After all, that’s what they did for more than a thousand years during the long dark winters. They told stories and they wrote down those stories, prose histories, unpretentious and unadorned. Stories of farmers and families, of warriors and kings, hotheads, fighters and fools. Real people.
And they still write down stories today. Roughly 30% of Icelanders are published authors and Arnaldur is one of the foremost contemporary novelists in Iceland.
In all of his novels, you’re constantly aware that you’re in Iceland.
The dark plots match the darkness of the long nights, the landscape is a constant adversary and emotions run violently under chill facades, as does the water beneath the glacier.
My Reviews : Books by Arnaldur