Thursday, 5 May 2011

eighteen.

Få meg på, for faen by Olaug Nilssen (2005)


Maria, the oldest daughter of Sebjørn, is often daydreaming of becoming famous while cleaning the university early in the morning in Bergen. Meanwhile, Alma, a 15 year old virgin back in Maria's home town, spends all her time thinking about sex. Her fantasies include several men in her life, the second-oldest daughter of Sebjørn, various utensils and a sink. She constantly argues with her mother and steals alcohol from her. And then there's the wife of Sebjørn, a housewife with 8 daughters. She is tired of her boring and slave-like life so she decides to go to Oslo and demonstrate for the cause of turnips.

This book is mainly know for its sex-scenes, although that is a small part of the book. It is definitely fun to read about Alma's frustrations, but it wasn't as shocking as I thought it would be. My favourite character and part of the book is the unnamed wife of Sebjørn.

As far as I can see, this book has not been translated into any other languages. But a film based on the book will be out this year. It has already received a prize for best screenplay at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York recently and has been giving great reviews. I can't wait to see it.

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