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Hemma hos Bettan by Eli Åhman Owetz
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Hemma hos Bettan

by Eli Åhman Owetz

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Dual review with Swedish first and then English!

SWEDISH REVIEW

Hemma hos Bettan är en supercharmig bok om tre vänner som av en slump öppnar ett retro-retreat för människor i 50 åldern som behöver en återställare. Antingen har de blivit av med jobbet då de anser för gamla eller så behöver de bara finna sig själva igen. Och vad bättre då än att återvända till 70-talet när de var som lyckligast?

Boken tog för mig bara några timmar att läsa. Men så är det en feelgood bok, lättläst och så där passande mysig för när man vill ligga på soffan en ledig dag och bara läsa något trivsamt. Jag hade rätt roligt åt att jag trodde Matte var tjej när jag började läsa boken (min mamma trodde samma sak), men jag tror det beror på att feelgood böcker ofta har kvinnliga berättarröster. Jag insåg det först när Matte tilltalades som en han.

Hemma hos Bettan är en perfekt bok för alla 50 som saknar 70-talet. Men den funkar också för yngre generationer, som till exempel dem födda i slutet av 70-talet (host) och som växte upp på 80-90-talet. För jag måste verkligen erkänna att det sista årtionden jag skulle vilja återvända till är 90-talet!

Tack till Bokfabriken för recensionsexemplaret!

ENGLISH REVIEW

"But let's go back there then. To the 70s. Can you on Saturday?"

The three childhood friends, Bettan, Matte and Carina are stuck in life. Bettan dreams of opening an interior design shop, but harrows on as a bus driver, Mattes writing career has never really take off and Carina's glamorous life is shattered when she offered severance pay from her management position.

They decide to go back in time, to flared jeans, blue Blend (cigarettes) and Kiss. To Bettan's summer place where everything once started, and where a misconception will lead to the perfect business idea - a retro retreat for tousled souls.

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At home at Bettan's is a very charming book about three friends who by chance open a retro-retreat for people around 50 years old who need to take a break. Either they have lost their jobs because they are too old or they only need to find themselves again. And what's better than to return to the 70s when they were happiest?

The book took me only a few hours to read. But, that's not so surprising since it's a feel-good book, easy to read, and perfect for when you want to lie on the couch one day and just read something pleasant. The funny thing is that I Matte was a girl when I started reading the book (my mother thought the same thing), but I think it because that feelgood books often have a female narrative. I realized it first when Matte was addressed as a he.

At home at Bettan's is a perfect book for anyone 50 missing the 70s. However, it works well for younger generations, such as those born in the late 70s (cough) and who grew up in the 80-90s. I have to admit that the last decades, I would like to return to the 90s!

Thanks to Bokfabriken for the review copy! ( )
  MaraBlaise | Dec 14, 2017 |
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