"Jenny Högström will be most interested in Instagramprofilen mentioned in the novel"
"This is a kulturartikel which is a part of Aftonbladet's opinionsjournalistik."
"A novel told in lyrical prose fragments from a spring to another. A young woman on the operation by the city and existence. Men, desire, the body, the modern. The novel is named after a sex club in Stockholm and a part of New York. "
"If this is not the the writer like Marguerite Duras so I named Donald Duck, I think when I read Zara Kjellners first novel, Manhattan. Then I found an old interview where Kjellner says that she likes Marguerite Duras."
"it testifies about so-called ”good taste”. It testifies to a sense of violence, desire and intoxication, a sense of intensity but also for its opposite (lethargy? inaction?), and an interest in style and form. It is also a sign of a lack of interest in moralising."
"In the best case, it was fucking great – in the worst case the right fucking incomprehensible."
"The Duras who is usually the role model is the one that appeared a bit in his writing, when the prose at once förtätades and fragmenterades. In the best case, it was fucking great – in the worst case the right fucking incomprehensible."
"Manhattan is not incomprehensible. It is not, as you will have understood, a novel which engages in a straight realistic narrative or to write their readers on the nose. It is both its strength and its weakness."
"nLiksom the reader seem to Sonia, its young female jagberättare, is experiencing life as it happens. She meets Diego, a senior architect, with small, firm hands, with which she plays the slave and the president. She meets Emmanuel, a young, promiscuous layabout, with which she fucks here and there. She starts to work on the Lindex."
"a lot is happening in the eyes, in the tank, at the side of the. Sonias hands do not grab, they hover. She doesn't go by without moving away. Sometimes it is sensuous and evocative – I think sometimes it feels evasive and elaborate."
"I fläskar on with a question mark – while the Manhattan is a novel in the absence of all punctuation except the point and the comma"
"Olga (first, I believe that there is a crazy older woman who persecute Sonia) gets sick. But why is it never straight out that it is her mother? Why mentioned Olga's illness is never named? Or they frequently use genitals? Why is it never the where the seahorse which starts to grow in Sonias stomach is a child?"
"nJag fläskar on with a question mark – while the Manhattan is a novel in the absence of all punctuation except the point and the come. It is stylistically well done and a typically promising debut. I like it and its as well as vague, vegetative, jagsvaga state. "
"But I think it still says something when I become more interested in the Victoria's Secret model on Instagram as Sonia starts to follow than of her own life and destiny."