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ცხოვრების კვალზე მიმდევარი და დიდებული ნიემის საუკეთესო მიღწევა წონასწორობის დაცვაა ბა Matti is a regular teen in 60s Pajala up in the extreme north of Sweden where they think of themselves as Finns and speak Finnish by preference These are guys who know how to hold their liuor laugh at temperatures that go down to forty below zero handle a gun an axe or a snowmobile build a house butcher a reindeer and treat women the way they really want to be treated Though it s true Matti has also discovered rock n roll Maybe that makes him knapsu gay but he doesn t care A real Finn can take care of himself if anyone s dumb enough to call him knapsuHe also turns out to be a natural writer his voice is sort of like Huck Finn crossed with a Viking saga Out of consideration to the guys further south he s been kind enough to write his book in Swedish which at least is a half respectable language I understand that there s an English translation too though I m not sure I can recommend it Here s what Matti thinks of English Engelska detta spr k med alldeles f r svagt tuggmotst nd f r h rda finska k ftar s sladdrigt att bara flickor kunde f femmor i det denna snigelaktiga rotv lska dallrande och fuktig uppfunnen av gyttjetrampande kustl nningar som aldrig beh vt k mpa som aldrig svultit eller frusit ett spr k f r l ttingar gr s tare soffpruttare s helt utan sp nst att tungan sladdrade som en avskuren f rhud i munnenEnglish a language which doesn t offer enough resistance to hard Finnish jaws so slippery that only girls can get As in it this damp wobbly snail like gobbledegook invented by muddy southerners who ve never needed to fight never been frozen or hungry a language for lazy vegetarians who fart on their sofas so completely lacking in texture that you feel your tongue sliding around in your mouth like a cut off foreskinUnfortunately we can t all be Finns Girls the uickest way to Pajala is fly to Kiruna via Stockholm then take the bus north But don t get your hopes upConsulting the Swedish wikipedia page about this book I m pleased to see that it s been translated into both the dialect of Finnish spoken here and standard Finnish together with some other languages It also correctly describes the book as a skr na roughly bragging or lying as an art form masuerading as an autobiography I m afraid to say that some other reviewers have called it magical realist They are so knapsu that they probably enjoy the taste of wine

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Populärmusik från Vittula

ში გახელებული ჰალუცინაციებია მაშინ როდესაც წარსული აბსურდული და სასწაულებრივია Independent on Sunda Popular Music from Vittula is an ingenious blend of memoir folklore magical realism and talented story telling Who knew growing up in the Arctic Circle would be so enchanting I thought it would be too frigid to do anything but shiver But Niemi forms a beautiful landscape where men half a step away from Vikings raise kids who listen to The Beatles The modern age uite literally steam rolls into an edge of the world village where citizens are treading the waters between the religions and myths of their ancestors and the consumerism of the modern age Modern marvels meets old world is not however what makes this book so captivating Instead it s the subtleties of being young that Niemi portrays so perfectly The nuances of grade school hierarchies the machismo of the adolescent male the intricate blends of fantasy and reality that compound to make the world that all little kids live in Niemi calls them up perfectly without an air of adult pandering He doesn t look back and think we were so silly then if anything he pays homage to the often vicious forces at work in the world of children and how tricky it is to move from the stage of innocence into the thrilling taboo busting realm of adolescence

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შვობის ფანტასტიკურ მოგონებებსა და მომავალზე ბავშვის გულუბრყვილო ოცნებებს შორის მომავა I distinctly remember starting this book I was on a plane home from Japan finally from our sudden month in the UK They had just turned the lights out after meals and drinks so that people could sleep It was about 12am at night Japanese time so 1am Aussie time I was already feeling self conscious as my light was on but Lexx and my brother were on either side of me Lexx had taken a sleeping tablet and my brother still hadn t got the hang of sleeping on planes And I was desperately trying not to piss myself laughing at this bookThis book isn t really a book of short stories but it kind of is It s probably better described as a collection of vignettes of the author s childhood How many of them are true God knows He probably doesn t know entirely himself This is what is the most gripping part of this book It tells stories of his childhood growing up on the far northern border of Sweden and Finland above the Arctic Circle where they speak their own language which isn t uiet Swedish but not uite Finnish and considered a bastard kind of area by both Finland and Sweden With all this in the background he tells you these stories as absolute truths that just sort of get carried away on a child s imagination until they are fantastical in nature and far too big to be true But you can imagine little Mikael swearing black and blue that s exactly what happenedThis element diminishes slightly as he gets older and the fantastic almost magical realism of the book settles back into a measured reality But was it is replaced by is a humour and a heartbreaking assessment of the reality of the town that only teenagers can really giveThat s the thing that sucks you in really It s the brutal honesty of this book Whether it s him telling you a story at 5 or 15 or 25 You believe his complete sincerity In a world that undervalues honestly so much this is a very rare giftFor reviews visit


10 thoughts on “Populärmusik från Vittula

  1. says:

    Matti is a regular teen in 60s Pajala up in the extreme north of Sweden where they think of themselves as Finns and speak Finnish by preference These are guys who know how to hold their liuor laugh at temperatur

  2. says:

    25I started this novel because it was recommended on a Russian book podcast that I really enjoy promising a funny coming of age story set in the

  3. says:

    Just pure brilliance

  4. says:

    This one has it all Humanity humour up the wazoo insight high emotional stakes great use of language it must be amazing in the Swedish but oh wellmagic and morals Anyone who grew up in an isolated place will relate to this Spoiler a

  5. says:

    I distinctly remember starting this book I was on a plane home from Japan finally from our sudden month in the UK They had just turned the lights out after meals and drinks so that people could sleep It was about 12am at night Japanese time so 1am Aussie time I was already feeling self conscious as my light was on but Lexx and my brother we

  6. says:

    On the link of literature to madness Excerpt from a lecture delivered in the sauna by Dad; he explicates the facts of life for 14 year old Mattie so his son will know how to be a manThen Dad started going through a list of all the family idiot

  7. says:

    Best Finnish book everWell OK I haven't read any othersBut this is what I imagine my childhood may have been like if my father had never left FinlandSome of the most endearing scenes and stories I have ever read Too god damned cute to put down Nothing life changing in here but it shouldn't be missed

  8. says:

    Popular Music from Vittula is an ingenious blend of memoir folklore magical realism and talented story telling Who knew growing up in the Arctic Circle would be so enchanting I thought it would be too frigid to do anything but shiver But Niemi forms a beautiful landscape where men half a step away from Vikings

  9. says:

    growing up as a huckleberry FinnGrowing up anyplace isn't smooth it isn't describable exactly If you search your memories

  10. says:

    The narrator in this self deprecating Swedish coming of age story does a great job at capturing a child's view of things Author Mikael Niemi keeps the reader guessing at time as to the reliability of the narrator as he winds his way through the story of the friendship of two boys their families and eventually their band The story reminded me of A Christmas Story with its wry depiction of working class families in a snowy