I finished this book today, whilst waiting on buses and such, it was a good book. It's the story of Trond, and his relationships with those around him. The story spans 50 years, three generation. We are introduced to Trond and his friend Jon, his father, a few other characters and minimally his mom and sister, and of coarse his daughter. All these characters play a short part in Trond's recollections. Trond at the age of 67 abandons the city and heads to the beautiful mountains of Norway close to the border of Sweden, he reflects on the summer he spent in this area with his dad and the susequent strange events that follow that summer.
What I liked about the book: I liked the vivid descriptions, the innocence of Tronds view, while he was a young lad, I also liked that he just trusted his dad so implicitly. The setting of the book and the characters were very believable, but I did find the situations a little weird. I have to say I like the boy Trond better than the man Trond.
What I didn't like: maybe this is not so much as I didn't like, but I was a little confused (remember I'm an old blonde) Trond kept thinking of his own mortality, I'm assuming he came up to the farm to die and make peace with his past life. I did find the unexpected meeting with Lars a little off as well. The lack of conversation was a bit weird also. Maybe it's just me, but if I met someone from 50 years ago I think I'd ask a few questions.
I read this book for the Awesome Author Challenge an enjoyable read, some strangeness, but then that's what makes it interesting.