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Bjarne Reuter

Författare till Løgnhalsen fra Umbrien

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Løgnhalsen fra Umbrien (2004) 127 exemplar
Prins Faisals ring (2000) 126 exemplar
The Boys from St. Petri (1600) 103 exemplar
Buster's World (1986) 67 exemplar
Das Zimthaus (1996) 47 exemplar
Shamran - den som kommer (1985) 42 exemplar
Den iranske gartner : roman (2008) 39 exemplar
Barolo Kvartetten (2002) 33 exemplar
Am Ende des Tages. (2005) 30 exemplar
Os to, Oskar - for evigt (1987) 29 exemplar
Langebro med løbende figurer (1995) 29 exemplar
Når snerlen blomstrer (1983) 27 exemplar
Abdulahs juveler (1981) 18 exemplar
En rem af huden (1992) 18 exemplar
Ridder af skraldespanden (1976) 18 exemplar
En tro kopi (1986) 16 exemplar
7 A (1992) 16 exemplar
Den cubanske kabale (1989) 16 exemplar
Hodder, der Nachtschwärmer (1998) 16 exemplar
Rent guld i posen (1975) 15 exemplar
När solen skulle säljas (1982) 15 exemplar
Månen over Bella Bio (1988) 15 exemplar
Fakiren fra Bilbao (1990) 14 exemplar
Zappa (1979) 14 exemplar
Tre engle og fem løver (1977) 14 exemplar
Jakten på jultomten (1984) 13 exemplar
Vi der valgte mælkevejen (1989) 13 exemplar
Operation Mikado (1998) 11 exemplar
Skyggernes hus (2007) 10 exemplar
[Fem] (2008) 10 exemplar
Hvor regnbuen ender (1982) 10 exemplar
Mig og Albinoni (1991) 7 exemplar
Den skæggede dame (1989) 7 exemplar
Kaptajn Bimse & Goggeletten (1992) 7 exemplar
Halvvejen til Rafael (2006) 6 exemplar
Den egyptiske tenor (2010) 6 exemplar
Englene i Avignon (2016) 5 exemplar
Slusernes kejser (1978) 5 exemplar
Suzanne & Leonard (1980) 5 exemplar
Den korsikanske Bisp (1993) 5 exemplar
Kaptajn Bimses jul (2004) 5 exemplar
Kaptajn Bimse i Ottomanien (2006) 4 exemplar
Brødrene Mortensens jul (2002) 4 exemplar
Det forkerte barn : noveller (1982) 4 exemplar
Knud, Otto & Carmen Rosita (1981) 4 exemplar
Tronns sorte engle (1988) 3 exemplar
Det tolvte trinnet (2003) 3 exemplar
Peter Pan (1989) 3 exemplar
Lola (1992) 3 exemplar
Den dobbelte mand (1997) 3 exemplar
Busters verden 1-3 (2000) 3 exemplar
Bertram (2010) 2 exemplar
En dag i Hector Hansens liv (1985) 2 exemplar
Under kometens hale (1999) 2 exemplar
Bogen (2012) 2 exemplar
Det skøre land (1977) 2 exemplar
Casanova (Danish Edition) (1983) 2 exemplar
Willys fars bil (1999) 1 exemplar
Drømmenes bro (1987) 1 exemplar
Bundhu (1985) 1 exemplar
3 til Bermudos (1991) 1 exemplar
Skibene i skovene (1981) 1 exemplar
Reuters byro 1 exemplar
Prinz Faisal 1 exemplar
Den dansende bjørn (1988) 1 exemplar
Tropicana (1985) 1 exemplar

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Don't Read This! : And Other Tales of the Unnatural (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 25 exemplar
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Allmänna fakta

Födelsedag
1950-04-29
Kön
male
Nationalitet
Denmark
Land (för karta)
Denmark
Födelseort
Brønshøj, Copenhagen, Denmark
Yrken
teacher
writer
screenwriter

Medlemmar

Recensioner

Huyendo de una de las peores epidemias de peste que asolan Europa, una desvencijada carreta cargada de pociones y ungüentos milagrosos atraviesa los campos de Umbría durante la primavera de 1348. Giuseppe Pagamino, veterano embaucador, herborista y saqueador de tumbas, recala en Florencia, que más que la metrópoli tan cantada de otras épocas se le aparece como una ciudad vacía y maloliente. Allí, en una casa señorial abandonada, descubre a Arturo, un jovenzuelo a quien no duda en reclutar como ayudante y discípulo. Juntos encaminarán sus pasos hacia Lucca, donde Maese Giuseppe espera hacer realidad su sueño más preciado: conseguir el elixir de la inmortalidad. Sin embargo, los planesde Giuseppe toparán con el obispo y sus esbirros, que lo acusarán de brujería y lo encerrarán en una mazmorra. Ante tan comprometida situación, para volver a su vida errante y aventurera, donde le espera un sinfín de episodios rocambolescos en compañía del fiel Arturo, el pícaro herborista deberá hacer gala de su formidable capacidad para sacar el mejor partido de las circunstancias más adversas.… (mer)
 
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Natt90 | 2 andra recensioner | Mar 7, 2023 |
Sjov. Lige lovlig gakket. En slags Bertram-bog for voksne. På ingen måde stor litteratur, men jeg var godt underholdt (det er yderst sjældent, jeg griner højt, når jeg hører lydbog, men det gjorde jeg med denne).
 
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thomasbaldur | 2 andra recensioner | May 3, 2021 |
Den var väl ok.
 
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autisticluke | Nov 14, 2019 |
Løgnhalsen fra Umbrien "The liar from Umbria" tells the story of Giuseppe Pagamino, a snake oil salesman glibly lying, conning and grave-robbing his way through a fractured 14th-Century northern Italy. The main plotline of the novel is Giuseppe’s quest for the final ingredients for a concoction that will grant him immortality, but he gets distracted along the way by, among other things, hiring a young apprentice, running away from the Inquisition, and looking after a baby left to drown in a river. Occasionally, other characters step into the foreground, but their contribution to the story is fairly limited.

I found this book a disappointment: Reuter clearly set out to write a picaresque novel, comedic and deliberately unfocused, but in my opinion he failed in two respects.

Firstly, for a picaresque novel that intentionally deviates from its main plot for most of the book, there is precious little to do for the main characters. Many of the side plots involve the main characters trying to find temporary comfort and wealth before Providence or a villain interferes, or traipsing along some road on their way to the next (sub-)plot point; consequently, they are terribly boring -- there’s hardly any action or extended scenes of Giuseppe plying his criminal trades. Also, while the scrapes the main characters get involved in are random, featureless and impactless -- precisely as they should be -- Reuter devotes too many pages to the episodes, which makes them ponderous and overwritten, rather than snappy and light-footed. It’s also unfortunate that the deviations and the distractions hardly ever involve multiple or even interesting characters, and while it is heavily implied that a few of the episodes are relevant to the main plot, they turn out to be only minimally so. A few episodes introduce characters as though they will continue to show up and impact later events, but they are then conveniently dropped -- usually by dying offscreen.

Secondly, for a picaresque book, there is very little in the way of comedy here. Part of that I attribute to the setting: I simply do not expect a medieval society that routinely mocks disabled and disfigured people to adhere to 21st-century Western sensitivities, and so some of the attempts at humour fall flat, or read as world-building rather than comedy. In addition, Reuter has inexplicably toned down his dry wit, his sense for the absurd, and his political incorrectness. It’s as though he set out to write a semi-serious historical novel, but why he thought to do that with a tale about an inveterate con-man running afoul of the social and religious establishment, I don’t know.

In short: I was mildly amused and intermittently entertained by this book, but ultimately it is too serious, too long, and too laborious for its own good.
… (mer)
½
 
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Petroglyph | 2 andra recensioner | Dec 19, 2014 |

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Verk
86
Även av
2
Medlemmar
1,189
Popularitet
#21,621
Betyg
½ 3.6
Recensioner
15
ISBN
351
Språk
15
Favoritmärkt
3

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