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I'm not yet very far into Jar City, but I did notice that the child Audur appeared to have had neurofibromatosis type 1, the disorder that I have spent much of my research career working on (developed and characterized two mouse models). Don't know whether it matters for the plot at all, however - just interesting that the characteristics are mentioned with sufficient detail to be instantly recognized.
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2010 on Book reviews by country: Iceland at PETRONA
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Ooh, now I'm intrigued, Maxine ... I will definitely pay attention to the scientific details of Jar City (and other Indridason novels as well). I'm also reading "The Girl Who Played with Fire" (I know, I'm woefully behind), and felt rather embarrassed that I had a mental picture of almost every Ikea product that Salander purchased for her flat.
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2010 on Book reviews by country: Iceland at PETRONA
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Jar City is my current lunchtime reading, and so far very good; I've got The Draining Lake at home, up next. The bleak, rainy setting of the novel is soothing at the moment, as it's unrelentingly bright, hot, and horrible here in Texas. I can't help thinking that Icelandic phone books/directories must be a nightmare.
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2010 on Book reviews by country: Iceland at PETRONA
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