Here's what Dan wrote. You can write for the blog too. All it takes are some thoughts about what you've read.
Just thought I'd mention that having been "hooked" by Blackwater I got a copy of another Kerstin Ekman novel, Under the Snow.
Compared to Blackwater it is shorter, easier to read and not so oppressively bleak. Where Blackwater is rather a study in character and landscape with a murder mystery lurking in the background, Under the Snow is more a murder mystery with a study of how landscape affects character lurking in the background.
I enjoyed reading it, but it doesn't continue to lurk there in my mind (to haunt me) like Blackwater.
- A discussion group guide for Under the Snow
- In Margot Livesey's review of Ekman's Witch's Rings for the New York Times, she notes that
"Under the Snow, which was first published in 1961, is among the earliest of Ekman's books. Admirably translated by Joan Tate, who also translated ''Blackwater,'' it is an engrossing (albeit slighter) novel in the same crime-novel genre..."
- David Harrolsson's essay, The Novels of Kerstin Ekman from Parameter Magazine