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Johanna Sinisalo

Autor(a) de Troll: A Love Story

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Obras por Johanna Sinisalo

Troll: A Love Story (2000) 971 exemplares
The Core of the Sun (2013) 298 exemplares
Birdbrain (2008) 133 exemplares
The Blood of Angels (2014) 116 exemplares
The Dedalus Book of Finnish Fantasy (Dedalus Literary Fantasy Anthologies) (2012) — Editor; Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
Iron Sky [2012 film] (2012) — Autor — 79 exemplares
Sankarit (2003) 74 exemplares
Lasisilmä (2006) 56 exemplares
Renaten tarina (2018) 22 exemplares
Ukkoshuilu (2021) 19 exemplares
Vieraat : romaani (2020) 17 exemplares
Muumimamman vaarallinen nuoruus (2007) 13 exemplares
Verkon silmässä : tarinoita internetin maailmasta (2005) — Editor; Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Baby Doll 8 exemplares
Kätketyt (2006) 8 exemplares
Möbiuksen maa : lastenromaani (2010) 5 exemplares
Tiskivuoro (2016) 3 exemplares
Tapahtui Muumilaaksossa (2009) 2 exemplares
Iron sky támad a Hold (2020) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Contribuidor — 409 exemplares
Year's Best SF 13 (2008) — Contribuidor — 191 exemplares
The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People (2010) — Contribuidor — 190 exemplares
Atoroxin perilliset : parhaita suomalaisia tieteiskertomuksia (1988) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Kultainen naamio (1993) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Year's Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 4 (2017) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Jäinen vaeltaja : sata vuotta suomalaista tieteiskirjallisuutta (1986) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Ensimmäinen yhteys : tieteisnovelleja (1988) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Kuun pimeä puoli (2013) 20 exemplares
Nordic Visions: The Best of Nordic Speculative Fiction (2023) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Illan tähti yksinäinen (1991) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Verenhimo : suomalaisia vampyyritarinoita (2011) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Hurtan koodeksi : Boris Hurtan 25-vuotistaiteilijajuhlakirja (2013) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Onnellinen kuolema (1996) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Avatars Inc (2020) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Fantasian monet maailmat (2004) 12 exemplares
Intohimosta rikokseen (2002) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The WisCon Chronicles Vol. 10: Social Justice (Redux) (2016) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Kirjailijoiden Kalevala (2013) 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



I liked this strange book that examined the effects of a dystopia that required strict gender roles. The plot was slow and translation felt a bit dry, but the overall effect was interesting and I liked the chili pepper woowoo.
mslibrarynerd | 14 outras críticas | Jan 13, 2024 |

This was given as a freebie to all attenders of Worldcon 75 in Helsinki back in 2017, to boost the visibility of Finnish writers among attendees. To be honest the stories are skewed a little more towards horror than is my usual taste, but I really enjoyed the first one, “The Haunted House on Rockville Street” by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen, and one in the very middle, “The Bearer of the Bone Harp”, by Emmi Itäranta.… (mais)
nwhyte | Jan 7, 2024 |
Hey guys. This book was like riding a rollercoaster and it's nice and smooth at first so you get overconfident about how not fucked up you're going to get on that first drop - and then suddenly it hits, your ass leaves the seat, you're clawing at the harness, and swearing you will NEVER ride another coaster again. And when it's done you're like HOLY FUCK THAT WAS COOL.

So yeah. I liked it. There were moments where I was like "this could be more interesting" and in other places I thought the translation maybe seemed lacking although it's hard to tell, but once I finished I think I would've been less stunned after being punched in the face.

I'd definitely recommend for people that like modern dystopian settings mixed with a bit of the unbelievable.

Ending spoilers ahead:

I loved how the end was open to interpretation. If you think the spirit possession was real you can attribute this idea into how spiritualism/ritualism is discriminated against by "polite" society and that the chilis here represent other means of trance inducement from other cultures, such as peyote.

And if you don't believe that the spirit possession was real it can be explained by the fact that Vera is a very intelligent woman and once she had the background information on Harri and his gambling, plus the information he told her in the bathroom, that she could've deduced the human trafficking scenario and hallucinated that she saved Mira's spirit and keeps it safe inside her mind, either to ease her own guilt or a way to keep Mira in her thoughts always etc.

In the end I do like how the message is that humans will always corrupt - no matter how strict, well meaning, and kind those in power are (even though the Authority here really is NOT), there will always be others that take advantage of the unseen places and gouge out 'seedy underbellies'.
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zozopuff | 14 outras críticas | Dec 19, 2022 |
Interesting premise, but the characters didn’t hold me and the epistolary structure annoyed me.
invisiblecityzen | 14 outras críticas | Mar 13, 2022 |



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Lola Rogers Translator
Boris Hurtta Contributor
David Hackston Translator
Leena Krohn Contributor
Jyrki Vainonen Contributor
Sari Peltoniemi Contributor
Jouko Sirola Contributor
Anne Leinonen Contributor
Hannu Mänttäri Cover artist
Tove Jansson Contributor
Arto Paasilinna Contributor
Bo Carpelan Contributor
Mika Waltari Contributor
Aleksis Kivi Contributor
Juhani Peltonen Contributor
Markku Paasonen Contributor
Erno Paasilinna Contributor
Maarit Verronen Contributor
Aino Kallas Contributor
Olli Jalonen Contributor
Satu Waltari Contributor
Pentti Holappa Contributor
Udo Kier Actor
Laibach Composer
Leena Likitalo Contributor
Miina Supinen Contributor
Emmi Itäranta Contributor
Anni Nupponen Contributor
Jenny Kangasvuo Contributor
Hannu Rajaniemi Contributor
Tiina Raevaara Contributor
Taavi Soininvaara Contributor
Juha Itkonen Contributor
Sari Mikkonen Contributor
Markku Pääskynen Contributor
Jari Järvelä Contributor
Riikka Ala-Harja Contributor
Laura Honkasalo Contributor
Jyrki J. Kasvi Contributor
Sofi Oksanen Contributor
Angela Plöger Translator
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