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>> Like the best stand-up comedians, Mazetti deals in throwaway lines that make us laugh because we recognise all too well our own human foibles and the ridiculousness of life.
...She manages to raise serious issues without becoming preachy, for example by letting the passengers’ evening bar conversations range over different views on global warming, ethical tourism, carbon footprints and other topics which a polar voyage might legitimately raise. But the novel’s primary message, if it has one, is put in Alma’s mouth: love between two people is not instantly recognisable but can look like just about anything, and human beings are like icebergs, nine-tenths hidden beneath the surface.
Mazetti’s Grabben i graven bredvid, also a social-conscience-laced comedy about an unlikely romance, proved a runaway success in Sweden and was published in the UK as Benny and Shrimp. It is about to be launched in the USA and has already garnered enthusiastic reviews there, where Mazetti’s writing has been compared to that of Carol Shields.
Reviewed by Sarah Death in SBR
Katarina Mazetti began her career as a teacher and later moved into broadcast journalism. She is a prize-nominated author, commentator, musician, poet, and the producer of “Freja”, a program for women on Swedish radio. Benny & Shrimp has sold more than 450,000 copies in her native Sweden.
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The following books have been published in english.
- Benny and Shrimp
- God and I broke up
- My Life as a Penguin
To see Mazettis complete bibliography, please click "Bibliografi" on the top left hand side.
>> A bestseller in Sweden, this offbeat, down-to-earth love story is refreshingly light to read and becomes slightly addictive.