"Anneli Jordahl read essays by Merete Mazzarella"
"Everybody who has been in Venice have noted how the city's romantic view obscured by enormous cruise ships, which added one after the other in the port. On a similar ship thrive writer, literary scholar, the Finnish-Swedish essäns ace, Merete Mazzarella."
"It was the last thing I could think of. A diplomatbarn, partly grown up in Beijing, the well is a relaxed traveler? It does not apply to Mazzarella, and it is precisely what makes this travelogue special. Lyxkryssningen to the Amazon depicted with a curious and keen eye for hierarchies and umgängeskoder. All interwoven with the author's gentle and mildly humorous thoughts on ageing and the loves that passed."
"Mazzarella and her husband, abandon themselves gladly in it as any kryssningsanställd call ”the uterus”. Immediately set up the same routines on cruise to the Caribbean. The morning is devoted to writing and reading in the library. Each day takes the pair of hearty walks on the deck."
"Ambivalence is constantly there. Kryssningsresenärens low status of ”the travellers, the hierarchy” means that they will be treated like a flock of sheep, according to the salesman the most gullible. "
"And the shame is there. Even the samhällsmedvetne looking to be serviced, despite the realization that the rest is based on the unequal basis. The boat is clinically trimmed by the low - ”ministering spirits”. Afternoon tea is served ”with white gloves by people with a different skin colour”. The author's anthropological eye to depict the ship as an upstairs and downstairs. In addition, with the breathtaking klimatmedveten statistics on matberget and the fuel required. Most of them are british and the dinners, comes the ”holiday mood”. Mention the Brexit! "
"Molly Johnson novel areas for technical – which is in part about a luxury boat towards the Bahamas – will for me. But Mazzarella writes is not satire. An article about lyxkryssningskulturens deadly convenience of David Foster Wallace have inspired her. "
"In this two-part book, the second journey – which is about Brisbane in Australia where the husband has a visiting professorship – it is referred to as Bruce Chatwins Drömspår. Even if the reader gets insights into the country's history, in particular linked to the aborigines, is this the story less interesting. Two people moving in the university environment provides, of course, not the same friction. "
"the End is ominous. During the writing time became a global warming alarmist. Stop taking a boat the author can imagine. But stop to fly?! No."
"About a couple of decades will, most likely, this is the book to read as an exotic tidsskildring."
"" The wary traveler"
"We & Söderström"