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by Arnaldur Indridason


This careful, sparsely written book operates at a deeper level than most crime fiction: it conveys the sense of painful inevitability underlying the old stories that medieval Icelanders told through the long winter nights.

I can see myself easily continuing with this series by Arnaldur Indridason, based on how much I was moved by this first lecture (although this is apparently the third in the series)

I can see myself easily continuing with this series by Arnaldur Indridason, based on how much I was moved by this first lecture (although this is apparently the third in the series). You think it won't affect you. You reckon you're strong enough to withstand that sort of thing.

Jar City is classic mystery fiction, both compassionate and thrilling. John Connolly, author of Dark Hollow. There’s much to glean about the people of Iceland from this erudite and compelling stor. .Jar City taps into the melancholy of Scandinavian perspective and manages to be quite thrilling, too. -Rocky Mountain News.

Detective Erlendur - 9 ). Arnaldur Indridason. May my poem pass like a breeze through the sedge by the Styx, its singing bring solace, lull to sleep those who wait. Maybe it was a desire for human contact. He had hardly seen a soul for days, and it occurred to him that the same was probably true of this man Bóas. What do you do down there in the city?’ asked the farmer. He didn’t answer immediately. Sorry, I’m such a nosy bastard. There's much to glean about the people of Iceland from this erudite.

th his thick dressing gown. A bon viveur, Erlendur thought, with a perpetual and slightly feminine redness in his cheeks. He was of an indeterminate age, could be around 60. Greeted Erlendur with a hand as dry as paper and invited him into the lounge. Erlendur sat on a large wine-red leather sofa and declined the offer of a drink

Arnaldur Indriðason (pronounced ; born 8 January 1961) is an Icelandic writer of crime fiction; most of his books feature the protagonist Detective Erlendur.

Arnaldur Indriðason (pronounced ; born 8 January 1961) is an Icelandic writer of crime fiction; most of his books feature the protagonist Detective Erlendur. Arnaldur was born in Reykjavík on 8 January 1961, the son of writer Indriði G. Þorsteinsson. He graduated with a degree in history from the University of Iceland (Háskóli Íslands) in 1996. He worked as a journalist for the newspaper Morgunblaðið from 1981 to 1982, and later as a freelance writer

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Publishing his first book, ‘Sons of Dust’, in 1997, Arnaldur Indridason was to introduce his readers into the world of Detective Erlendur for what was to be his most popular series to date

Publishing his first book, ‘Sons of Dust’, in 1997, Arnaldur Indridason was to introduce his readers into the world of Detective Erlendur for what was to be his most popular series to date. Although his initial two novels have yet to be translated into English, his subsequent books have made him an author popular not just in Iceland, but all across the world as well. This popularity has seen him topping many of the bestseller lists time and time again, as he’s become one of Iceland’s most profitable authors of recent times.

Jar City epub download

ISBN13: 978-1843431015

ISBN: 1843431017

Author: Arnaldur Indridason

Category: Mystery and Thriller

Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense

Language: English

Publisher: The Harvill Press (2004)

Pages: 275 pages

ePUB size: 1232 kb

FB2 size: 1975 kb

Rating: 4.3

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furious ox
This was my first experience reading this series, and over all I found it a pretty impressive start. It is a solidly written thriller and mystery, with quite dark elements and a definitive bleakness, yet I found it quite engaging from beginning to end.

The plot involves Inspector Erlendur investigating an old man’s death. He and his partners search for ideas and clues for who the deceased is, who could have done this to him, and the motives behind the murder. As Erlendur tries to unearth various motives for the old man’s (Holberg’s) death, the plot becomes very complex. As Erlendur opens up the investigations into the past of this man, he finds quite another mystery at hand, one that ventures off into rather dark and uncomfortable territories.

There were other elements that were quite effective as well. I really liked the Icelandic backdrop for the setting of the mystery, and I thought many of the key characters and elements of the plot and mystery were well constructed. There are a few twists that catch you off guard, and the mystery ties all loose ends together rather successfully. The pacing is also very effectively done and there is a good build to the eventual big reveal and mystery. There is a film adaptation for this book that was made in 2006, and I thought it was pretty good in its telling of the story/novel.

I am really interested in reading next installment of the series, Silence of the Grave.
furious ox
This was my first experience reading this series, and over all I found it a pretty impressive start. It is a solidly written thriller and mystery, with quite dark elements and a definitive bleakness, yet I found it quite engaging from beginning to end.

The plot involves Inspector Erlendur investigating an old man’s death. He and his partners search for ideas and clues for who the deceased is, who could have done this to him, and the motives behind the murder. As Erlendur tries to unearth various motives for the old man’s (Holberg’s) death, the plot becomes very complex. As Erlendur opens up the investigations into the past of this man, he finds quite another mystery at hand, one that ventures off into rather dark and uncomfortable territories.

There were other elements that were quite effective as well. I really liked the Icelandic backdrop for the setting of the mystery, and I thought many of the key characters and elements of the plot and mystery were well constructed. There are a few twists that catch you off guard, and the mystery ties all loose ends together rather successfully. The pacing is also very effectively done and there is a good build to the eventual big reveal and mystery. There is a film adaptation for this book that was made in 2006, and I thought it was pretty good in its telling of the story/novel.

I am really interested in reading next installment of the series, Silence of the Grave.
Mr.Bean
I love Arnaldur Indridason's Icelandic thrillers and can't get enough of the books. Since I haven't read them in order, Jar City is the third book I've read in the Erlendur detective series. Erlender is the most human police detective I've had the pleasure to encounter in literature. He is a master at solving crimes but he is troubled with angst about his daughter Eva Lind, a drug addict, and his son, also a drug addict but now in rehab. He divorced his wife decades ago, neglecting fatherhood. His daughter has recently sought him out and they have a very conflicted relationship. Erlendur has found out that Eva Lind is pregnant but still using drugs. He realizes that he can't control her life but he is very angry with the situation.

The novel is about the murder of a 69 year old man named Holberg. Smashed over the head with an ashtray, he is left dead in his apartment until two neighbor children find him. Holberg leaves little in the way of clues about his life except for a small photo of a grave stone that Erlendur finds hidden in the back of his desk. Additionally, the murderer has left a note saying "I am him" next to Holberg's body. What does the note mean and whose grave stone is in the photo?

As Erlendur begins his investigation, the reader is taken back in time to past events that relate to Holberg's death. The writing is exemplary, literate, and beckoning. There is no character whose inner life is left unexplored. This series feels like a gift to me and I keep coming back to Indridason's books. My biggest fear is that I will finish them all before he writes a new one.
Mr.Bean
I love Arnaldur Indridason's Icelandic thrillers and can't get enough of the books. Since I haven't read them in order, Jar City is the third book I've read in the Erlendur detective series. Erlender is the most human police detective I've had the pleasure to encounter in literature. He is a master at solving crimes but he is troubled with angst about his daughter Eva Lind, a drug addict, and his son, also a drug addict but now in rehab. He divorced his wife decades ago, neglecting fatherhood. His daughter has recently sought him out and they have a very conflicted relationship. Erlendur has found out that Eva Lind is pregnant but still using drugs. He realizes that he can't control her life but he is very angry with the situation.

The novel is about the murder of a 69 year old man named Holberg. Smashed over the head with an ashtray, he is left dead in his apartment until two neighbor children find him. Holberg leaves little in the way of clues about his life except for a small photo of a grave stone that Erlendur finds hidden in the back of his desk. Additionally, the murderer has left a note saying "I am him" next to Holberg's body. What does the note mean and whose grave stone is in the photo?

As Erlendur begins his investigation, the reader is taken back in time to past events that relate to Holberg's death. The writing is exemplary, literate, and beckoning. There is no character whose inner life is left unexplored. This series feels like a gift to me and I keep coming back to Indridason's books. My biggest fear is that I will finish them all before he writes a new one.
Kazimi
I have read many, many Nordic/Scandinavian police procedurals, but this is my first by Arnaldur Indridason. It is the first of his books featuring Inspector Erlendur. I found Erlendur to be an interesting character whose personal involvement in the case and concern about his daughter made him likable in spite of his morose, abrupt demeanor. This is a police procedural with the procedural steps clearly spelled out and recapped at points, so the detecting was easy to follow even when it went back to past cases. There were some twists and surprises, but I don’t think it really warrants the description “thriller” as denoted in the subtitle, "Reykjavik Thriller”; and the title “Jar City” refers to an aspect of the case that some of the characters didn’t even know. More could have been done to highlight distinctive features of Reykjavik and the geographical features of Iceland, which would have been interesting for non-Icelandic readers. The sense of Iceland as a small country with little violent crime did clearly come through. I agree with those reviewers who appreciated the developing relationship between Erlendur and his daughter yet hoped that Erlendur’s police colleagues would be more developed in later installments. I intend to read more to find out. P. S. The tutorial on Icelandic naming conventions at the beginning of the book was very helpful.
Kazimi
I have read many, many Nordic/Scandinavian police procedurals, but this is my first by Arnaldur Indridason. It is the first of his books featuring Inspector Erlendur. I found Erlendur to be an interesting character whose personal involvement in the case and concern about his daughter made him likable in spite of his morose, abrupt demeanor. This is a police procedural with the procedural steps clearly spelled out and recapped at points, so the detecting was easy to follow even when it went back to past cases. There were some twists and surprises, but I don’t think it really warrants the description “thriller” as denoted in the subtitle, "Reykjavik Thriller”; and the title “Jar City” refers to an aspect of the case that some of the characters didn’t even know. More could have been done to highlight distinctive features of Reykjavik and the geographical features of Iceland, which would have been interesting for non-Icelandic readers. The sense of Iceland as a small country with little violent crime did clearly come through. I agree with those reviewers who appreciated the developing relationship between Erlendur and his daughter yet hoped that Erlendur’s police colleagues would be more developed in later installments. I intend to read more to find out. P. S. The tutorial on Icelandic naming conventions at the beginning of the book was very helpful.
Gio
This was my introduction to the Icelandic detective Erlendur. It was a dark and moody murder mystery that starts with the death of an isolated old man in a run down apartment and evolves into the investigation of a forty year old rape committed by the victim. The murders themselves were pretty bleak and it is definitely not the typical American style crime thriller, but that's not a bad thing. The author paints such a clear picture of the people, the country and the city locked in an almost perpetual winter and the equally moody detective that the mystery itself takes second place to the writing. A must read for anyone interested in exploring the mystery writers of other countries. Think Ian Rankin meets Annie Proulx.
Gio
This was my introduction to the Icelandic detective Erlendur. It was a dark and moody murder mystery that starts with the death of an isolated old man in a run down apartment and evolves into the investigation of a forty year old rape committed by the victim. The murders themselves were pretty bleak and it is definitely not the typical American style crime thriller, but that's not a bad thing. The author paints such a clear picture of the people, the country and the city locked in an almost perpetual winter and the equally moody detective that the mystery itself takes second place to the writing. A must read for anyone interested in exploring the mystery writers of other countries. Think Ian Rankin meets Annie Proulx.
Tenius
Jar City may have been first Inspector Erlendur as often listed but Erlendur earns the interest of the CID as a very determined Traffic policemen determined to go when he was not ‘sanction’ in Reykjavik Nights. There is a sentence or two indicating he does have children but very little of what is to come in Jar City.
Here he pushes his teammates perceptions of objectivity in wandering ways to good effect.
But the rewarding gem is how very human the tale is as you recognize life’s suffering for those harmed women especially, but also multiple fathers.
Indridason a detective story with soul and a touch of humor..
Tenius
Jar City may have been first Inspector Erlendur as often listed but Erlendur earns the interest of the CID as a very determined Traffic policemen determined to go when he was not ‘sanction’ in Reykjavik Nights. There is a sentence or two indicating he does have children but very little of what is to come in Jar City.
Here he pushes his teammates perceptions of objectivity in wandering ways to good effect.
But the rewarding gem is how very human the tale is as you recognize life’s suffering for those harmed women especially, but also multiple fathers.
Indridason a detective story with soul and a touch of humor..