The Bomber has ratings and reviews. Simon said: I’ll be quick. This isn’t my kind of thing. I gave it a go, but had to concede defeat after a 1. May 20, by Liza Marklund & translated by Kajsa von Hofsten While some suspect the bomber is a terrorist, Bengtzon gets a tip that the stadium’s. Nov 24, Liza Marklund her police source reveals they are hot on the heels of the bomber, Annika is guaranteed an exclusive with her name on it.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — The Bomber by Liza Marklund. And one woman who knows too much Bombwr reporter Annika Bengtzon is woken by a phonecall in the early hours of a wintry morning.

An explosion has ripped apart the Olympic Stadium. And a victim has been blown to pieces. As Annika delves into the details of the bombing and the background of the yhe, there is a second explosion. These chilling Seven days.

These chilling crimes could be her biggest news story yet. When her police source reveals they are hot on the heels of the bomber, Annika is guaranteed an exclusive with her name on it. But it soon becomes clear that she has uncovered too much, as she finds herself the target of a deranged serial killer Paperbackpages. Published November 24th by Corgi first published mzrklund Glass Key Award Nominee msrklund To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To ask other readers questions about The Bomberplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. This isn’t my kind of thing. I gave it a go, but had to lizw defeat after a pages.

Nothing happens, the dialogue is stodgy and grim, the characters rhe wafer-thin, the attempts at colouring in locations and relationships cursory. This is novel writing by numbers. Maybe this turgid tosh would work for me on a long holiday – albeit what sounded, from the blurb, like a gripping thriller was incredibly tame – but I don’t want to waste valuable time on something this vacuous whe I’ll be quick.

Maybe this bombeg tosh would work for me on a long holiday – albeit what sounded, from the blurb, like a gripping thriller was incredibly tame – but I don’t want to waste valuable time on something this vacuous when I’m reading for pleasure at home.

I’ve read another Liza Marklund book Paradisebut it was so instantly forgettable I’ve not added it to my shelves here. I wish I hadn’t read this one either. Scandinavian Crime is hot right now and there are some excellent authors being translated into English.

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Liza Marklund is not one of them. In Anika Bengzton she has successfully created one of the most irritating, cold and unlikeable characters I’ve ever had the misfortune to follow across a few hundred pages. Anika is, like, a totally ind I’ve read another Liza Marklund book Paradisebut it was so instantly forgettable I’ve not added it to my shelves mafklund.

Anika is, like, a totally independent woman, yeah? But she’s also totally vulnerable, like a blind baby monkey marlund something. She hates her mother and blames her for her failings as a person the mother seemed perfectly pleasant if you ask me!

If my liaz spoke the way Anika does to her mother when it’s decided to put her Gran into care – she’d be going out the window face first. If she worked in most offices she’d be sacked – she’s rude and unpleasant and is quite happy stiffing an anonymous source, potentially ruining their life to get what she wants.

And yet whenever she finds herself in serious danger, we are supposed to feel attached to her and concerned for her safety. I wish one of these terrible criminals she regularly becomes involved with would just kill her and make us all happy. The Millenium Trilogy had journalists.

Except it describes the minutiae of working for a newspaper to intensely tedious levels. No job is so exciting that we care about how it works at board level. It’s self indulgent crap.

I’d read a business book for that kind of thing.

I can’t comment on whether all this is amrklund poor translation and I’m doing Ms Marklund a disservice, but if an author is desperate to talk about their work, there are ways to make it tolerable, perhaps through dialogue and a decent editor you can, you know, imply certain things and leave in the important bits without boring us to tears? I really don’t want to spent nearly pages in total having my hand held while a really boring narrator takes me around their office and introduces me to some marklnud their colleagues as they pick the crumbs out of their beards and fill in an excel spreadsheet.

I read for fun, not to go to sleep! I am going to be mean about this one because I was really looking forward to it. This just isn’t my kind of thing. I gave it a go, but had to concede defeat about an hour in. No plot to speak of.

Sorry to all who loved you- the world is a better place when we all have differing tastes. Pretty awful book, unless it was the translation from Swedish to English. Poor pace and I’d already guessed the ending before it was revealed. Not going to bother reading the others as this one destroyed the series for me. I think something was lost in the translation here.

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I have no idea why Marklund mentions Poland in a negative light all the time And I find the book seriously disappointing. Abandoning this after 50 pages. Annika is extremely annoying while the other characters are dull and lacking personality. Don’t understand the overall rating. Gabrielle Gresly rated it did not like it Jan 11, Veronika Larsson rated it did not like it Apr 13, Michelle rated it did not like it Feb 11, Patrik Naindenel rated it did not like it Mar 07, Marta Karnowska rated it did not like it Oct 29, Andreas Bjereke rated it did not like it Oct 30, Jolande Boons rated it did not like it Aug 07, Colin Mckenzie rated it did not like it Dec 09, Rebecka rated it did not like it Jan 16, Leo Mille rated it did not like it Jan 03, Ben rated it did not like it Nov 26, Andreas Ganslandt rated it did not like it Aug 12, Takini rated it did not like it Nov 12, Sara rated it did not like it Apr 29, Julio Lopez rated it did not like it Aug 14, Lisa rated it did not like it May 06, Moonmaid rated it did not like it Jul 14, Kia Lilith rated it did not like it Jun 11, Kara Marie rated it did not like it Dec 06, Lisette Alexandroff rated it did not like it Mar 25, Sara rated it did not like it Jun 15, Maria rated it did not like it Jan 10, Ana rated it did not like it Jan 17, Since her debut inLiza Marklund has written eleven novels and two nonfiction books.

Liza co-wrote the international bestseller The Postcard Killers with James Patterson, making her the second Swedish author ever to reach No. Her crime novels featuring the gutsy reporter Annika Bengtzon have sold more than 13 million copies in 30 languages to date. Liza Marklund worked as an investigative news reporter for ten years and as an editor in print and television news for five.

Today, she also makes documentaries for television and writes for various newspapers.

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Liza is also a popular columnist since 20 years. Today, Liza and her family divide their time between Stockholm in Sweden and Marbella in southern Spain.

Other books in the series. Annika Bengtzon Chronological Order 1 – 10 of 11 books. Books by Liza Marklund. No trivia or quizzes yet.