tirsdag den 26. januar 2010

O for Olsen


For this week´s alphabet meme, hosted by Kerrie, I have chosen a Danish novel about police work.

The book in question is Frode Z. Olsen´s Hunde spiser kød heste spiser græs, 2002 (Dogs eat meat, horses eat grass).

Is the book good? No.

Is it coherent? No (short sections, loosely tied together by the main theme: a policeman´s day).

Has the book been translated into English? No. And it won´t be.

Does the author´s last name begin with an o? Oh, YES!

15 kommentarer:

Margot Kinberg sagde ...

Dorte - What a funny, honest review!! Oh, this is *hysterical!* Thanks for making me laugh: ).

Dorte H sagde ...

Margot: an honest Oh! LOL

But do tell me if you need a Danish novel for your language practise ;D

Margot Kinberg sagde ...

Mange tak, Dorte : ). When I get beyond short phrases and sentences, I'll start with flash fiction. Then, when I'm ready, hopefully your bestselling, award-winning novel will be ready for me to devour : )

....Petty Witter sagde ...

A bit off topic I know but I wanted to stop by to thank you for all your kind words, they meant such a lot to me. Also thanks again for the book, I was delighted to win it, it couldn't have happened at a better time. Having finished reading it, I'm hoping to review it soon.

Olelog sagde ...

Så den skal jeg altså IKKE læse!

Maxine sagde ...

Very funny review, Dorte! I must remember this approach when it comes to the really difficult letters.

Dorte H sagde ...

Ole: altså, det har jeg jo aldrig sagt du ikke skal, men hvis du har den slags planer, så kom i det mindste her og hent den, så du ikke skal bruge penge på den også :D

Maxine: well, at least I overcame this week´s quest without deviating from my rigid principles :D

Dorte H sagde ...

Margot: I am quite happy you didn´t take me up on this offer - because I think it would be a horrible waste of good stamps to send THIS book across the Atlantic :O
(And with regard to my own book, I shall do my best not to let you down ;)]

Petty Witter: off topic doesn´t matter the least; it is great to have you back, and I am looking forward to your review!

Patti sagde ...

Loved this, Dorte. Thanks for the smile.

Dorte H sagde ...

Patti: then the book has been of some use I suppose? LOL

Kerrie Smith sagde ...

You make me very glad that I can't read it :-)
Thanks for your support of the Crime Fiction Alphabet Dorte

Vanda Symon sagde ...

Even the title is bad!

Dorte H sagde ...

Kerrie: it is great that my readers can see the positive aspects of baaaad reviews ;)

Vanda: and the cover ... LOL
I am sure he is a retired cop, but what I don´t understand is that a serious publisher bought the stuff.

Beth F sagde ...

This really made me laugh! I won't be worrying about the book's translation!

Dorte H sagde ...

Beth: well, at least you will know that here is one you don´t have to have :D