Book Reviews of Under the Snow

Under the Snow
Under the Snow
Author: Kerstin Ekman, Joan Tate (Translator)
ISBN-13: 9780312200381
ISBN-10: 0312200382
Publication Date: 1/15/1999
Pages: 224
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.

2.9 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Picador USA
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Under the Snow on
Helpful Score: 4
I agree with a previous reviewer that this book was somewhat difficult to follow. The translation was okay, but there was a lot of subtext in the book that I didn't get as an American. For example, the translation pointed out when various characters were speaking Finnish or Sami instead of Swedish and translated their words, but although I could guess that there was some significance about who was speaking what language when, I couldn't always pick up on the social nuances that were being conveyed. It was interesting as a portrayal of a quirky, small community in far northern Sweden, but not the most satisfying mystery I've ever read, and certainly not a standout among Scandinavian crime novels.
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Helpful Score: 2
I found this book too difficult to read and understand what was going on with the characters. Perhaps on second read it will make more sense.