Sun Storm

Sun Storm On the floor of a church in northern Sweden the body of a man lies mutilated and defiled and in the night sky the aurora borealis dances as the snow begins to fall So begins sa Larsson s spellbindin

  • Title: Sun Storm
  • Author: Åsa Larsson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • On the floor of a church in northern Sweden, the body of a man lies mutilated and defiled and in the night sky, the aurora borealis dances as the snow begins to fall.So begins sa Larsson s spellbinding thriller, winner of Sweden s Best First Crime Novel Award and an international literary sensation.Rebecka Martinsson is heading home to Kiruna, the town she d left in diOn the floor of a church in northern Sweden, the body of a man lies mutilated and defiled and in the night sky, the aurora borealis dances as the snow begins to fall.So begins sa Larsson s spellbinding thriller, winner of Sweden s Best First Crime Novel Award and an international literary sensation.Rebecka Martinsson is heading home to Kiruna, the town she d left in disgrace years before A Stockholm attorney, Rebecka has a good reason to return her friend Sanna, whose brother has been horrifically murdered in the revivalist church his charisma helped create Beautiful and fragile, Sanna needs someone like Rebecka to remove the shadow of guilt that is engulfing her, to forestall an ambitious prosecutor and a dogged policewoman But to help her friend, and to find the real killer of a man she once adored and is now not sure she ever knew, Rebecka must relive the darkness she left behind in Kiruna, delve into a sordid conspiracy of deceit, and confront a killer whose motives are dark, wrenching, and impossible to guess.

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    1. I needed to find a first-in-a-series book to read and had a hankering to read a crime novel. Having not previously read a Scandinavian crime book, I thought this was as good a time as any to give one a try. The thought of some astonishing landscape thrown into the mix appealed to me as well. I grabbed Sun Storm since it was readily available and I was happily entertained."The Aurora Borealis twists and turns like a dragon in the night sky. Stars and planets are compelled to give way to her, this [...]

    2. I can't believe the high ratings. I am so disappointed by this. It's extremely bad written, and 80% of the book is just uninteresting. The ending was laughable at least. No one would believe that. I absolutely hated all the characters with no exception. All of them were flat and unrealistic. And I dunno why they are swearing all the single time. I found them to be rude, unpolite, and disgusting. Especially hated Rebecka and Sanna. Rebecka was extremely annoying as a main character. She doesn't h [...]

    3. I've been on a Scandinavian writers' kick since I read and fell hard for 'Out Stealing Horses,' by Per Petterson last August. After reading all three of Petterson's books, (reviewing so far only the first,) I turned to the genre which Nordic writers seem to dominate these days---the suspense novel. A recent trip to Iceland prompted me to pick up first 'Voices,' by Arnaldur Indridason, which I intend later to write about, but will just say for now that it is a subject on which I am emphatically t [...]

    4. Απο την αρχη της ιστορίας αντιλαμβάνεσαι το ρόλο των εκκλησιαστικών θεσμών της κοινότητας αλλα ειναι αδιανόητο ποσο βαθειά χωμένοι και παγιδευμένοι μεσα σε μια ιστορια του παρελθόντος που επανέρχεται στο προσκήνιο με αφορμή έναν φόνο ειναι όλοι τελικά οι εξέχοντες κάτοι [...]

    5. Iako se danas mnogi romani nazivaju "psihološkim trilerima", Sunčeva oluja je upravo jedan takav roman u punom smislu značenja tog naziva.Radnja se, naravno, vrti oko istrage umorstva, ali je veliki dio priče posvećen psihološkoj karakterizaciji likova.Ali, da prvo kažemo nekoliko riječi o zbivanjima u knjizi.Odvjetnica Rebecka Martinson koja živi i radi u Stockholmu, na poziv svoje prijateljice iz djetinjstva, Sanne Strangarda, vraća se u Kirunu, mjesto na sjeveru Švedske u kojem je [...]

    6. A charismatic religious leader is found brutally murdered and mutilated inside the modern church of a thriving fundamentalist congregation in a town in northern Sweden. The sister of the murdered man calls her former close friend, Rebecka Martinsson, in Stockholm, pleading for help. Reluctantly, Rebecka takes time off from the law firm for which she works to head north, just for a few days, to help out her distraught friend. Unwittingly she is drawn into the investigation for the killer.[return] [...]

    7. 3.5 starsAfter encountering the feisty Rebecka Martinsson in the fifth outing of this series and enjoying it immensely, it is interesting to see how Åsa Larsson's writing has acquired a certain polish as this series has progressed. At times I felt like the narrative in this first outing was a little awkward, the character of Rebecka Martinsson still carving out a role and personality for herself, whilst also being faced with the unenviable task of returning to a childhood home that she was effe [...]

    8. Reading Swedish crime fiction makes me wonder: is Sweden really so full of murder and evilness? Or do the dark, cold winter days and nights encourage sinister novels focused on the dark area of the human psyche?Sun Storm, winner of Sweden’s Best First Crime Novel Award, deals with religion, hypocrisy, abuse, mental illness, and perhaps redemption over the course of the story. It’s setting of Kiruna, the northernmost city in Sweden, is important. Its remoteness and isolation are integral to t [...]

    9. There probably is a bit too much exposition. But if you can't remember when you last got more than about 5 hours sleep, that is, frankly, absolutely fine. You'd miss anything more subtle. Unless, possibly, you're the ghost of Maggie Thatcher.Can't put my finger on why, but I found this a little more clumsy and infodumping than Anne Holt. This one, in fairness, is a first novel and I've only read Holt's later books.The crime is a typically bizarre and fantastical event - the murder and dismemberm [...]

    10. in a church in northern sweden a man is found brutally murdered - eyes gouged out, hands amputated and stabbed this is the hero of the new church and is found by his sister and naturally she is a suspect. panicked she calls on rebecka her friend, who is also a lawyer but not a criminal one she has no wish to return as it as the town has bad memories for her and she is not close to sanna who is not right mentally and also has 2 daughters she is not especially welcomed into the close knit communit [...]

    11. There is a brutal murder in the first page. Then there is a lot of background into Rebecka Martinsson, a big city lawyer who returns to her remote home town of Kiruna to help the sister of the murder victim. There is also a lot of other background, I guess to fill in the characters who will be in the rest of the series. It is only in the second half of the book that the actual crime is featured which cumulates in a bloody ending. The main message is don't mess with Rebecka.

    12. I had to return this to the library once because I had checked it out for so long. I got laid off and suddenly found myself with more time and thought a Fourth of July holiday at the beach was the most appropriate time to start a murder mystery set in the north of Sweden in the darkest, coldest parts of winter. Really liked the two main characters of this mystery. Rebecca Martinson is a likable lawyer who works too hard and tries too diligently to distance herself from her small town past in the [...]

    13. De puta madre, me ha gustado. El libro ha empezado flojo, pero ha ido cogiendo impulso a medida que la historia avanzaba. Lo que menos me gusta: esos flashbacks que, como recurso narrativo, son una mierda: si tienes que explicar cosas que le pasaron a un personaje, móntatelo como puedas, pero no escribas flashbacks porque apestan. Lo que más me gusta: Åsa Larsson carece de ese sentimiento de culpa tan propio de los escritores negros escandinavos. Cuando escribe, le importa tres cojones el ham [...]

    14. After the boom that was Stieg Larsson's trilogy, several Nordic authors began to gain knowledge in the international literary world. Åsa Larsson came in their midst, and with the good fortune to have the same surname as the master, compared with it in style and story. Good luck, I say, because if I knew how it was that book wouldn’t even started it.The main character is Rebecka Martinsson, a tax attorney from a firm in Stockholm. And by that I mean: an annoying girl who always seems to be a l [...]

    15. What is it with these Nordic writers? I've read Steig Larsson's 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Jussi Adler-Olsen's 'The Keeper of Lost Causes,' and now, 'Sun Storm,' by Asa Larsson. They really have quite a flair for building a suspenseful story with characters who are intriguing, flawed, and intensely credible. Although, I haven't felt compelled to pick up the sequels to 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,' I enjoyed Steig Larsson's style of writing. 'The Keeper of Lost Causes,' and 'Sun Storm,' have [...]

    16. [copio el comentario que hice en booksvingsocial]Lo añadí a mi lista de lecturas, aunque los comentarios no son muy alentadores; pero me gustó la reseña. Me lo regalaron (primer libro que me regalan gracias a mi "wishlist"), y me lo he leído en unas semanas (porque leo en pequeños ratos, cuando puedo).Le pongo un 8,5 al libro, pero un 6 a la traducción. Hay expresiones que, en mi opinión, podrían haberse traducido mejor: "Hizo una PREGUNTA MÚLTIPLE sobre el propietario. Juzgado por mal [...]

    17. Myndi segja 3,5 stjörnur.Þetta er fyrsta bók Åsu og hef ég áður lesið bækur 3 og 4, það var mér því nokkuð augljóst að stíll Åsu hefur batnað eftir bókum. Á þessari var örlítill byrjendabragur, hún fer víða yfir, sögumiðjan flakkar óþarflega oft og hratt og það vantar að þætta sumar persónur betur inn í söguna. En fléttan var góð. Lýsingar á mannlífi og náttúru smábæjar í Norður Svíþjóð gæða söguna svo einhverju meira en krimmar sem gera [...]

    18. This is the first book of Rebecka Martinsson series. Even if I liked it, there are some missing clues, such as: what happened with the kidnaped dog?? Moreover, the role as an attorney is not so well assigned to the main character.

    19. First in the Rebecka Martinsson mystery series and revolving around a Stockholm lawyer in a personal crisis.It won the 2003 Swedish Crime Writers’ Association Prize for best debut novel.My TakeIt starts out very spookily as we read of the victim calmly embracing his death, and Larsson builds the tension with hints of past troubles, of religious issues, and parental abuse.There's a past here, a history that Rebecka has with the church. I'll admit to a prejudice against organized religion, so th [...]

    20. IMHO: wtórne, schematyczne, banalne, przewidywalne i na dodatek nie najlepiej przetłumaczone [czytałam wersję polską].

    21. Åsa Larsson's debut novel, Sun Storm won Sweden's prize for best first crime novel--quite a distinction, if you consider how many excellent specimens come out of that country every year. It was perhaps this fact, and not the macabre plot description (or the fact that the heroine is a tax lawyer) that initially interested me in the novel. And I'm happy to say that all hyperbolic, hysteric plot devolutions aside (we'll get to these), this was a very enjoyable read.Sun Storm has a lot going for it [...]

    22. Another recommendation from the ever impressive Nordic/Scandinavian writers, the first in a series featuring a character called Rebecka Martinsson, a Stockholm Attorney who left her small town life behind her under a cloud of ill-will, but is now called back by an old childhood friend called Sanna, when she is accused of murdering her brother. Viktor, is a preacher in an amalgamated church group and he has been murdered in a most brutal and horrific manner and found by his sister in the church [...]

    23. This was a relatively easy read Scandi-crime novel - short chapters, story that flowed throughout and a good introduction to a new crime solver. It was also very atmospheric with fab descriptions of the Aurora Borealis and the snow. (I bought this book last Christmas for my husband and he enjoyed it as well. I bought it because, back in 2010, we went to Kiruna in Northern Sweden (in the Arctic Circle and Swedish Lappland) with the objective of seeing the Aurora Borealis. We were also there on th [...]

    24. Una gran decepción. Tenía potencial; sin embargo solo supo ir cuesta abajo. Desaprovecha todos los personajes, todas sus motivaciones, todas las posibles salidas. Ni siquiera consigue ponerme en tensión en esa escena final. Tanto tema religioso me saturó desde un buen principio y justo cuando estaba empezando a meterme en el "mundillo" y verle su qué, va y no lo explota como es debido. Por no mencionar la de paja que hay (aún teniendo solo 380 páginas) porque hay muuchos momentos en los q [...]

    25. 6 de 10*Fiquei tão desiludida com esta leitura Uma autora conceituada, um tema interessante, uma capa apelativa, tudo indicava que iria ser uma leitura empolgante. E se, de início, ainda o achei de facto interessante, depressa o interesse desapareceu para me deixar com um sabor amargo Não me consegui ligar à história, não senti o drama, chegando ao ponto de estar a ler situações que me deveriam deixar de nuca eriçada e nada Não me transmitiu emoção nem nenhum outro sentimento a não [...]

    26. A partir da páxina 100 lese do tirón. Ó principio a prosa faise algo artificiosa pero pode ser por mor da tradución.O que si mola mil desta novela é que as vítimas son machirulos ^^

    27. [5/10]. No es lo mejor (ni será lo peor) que he leído de novela negra nórdica, no me ha atrapado mucho la historia, quizá debido a la saturación eclesiástica del argumento, pero bueno, es entretenido y se lee fácil dos aspectos muy importantes, ¿seguiré con la saga? pues ahora mismo no lo creo

    28. Synopsis/blurbOn the floor of a church in northern Sweden, the body of a man lies mutilated and defiled - and in the night sky, the aurora borealis dances as the snow begins to fall.So begins Ãsa Larsson's spellbinding thriller, winner of Sweden's Best First Crime Novel Award and an international literary sensation.Rebecka Martinsson is heading home to Kiruna, the town she'd left in disgrace years before. A Stockholm attorney, Rebecka has a good reason to return: her friend Sanna, whose brother [...]

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