Blackwater: A Novel [Kerstin Ekman, Joan Tate] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. On Midsummer’s Eve, , Annie Raft arrives with her. Blackwater is a novel by the Swedish writer Kerstin Ekman. It received the August Prize in and the Nordic Council Literature Prize in It also won . Now it’s time for a classic from an extremely notable author from Sweden: Kerstin Ekman, the Swedish crime novelist and the author of a string.

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Instead, the reader is forced to follow three separate stories occurring in real time simultaneously.

The owner looks at Annie: I’m thinking this is an “atmospheric thriller,” because it definitely had a sense of time and place.

Views Read Edit View history. For example, Birger, the doctor, alludes to marital problems with his wife Barbro.

Aug 23, Oliver rated it it was amazing. He was perched with his wings folded and black tail-feathers outspread, spotted with white.

If anyone wants to read something breaking most writing rules, this is the right book. In fact she creates a landscape that as equally as important to the plot as its human cast.

Published December 15th by Picador first published Aug 09, Arielle rated it it was amazing. Much of the book seems hypnotic, reminding me of some of John Fowles’ writing.

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Don’t know how long the boom will last, but just now Lapland feels full of life and hope. Open Preview See a Problem? The case was never solved; indeed, there’s a strong suggestion that the authorities just wanted it to go away.


I thought at this point things would begin to come together — nope. But Ekman is perhaps one of the few to do so for her many fans.

Then he struck with his claws extended, his beak bloody. I’d read about Kerstin Ekman in an article on “Nordic Nor”, so was expecting another Wallender style police procedural.

Perhaps I might add this to my collection of what I call “Ethno-mysteries” so detailed is the author’s ethnography of this part of the world: But then there’s another murder, and it seems to be connected to that old case About twenty years ago, two campers were savagely murdered in their tent near the small, remote Swedish town of Blackwater.

An interesting keestin about the role of landscape in the author’s novels. This leads to a prolonged flashback of the crime itself and blackwateg the events surrounding it at the time.


The Angel of Darkness Caleb Carr. Allt jag inte minns — Jonas Hassen Khemiri There is a dark part where he is put in a well by his horrible brothers, which I will blackwwter for a long time. I must re-read it sometime.

It merely isleaving the characters to make their peace with such arbitrary violence as best as they are able.

BLACKWATER by Kerstin Ekman | Kirkus Reviews

To ask other readers questions about Blackwaterplease sign up. And the end was very strange: In fact it is Mia who eventually reveals the identity of the murdered young man despite only being a child at the time of his death.


My only small beef with this novel is that often Ekman relies on pronouns at the beginning of chapters to render suspense, when in fact it is slightly disorienting while – given that we have several narrators – we wait to find out to whom “He” or “She” is actually referring to several paragraphs later.

Kerstin Ekman elsker virkelig sin natur. My recent visit to Lapland has shown more hope: But, having said that and if we are to be deviated, then let it be as an invitation into Kerstin Ekman’s mesmerizing and frightening world Beautiful and ominous written passages, particularly where it concerns the landscapes which often take on the appearance of a character in the book; natural paths, rivers, lakes, mountains, the snow, a biting cold, the flourishing of spring, summer, nights made of daylight, scented and flower infested interiors of Nordic huts; eco-activists who eschew civilization while practicing some dubious ethics – all surround kefstin small group of inhabitants whose lives are to be forever changed by two horrendous events yes, there are two crimes.

Korparna — Tomas Bannerhed Kerwtin is very descriptive in her writing but also very enigmatic. Am I missing some profound insight here? It was a book with beautiful descriptions of nature and very lively descritions of the different characters.