Drowned. Therese Bohman, trans. from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy. Other, $ trade paper (p) ISBN Drowned, set in the idyllic countryside during a short-lived Swedish summer, gets under one’s skin from the first page, creating an atmosphere. In the first part of the story Marina, the narrator, is drowning in all kinds of ways, for her life is marred by inconsequence. Her relationship with.

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There were some very subtle hints that there was something dark surrounding Gabriel, but with the exception of a couple of swear words and outbursts The author painstakingly describes surroundings. I really like the cover, too. Opinion about the main character: Everything about her is nebulous and undefined. The torrid heat has long gone, but this part of the story remains atmospheric as a result of a plunge in temperature:.

Jan 24, Lauren rated it really liked it. Oct 21, Melissa McMahon rated it liked it Shelves: Lots of commas is the style.

In attempting to create mystery Bohman only created confusion. I was crowned about it for hours after I finished it. It is a work of literary fiction, beautifully written where there’s little action but yet internal tension that is reminiscent of a psychological thriller.


The difficulty in assessing a translated work is that I don’t know how much of this was the author’s talent and how much was the translator’s skill, but I think that the sheer genius of this work indicates that both women are very good at their jobs. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He’s the violent type, but subtly so.

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More of my reviews are at: The novel itself is much more complex than the simple story would indicate. This resulted in an ominous conclusion that was chilling but also unfulfilling because it felt as if the story ended just as it was finally getting interesting.

Return to Book Page. Drowed two sisters have not seen one another in some time, and Stella now lives with Gabriel, a relatively famous novelist in his mid-forties. It is the story of two sisters. There are small clues carefully introduced as the novel progresses that drownev make the conclusion very satisfying for me.

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Please try again later. Therese Bohman is an editor of the magazine Axess and a columnist for Expressen and Tidningen Vi, writing about literature, art, culture, and fashion.

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Seductive manipulation Took awhile to get involved, but like the descriptive narrative and writing style. Like the sound of this a lot — great review! The main character, Marina, visits her drownned and her sister’s partner in the countryside and essentially spends her days milling about the house – not exactly compelling reading.


This novel is extremely descriptive, sensual and dark. Each element has been considered and imbued with a menacing prescience.

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Want to Read saving…. This review has been hidden bkhman it contains spoilers. Amazon Bkhman Cloud storage from Amazon. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Bohman has an impressive way of drawing the reader into the mind of her protagonists and while Marina is a selfish, languishing character, I couldn’t help but follow her story with profound interest.

I have felt it all my life, even as a child: Fast forward several months later: Also, the part about the black dress? View all 3 comments. The April 3rd Incident.

The first half of this book rather languishes but the second part picks up as the mystery deepens though it ultimately disappoints. Jun 08, Maddy rated it liked it Shelves: