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"Most things are both true and absurd." Sheldon/Donny
Thanks to a recommendation from my friend Jennifer, I started 2017 off with an entertaining, quirky little book. Norwegian By Night by Derek Miller is part murder mystery, part political thriller, and part introspective journal of an 82-year-old, Jewish-American, Korean War vet named Sheldon who is also named Donny.
In the last few years I seemed to have been drawn to anything set in Scandinavia, so I particularly enjoyed the descriptions of the countryside as Sheldon/Donny attempts to elude both the Norwegian police and the KLA mafia-type bad guy whose son Sheldon/Donny has inadvertently kidnapped.
The book kept my interest and was a great diversion during the snow storm this weekend. I had never heard of either the book or the author, but I will definitely read his other work. If you need a quick and entertaining read, I highly recommend this one. Even better, I found it on Kindle for $1.99.