Jagannath – Karin Tidbeck

Jagannath became a favourite book for most people, and Karin Tidbeck suddenly became a popular author. My fear of everything that was suddenly popular also applied to this book, and after a long time passed, I was able to read it. Interesting is the only word that comes to my mind for Jagannath. And not much more.


Jagannath - Karin Tidbeck

I remember only about three of the stories on Jagannath, and I’m not sure if I liked them. Karin Tidbeck is one of the authors who doesn’t let you get too close to her while reading. Who knows, maybe she’s just as far from herself. That is how I felt anyway. Of course, this means that if you’re looking for a distraction, this may be a good choice. I can say that her stories are interesting and even strange, and honestly, I cannot say anything else. If you’re looking for something different, it might be just the book you’re looking for. Enjoy!

Jagannath - Karin Tidbeck


A child is born in a tin can. A switchboard operator finds himself in hell. Three corpulent women float somewhere beyond time. Welcome to the weird world of Karin Tidbeck, the visionary Swedish author of literary sci-fi, speculative fiction, and mind-bending fantasy who has captivated readers around the world. Originally published by the tiny press Cheeky Frawg–the passion project of Ann and Jeff VanderMeer–Jagannath has been celebrated by readers and critics alike, with rave reviews from major outlets and support from lauded peers like China Miéville and even Ursula K. Le Guin herself. These are stories in which fairies haunt quiet towns, and an immortal being discovers the nature of time–stories in which anything is possible.

Karin Tidbeck

Karin Margareta Tidbeck is a Swedish author of fantasy and weird fiction. Tidbeck debuted with the short story collection Vem är Arvid Pekon? in 2010, followed by the novel Amatka in 2012.

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