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Self-proclaimed bibliophile, culture nut and nerdfighter. English lit. and linguistics geek. Future career in publishing.

The Blue Fox by Sjón

The Blue Fox - Sigurjón Birgir Sigurðsson (Sjón)

Note: The review below was taken directly from my Goodreads account.



The Blue Fox is about both a man hunting a blue fox and a man who has just put his ward to rest. It sounds boring and kind of bad when I put it like that, but I don't really want to give too much away.

It's actually very beautiful, with moving prose (of course, I can't read Icelandic so the translation will have to suffice; I'm sure it's more lyrical in its native language as most translated novels are) and magical events. The novella has the feel of a fable and is very mystical.

It was a really great introduction into Icelandic literature.

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