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NHL Book Club – November: Nordic Noir
29th November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This month’s book club reading features the nordic noir sub-genre of crime fiction.
Join the discussion at the library on Thursday, November 29th at 10AM.
ABOUT THE BOOKS:
Nordic noir novels have topped international bestseller lists for nearly a decade. It can be argued the genus is reaching a new level of popularity, prompted by first time North American book releases and internationally accessible film and television. One of the most well-known works of the crime fiction is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Series), a global sensation published in 2005, and later released as a movie in 2011.
Nordic noir novels possess many appealing qualities typical of the sub-genre – bleak black, white and gray landscapes make curling up with a book and a cup of tea that much more appealing; strong, yet mentally tortured protagonists create complex characters; and brutal crimes with shocking turns compose page turning drama. All the while, nordic noir authors are known for incorporating thought-provoking social commentary, depicting heinous crimes that cover deeper societal inequalities and prejudice. Adding to the appeal is the commonality of direct, simplistic prose, that creates an accessible, entertaining cocktail of fiction.
After the books, try one of numerous popular television series available on media streaming platforms worldwide. (But we know the books are always better!)