2021-10-16

Storytellers: Large Print, Dyslexia-Friendly

In March 1920 Icelandic days are short and cold, but the nights are long. For most, on those nights, funny, sad, and dramatic stories are told around the fire. But there is nothing dramatic about Gunnar, a hermit blacksmith who barely manages to make ends meet. He knows nobody will remember him – they already don’t. All he wants is peace, the company of his animals, and a steady supply of his medication. Sometimes he wonders what it would feel like to have a story of his own. He’s about to find out.Sigurd – a man with a plan, a broken ankle, and shocking amounts of money – won’t talk about himself, but is happy to tell a story that just might get Gunnar killed. The blacksmith's other “friends” are just as eager to write him into stories of their own – from Brynhildur who wants to fix Gunnar, then marry him, his doctor who is on the precipice of calling for an intervention, The Conservative Women of Iceland who want to rehabilitate Gunnar’s “heathen ways” – even the goddamn elf has plans for the blacksmith.As his defenses begin to crumble, Gunnar decides that perhaps his life is due for a change – on his own terms. But can he avoid the endings others have in mind for him, and forge his own?Note: British English conventions, spelling, and grammar were used in this book.The author is an ex-blacksmith, lover of all things Icelandic, physically located in Amsterdam, spiritually living in a log cabin near Akureyri. He has published stories and essays in Polish and American magazines, both online and in print. This is his first novel.Alright kids, this one is FOR SURE, a keeper. Bjørn has a knack for writing witty, enjoyable characters. Bjørn seamlessly brings the two [stories] together in a fast paced, action packed ending that definitely left me reading way past my bedtime (a bookworms famous last words amiright?) – Read Explore Repeat blog It just zipped by and was AMAZING!!!! Like, I NEVER saw it coming and it was so good and thrilling and edge of your seat! – Penni Ellington I’d read a bathroom wall if it was written by this guy. – Jenna Dahmianna NightwindI was so invested in finding out what was happening, I had a lot of trouble putting the book down. A few midnight readings did occur. It felt like a mystery to me. – Goodreads reviewer


Book Details

Book Title: Storytellers: Large Print, Dyslexia-Friendly

Book Author: Bjørn Larssen

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ISBN: 908299853X