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Book review: I and all is a strangely anonymous series of still images

It is with books as with people, it clicks not always. But a relatively cool first meeting can, for the time to deepen the contact, eventually show themselves able to give more than you thought.

almost feels reacquainted with Ylva Karlsson and Sara Lundberg's ”I and all”, a picture book about what goes on in the minds of Olivia and if it is around about in her nearest surroundings. Olivia wants to, with his mind, gaining access to their immediate universe: ”I think of someone who is sitting somewhere else and think other thoughts. Perhaps the thoughts I have never thought and will never think”.

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Olivia , for each of the book's spreads presents itself someone in her outer sphere. Someone who moves in parallel, but still far away, which has different terms and conditions. Such as Mickey mouse that ”is a cow” and from said supine position consider the tractor as far forward over the field.

In a ögonblänk, we end up with John and his mom Sara, who together run the tractor. John is there but at the same time someone else then he looks away towards the cemetery, where perhaps someone is sad. And, of course, are there some that lack a grandma and hugs her tombstone.

It is Sara Lundberg's photos that runs the tours of the couples as the author and bildmakare always have to tråda in bilderböckernas world.

So runs the story. A series of still images and scenes which can be linked and click on. The transitions sometimes seem fragile, so that in the next bladvändning appear as self-evident. As the scenes from a train where Hjalmar, wearing a sheer blue dress and tiara, draw princesses, while he observes the lively Viola on the seat next to you. She whose mother calls the creation of ”the girl” fixed Hjalmar knows that it is wrong. Hjalmar is the hen and ”would never dare let that much on a train”.

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train , it scales, however, the Viola. The picture where she's obstinate stand up on the seat and REQUIRES! is the book's highlight. Suddenly an eruption of energy. Viola is right there and then a real pain in the ass. Not at all difficult to imagine vuxenfrustrationen. Surely at least two hours of train ride left. This really lågar it if Sara Lundberg's illustration. Between Viola and her mother is a as a feat of strength, and kritornas kraftkulörer and the intense expression makes me associate to Edvard Munch. Desperation! Energy! Powerful.

on the whole, it is Sara Lundberg's photos that runs the tours of the couples as the author and bildmakare always have to tråda in bilderböckernas world. Lundberg's illustrations for warmth and personality to the text that is certainly skilled, but still surrounded by a strange anonymity and the lack of a really poignant image. Surprising given the immediate proximity of so many other of Ylva Karlsson stories so obviously conveys.

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