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Boknyheter #46

I denne mandagsspalten finner du større eller mindre nyhetssaker som på et eller annet vis har noe å gjøre med bøkenes verden. Alle boknyhetene jeg har skrevet om finner du her.

– J.D. Salinger-fans har mye å glede seg til fremover: nyheten om at fem tidligere upubliserte bøker skal slippes fra 2015 av sprakk for ikke lenge siden. Salinger døde i 2010, 91 år gammel.

– Usikker på hva Steampunk egentlig er? The Independent kan hjelpe deg.

– Nå kan endelig danskene nyte Harry Potter som e-bok.

En av høstens debutanter er Eline Lund Fjæren, som har skrevet om et forhold mellom en 13 år gammel jente og en mann i tredveårene. Forfatteren selv er født i 1994.

Hvordan skal forfattere forholde seg til prisutdelinger?

– Et forlag i Utah, USA kansellerte en utgivelse av ei bok på grunnlag av at forfatteren er homofil.

Estland er en kvinne, sier forfatter Sofi Oksanen.

– En idealist forklarer hvorfor hun fortsetter å sende bøker til fanger.

– Roy Jacobsen nye bok, De usynlige, har fått knallgode kritikker. I allefall før Morgenbladet sa sitt.

Krimdronning Camilla Läckberg raser etter møte med den svenske hollywoodfruen Maria Montazami.

– Forfatter Will Self er opprørt over at han ble stoppet av politiet da han var ute og gikk tur med sønnen sin. De mistenkte ham for å være pedofil.

– Eksplosjonen som rammet en liten by i Canada tidligere i år førte til at det lokale biblioteket ble totalskadet. Nå samles det inn penger for å hjelpe det tilbake på beina igjen.

– Krimforfatter Elmore Leonard døde av slag, 87 år gammel.

– Går det an å lese for mange bøker? Amerikanske Tyler Weaver på 9 år ble bedt om å lese færre bøker av bibliotekaren.

– E-boksalget i Norge er firedoblet på ett år. E-boksalget øker også i Danmark.

– De første glimtene av filmatiseringen av Divergent dukker opp i disse dager.

– Trenger du lesetips etter å ha slukt Divergent, City of Bones eller The Hunger Games? Her er noen forslag.

– Har du hørt om Norsk Sakprosafestival? Ikke det? Hold av lørdag 19. oktober.

– Etter ni års taushet kommer nå Lars Ramslie med ny roman. Du kan lese utdrag av Liten fugl her.

Haugenbok.no går litt tilbake i år, med et resultat på 2 millioner kroner mindre enn i fjor.

Her er den ultimate leselista for fans av TV-serien Breaking Bad.

– Regissør Harald Zwart var først skeptisk da han fikk tilbud om å jobbe med filmatiseringen av YA-serien The Mortal Instruments. Det var den sterke, kvinnelige hovedpersonen som til slutt gjorde at han sa ja. Filmen, som nylig hadde premiere i USA, har fått lunken kritikk.

– Har du en forfattervenn? Hva enn du gjør, ikke spør om hvordan det går med skrivingen.

– Nå kan den som kunne tenke seg å bli drept i en Sherlock Holmes-roman få lov til det… om man har £5000 i allefall.

– Mangaen Hadashi No Gen (Barbeinte Gen) fjernes nå fra biblioteket på en japansk skole. Tegneserien handler om tiden etter atombomben ble sluppet på Hiroshima, og regnes av mange som en antikrigsklassiker.

– En ny, fransk bok om Anders Behring Breivik selger i bøtter og spann i Frankrike.

– Så langt i år har 23 bokhandler blitt lagt ned i Danmark. Det er like mange som i hele fjor.

Norske Tone er en av høstens storsatsninger på det store forlaget Penguin.

– Kulturkjendiser håper at valget ender med rødgrønn seier i år.

– Det går rykter om at sangeren Adele skal skrive barnebok.

– Bildet av en tynn gategutt som sitter på gulvet i en bokhandel med nesa i ei bok har gått verden rundt via sosiale medier som en fortelling om håp. Gutten har blitt identifisert som trettenåringen Mark Jayvee «MJ» Mojon, og han forteller at han håper han kan fungere som en inspirasjon for andre.

– Det er 10 721 skoler i Sør-Afrika uten fungerende skolebibliotek. Det kommer frem i en pressemelding fra Department of Basic Education in Parliament.

– Mange elever og studenter rister i disse dager siste rest av sommerferien av seg og reiser tilbake til skoler og universiteter. Her er en oversikt over de 50 beste «campus-romanene» som har blitt skrevet.

Jeg har gjort det igjen.

Gått bananas på bokshopping, mener jeg. Skummelt enkelt å gå bananas når man handler på nettet. Men her er bøkene jeg venter på:

The Death of Grass av John Christopher

At first the virus wiping out grass and crops is of little concern to John Custance. It has decimated Asia, causing mass starvation and riots, but Europe is safe and a counter-virus is expected any day. Except, it turns out, the governments have been lying to their people. When the deadly disease hits Britain they are left alone, and society starts to descend into barbarism. As John and his family try to make it across country to the safety of his brother’s farm in a hidden valley, their humanity is tested to its very limits.



Utopia av Sir Thomas More (annen utgave enn bildet)

More’s ‘Utopia’ is a complex, innovative and penetrating contribution to political thought, culminating in the famous ‘description’ of the Utopians, who live according to the principles of natural law, but are receptive to Christian teachings, who hold all possessions in common, and view gold as worthless.


The Last Man av Mary Shelley

This book comes with an introduction and notes by Dr Pamela Bickley, of the Godolphin and Latymer School, formerly of Royal Holloway, University of London. «The Last Man» is Mary Shelley’s apocalyptic fantasy of the end of human civilisation. Set in the late twenty-first century, the novel unfolds a sombre and pessimistic vision of mankind confronting inevitable destruction. Interwoven with her futuristic theme, Mary Shelley incorporates idealised portraits of Shelley and Byron, yet rejects Romanticism and its faith in art and nature.


The Scarlet Plague av Jack London

An old man walks along deserted railway tracks, long since unused and overgrown; beside him a young, feral boy helps him along. It has been sixty years since the great Red Death wiped out mankind, and the handful of survivors, from all walks of life, have established their own civilization, their own hierarchy in a savage world. The old man is the only one who can convey the wonders of that bygone age, and the horrors of the plague that brought about its end. What future lies in store for the remnants of mankind can only be surmised – their ignorance, barbarity and ruthlessness the only hope they have.


Journey to the Center of the Earth av Jules Verne (annen utgave enn bildet)

The story involves a German professor who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the center of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans encounter many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy. The living organisms they meet reflect geological time; just as the rock layers become older and older the deeper they travel, the animals become more and more ancient the closer the characters approach the center

Around the World in 80 Days & Five Weeks in a Balloon av Jules Verne

Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) relates the hair-raising journey made as a wager by the Victorian gentleman Phileas Fogg, who succeeds – but only just! – in circling the globe within eighty days. Five Weeks in a Balloon (1863) was Verne’s first novel. It documents an apocryphal jaunt across the continent of Africa in a hydrogen balloon designed by the omniscient, imperturbable and ever capable Dr Fergusson, the prototype of the Vernian adventurer.

The Time Machine og The Invisible Man av H.G. Wells

Two classic science fiction novels in one handsome volume. Here are two masterpieces of irony and imaginative vision from the father of science fiction. The Time Machine propels the Time Traveller into a distant, dismal, Darwinian future. The Invisible Man tells of a brash young scientist who becomes invisible, then insane.

By the Waters of Babylon av Stephen Vincent Benet

Set in a future following the destruction of industrial civilization, the story is narrated by a young man who is the son of a priest. The priests of John’s people are inquisitive «scientists» associated with the divine. They are the only ones who can handle metal collected from the homes (called the «Dead Places») of long-dead people whom they believe to be gods. The plot follows John’s self-assigned mission to get to the Place of the Gods.

10 historier fordelt på 8 bøker, til den nette sum av rett under £25, som tilsvarer ca 250 kr. Jeg synes det var en god fangst. Handlet hos Amazon.co.uk.

Åh, også må jeg vise frem den fine klokka jeg fikk av David! Det er flinke kjæresten sin, det! Det var ikke helt uten grunn, da. Vi har vært sammen i tre år, og benytter oss av enhver mulighet til å gi hverandre gaver. Fordi vi… fortjener det?


Noen andre som har gjort noen gode bokkupp i det siste? Har du lest noen av bøkene jeg venter på?

Jeg sa at jeg ikke skulle…

… ha flere bøker. I dag dro jeg og min kjære til Kirkcaldy, jeg måtte selvsagt innom Waterstone’s. Bare for å se, så klart. Jeg gikk ut derifra med fire bøker til. Jeg siklet på Penguin Classics-hylla, og David begynte å kjede seg, tok bøkene ut av hendene mine og kjøpte de til meg. Jeg lot han få lov. 😉

  • Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
  • Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  • Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

Nå må det være nok. Jeg har ikke egentlig plass. Og jeg kommer jo tilbake hit snart. Jeg i en britisk bokhandel er som en unge i en godteri-butikk (jeg i en godteri-butikk er også som en unge i en godteri-butikk).

Huff…

Jeg klarer aldri dy meg…

… når jeg er i Storbritannia. Her koster bøkene nesten ingenting sammenlignet med gode, gamle Norge. Et par korte turer til supermarkedet resulterte i fire bøker. I dag stakk jeg innom Waterstone’s og kjøpte seks til. Tror jeg er ferdig nå. Jeg har strengt tatt bare pakket i håndbagasje som det er – med nok klær til to uker. Så jeg har ikke plass til dette her. Men jeg klarer ikke styre meg.

  • To Kill a Mocking Bird – Harper Lee
  • I Am Legend – Richard Matheson
  • A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
  • Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  • The Road – Cormac McCarthy
  • The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
  • The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova

Fyren bak kassa på Waterstone’s strålte av glede da han så utvalget mitt, og moren til kjæresten min sa at han flørtet med meg etterpå. Det merket jeg lite til, jeg tror han bare var lykkelig over bokvalgene jeg hadde gjort.

Jeg har egentlig ikke tid til å lese noe av det her enda, men til sommeren blir det nok et dypdykk ned i fantastisk litteratur.


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I don't usually re-read books, even the ones I liked a lot. But there is one exception, and that is the Harry Potter series. Whether I read my increasingly worn copies, or listen to the wonderfully narrated audiobooks (or a combination of both), it just takes me right home. Reading Harry Potter feels like meeting my old friends again, in our old spot. No other books have ever given me that same feeling, at least not to that extent. And I know exactly when the heartbreak is coming, and I cry every time anyways. Also, welcome to the jungle. This table used to be empty. Now it's just overrun by nature. Among the plants visible in this picture, you can see a Monstera Variegata cutting, Calathea Lancifolia, Alocasia Cucullata and Monstera Adansonii. #harrypotter #harrypotterandthedeathlyhallows #jkrowling #book #books #literature #litteratur #bokorm #bookworm #bookish #bookstagram #instabook #booknerd #bookcoverlove #coverlove #currentlyreading #bookporn #plantporn #monsteravariegata #monsteraadansonii #calathealancifolia #alocasiacucullata
October is obviously a great month for spooky reads. Who doesn't like cuddling up in a blanket with a cuppa and a good book while it rains outside?! All in all, I haven't actually read that many horror stories (don't know why), but I decided to give The Haunting of Ashburn House by Darcy Coates a go. And I liked it well enough, quite an easy read! I like haunted house stories, and discovered that Coates has written quite a lot of them. I liked the atmosphere in this one the most, especially in the beginning. Thought the ending was a bit cheesy, but not enough to stop me from buying a few more Coates books. #thehauntingofashburnhouse #darcycoates #horror #spooktober #haunting #ghoststory #litteratur #literature #bookish #bookstagram #instabook #booknerd #lesetips #bokorm #bookworm #ebok #ebook #ereader #book #bøker #kindle #halloween
All Systems Red by Martha Wells is the first book about Murderbot, which immediately became one of my new favourite characters! ❤ Murderbot is a security robot that is supposed to do what the company says. "Problem" is that it hacked itself and is no longer under their control. And it could have committed spectacular mass murder. Except it didn't. It downloaded thousands of hours of soap operas instead, and all it really want is to be left alone so it can watch that. Loved this read, will continue on the series! #allsystemsred #murderbot #themurderbotdiaries #marthawells #spaceoperaseptember2019 #sciencefiction #scifi #ebook #bookstagram #instabook #bookish #booksofinstagram #bookworm #bookporn #bokorm #lesehest #lesetips #bookstagrammers #ereader #kindle #ebok
During #spaceoperaseptember2019 one of the challenges was to read a book published before I was born. So I picked this one, The Ship Who Sang by Anne McCaffrey, first published in the 60s. And while I didn't get overly immersed in the actual storylines, I've found myself thinking about the core ideas she starts out with a lot. Basically parents of children with disabilities get a choice: you either euthanise the child (!), or you hand them over to the state so that they can turn your child into a shell person, that is, to install their brain in a ship (!). Provided they are smart enough. And when the child has grown up, they have to keep working for the state until the cost of training has been paid off (!). To me, that seems like an idea worth going into and exploring, there's so much potential when writing a society like that. But the author mostly just... doesn't. And that was disappointing. Barely remember the story, definitely remember the core premise presented in the beginning. #theshipwhosang #annemccaffrey #ebook #ereader #kindle #book #books #literature #litteratur #bokorm #bookworm #lesehest #bookstagram #bookish #instabook #ilovebooks #spaceopera #scifi #sciencefiction #bookstagrammers #bookporn
This is another book I read for #spaceoperaseptember2019: 'The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet' by Becky Chambers. I tried starting several other books as we were getting closer to the end, but none of them stuck. So I went with this one, I just knew I could trust Becky Chambers after having read 'To Be Taught, if Fortunate' earlier. And this book did not disappoint, I love Chambers' universe. The characters. The atmosphere. Everything. 🥰 I ordered the next two books in the Wayfarer series before I had even finished this one. Highly recommended! #thelongwaytoasmallangryplanet #beckychambers #wayfarerseries #wayfarer #ssf180 #spaceopera #scifi #sciencefiction #bookstagrammers #bookporn #teaporn #book #books #literature #litteratur #bokorm #bookish #instabook #bookstagram #booknerd #bookcoverlove #coverlove #bookworm #boktips #lesetips
I read 'Do You Dream of Terra-Two?' by Temi Oh last month, for #spaceoperaseptember2019. Unfortunately not quite my cup of tea, I struggled to get immersed because I didn't believe the way the space program was run at all. However, this is certainly a book I've wanted to read, because I discovered that I had bought both the paperback and the hardcover edition without noticing... this is why you check your collection on goodreads before you buy new books, people... 🤔 #doyoudreamofterratwo #temioh #books #bøker #litteratur #literature #bookish #bookstagram #instabook #booknerd #bookcoverlove #coverlove #sciencefiction #scifi #newbook #ssf180 #bookporn #coffeeporn #bookworm #lesehest #spaceopera #bookstagrammers
I am participating in SFF180's Space Opera September, and I chose Becky Chambers' To Be Taught if Fortunate as my first book. The quest I am on is to read at least 4 books. The challenges are: 1: read a space opera novella (which is what I'm reading now) 2A: read two space operas by women 2B: read a space opera by a diverse author and/or with a diverse main character 3: read a space opera from before you were born 4: read a space opera with 500 pages or more. There are unlocks for each challenge, and the path you follow is decided by whether you pick 2A or 2B. Look up SFF180's YouTube channel for more information, and search for "SSF180 presenters Space Opera September 2019" on goodreads to find the group. Among other things, you will find a huge list of women and non-binary space opera authors there. #spaceoperaseptember2019 #sff180 #readathon #readingchallenge #soseptember2019 #sos2019 #tobetaughtiffortunate #beckychambers #scifi #sciencefiction #spaceopera #litteratur #literature #bookish #bookstagram #instabook #booknerd #bookcoverlove #coverlove #currentlyreading
(I'll do this one in Norwegian). Leste nylig Linnéa Myhres nyeste bok, Meg meg meg. Likte den! Synes @linniiie får til den skildringen av... Hva skal jeg si... unnvikende retningsløshet og angst veldig bra. Protagonisten er med den eldre kjæresten sin til LA mens han jobber, uten å egentlig ha noe spesielt å ta seg til. Så hun klamrer seg fast til det samme ankeret hun klamret seg fast i da hun var yngre, nemlig Britney Spears. Anbefales videre! #megmegmeg #linnéamyhre #linneamyhre #book #bøker #litteratur #literature #bookish #bookstagram #instabook #booknerd #ebok #ebook #bookporn #bookshelf #kindle #ereader #bookstagrammers #reading #bookreview #britneyspears
The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker is one of those books that has kept popping up everywhere for years. Last time that happened was when I watched the movie Unsane. And now I've finally read it (it's been in my library for years). I thought it was quite interesting, there are a lot of harrowing statistics and anecdotes. I'm still not sure if I'm able to separate genuine fear, which according to de Becker is a good thing, from general worry and anxiety, which is not very helpful. But still! I'd recommend this one, as have many, many people before me. #thegiftoffear #gavindebecker #ebook #book #books #classic #nonfiction #sakprosa #litteratur #literature #bookish #bookstagram #instabook #booknerd #lesetips #bokorm #bookworm #lesehest #welovebooks
I recently read "Bad Blood" by John Carreyrou. The story of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes is so weird - and it's shocking that something like this could and did happen. If you're not familiar with this case, I'd recommend the HBO documentary "The inventor", as well as this book. Holmes will be on trial in 2020. #badblood #theranos #elizabethholmes #johncarreyrou #books #bøker #litteratur #literature #bookish #bookstagram #instabook #booknerd #ebook #bookporn #bookshelf #newbook #bookhaul #documentsary #nonfiction #sakprosa
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