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A Charming Mass Suicide by Arto Paasilinna
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A Charming Mass Suicide (1990)

by Arto Paasilinna

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Hm. Dette var en litt merkelig bok. Morsom, og fengende, men litt rar også. Mulig jeg må prøve en annen bok av Paasilinna også. ( )
  henriette89 | Apr 21, 2018 |
Hm. Dette var en litt merkelig bok. Morsom, og fengende, men litt rar også. Mulig jeg må prøve en annen bok av Paasilinna også. ( )
  henriette89 | Apr 21, 2018 |
Dedpite the title, this book had nothing of the heavy mibdset one could have expected in a book that is about a group of people who intend to take their lives. When each member of the group reacts to a newspaper ad for people who have tried or want to try suicide, a wheel is set in motion and events happen without the possibility of individusl group members tonstop them.
How it ends... Well you should read that yourself :-)
Recommended! ( )
  BoekenTrol71 | May 9, 2017 |
Not very well hidden behind this ridiculous and witty fairy tale about a busload of suicide candidates travelling through Finland, Norway, France, Switzerland and Portugal, lies a life-enhancing philosophy full of hope. I am sure the novel must be particularly hilarious for Finnsih readers who pick up all the local references, but even for me this story is enjoyable and worth reading. However, the style and genre do create a distance to the characters and their problems, so it is hard to be very moved by anything Paasilinna writes. Any emotion the novel creates comes from the thought processes it may start in the reader. ( )
  petterw | May 27, 2014 |
A ratos divertido, con una premisa absurda que se derivaba en situaciones más absurdas. Lectura agradable, pero poco de qué hablar en el grupo de lectura.
  KymmAC | Jul 30, 2011 |
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Paasilinna, Artoprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Iannella-Helenius, Maria AntoniettaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Marani, DiegoAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Raas, AnnemarieTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Miles de finlandeses se lanzan cada año por un precipicio o inhalan dióxido de carbono del tubo de escape. Precisamente el día de San Juan, la fiesta de principios del verano, Onni Rellonen, un empresario en crisis, decide poner fin a su vida. Pero apenas… (more)

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