From the list on losing faith in humanity but having a good time.
Who am I?
I'm Stefán Máni, the Dark prince of Nordic noir. I was an avid book reader from an early age but I didn’t believe I could become a writer myself one day. I dropped out of school at the age of 17, worked in the fishing industry, and travelled to Europe and the United States. I started writing at the age of 23, published my first book at the age of 26, and my first best-seller at the age of 34; the thriller Black’s Game that became a popular movie in 2012. Since then I've written many best sellers and created the most popular character in Icelandic literature; detective Hordur Grímsson.
Stefán's book list on losing faith in humanity but having a good time
Discover why each book is one of Stefán's favorite books.
Why did Stefán love this book?
This is one of the bleakest books I have ever read. And then I read it again, and again.
Why? Because it is scary as hell, and extremely well written. It sets its claws into you and it won’t let go.
The Road is a dystopian masterpiece. The World has ended and what is left is mostly nothing but also horror almost beyond comprehension.
Murder, starvation, cannibalism, you name it. The book is scary because this could happen.
You are also deeply worried about the protagonists; the father and son of the story. In a World without hope, they manage to find it and keep it alive in their hearts. I still have not seen the movie and I do not want to. I love the book too much.
A well-written story creates magic in your brain. This book is magical. A must-read. But a tough one.