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Kallaður heim [PDF / Epub] ☉ Kallaður heim ❤ Agnar Þórðarson – Thomashillier.co.uk The story of Andri a young man coming of age is set against the background of the major volcanic eruption in the Westman Islands off the south coast of Iceland in 1973 By the end of the novel passion The story of Andri a young man coming of age is set against the background of the major volcanic eruption in the Westman Islands off the south coast of Iceland in By the end of the novel passion first love horror and discovery have left few things in Andri's life as they had once seemed to be Remarkably however Thordarson's contemporary romance plays out in a convincingly realistic world In Iceland Agnar Thordarson is perhaps best known as a playwright since thirty of his plays have been performed on stage radio and television The story of Called Home is told in a way reminding us of the author's mastery of dramatic techniue The telling has the immediacy and objectivity of a stage play with a steadily focused slightly comic and satiric fictional world continually before our mind's eye from the introduction by Robert Kellogg.


4 thoughts on “Kallaður heim

  1. Susan Susan says:

    This book takes place on the Westman Islands of Iceland after a volcanic eruption that took place in 1973 The events of the eruption and its conseuences both for the island and the islanders are told in realistic detail filtered through the eyes of a young man his friends his mother and her friends The description of the physical violence of the eruption is gripping When we were in Iceland we saw a movie about this volcanic eruption and the Island's recovery that increased my interest in this book


  2. Adam Adam says:

    Called Home is a tonally subdued novel about a 1973 volcanic eruption on the island of Heimaey off the southern coast of Iceland The book has a slow build momentum and yet it also has a very solid dramatic arc and is compulsively readable with many chapters built largely from one and two sentence paragraphs I read the bulk of the novel in two sittings There's a dash of Icelandic mysticism and a handful of perversity both of which serve to connect the story with the legacy of the sagas How strange too to see a community try and battle a volcanic eruption as though it were a manageable nuisance as though it were something on the order of a pretty severe flood And Thordarson does a fine job of re creating that period in world history employing a relatively light touch in references to the Vietnam War the international fishing waters dispute between Iceland and Britain known as the Cod War and the activities of Germany's Baader Meinhof terrorist group Finally there are these wonderful lines that surprise you now and again such as the following when the protagonist confronts his mother over a dark secret she has been keeping from him She says Yes you are right to blame me condemn me for being so pliable but I did not create myself How wonderfully bizarre


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