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Silence of the Grave (Reykjavik Thriller Series #2)

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

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    SILENCE OF THE GRAVE grabs reader by throat, does not let go!

    Arnaldur Indridason's SILENCE OF THE GRAVE is a welcome addition to the detective genre. The main character, Inspector Erlendur, a sad, lonely, driven, obsessed detective, compares favorably with such stalwarts as Ian Rankin's John Rebus, John Connelly's Harry Bosch, and Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander. Indridason shares with his fellow authors the ability to move beyond mere plot to strong, compelling characterization. In Erlendur's case, his failed marriage; his former wife, who feels visceral hatred for him; a daughter trapped in a web of drug dependency and bad choices; coupled with a lifestyle devoid of meaning and happiness, provide the spark that sets him apart from the conventional detective, making it virtually impossible for the reader to maintain anything resembling emotional distance. As the story plays out, Erlendur must balance his need to make sense of a vicious crime with his concern for his daughter, whose life hangs precariously between life and death. The book's story revolves around two bodies, one a child's, apparently killed around the time of the second world war. As Erlendur struggles to discover their identities and the meaning of the crime, the author creates a parallel story of a family trapped in a world of violence and hate, a story in its own way just as moving as Erlendur's. The conclusion, when the two stories merge in cataclysmic fashion, is as sharp and as satisfying as the rest of the story. It leaves the reader completely wrung out. An added bonus is the excellent translation from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder. This novel, by the way, is the second of four. All are excellent and highly recommended.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    This is an Icelandic detective series

    For people that like more than a mystery but some culture information on places you have never been to then this is a series for you. It nice reading about other countries people and finding out that it is not just the US that has drug problems and crimes. It is also interesting reading about their justice system, how hard it is to know that criminals are basically released after a few days for stealing, drugs, etc. That it is a revolving door.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2013

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    Good Read

    I am enjoying this series that takes place in Iceland. I would suggest you start with the first book, "Jar City" in the series. Things happen to the main character, Inspector Erlendur which carry into the next book. The cases are interesting and most books are under 300 pages. The only difficulty I have are some of the characters names are hard to pronunciate.

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  • Posted March 25, 2013

    Highly recommend.

    Loved this mystery and looking forward to reading more of his books.

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