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Döden på en blek häst by Amanda Hellberg
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Döden på en blek häst (edition 2011)

by Amanda Hellberg

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Title:Döden på en blek häst
Authors:Amanda Hellberg
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Maja Grå goes to Oxford to study illustration and is stalked by her dead mother’s ghost and a few other otherworldly beings. So, what's good? The writing. Hellberg is capable of putting sentences together artfully. What's not so good? The rest, unfortunately. Döden på en blek häst is part ghost story, part horror tale, part police procedural, part romance novel (including a rather cringe-worthy sex scene), part travel guide, part art history lecture, part abandonment story, part interior decoration class (including descriptions of every architectural feature in every building in Oxford), part Introduction to Illustration, part murder mystery, part splatter/gore story, part gothic fiction, part Attending College 101, and part restaurant guide.

It gets a bit too much for a mere 300 pages and the transitions from one type of story to the next are abrupt to say the least; one minute Maja is sharing her bed with a rotting corpse and the next happily sketching cartoons in class, one minute she’s assaulted by a dead body in her bathtub and the next rolling in the hay with suitably broody bad boy, Jack (turned good guy, obviously, in true romance novel form). The creepy parts are well written, but I wish Hellberg would have picked one solid story and stuck with it instead of trying to merge many rickety storylines into one. ( )
1 vote -Eva- | Nov 8, 2011 |
Absolutely loved it. Must read her first book Styggelsen which also apparently is about Maja Grå. ( )
  Gilmore53 | Apr 18, 2011 |
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Birgittas sista dag i livet var inte anmärkningsvärd. Utom själva slutet då.
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