Boken väver in och ut av nutid och förtid. His background is revealed only gradually. It is clear from the beginning that it is not just the vacancy that appeals to Jan - he's a dark and mysterious character whose background appears to be less than salubrious. Sabemos dónde estamos, adónde nos conduce el viaje. . I had read this author's 3 previous mysteries about events occurring on the Island of Oland in Sweden, and really enjoyed them.
Das Besondere daran ist, dass der Hort zu einer psychiatrischen Klinik gehört, in der gefährliche, psychisch kranke Menschen inhaftiert sind. Finally, I dove in and read it. The last translated book I read wasn't the best so I'll admit, I was a little dubious. Another review I sort of forgot to copy here -- read in June 2013. I just never really start to care about the troubled Jan and none of the side characters are interesting enough to grab my attention either.
There is some moral ambiguity here - as we find out about his history, it is easy for the reader to empathise with Jan despite, rather than because of, his past actions and current intentions. Johan Theorin entwickelt in So bitterkalt eine exterm düstere Atmosphäre, keiner der Charaktere ist wirklich unbefangen und positiv. A slow-burn psychological thriller, the book starts with loner Jan Hauger applying to work in the pre-school that is attached to St Patricia's psychiatric hospital, known to locals as St Psycho's. The translation from Swedish takes nothing away from the sense of horror that grows throughout the story, the pace builds and the incredibly good descriptions of the hospital add to the feeling of tension. The narrative moves through three time zones, and dark inter-connected patterns and horror stories emerge and many of the characters become drawn deeply in.
On the other side are their parents - some o 'We don't talk about sick or healthy people at St Patricia's. There is some moral ambiguity here — as we find out about his history, it is easy for the reader to empathise with Jan despite, rather than because of, his past actions and current intentions. Práce s dětmi ji vyčerpává, jak sama říká a má svůj způsob jak si oddychnout…. It's the story of Jan, a child care worker who starts his new job at a small pre-school that is connected to a mental hospital so that the children can still have - supervised - contact to their mentally ill parents. There is a link to the main page of my online reading journal on this page -- that will direct you to the year of my reading year. Běhá mi mráz po zádech a už mi pomalinku svítá. Slowly, slowly, the author allows the reader to glimpse into Jan's thoughts.
Šílenství je smutné a pochmurné. Debutoval knihou Ozvěny mrtvých, která vyšla v dvanácti jazycích, stala se bestsellerem a švédská kritika ji označila za detektivku roku. Of course, in the setting that this tale is based there are some hideous characters, but most of them have something that draws out a certain sympathy from the reader. We don't talk about sick or healthy people at St Patricia's. Lovisa Georgsdotter is the young daughter of the Lord of Frösön, the one who has called the army. Sžírá jí posedlost, již několik let a ne a ne dojít klidu.
It starts out with all the right elements: a mental hospital that also houses the criminally insane as well as an experimental preschool for children whose family members are patients there, a young man looking to reconnect with a piece of his past, and a sense of dread that fills the reader with instant tension that rarely lets up. Over the chapters, the mystery unravels bit by bit, and I found myself wanting to read on further so I could understand what happened all those years ago to Jan - and why is he so interested with a certain someone in the hospital? Because who amongst us can say that we are always healthy? Would you listen to The Asylum again? Nothing annoys me more than thinking that it was all for nothing. That said, it's a very good book. His workplace, the pre-school, belongs to a prison-like psychiatric hospital which houses dangerous insane criminals. This was an excellent section as there was a feeling of urgency and I read this part very quickly. It is this almost impossible-seeming connection that provides some of the novel's most haunting and nerve-whittling moments. It becomes clear that Jan was never in touch with Rami- she was never there.
He must get inside the asylum. Each character has a role to play and most of them are very well developed. Gran libro de Johan Theorin, un autor que debería ser más conocido y mejor valorado. Another dark, suspenseful, psychologically gripping tale from this author. This is the reason Jan applies for the job there and after he succeeds he tries to contact her and ask if she would like Jan help her break out.
Postupem času začne na povrch vyplouvat její noční můra. La soledad es algo terrible, y por desgracia yo la he sufrido durante muchos años. Theorin writes well and the translation by Marlaine Delargy is seamless; it's easy to forget that this is a translation at all. It's linked to a high-security asylum by a dimly-lit underground tunnel, which is used for the children to visit their parents. Only the children enter, leaving their minders behind. One night he takes a boat out onto the moonlit sea.