"Magnus Ringgren reads Pink Liksoms new roman"
"Pink, as well As is a somewhat mythical author. Slightly enigmatic, a little punk, quite cosmopolitan, very Finnish. Typically is her best book so far about a heeling journey with the trans-siberian railway. Her new novel Överstinnan tries to be a fairly common, albeit annoying and cheeky story, and it succeeds to a large extent with it."
"A girl from the Tornedalens Finnish page has a lot of black education in the backpack. She marries the Captain, a friend of her father and the 28 years older than she. He is a nazi, and it is also she. Both come from a rural ”white” sphere which does not have a lot of refinement and good manners to do."
"”Rödingarna” is in the margin, most carrion at the roadside. you background rolls Finnish history from the ”war of independence” a hundred years ago (we usually say ”the civil war”) and up to fairly modern times. We may, in short, see the Finnish fascism from the inside. It is not particularly beautiful."
"It is överstinnan himself as the word. She is talking on the. Very to with. She has many anecdotes on the stock, many needle marks to distribute to slentrianmässig historiography. I'm giggling raw when she notes that Hitler's nose seems to made of bakelite. Less interesting for her is the longer historietrådarna, those who have the broader samhällsbilder to do."
"the More coherent the story becomes during the three Finnish wars fought in the second world war, the shadow of the winter war, the continuation war and finland, is also. Here, I know my limitations; I can not the details. But the image of a burlesque officersmiljö is clear, comical and despicable. Without blinking turn överstinnan from the neatly kontorsbiträde to the accountant of the corpses in The prison camp."
"Överstinnan see everything what nazism is capable of early on in their lives. She is a good observer, but her eyes have no morals. The idea that she herself as a pimple and as a descendant of the sami people really belong to the ”inferior races” touches on her, but she draws no conclusions from it."
"Far more important for her is to map their erotic life. It consists of two passionshistorier that reflects in each other, almost into the details. The captain is a brutal bastard, and she lived – usually in the great pleasure – until he whips a fetus out of her body. At fifty, she meets a fourteen-year-old guy who attracts a different and more equal desire in her. Both stories have a tantalizing and småfarlig age, in the centre."
"Överstinnan is a kärrmänniska. She is drawn to mud and svirrande naturhängivelse, to the lovely marshes far up in the north. Perhaps the author believes that this is a picture of both her moral failings and her erotic obsession."
"To finally reconcile överstinnan with all of their lives. But I had wanted to know much more about these various life conditions in the sami, the Finnish and finland-Swedish, in the white and red Finland. The main character is too large for its hinterland. Epic width I would have liked, but it does not seem to be Pink Liksoms favoritgren as a writer."
"Wahlström & Widstrand"