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    A great book by the ueen of the Norwegian crime novelists A gay man a candidate for the world’s most introverted person – no friends no travel no life really becomes involved with – a better term is “controlled by”

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    This unconventional novel by Karin Fossum will delight some readers and I suspect confuse and frustrate others F

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    I always breathe a sigh of relief on finishing a novel by Karin Fossum that I have made it through intact never mind that the process often feels as harrowing and traumatic as a slow evisceration Broken is a standalone work of true suspense that blurs the boundaries between fact and fiction and is uite different from the police procedural n

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    This is a book that comes along once and a while and takes you by complete surprise I am giving it 5 stars because I think it was clever yet simple and was successful in drawing me in to caring about what happened to the mai

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    What is the relationship between an author and her creation? It is this unconventional uestion that author Karin Fossum explores here She expo

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    Broken by Karin FossumBook Review by Jay GilbertsonImagine waking up late one night and there’s a man standing next to your bed You’d freak—right? Well not author Fossum She just sat up and had a chat with the guy Like she was

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    Broken is Fossum's standalone novel it is a totally authentic exposition of a writer's intimate relationship and responsibility toward their characters A negligible line is drawn between the worlds of the writer and her character Alvar Eide they speak with one another directly every other chapter The reader is treated to a

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    45 a very strong one Alvar Eide really wants to be a good person He is somehow traumatized by an experience as a child when his parents purpose

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    Since I read so many mysteries I usually don't review them or add them to my Goodreads list but this is an exception After discovering Henning Mankel many years ago I really became a fan of the many Scandanavian mysterythriller authors Karin Fossum Norwegian is one of the best Although catagorized as mystery has the library mystery stickerthis is not part of her previous series This is a very literate explorati

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    I was expecting something along the lines of the previous Fossum novels I'd read first rate murder mysteriespsychological thrillers and so was rather startled by what I gotThe conceit of one half of this novel is that fiction writers interact with their characters as if the latter were real people I know for my own humble part th

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A woman wakes up in the middle of the night A strange man is in her bedroom She lies there in silence paralyzed with fear The woman is an author and the man one of her characters one in a long line that waits in her driveway for the time when she'll tell their stori. I always breathe a sigh of relief on finishing a novel by Karin Fossum that I have made it through intact never mind that the process often feels as harrowing and traumatic as a slow evisceration Broken is a standalone work of true suspense that blurs the boundaries between fact and fiction and is uite different from the police procedural novels of Fossum which feature Inspector Konrad Sejer Indeed it is debatable which genre this novel fits into but either way it is an assault on the senses which invades the readers comfort zoneA fifty one year old author watches from her bedroom window the array of various characters who stand in her drive under the porch light and patiently wait for their stories to be told for it is her job to give life to them and that burden takes its toll Each is desperately hoping for a chance of her telling their story but one is impatient than the others jumping the ueue disrupting her sleep and breaking into the house to beseech the author to take up the rest of his story Given that the author in uestion is dependent on anti depressants sleeping pills and alcohol to salve her journey through each and every day she herself is as fragile as any of her characters The forty two year old single and self contained Alvar Eide is the character so keen for her to continue his story a perfectly orderly man undemanding and unassuming His life is dictated by routines and his solitary nature meaning he has no callers to his house and no friends to speak of He enjoys his job working in an art gallery and is a hardworking and honest employee with a true appreciation for the artwork that covers the wallsAs Fossum takes up the story of Alvar we get to observe his daily travails daily visits to the deli counter to purchase his evening meal on his way home from work through to checking his tuft of hair comb over is retained in position More and he finds himself uestioning whether he is a good man needless to say that the test Fossum presents him with is a young heroin addict who drifts from one place to the next From sheltering in the gallery and Alvar giving her a cup of coffee and his scarf she is soon borrowing money and encroaching on his boundaries all in all presenting a new challenge Fossum throws test after test at Alvar and he reveals himself to be weak willed lacking in spine and completely out of his depth with the young woman Art touches Alvar and the Broken referred to in the title is a painting that the gallery acuires by a little known artist depicting a severed bridge that speaks to Alvar s soul and seems to echo his own problems with making connections and attachments to other people It literally reflects how he has always felt and his own exclusion from society and priced at seventy thousand kroner it would reuire his life savings to purchase Yet as he finds himself immune to the will of the young drug addict and the first significant human connection he has made he supplies her with money when she emotionally blackmails into financing her habit From the threat of turning tricks and placing herself in danger Alvar soon finds his savings drained and his chances of acuiring the painting reduced to nil with his decisions no longer a conscious choice The alternating chapters move between seeing Alvar s daily life and then seeing him rejoin the author Fossum who is telling his story apologising for being a nuisance whilst also aiming to flex some muscle and manipulate the direction of his tale Fossum argues that this is against the rules but tells him the date of November 18th when he will take control of his own life once again The fate awaiting Alvar is almost a forgone conclusion in Fossum s hands It is hard to apportion blame in Broken but when a person begs an author for the opportunity to be explored they surely cannot expect to dictate the events that unfold given the real test is how one copes in the aftermathWhose story is this Is Broken the tale of an author s torture as they wrangle with their creation or is Alvar Eide the main focus of the novel Whilst I remain in a uandary as regards this what I can say with certainty is that is the tale of two vulnerable outsiders on a path to destruction and the good intentions and of a gentle man to contribute to society come back to haunt both of them A bizarre and uniue tale with typically sparing prose and honesty meaning it is by no means an easy read That the finale of Broken sees surprises and several unexpected stings in the tail is Fossum s forte and this tale of an eccentric loner sent a backbone revealing challenge could only have come from her pen It is ambitious of Fossum to tell a story of an author battling it out with her protagonist and it presents the reader with an insight into the mind of a creative genius Posing uestions such as how much of an internal battle authors have with their characters and the creative process it confounded me how I became so drawn into a fictional tale of an even fictional character This sounds confusing but Broken is a story to be read re read and processed gradually over time Marvellous

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Until one icy winter day when a young drug addict skinny and fragile walks into the gallery Alvar gives her a cup of coffee to warm her up And then one day she appears on his doorstep Broken is an unconventional subtle and disturbing mystery from a master of the for. 45 a very strong one Alvar Eide really wants to be a good person He is somehow traumatized by an experience as a child when his parents purposely ignored a woman asking for help after her car crashed That is why he tries so hard The problem is that Alvar really isn t a people s person He is shy paranoid naive and ordely to the point of madness He is what we would call a control freak And he is obviously totally unprepared to deal with people and with unexpected situations This is already a good premise if a bit overused But Karin Fossun is a wonderful writer She turned this into a dark story where it could have be humorous and she added the bonus of going beyond linear story telling by creating a relationship between character and author so that they really are the two main characters This means we never loose sight of the fact that Alvar is a fictional character created by a person because we witness that process of creation But at the same time the author is also a character in the book and we are left wondering what separates the line between fiction and realityIt is a wonderful twist on the usual unsocial man s tale But it is than that The overlooming threat of suicide provoked by the character s inability to deal with life turns this into a desperate and fatalistic novel But at the end there s a ray of hope Harsher critics might point out that the ending does not fit the story she was telling and the mood she created Perhaps it is true But I feel that dear fragile Alvar who really wanted and was to be a good person deserved hope I am glad he got it somewhere wherever he is now

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Es He is so desperate that he has resorted to breaking into her house and demanding that she begin He the author decides is named Alvar Eide forty two years old singleworks in a gallery He lives a uiet orderly life and likes it that way no demands no unpleasantness. This is a book that comes along once and a while and takes you by complete surprise I am giving it 5 stars because I think it was clever yet simple and was successful in drawing me in to caring about what happened to the main character to the point of being on pins and needles I wanted to read it to see what was going to happen next and also was reluctant to on occasions because I was afraid things would end badly This is a departure from Karin Fossums usual crime series a one off and it proves that she is indeed a great writer The basis of the story is an author awakes one night to find a strange man in her bedroom A potential fictional character for a book she has in the future but the man insists she writes his story immediately because he is afraid she will die before his story is told Now I don t want to give too much away as this is a review and basically the purpose of a review in my opinion is to give a recommendation for or against the book and let everyone else make their own minds up about it I loved this book it was a simple plot a simple story about a simple man who had routine and order in his life and never deviated from this Then an event occurs one day that changes his life forever I really worried for Alvar Eide the main character I cared about what happened to him and this is always a mark of a good writer when they reel you in and make you care despite the fact you know it is fiction This is a book that I would recommend without hesitation It s uite short by most standards I only got it to fill in time while I was waiting an order of books to arrive into my local library It proved to be a great investment of my time and I am glad I picked it up