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The Caller (2009)

by Karin Fossum(Favorite Author)
3.69 of 5 Votes: 2
1846553938 (ISBN13: 9781846553936)
Harvill Secker
Inspector Konrad Sejer
review 1: At first I thought this was going to be a lightweight, shallow, if rather enjoyable book. But it turned out to be much more. Very well-written and provocative. The plot was an unusual one that developed very nicely. Personally, I would have preferred some loose ends to be tied up, but it didn't spoil the book for me that it ended as it did. My major criticism was that the minor characters did not seem very well developed to me and were rather superficially drawn. But overall I admired the style and enjoyed the book.
review 2: Someone is playing vicious pranks on random people in rural village neighborhoods. Peoples' lives are being permanently disturbed. Detective Sejer looks for the young man on the red scooter as incidents become more serious. Johnny is the y
... moreouth whose mother is drunk most of the time. He regularly visits his homebound grandfather, the only person who he cares about or who cares about him. Someone dies horribly and responsibly is uncertain. Fossum develops a malicious yet vulnerable character in Johnny. Sejer is reminded by his grandson to not believe everything he is told. Perhaps this is Fossum's message to the reader as well. less
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Another interesting examination of how crime affects the people touched by it. Well worth a read.
Well written and very dark. Not really much of a mystery however.
Seemingly ordinary but depths to which you may not want to go.
A surprisingly good book
So -so.
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