Norwegian by Night

by Derek B Miller | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0571294278 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingPoodlesisterwing of Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on 4/18/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingPoodlesisterwing from Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Bought in the Sue Ryder charity shop to take to Oslo.

Journal Entry 2 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, April 27, 2017
I loved this book. A great thriller and really creative.

Journal Entry 3 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Stoke Newington, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, June 04, 2017

Released 3 yrs ago (6/3/2017 UTC) at Stoke Newington, Greater London United Kingdom

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Given to my sister.

Journal Entry 4 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Back from my sister.

Released 3 yrs ago (7/5/2017 UTC) at — Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Off to the winner.

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Journal Entry 6 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Sunday, July 16, 2017
Thank you soo much!
Looking forward to reading it, I hope I will enjoy it as much as you did.
Thanks for the BC labels and postcards; the Vigeland Sculpture Park brings back the memories of a Norwegian Fjord Cruise I took some years ago. :)

Journal Entry 7 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Now a 12th Bookiversary bookray. :)

The list so far:
1) Penelopewanders (Switzerland)
2) Delphi_Reader (Greece)
3) Icila (France)
4) mcsar (Canada)
5) Ann1244 (U.S.A.) (Skipped)
6) Ollie1976 (U.S.A.) The book is here - BOOKRAY COMPLETED!!

Journal Entry 8 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Saturday, June 02, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (6/2/2018 UTC) at Madrid, Madrid Spain

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Sent today to Penelopewanders, who is next in this bookray.
Thanks for joining, and enjoy! :)

Journal Entry 9 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Wednesday, June 06, 2018
This has arrived safely in Switzerland, thanks so much for sending and for making it available... it might be a few weeks before I get to it as I am about to move houses...

Journal Entry 10 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Tuesday, July 17, 2018
This is here as a ring, and although it was very thought-provoking, I'm not sure how much I enjoyed it. Sheldon is the main character, and he is the only one who has any depth - and his depths are full of different levels, like walking on a crust of snow which gives way to a surface below, and then gives way to another. An elderly man, whose now late wife claimed suffers from dementia, is uprooted and taken to live in Norway by his grand-daughter and her Norwegian husband. An ex-marine, Sheldon struggles with this almost surreal reality, and finds himself carrying out one last rescue mission, while trying to sift between memories of his own, those he has imagined of his son, killed in Viet Nam, and a multitude of other options. It is certainly engrossing, but the ending, while probably realistic, was quite unsatisfying. This heads to Greece next.

Journal Entry 11 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Beaune-la-Rolande, Centre France on Friday, July 20, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (7/20/2018 UTC) at Beaune-la-Rolande, Centre France

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This ring went missing for a while during a recent move. Fortunately, it did surface again fairly quickly, so I could read it and bring it along with me here to France. Now it leaves, along with another ring, and heads to Greece. Thanks so much for making this available. All the best - and enjoy the book!

Journal Entry 12 by wingDelphi_Readerwing at Δελφοί - Delphi, Fokida Greece on Sunday, July 29, 2018
The book arrived two days ago along with an other bookring on a very hectic time work-wise, but I'll do my best to read it soon and pass it on.
Thank you everyone. Happy Bookiversary Bookworm-lady!

Journal Entry 13 by wingDelphi_Readerwing at Δελφοί - Delphi, Fokida Greece on Friday, August 24, 2018
Finally a book of this genre that offers some depth and it's not completely Americanized with a superhero who takes his guns, shoots everything and god bless America!

The main hero seems to be a person too full of his self at first sight and in real life he would be a tiring person to live with, but one can't help to sympathise with him while reading the book. As the story goes on, it touches on many different themes and more levels are revealed. Memories, experiences and illusions of the main character blend among the action and we get to know him and his family more indepth as the novel proceeds. Sheldon Horowitz appears much more human and real than others on similar books, the story is quite well-written and the setting quite refreshing.

That said, some of Sheldon's ramblings are longer than necessary and especially towards the middle the book loses its pace somehow -but it peaks up again latter. The author, naturally been American, doesn't avoid a very American-centered logic at parts of the book. US is the land of freedom and the rest of the world doesn't get it, so let's go save them and show them the way... The details about armoury might relate more to an American audience, but I found them utterly long and mundane. It's never a gun or rifle or a weapon, it's the X model of Y brand, coming with a Z barrel produced on this or that year and takes the X armoury which is similar to the Y armoury that NATO uses and it's a fine choice, although a Z armoury would be better for the job. Ho-hum...

At parts the author seemed to offer a more "European" view on things, for example wars and violence which is a complicated matter with different layers and points of view, but on the other hand, he often presents the "bad guys" in a superficial, silly, cartoon-ish way. The plot doesn't avoid some hyperbole, while the very end left some things without explanation. I don't want to write spoilers here, so I'll leave it at that.

It's not a literature masterpiece or something, but definately a decent read to pass the time and way better than others on this genre.

Thanks once again for this bookray, the book will soon travel to Icila.

Journal Entry 14 by wingDelphi_Readerwing at Bookring/Bookray, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Canada on Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (8/28/2018 UTC) at Bookring/Bookray, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Canada

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...And off to France it goes! Enjoy!

Journal Entry 15 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Saturday, September 08, 2018
Thank you Delphi-Reader for the book and the beautiful Greek markpage !
They were waiting for me safely at home.

Journal Entry 16 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Friday, March 06, 2020
Thank you Bookworm-Lady to have reminded me that I still had this book which was ray.
I deeply appreciated this book, not as a triller as such but for the humour, Roth's style.

Journal Entry 17 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Released 5 mos ago (3/10/2020 UTC) at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France

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On its way to Canada, I hope that you w'll enjoy this book as much as I did.

Journal Entry 18 by wingmcsarwing at Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, April 28, 2020
The book arrived safe and sound. I will start reading soon and keep the ray going.

Journal Entry 19 by wingmcsarwing at Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, May 17, 2020
Loved the book and loved Sheldon. A great page turner. The book will hopefully be able to travel to its next reader soon.

Journal Entry 20 by wingmcsarwing at Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Saturday, July 11, 2020

Released 3 wks ago (7/10/2020 UTC) at Richmond, British Columbia Canada

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Skipping Ann1244 who has been absent from the forum for a long time and unresponsive to PMs. The book is on its way to Ollie1976.

Journal Entry 21 by Ollie1976 at Beaverton, Oregon USA on Monday, July 13, 2020
I have received this one

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