Samuel has passed away and in a horrific car crash and there are questions as to if it was intentional or accidental. Therefore, an unnamed writer begins to interview his girlfriend, family, and best friend to recount his last days in an effort to put together an expose hoping to provide more closure.
This book was originally written by a very popular, award winning author in Sweden. It was translated to English for this edition. Something must have been lost in translation because I never really got into this book. The translated writing never seemed to have any direction or flow. It reminded me of sitting down and talking to a elderly person as they recount different stories of their life, none of which are really related to each other.
I also didn't find myself connected to any of the characters. At first, I kept reading hoping those connections would come but 75% into the book, I was looking forward to starting a new book more than I was finishing this one.
Before reading this book, I looked at the reviews of it on Goodreads - stellar ratings! But I couldn't read any of them because they were all in Swedish. My personal thoughts are that if I knew Swedish and read it in its original form, it'd be better. But I don't have a problem with translated novels as I loved "The Dinner" by Herman Koch. This one just didn't do anything for me.
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