The Three Fates of Henrik Nordmark: A Novel

by Christopher Meades | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1550229729 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAceofHeartswing of Mississauga, Ontario Canada on 12/23/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, December 23, 2010
Amazon Editorial Review

Longing to break out of his dreary existence, Henrik Nordmark—a bald, middle-aged security guard with few friends and no romantic possibilities—is determined to experience one moment of inimitable distinction, even if it kills him. His quest for authentic experience leads him to the throes of addiction, virtuous recovery, and disenchanted notoriety as a public menace. When his attempts at courtship and romance falter, he inadvertently becomes the target of a team of elderly assassins—one blind, one deaf, and the other mute. Alongside his impulsive young office mate Roland, who chucks everything in the mistaken belief that he has won the lottery, Henrik becomes entangled with a pair of star-crossed, disenchanted lovebirds named Bonnie and Clyde who now want to kill each other. The comic hysteria reaches a crescendo in which Henrik finally realizes his purpose on earth.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, January 23, 2011
Henrik Nordmark is a bald , middle-aged security guard who is the most ordinary person alive. He has no romantic possibilities and drives people away from him by saying or doing the wrong thing. Henrik drops a plum at the grocery store one day and when the plum rolls into the street Henrik's life is saved by a tuxedo clad stranger.

Henrik decides to change his life and become unique. Henrik is targeted for assassination in a case of a mistaken photo taken of him and not the tuxedo-ed stranger. The assassins are a team of elderly men - one blind, one deaf and one mute.
They are the world's worst assassins.

Also at the grocery store that day were Roland and Bonnie whose lottery tickets were switched in the chaos. Roland is everything Henrik is not, successful, in love and charismatic. When he thinks he has won the lottery he chucks everything. Bonnie is married to Clyde and her greatest wish to kill Clyde.

All these characters cross paths several times to create a hilarious book full of comedic slapstick.

I loved this book. Every person has felt to be ordinary and invisible from time to time and this book while very funny also makes the point that each of us can be unique at times.

Journal Entry 3 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Monday, April 18, 2011
Mailed today to Terra who won this in a swap

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