newspaper to see his work in print for the first time, his pride swiftly turns to terror. He and Misha have been drawn into a trap from which there appears to be no escape.

Smakebiten er fra side 116:

With his head in a whirl, Viktor sat staring at the brown briefcase, the obelisks, the open safe, and suddenly there was a nasty bitter taste in his mouth. He picked up one of the papers lying on the desk. It was a letter to the printers, word-processed except for the signature, and this he studied closely. It wasn’t the Chief who had written approved on the obelisk. His signature, unlike the bold, sweeping one, was straightforward and legible.

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8 Responses to “En smakebit på søndag: Death and the Penguin”


  1. 1 Monika juni 16, 2013, kl. 13:39

    Nu blev jag ju jättenyfiken 🙂

  2. 2 Boktjuven juni 16, 2013, kl. 14:15

    Hm, håller med Monika – man blir nyfiken.

  3. 4 ladywindermere83 juni 16, 2013, kl. 16:01

    Intressant smakbit och ett omslag helt i min smak. Tackar!

  4. 5 Sara Pepparkaka juni 16, 2013, kl. 16:46

    Det låter som en lite speciell bok. Tack för smakbiten!

  5. 6 Lottens Bokblogg juni 16, 2013, kl. 16:52

    Den lät intressant och nyfiken blev jag!

  6. 7 Melusine juni 16, 2013, kl. 16:53

    Jeg ble også nysgjerrig på denne boken! Takk for lesetips 🙂

  7. 8 Pia juni 16, 2013, kl. 20:41

    Hmm, jeg ble også nysgjerrig! Såpass at jeg lurer på å lese Kurkov som mitt ukrainske bidrag i min litterære verdensomseiling. Veldig spent på hva du synes om boka!


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