Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Raittila, Hannu “Canal Grande”

Raittila, Hannu “Canal Grande” (finn.: Canal Grande) - 2001

I don't think I would have ever found this book if it wasn't for Bookcrossing. You know, the site that “encourages readers to read, register, and release books for others to enjoy.” Great idea because I would have missed a good laugh.

A group of Finnish scientists is going to Venice in order to prevent it from sinking. The Finnish and Italian mentality and … uhm … work ethic clash, to say the least.

A funny, totally absurd novel, partly chaotic, partly incredibly hilarious. I loved it. If you want to find out more about the people from that small Scandinavian country, read this book.

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