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Ian McColgin
11-17-2010, 08:31 PM
The novel "Snow Angels" by James Thompson

At a ski resort one hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle, near the end of the long night some days before Christmas, a Somali porn star is savagely murdered and mutilated. Inspector Kari Vaara is on the case that grows from the horrid but fairly solvable to more and more confusingly hideous.

Kariís American wife, Kate, manages the resort, is pregnant with their twins, breaks a leg, and gives an emotional balance to the story line. Like many good crime novels - James Lee Burkeís spring to mind - the location and culture are important characters in the story. I might not be able to spell Sibelius without the dictionary or know much about Finland except what I gleed from Finns in Astoria and on Cape Cod, but this gripping procedural left me hoping that Thompson, an American with a Finnish wife living in Finland, writes some more.

Language alert. The murders are described with a blunt graphic casualty, several of the characters are revoltingly perverted, and almost everyone is drunk, depressed, insane, or all three. Not for the sensitive.

Milo Christensen
11-17-2010, 08:43 PM
You heightened the depressing experience by listening to Sibelius while you were reading it, huh?

Ian McColgin
11-17-2010, 08:52 PM
This from a Christensen!?!?!?

OconeePirate
11-17-2010, 10:20 PM
I hope you at least had a glass of good aquivit to go with it.

David G
11-17-2010, 10:45 PM
Ian,

Thanks, I ordered it.

bobbys
11-18-2010, 01:42 AM
The novel "Snow Angels" by James Thompson

At a ski resort one hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle, near the end of the long night some days before Christmas, a Somali porn star is savagely murdered and mutilated. Inspector Kari Vaara is on the case that grows from the horrid but fairly solvable to more and more confusingly hideous.

Kari’s American wife, Kate, manages the resort, is pregnant with their twins, breaks a leg, and gives an emotional balance to the story line. Like many good crime novels - James Lee Burke’s spring to mind - the location and culture are important characters in the story. I might not be able to spell Sibelius without the dictionary or know much about Finland except what I gleed from Finns in Astoria and on Cape Cod, but this gripping procedural left me hoping that Thompson, an American with a Finnish wife living in Finland, writes some more.

Language alert. The murders are described with a blunt graphic casualty, several of the characters are revoltingly perverted, and almost everyone is drunk, depressed, insane, or all three. Not for the sensitive..

>>>drunk, depressed, insane,<<<.

I wuz in Astoria yesterday , They just drive that way...

purri
11-18-2010, 02:34 AM
Cabin fever eh? Here in the tropical north during THE WET they call it "mango madness".

(constant rain, extreme humidity, mosquitos, malaria, Ross River fever, Dengue fever, crutch and foot rot etc)

You mob think you do it hard eh?

skuthorp
11-18-2010, 06:08 AM
Cabin fever eh? Here in the tropical north during THE WET they call it "mango madness".

(constant rain, extreme humidity, mosquitos, malaria, Ross River fever, Dengue fever, crutch and foot rot etc)

You mob think you do it hard eh?
Now you put it that way purri, it explains FNQ politics eh?

purri
11-18-2010, 06:58 PM
Yep!

They call it Katterscratch disease.