Blackwater: A Novel [Kerstin Ekman, Joan Tate] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. On Midsummer’s Eve, , Annie Raft arrives with her. Blackwater is a novel by the Swedish writer Kerstin Ekman. It received the August Prize in and the Nordic Council Literature Prize in It also won . Now it’s time for a classic from an extremely notable author from Sweden: Kerstin Ekman, the Swedish crime novelist and the author of a string.

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The ideals of the commune are constraining rituals, just as the conventions of regular society. Refresh and try again. Even the task of rowing a boat takes on a darker significance: Shame on me for letting this story sit unloved on my bookshelf for years!

Blackwater (novel) – Wikipedia

Stundande natten — Carl-Henning Wijkmark It was a struggle to even reach the ending. Clear-cutting of the forests is a fairly central issue but this not a political bandwagon. It has been critically acclaimed. Swedish Writer to read. Susan T’s 50 books in List: Near a small village and while the rest of the inhabitants enjoy their festivities, on that evening of the summer solstice, a Dutch woman and an unidentified man are brutally murdered in their tent while camping alongside the Lobber river.

And I regret it.

Instead, the reader is forced to follow three separate stories occurring in real time simultaneously. Sue’sA-Z Challenge 27 Dec 09, The book A thriller that extends over 2 decades in Lapland. A thriller that extends over 2 decades in Lapland.

Queen’s Gate — Pia Tafdrup. In fact she creates a landscape that as equally as important to the plot as its human cast. They continue to herd raindeers but now with snowmobiles and helicopters. I quite liked the way that the majority of actions taken were down to a misunderstanding of a situation, with even the murders being a kind of mistake!


Kerstin Ekman (Author of Blackwater)

I hated everyone in this book and wished they all would die, and i am pissed that i spent my precious time reading it for nothing. I know there were blacjwater in the book I found hard to make sense of but this takes the biscuit Rather the plot purrs along at a slow steady pace threading its ekmaan through the seasons and the complicated lives of the people present.

This leads to a prolonged flashback of the crime itself and all the events surrounding it at the time. I’m thinking this is an “atmospheric thriller,” because it definitely had a sense of time and place.

Most writers have their own literary midwives.

I’m curious to see if the writing style and characters are similar or if this was just one of her more difficult books to get through.

The third person viewpoint in each case frees the author to expound unreliable narratives with convincing authority. The heart was pumping. Want to Read saving….

I can even understand why that is so. She offers beautiful and distinctive descriptions of the environment so that even though it is not familiar to me, I can still visualize it.

Jul 16, Harry rated it really liked it Shelves: In the old days, people thought the cuckoo became a hawk when the summer was over. For me, what makes it stand apart from other works of fiction in this genre is that it deals with the everyday, the extraordinary, the beautiful and the downright horribleness of the characters’ lives in a completely unromanticised way.


Jeg ville kalde den en krimi. Does anything EVER happen? Oddly enough, the three characters barely interact with each other. However, the last hundred pages are wonderful. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Every description seems to contain a feeling of foreboding. Aug 09, Arielle rated it it was amazing.

Byen og verden — Peer Hultberg At other times, a relevant memory has simply been forgotten. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. My only small beef with this novel is that often Ekman relies on pronouns at the beginning of chapters to render suspense, when in fact it is slightly disorienting while – given that we have several narrators – we wait to find out to whom “He” or “She” is actually referring to several paragraphs later.

About twenty years ago, two campers were savagely murdered blackwxter their tent near the small, remote Swedish town of Blackwater. When Dan fails to meet the bus, Annie and Mia set off on foot to walk the four kilometres to the commune. Come to think of it, the whole police investigation seems to have been pretty haphazard.