➿ Hurmaava joukkoitsemurha Free ➶ Author Arto Paasilinna – Thomashillier.co.uk


  • Hardcover
  • 280 pages
  • Hurmaava joukkoitsemurha
  • Arto Paasilinna
  • Finnish
  • 08 April 2017
  • 9510165131

10 thoughts on “Hurmaava joukkoitsemurha

  1. says:

    What a wonderful and original novel Written by a Finnish author I wasn t familiar with prior to reading this book, this novel absolutely charmed me Oddly funny in a dark way, this is a story of a group of suicidal people who decide to commit suicide together They all have their reasons for wanting to end their life Some of them have quite serious reasons and yet there is humour in this book dark humour that is They embark on a long journey, slowly postponing the date of their suicide At What a wonderful and original novel Written by a Finnish author I wasn t familiar with prior to reading this book, this novel absolutely charmed me Oddly funny in a dark way, this is a story of a group of suicidal people who decide to commit suicide together They all have their reasons for wanting to end their life Some of them have quite serious reasons and yet there is humour in this book dark humour that is They embark on a long journey, slowly postponing the date of their suicide At one point they get themselves a bus, an eventual means of their planned suicide they want to drive themselves off the cliff but first they decide to drive around the country Friendships and love attachments are formed, as these lonely individuals find understanding and support in one another However, will this excursion be enough to make them crave life or will they eventually commit suicide together


  2. says:

    Definitely one of my favourite books, just brillant.The author have a gift to treat the worst subjects possible like madness, murder, cheating, loneliness and here suicidal tendencies with a sense of humor never seen before But a humor that is for once not without respect for the subjects he treats and the people dealing with it, that s the force of Paasilinna for me No matter how you feel, you can read him and find yourself smiling over tragic issues and realizing that after all even the thin Definitely one of my favourite books, just brillant.The author have a gift to treat the worst subjects possible like madness, murder, cheating, loneliness and here suicidal tendencies with a sense of humor never seen before But a humor that is for once not without respect for the subjects he treats and the people dealing with it, that s the force of Paasilinna for me No matter how you feel, you can read him and find yourself smiling over tragic issues and realizing that after all even the things that seems impossible to go over can be handle Some quotes like you can joke about death but not about life are really representative of the book s spirit for me and arethan just some lines but really life mottos.I ve been taking this book around since I m 13 and 10 years later it s still a all time classic for me I read enough times not to be able to count them any and I think it helped me a lot too in a strange way It s just essential, if you haven t read it know that you NEED to.If there is one book I would hand up to my friends and I already bought i don t know how many copies of it as presents weird ones, I give it to you but worth it it s this one and Lost Souls from Poppy Z Brite DON T THINK, JUST READ IT


  3. says:

    My introduction to the genius, that is Arto.Just by seeing the title, I knew this was going to be a fun ride And boy, was I right.Offers unique insight into human mentality and relativity of it And how changed circumstances equal different state of mind Different, mind me, not necessarily better haha.A fun, witty read, full of laughing outloud moments The humor is extremely dry too Imagine, the funniest thing in the world, that is being presented in the form of a police report I don t know My introduction to the genius, that is Arto.Just by seeing the title, I knew this was going to be a fun ride And boy, was I right.Offers unique insight into human mentality and relativity of it And how changed circumstances equal different state of mind Different, mind me, not necessarily better haha.A fun, witty read, full of laughing outloud moments The humor is extremely dry too Imagine, the funniest thing in the world, that is being presented in the form of a police report I don t know how, but it amplifies the original funny factor tenfold.Only put 4 stars because it lost some of its charm, or unique content on its course Not a lot tho.I can fully recommend the book to anyone I learned a lot And laughed a lot What better way to spend time is there


  4. says:

    I did not exactly liked this book It was really confused, not following a real plot but just giving space to worthless scenes in which one orcharacters are involved, giving nothing to the whole narration All the characters many were just cited slightly, none of them can be pictured in the mind of the reader The difficulty in reading the names both of the characters and the places the group travels along doesn t really help Further, sometimes the places are cited almost as a poi I did not exactly liked this book It was really confused, not following a real plot but just giving space to worthless scenes in which one orcharacters are involved, giving nothing to the whole narration All the characters many were just cited slightly, none of them can be pictured in the mind of the reader The difficulty in reading the names both of the characters and the places the group travels along doesn t really help Further, sometimes the places are cited almost as a pointless list Some of the characters the non suicide and the detective are absolutely non influential for the narration itself The whole story seems just based on the food and the huge quantity of alcohol the characters drink The turn of the events on the ending is really poor and quite predictable


  5. says:

    Ironic, humorous and ingenious read.Two Finns meet by chance in an old barn, both intending to commit suicide, each in his own way Their initial plan fails to materialize This situation though makes them talk for the following days about their lives and their reasons to end it They also realize little pleasures they had never noticed Still, they decide to put an ad in a newspaper for all those who think alike Surprisingly many people had answered their ad so they had to adjust their plans Ironic, humorous and ingenious read.Two Finns meet by chance in an old barn, both intending to commit suicide, each in his own way Their initial plan fails to materialize This situation though makes them talk for the following days about their lives and their reasons to end it They also realize little pleasures they had never noticed Still, they decide to put an ad in a newspaper for all those who think alike Surprisingly many people had answered their ad so they had to adjust their plans They end up organizing a seminar after which some of them decide to commit group suicide, by crashing with a bus into a ravine.Despite what we may think from the title and from the first pages of this book, this is not only about suicidal plans but actually, a hymn to life which resists despite everything, wants only to find its own way outside conformism Life is hard but when we meet people that feel the same we may reconsider certain thoughts, decisions This book is also an invitation to friendship, to sharing, but not the superficial one, the one that really manages to enrich, to give a new perspective, new hopes, desire to live Type of readerFans of contemporary fiction with a touch of sarcasm.More book reviews on


  6. says:

    This book started promissing but couldn t keep it interesting Halfway I became quite bored The story is very narrative, it doesn t venture in the minds of the characters That s something that bothered me The concept is funny and in the beginning I cracked a few smiles but then it started being repetitive.It s a nice book but very simple.


  7. says:

    Contemplating suicide Don t worry, you are not alone Thus begins the attempt of two men, who feel they have nothing to live for, to found a group for other suicidal people so that they don t have to die alone.After attractingmembers than they had believed possible, the group sits down to discuss how to go about the business of dying Their suicide attempts become everdesperate as they travel across Europe, trying to find the perfect place to die At almost every turn the group is Contemplating suicide Don t worry, you are not alone Thus begins the attempt of two men, who feel they have nothing to live for, to found a group for other suicidal people so that they don t have to die alone.After attractingmembers than they had believed possible, the group sits down to discuss how to go about the business of dying Their suicide attempts become everdesperate as they travel across Europe, trying to find the perfect place to die At almost every turn the group is foiled by itself.With each attempt, the Spectacular Group Suicide members explore their own and each others reasons for wanting to end their lives For the first time in months and years, in some cases , they start to talk about what they are going through.Paasilinna takes on one of the most difficult subjects to come to terms with Using bleak humour, shocking but sadly true statistics and a surprising level of sensitivity, he tackles Finland s greatest killerfull review on my website


  8. says:

    A charming, funny and peculiar story I haven t read something quite like it The book has a funny undertone which is not overbearing At the same time I think the writer could have donewith the characters Also the way it was written resulted in knowing I was reading a translated book I m sure I missed out on the funny twists and turns because of that.


  9. says:

    Predictable, sometimes amusing, mostly just tried to be cute Well written but quite boring one trick pony.


  10. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Maybe I m not getting the finnish humor Which is not entirely implausible But come on.I get dark humor, I m not an idiot I know some people need to see the funny in the sadness of life but fucking come on And again, maybe I ve been too influenced by the PC culture and seen one too many American comedies that have ruined my sense of humor but I didn t find this book amusing.I found it infuriating Are you making a group to help people or to assist them with suicide Why do all the deaths th Maybe I m not getting the finnish humor Which is not entirely implausible But come on.I get dark humor, I m not an idiot I know some people need to see the funny in the sadness of life but fucking come on And again, maybe I ve been too influenced by the PC culture and seen one too many American comedies that have ruined my sense of humor but I didn t find this book amusing.I found it infuriating Are you making a group to help people or to assist them with suicide Why do all the deaths that do happen feel accidental Did the author not feel, that making the living suicidal characters show up at the funeral of a successful suicide victim a bit of a slap in the face of the victim s close ones here is where I complain about using the theme of suicide as a joke so if you re not into that just skip Where is the joke in making fun of something people actually go through and don t do just because they got bored of living The juxtaposition between the characters that just had a bad episode in their lives and the woman whose kids apparently didn t care about her and the husband who degraded and physically abused her was fucking wild.I get that this book came out in 1990 but fuck me, domestic abuse wasn t funny 30 years ago and it isn t funny now.The sad part about this is that my highschool professor recommended this book in class and I highly respected his opinion Now I m super confused as to what he found entertaining about this.A group of people determined to commit mass suicide fuck around Europe searching for the perfect spot to do it, until they realise that none of them have any problems that a good break from their hum drum lives can t fix But some members still die and whoopsie Send some flowers, attend the funeral and onward we go I won t go into how damaging it is to depict characters as suicidal but make their problems seem trivial, so as to then go and all they needed was some time away from their boring lives, isn t that funny Right


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About the Author: Arto Paasilinna

Arto Tapio Paasilinna was a Finnish writer, being a former journalist turned comic novelist One of Finland s most successful novelists, he won a broad readership outside of Finland in a way few other Finnish authors have before Translated into 27 languages, over seven million copies of his books have been sold worldwide, and he has been claimed as instrumental in generating the current level of interest in books from Finland.