Thursday, August 31, 2017
Kvinnorna och Staden 2 - Kerstin Ekman
As previously stated (when I re-read the first two books) this series combines literary genius with new social history and extensive historical research. Unmissable, therefore.
But then, in book four, something strange happens. The book is set in what was present day at the time of writing (1973) with frequent flashbacks into the near past, and somehow it doesn't work. I suppose it is the 1970s spirit that adds this decidedly hippie, free-love spirit to the story that sadly is doing it absolutely no good at all.
Although the third part was excellent, part four was therefore something of an anticlimax.
It would seem not even Kerstin Ekman has produced 100% sheer brilliancy, then?