Reading Crime Novels in Norway
According to an article in AFP, the entire Nation reads crime novels over the Easter period. I’m not sure that it’s true, but it sounds like fun.
Bookstore displays are full of detective novels, television and radio stations run crime serials and newspapers publish special literary supplements, all catering to Norwegians’ thirst for thrills.
Even the backs of milk cartons offer mysteries that need solving.
“Along with chocolate bars and oranges, the crime novel has its special place in Norwegians’ backpacks as they head off for their Easter holiday,” said journalist Nils Nordberg, a specialist on the subject.
In order to be properly devoured, the Easter crime novel should be read in the glow of a cozy fireplace at a secluded cabin that one can only get to by donning a pair of skis.
“The setting is ideal. You’re in the mountains, far from everything. Outside, it’s snowing and windy. What could be better than a few chills running down your spine,” said Nordberg.
Thanks to Sand Storm for the lead to this one.