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Silence of the Grave: A Reykjavik Murder Mystery (Reykjavik Murder Mysteries 2)
by Arnaldur Indridason | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by assiniboine of North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Monday, June 04, 2012
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by eicuthbertson): to be read


3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by assiniboine from North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Monday, June 04, 2012

8 out of 10

Arnaldur indridason is becoming one of my favorite mystery writers. This story starts with the discovery of a baby chewing on a human bone at a birthday party. The birthday boy admits to finding what he thought was a stone at a construction site. Erlundur is put on the case, and traces back through the decades to trace the identity. Much of the story takes place in the past, where a battered mother tries to protect herself and her children from her brutish husband Grimur.

My only complaint about this story is that I have no interest in the ongoing story of Eva Lind, Erlundur's bitchy addicted daughter, which is a sub-plot running through all Indridason's tales. 


Journal Entry 2 by assiniboine at North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Monday, June 04, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Released 2 yrs ago (6/3/2012 UTC) at North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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Released to van biohazard! 


Journal Entry 3 by vanbiohazard at North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, June 12, 2012

8 out of 10

This is the second book I've read in the series, although out of order, so when I read about Erlundur reminiscing about holding hands with his brother and losing him in the snow, my thought was that this was a plot point in another book I read recently which of course was 'Voices', not remembering that it was the same author and character.

I think I might have liked this book even more then Voices, although the themes of domestic abuse, 'soul murder' one character calls it, is deeply disturbing. Another scene in the book that really bothered me, was when Erlunder comes into an apartment with a passed out junkie mother and her cigarette burned, unwashed toddler. Indridason's writing reaches an emotional core so deeply I could smell the stink of that apartment, and feel the fear and dark depression of the abused woman. This is not to warn anyone off this book, but rather to recommend Indridason as a writer that takes the genre a little deeper. 


Journal Entry 4 by vanbiohazard at Rhizome Cafe in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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Released 2 yrs ago (6/13/2012 UTC) at Rhizome Cafe in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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Releasing at Bookcrossing Meetup at the Rhizome. Come have a cup of coffee and take a book. 


Journal Entry 5 by eicuthbertson at Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Wednesday, June 13, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Thanks, vanbiohazard. Picked up at last night's Lower Mainland BookCrossing Meetup in Vancouver.  




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