Icelander

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Grove/Atlantic, Inc., Dec 1, 2007 - Fiction - 240 pages
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Icelander is the debut novel from a brilliant new mind, an intricate, giddy romp steeped equally in Nordic lore and pulpy intrigue. When Shirley MacGuffin is found murdered one day prior to the annual town celebration in remembrance of Our Heroine’s mother –– the legendary crime-stopper and evil-thwarter Emily Bean –– everyone expects Our Heroine to follow in her mother’s footsteps and solve the case. She, however, has no interest in inheriting the family business, or being chased through steam-tunnels, or listening to skaldic karaoke, or fleeing the inhuman Refurserkir. But evil has no interest in her lack of interest. A Nabokovian goof on Agatha Christie, a madcap mystery that is part The Third Policeman and part The Da Vinci Code, The Icelander is one thing above all else: a true original.
 

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User Review  - davebessom - LibraryThing

I enjoyed reading this novel, but I got a little bogged down by the style. It felt at times that the novel was more about the presentation than the story; it was actually a fairly straightforward tale ... Read full review

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User Review  - kinsey_m - LibraryThing

I love this book. I've read it three times so far and I like it better each time. It has so many things in it that shouldn't work, but they do, and in spite of the surreal atmosphere the philosoper ... Read full review

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79
IV
193
V
195
VI
207
VII
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VIII
233
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Dustin Long was born in 1977 in a small town in California. He now lives in
Indiana. This is his first novel.

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