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Det syvende barn (original 2011; edition 2011)

by Erik Valeur

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Title:Det syvende barn
Authors:Erik Valeur
Info:[Kbh.] Gyldendals Bogklubber 2011
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The Seventh Child by Erik Valeur (2011)

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Mystery set in Denmark and involves seven children who were all placed in an orphanage in 1961. ( )
  Kristelh | Apr 28, 2014 |
Too long, needs editing down. ( )
  mamamork | Apr 3, 2014 |
As a reader, I always want to love a book. I certainly don't start a novel with the hopes that it will bore me to tears. But this one nearly did just that.

This story is endless, and not in a good way. There are pages upon pages of nothing happening. Somewhere within it all I'm fairly sure there is a decent plot, though the sheer excess of words left me floundering for some reason to continue this torturous event.

The narration keeps us at a distance, as if we're being told this story by someone who heard someone else telling another person what happened. I never felt connected to the characters. Despite what should have been dramatic material, I didn't feel the emotion.

There are a lot of characters and not a lot of rhyme or reason to the way it's all presented. By the midway point, I thought the weight of the words would crush me into nothingness. I'm sure there is something here to love; I just couldn't find that something. ( )
  Darcia | Mar 10, 2014 |
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It must remain a secret how I uncovered the new and hitherto unknown information in the case that became known as the Kongslund Affair.
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