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Es He is so desperate that he has resorted to breaking into her house and demanding that she begin He the author decides is named Alvar Eide forty two years old singleworks in a gallery He lives a uiet orderly life and likes it that way no demands no unpleasantness. Broken by Karin FossumBook Review by Jay GilbertsonImagine waking up late one night and there s a man standing next to your bed You d freak right Well not author Fossum She just sat up and had a chat with the guy Like she was expecting him and actually she was Welcome to the strange world of Alvar Eide Though it s hard to decide how in the world this novel is a mystery as the cover would have you believe pay careful attention it s slyly revealed And one also has to keep in mind that this is a translated work and perhaps the author s voice was somehow muddled or re worked Since I don t know Norwegian though I do have some coursing through my veins I had to rely on Charlotte Barslund s the translator expertise in capturing Fossum s voice And what a voice From the start there is a subtle tension that draws you into the bizarre world of how a story could unfold The writing is spare and concise and impeccable Chapters move from the character Alvar living his odd lonely life as an art dealer to his interaction with Fossum Of course you re never sure if indeed the character is actually speaking with the author or if this is yet another character Therein lies the mystery and yet if you whittle things down a bit and are able to put the book aside and consider the odd use of having a character actually involved in the formation of how his life will or won t actually turn out it s really a mind bender and it s fun Well I would hate to be a nuisance I have absolutely no wish to intrudeI m not normally like this But the thing is I ve been waiting for so long and I just can t bear it any longerI m waiting for my story to be told Fossum treats Alvar with a refreshing kindness that I really appreciated Most authors like to drag their characters through all sorts of misery and heartache and loss and then in the last breath in strolls a ray of hope in all its glory No instead this man is someone we know A true outsider yet with all the humanness each and every one of us struggles with One of the main themes of this story is the hunger we all have in one degree or another to belong And the other is simply to do the right thing and as we humans do some of us anyway we wonder just what in the world is The Right Thing One day as Alvar is living through his tightly structured life in walks a very troubled young woman and viola the story takes a twisty turn and that s all I m gunna say about that An aspect or character flaw that made me a little crazy was how no matter what was heaped into Alvar s path he did nothing Several times I really wanted to reach into the story and smack him and tell him to Wake up If I had to classify this novel I would call it a very dark character study and a really compelling read not for everyone but perfect for you

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Brudd by Karin Fossum

Until one icy winter day when a young drug addict skinny and fragile walks into the gallery Alvar gives her a cup of coffee to warm her up And then one day she appears on his doorstep Broken is an unconventional subtle and disturbing mystery from a master of the for. Since I read so many mysteries I usually don t review them or add them to my Goodreads list but this is an exception After discovering Henning Mankel many years ago I really became a fan of the many Scandanavian mysterythriller authors Karin Fossum Norwegian is one of the best Although catagorized as mystery has the library mystery stickerthis is not part of her previous series This is a very literate exploration of the relationship between a writer and the characters heshe creates and how the author lives with them and in some cases how they take over hisher life I also really liked her discussion of art and how we choose art the main character works in an art gallery The story is suspenseful but it is much about our relationships and friendship and taking chances

Karin Fossum ☆ 6 Summary

A woman wakes up in the middle of the night A strange man is in her bedroom She lies there in silence paralyzed with fear The woman is an author and the man one of her characters one in a long line that waits in her driveway for the time when she'll tell their stori. This unconventional novel by Karin Fossum will delight some readers and I suspect confuse and frustrate others Fossum a Norwegian is perhaps best known for her crime fiction series featuring Inspector Konrad Sejer Here she attempts something completely different and unusualAs the book opens a middle aged female writer whose name we never learn is cowering behind her curtains one night looking down her driveway at the long line of characters who are waiting for her to tell their stories The weight of the burden the characters impose upon her is almost too much to bear and she turns to drink and pills to get her through the nightOn this night though she awakens panicked in the middle of the night to find a man in her room One of her upcoming characters has jumped the line and invaded her bedroom He insists that the writer tell his story now The writer tries to explain that the man must wait his turn but he s worried because the writer is getting older and is not taking very good care of herself He s desperately afraid that she might die before getting to him and that his story will never be toldReluctantly the woman agrees to his reuest and the man comes to life on her computer as Alvar Eide He s single in his early forties and works in an art gallery He s a very uiet mild mannered man who has difficulty relating to other people But his life is well ordered and he is content with it Then one bitterly cold afternoon a young female drug addict stumbles into the gallery in an effort to get warm and Alvar does something totally out of character Rather than immediately insisting that she leave the gallery he offers her a cup of coffee and this simple act will change the course of his lifeAs the story progresses Alvar continues to periodically interrupt the writer He is concerned about the way he is being portrayed he fears for what might happen to him The writer patiently explains that once things are set in motion she has little or no control She must follow the story wherever it leads her and Alvar must accept the conseuences Alvar is not sure he likes this at all but watching his progress and observing his interaction with his creator is a fascinating experienceWriters often say that characters sometimes assume a life of their own and I suspect that this is a difficult thing to grasp for people who are not writers and who assume that writers have complete control of the stories they write and the characters they create But while a writer might consciously plan out a book to the last detail that carefully constructed plan often cannot account for the actions of a mischievous subconsciousPerhaps only another writer who has experienced that moment when seemingly out of nowhere a character says or does something that takes you completely by surprise can really appreciate what Fossum has done here Which is to say that I enjoyed this book immensely but I can understand why others might not be as enthused about it as I am


10 thoughts on “Brudd by Karin Fossum

  1. says:

    A great book by the ueen of the Norwegian crime novelists A gay man a candidate for the world’s most introverted person – no friends no travel no life really becomes involved with – a better term is “controlled by” a young girl who is a drug addicted prostitute One day she simply wanders in to the art gallery whe

  2. says:

    This unconventional novel by Karin Fossum will delight some readers and I suspect confuse and frustrate others Fossum a Norwegian is perhaps best known for her crime fiction series featuring Inspector Konrad Sejer Here she attempts something completely different and unusualAs the book opens a middle aged female writer whose name

  3. says:

    I always breathe a sigh of relief on finishing a novel by Karin Fossum that I have made it through intact never mind that the process

  4. says:

    This is a book that comes along once and a while and takes you by complete surprise I am giving it 5 stars because I think it was cle

  5. says:

    What is the relationship between an author and her creation? It is this unconventional uestion that author Karin Fossum explores here She exposes her secret hopes and fears in the most intimate way The book opens with a character a mild polite man in his 40's who intrudes himself in the dead of night into her bedroom She will come to name him

  6. says:

    Broken by Karin FossumBook Review by Jay GilbertsonImagine waking up late one night and there’s a man standing next to your bed You’d freak—right? Well not author Fossum She just sat up and had a chat with the guy Like she was expecting him and actually; she was Welcome to the strange world of Alvar Eide Though it’s hard to decide how in the world this novel is a mystery as the cover would have you believe pay careful at

  7. says:

    Broken is Fossum's standalone novel it is a totally authentic exposition of a writer's intimate relationship and responsibility toward their characters A negligible line is drawn between the worlds of the writer

  8. says:

    45 a very strong one Alvar Eide really wants to be a good person He is somehow traumatized by an experience as a child when his parents purposely ignored a woman asking for help after her car crashed That is why he tries so hard The problem is that Alvar really isn't a people's person He is shy paranoid naive and ordely to the point of madness He is what we would call a control freak And he is obviously totally unprepared to dea

  9. says:

    Since I read so many mysteries I usually don't review them or add them to my Goodreads list but this is an exce

  10. says:

    I was expecting something along the lines of the previous Fossum novels I'd read first rate murder mysteriespsychological thrillers and so was rather startled by what I gotThe conceit of one half of this novel is that fiction writers interact with their characters as if the latter were real people I know for my own humble part that this is very often true An author who seems very much like Karin Fossum finds