mandag den 21. marts 2011

Arne Dahl, Ghost House 2.0 (2010)

[The Swedish writer Arne Dahl - a pen name - is famous in Scandinavia for his excellent series about the A-team, a special task force. This tiny book is a ghost story, however, but in my opinion it doesn´t deserve more than 2, max 3 stars as it is not very exciting. I think Dahl should stick to crime fiction, and I hope his interesting crime series will be translated into English] 




Efter sin spændende krimiserie om A-holdet, byder svenske Arne Dahl på en lillebitte pocket eller ´pendler-bog´, en spøgelseshistorie på 75 små sider, som kan læses på en timestid.

Nyuddannede Mikaela Larsson søger det spændende job som producer af TV-programmet ´Ghost House´. Efter første sæson er seertallet dalet katastrofalt, og Mikaela får til opgave at peppe serien op. Efter en barsk periode med en religiøs sekt har Mikaela hårdt brug for en succes, så hun kaster sig begejstret ud i jobbet. Det viser sig, at den tidligere producer, Ann Bergström, forlod projektet uden varsel efter et besøg på en lille landejendom fra 1600-tallet.

Og herefter bliver Mikaela og læseren så kastet ud i en spøgelseshistorie, som er underholdende, men så heller ikke mere. Og sprogligt er den danske oversættelse bestemt ikke noget særligt:

"Sikkert en pegebog, tænkte Mikaela og mærkede pludselig, at hendes selvtillid blev styrket. Som sædvanlig af et bag det milde smil godt skjult raseri."

Jeg fandt bogen på biblioteket under krimi & spænding. Tja.

6 kommentarer:

Margot Kinberg sagde ...

Dorte - Sorry that you were disappointed in this. Sometimes when an author tries something new it works very well. Sometimes.... not so much.

....Petty Witter sagde ...

Oh well I suppose not every book can be a winner, better luck with your next book.

I wonder if this penname was in any way influenced by Roald Dahl?

Clarissa Draper sagde ...

Good to know. I was wondering the same thing as Petty witter, is he influenced or related to Dahl?

Dorte H sagde ...

Margot: I wanted to see what he made of a ghost story, but it seems that even lovers of that genre don´t think it is very scary.

Tracy: fortunately it was so short I didn´t waste much time on it.

Tracy & Clarissa: he may have thought Dahl was a good name for a crime writer, but his own explanation is that he played with the letters of his real name, Jan Arnald.

Kelly sagde ...

Is his work what the American TV series "The A-Team" was based on? They were a special task force of sorts.

Dorte H sagde ...

Kelly: I don´t think so, but I think they are made into films in Scandinavia now.