Thursday, 13 August 2009

No excuses

I know I've been neglecting this blog.

The sad fact is, I've not read any Finnish or Scandinavian literature in ages. Even the Wallander TV series recently broadcast on BBC Four passed me by due to a digital box failure...

Plus the annual trip to the Åland Islands just didn't happen this year due to many reasons, one being daughter's op, another being work.

Boring, boring I hear you shout. Mere feeble excuses, I know.

But, I am willing to make amends. I have just started reading the highly acclaimed book by Sofi Oksanen, Purge, which is soon to be translated into English. She won the 2008 Finlandia Prize , the most prestigious literary award in Finland. Many of my friends have recommended this book to me, and have nagged me to read it. So, here goes. I'll be back to report to you my findings in a week or so.

Thank you for your patience.