Our latest book review, from Sophie Lewis, is of Lars Saabye Christensen's The Model:

The snow never melts in this novel. There’s no reason that it should, as its protagonists – painter Peter Wihl, his family and his gallerist Ben – never leave wintry Norway, except when Peter makes a clandestine journey to Estonia, which he finds scarcely any warmer or more welcoming. Yet, I had to decide either that Christensen’s fictional world is a kingdom where pathetic fallacy reigns supreme – or it really is true that ice and darkness are pernicious and one day will enter the soul (more ...)

Readers Comments

  1. well, lars saabye arrived in bucharest, romania. I loved his novel 'beatles' which unveils so delicately the adolescense. send all the best to the author, if possible!

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