All the familiar lovable characters are back, although this time around the writing started tugging the heart-strings from the very beginning and by the end, a long time later, I was exhausted. But, yes, a big drama with some serious casualties and a lot of hockey! As with all Backman’s books, the main story is humanity that can be found in the most peculiar places - deep in the dark wilderness of the forest, and among the nicest of smalltown people as well as the hockey hooligans.
Voracious reader, occasional writer, retired journalist. Canadian in Croatia, permanently. I like smart stories to challenge my imagination, or tug on my emotions. That goes for character and plot driven stories, I don’t care as long as it grips me and keeps me going through the end. Genre agnostic. I do despise lazy writing, when too little is explained and too much left to reader’s’ imagination, unfinished stories and illogical plot developments or character’s’ behaviour.
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