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Det er september og uvanlig varmt i verdens rikeste by. Pål Fagerland har ikke penger til å sette mat på bordet. Datteren Malene merker at det er noe rart med far, mens lillesøster Tiril sminker seg mørkere og raser mot verden.På butikken står femten år gamle Sandra over vaskebøtten. Hun svetter i pannen og brenner av forelskelse, for når jobben er over skal hun løpe til sDet er september og uvanlig varmt i verdens rikeste by. Pål Fagerland har ikke penger til å sette mat på bordet. Datteren Malene merker at det er noe rart med far, mens lillesøster Tiril sminker seg mørkere og raser mot verden.På butikken står femten år gamle Sandra over vaskebøtten. Hun svetter i pannen og brenner av forelskelse, for når jobben er over skal hun løpe til skogen og møte en overnaturlig vakker gutt. Han er sytten og han er trøbbel, og han vil ha henne.I en rufsete bydel som er i ferd med å fylles av penger, holder den kriminelle Hillevågsgjengen til. Huset de bor i faller nesten sammen, lederen Jan Inge er blitt 120 kilo tung, og kjæresteparet Rudi og Cecilie tviholder i hverandre i oljebyens underverden. Nå får de et uventet oppdrag i fanget.Vi ses i morgen er en roman om desperat jakt etter penger, om mennesker som lengter etter å oppleve den store kjærligheten. I løpet av noen få dager virvles unge og voksne liv inn i hverandre. Og noen av dem kommer ikke til å overleve september i Stavanger....

Title : Vi ses i morgen
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ISBN : 9788249511167
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Number of Pages : 603 Pages
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Vi ses i morgen Reviews

  • Liz Barnsley
    2019-02-08 12:17

    An absolutely fabulous book that really shouldnt work but does, manages to gently roll along whilst at the same time being fast paced and highly addictive, and to top it all off it is at times hilariously funny. Sometimes in that way where you know you SHOULDN’T be laughing but you will anyway. Sometimes because it is just simply ironically humerous in that way that touches you on a human level. It was described as 600 pages of pure energy and that really about covers it.At its basic level it is simply a story of people. Lives that clash unexpectedly and suddenly over the course of a few days, changing those lives forever. A more eclectic and strange yet wonderful group of characters you will be hard put to find anywhere else, but they are all intriguing, full of depth and substance and will become as real to you as anyone in your life over the course of that few days you live with them. I read about half of the book in one huge gulp then forced myself to slow down, not wanting it to end, not wanting to leave them behind me but to keep following on with them. One of those novels that won’t let you go even when you put it down, here is yet another strong contender for my top 10 of the year.There are many themes interwoven into the narrative – addiction, violence, love, loss, the things we will do for those we care about, the lengths we will go to in order to protect our self image and self worth. It is often brutal, occasionally heart wrenching, a real window into the soul of humanity in all its forms. Intelligently done and beautifully written with some stunning prose, chapter after chapter you will fall more and more under the spell of the world the author has created here. Authentic, genuinely fascinating and with great psychological depth, it is a truly amazing reading experience.I won’t give anything away. To do so would absolutely spoil the joy of this. But in summary, some quirky and original characters, an intense and realistic storyline and some absolutely incredible writing make this without doubt one of the top reads of 2014. Don’t worry what your comfort zone is – this book at some point will hit all reading comfort zones. Just let yourself go and enjoy.Five shiny “do not miss this book” stars and an elephant for this one. Hey I can be quirky as well….

  • Tony
    2019-02-06 13:31

    How do you review a book like See You Tomorrow; a book that deftly defies classification by mere genre yet incorporates elements from each, creating a compelling tapestry of a novel that satisfies every criteria for great fiction? I suppose that's a start. At least it's a start that doesn't - deservedly - lay every superlative possible on it.See You Tomorrow captures the events of three days in which Stavanger is treated to unexpected, unseasonable warmth and sun as the lives of eleven characters cross paths with violent results.Tore Renberg has said that it took six years to write See You Tomorrow. That he created playlists for each of the principle characters from whose perspectives the story is told (all eleven of them) in order to get into their skin. It shows. Each of the characters live and breath in these 600 pages with such an alarming vitality - very alarming in the case of Tong - that I hated putting this book down for fear something would happen while I wasn't immersed in its world. It's just that gripping. Yes, there are 600 pages but there's not a spare word amongst them. The narratives are so densely written and the events of the story's three days so closely examined from every angle that the story rips along at a breakneck pace. Themes abound - from broken families, social criticism, criminal undercurrents and the destructive power of secrecy to the frustrating catchiness of Coldplay - all served with dark humour and a quest to find the light in such a world. And there's the key. For all the damage the characters in See You Tomorrow carry with them and into the lives of others, this novel is ultimately uplifting. Whether it's Pål's desperate measures to end his financial burdens, Daniel's 'life-plan' to mute the horror of his past to Tiril's singing Evanescence to a crowd... even the delightfully unhinged petty criminal Rudi is a self-declared man of love. All are looking for the ray of light in these dark times, a way out, a release from their secret. In most cases, though at no small cost and in ways previously undreamed of, they find just that by the end of the three days.Three days of unexpected warmth and light when least expected.I cannot imagine just how tricky this book must have been to translate yet Sean Kinsella deserves praise for managing to do just that while retaining Renberg's mastery of prose and wit.See You Tomorrow is not only one of the best books I've read this year but is in serious contention for one of the best I've ever read. It would be a struggle to find such an original and compelling book as this. That Tore Renberg has a sequel to unleash upon us can only be good news.

  • Linda
    2019-01-23 10:23

    Tore Renberg's latest novel translated to Swedish portrays people that stand alone. People that feel they are not part of the society, that there's no place for them. The book shows how it is to be at the bottom of Stavanger in Norway - the most wealthy city in the world, according to the author.Most of the characters are destructive and on their way somewhere, but the destination is not clear. Among the characters is a criminal gang that view themselves as moral, a young rebel dating a religious girl, a loving father that desperately needs money. The characters meet in different way, and define each other - a complement to the third-person perspective.Tore Renberg is a talented, established Norwegian author, "Vi ses i morgon" being the twenty-first book, published last year, but only now translated to Swedish. The language is rather expressive, but often harsh, including swearwords, and therefor it might not be a book for sensitive people. At the bottom of it, the novel is about who we are, and why.Renberg paints a very tragic picture of society. Everyone hasn't got the same chance, not even in the most wealthy city in the world - something that is ironically repeated through the book. Most of the characters don't see a glimpse of the comfortable every-day life of the middle class and capitalism, that the town presumably is associated with. The characters unhappiness is growing. They feel they have to take matters in their own hands. They all have dreams.

  • Paul
    2019-02-16 15:24

    See You Tomorrow – Challenging See You Tomorrow is the latest book from Tore Renberg one of Norway’s finest novelists. It is not easy to say what genre you could place this amongst as there are a number it could sit in, for a crime novel it is quite literary. At times it is a challenging read, but one has to remember that this has been translated from Norwegian, but does contain some of that Scandinavian darkness all the way through it.See You Tomorrow at its core plot is three stories with complete background which in their own right could make an excellent novel, who through their decisions their stories cross. The story takes place over three days in September when the decisions that they make over those few days will change all of them forever. All the characters come from what would be considered as broken homes with broken lives, who all have their own secrets that they would rather hide than admit too. At times their lives can make you laugh at the brutality around them who are trying to improve their lives with varying degrees of failure.I am not sure I would call it a page-turner and you do have to invest time in reading this 600 page epic. What See You Tomorrow is good at is the combination of social realism, popular culture, hope and a large dose of heavy metal. It is worth the challenge and is quite enjoyable read that also asks questions that are relevant to modern times.

  • Josh
    2019-01-30 17:22

    With passages reminiscent of the poetic styling of Megan Abbott combined with characterisation akin to Douglas Lindsay’s trademark dark humour, SEE YOU TOMORROW is a delightful novel of introspection, loss, love, hate, and misguided redemption. Author Tore Renberg takes his characters to a place so dark they can’t see the light for the poisoned haze of addiction. Wallowing in the depths of despair, suffocated by poor choices and semi hidden flaws, each uniquely tainted character battles an all-consuming affliction.Despite the enveloping sense of hopelessness following the characters like the proverbial raincloud there is an underlying theme of love and the desire to see the better of people despite the cracked façade. SEE YOU TOMORROW is crime fiction yet it’s not the criminal components that drive the story, rather the characters individual voice and perspective of how they arrived to their present day predicament. Each character, be it the single parent Pal, the overweight and abandoned criminal Jan, or the teenager with a dark past that threatens to surface in Daniel, was well articulated and three dimensional with enough backstory to add context without detracting from the story.I found SEE YOU TOMORROW hard to put down and will be on the lookout for more books by Tore Renberg.Review first appeared on my blog: http://justaguythatlikes2read.blogspo...

  • Øyvind Berekvam
    2019-01-16 14:18

    Dette er en over seks hundre sider lang sak som egentlig kan oppsummeres med fire ord på stavangerdialekt: «Bånn gass heile veien.»Renberg har skrevet en roman som har fått meg til å gjenoppdage Metallica og W.A.S.P. En roman som forhåpentligvis kommer til å gi Motörhead en fortjent revival. The pleasure is to play, it makes no difference what you say!Det er en ellevill stavangersk psykofarse med Lemmy Kilmister som musikkansvarlig og Guy Ritchie som regissør. Tempoet er som snitthastigheten på debutplaten til Metallica, innholdet er omtrent like subtilt og effektiv som tekstene til Mötley Crüe og underholdningsverdien er like stor som en helaften med Iron Maiden. (Dersom du ikke synes dette høres ut som gode ting har du sannsynligvis tilbrakt for stor del av oppveksten med The Smiths og fått for lite jern/metall i kosten).Ifølge Renberg liker alle kriminelle heavy metal. På bloggen min har jeg sjekket om det finnes belegg for påstanden. Der har jeg også sett nærmere på den overstrømmende musikalske energien i Renbergs herlige nye roman. Som han sikkert ville sagt det selv: Hekkan! Syge satan!Min omtale:

  • JuliaYeates
    2019-02-14 18:13

    How to describe a book like See You Tomorrow?A lesson in how taking the wrong turning can end in tears?An under-the-skin and raw examination of the failings of folk?Honest, brutally honest, gritty and so sharp the words can cut you.It's shocking for the amoral attitude of the group of petty criminals whose hobbies are Horror films and whose lives are lived to the soundtrack of Heavy Metal.It's poignant for the Romeo and Juliet love-story of the two mismatched teenagers.It's sad for the decent, good man who's desperately doing his best for his daughters.It's a brilliant read, so captivating that when I left my copy at the office I bought the Kindle version so that I could keep reading it at home that night.And praise for the translator who has done an impressive job, it's difficult enough to translate between languages accurately and precisely, it's even more so when the translation remains true to the original 'voice' of the author.

  • Fredrik
    2019-01-26 12:14

    En fortelling om noen få turbulente dager i livet til en snurrig og minneverdig ansamling personer fra Stavangers mindre glamorøse side.Rev ikke tak i meg helt fra første side, men ble etter hvert både sjarmert og fascinert.

  • Outi
    2019-01-21 14:39

    One of those books that I would want to carry around for days to come. Fast, unbelievable, realistic, sad, scary, violent, funny, somehow hopeless and yet life-affirming. There are many characters and yet you feel pretty close with all of them. There is Pål, almost annoyingly sweet single father of two teenage girls who is drowning in debt from gambling. Then the ones he asks for help: a gang of petty criminals, Jan Inge, Rudi and Chessi. They listen to heavy metal, swear in the name of love and claim to be pacifists. Then there is Sandra, naive, religious and 15, falling in destructive love with a bad boy with a past, Daniel. Pål's daughters, Tiril and Malene, are also part of the mix as is Veronica, Daniel's foster home sister and Tong, gang's old partner getting out of prison.The story happens basically in three days with a few days in the epilogue in short episodes told from the view point of one person at a time. Almost from the beginning it's clear that things won't end up well but you can't quite be sure how bad it's going to get and who exactly will get hurt. It's about people who somehow slip through the cracks of society, secrets and lies, jealousy, addictions and love.Some reviewers have criticised the length, the plot going here and there and Renberg's view on women. None of those bothered me. It was a pageturner so the length was no problem, the plot was at times unbelievable and chaotic but never lost it's point and women in it were realistically portrayed (Tiril is an angry 13-year-old, Sandra is naive - neither is very stable or rational. Malene is a prototype of a good girl, the one who tries to keep it together and sense everyone's mood. Chessi is a typical woman in crime: I think she was very well portrayed - with respect too).Oh. I loved it.

  • Craig Allen
    2019-02-02 14:15

    This book reminded me a lot of the movie "Crash"-where a set of seemingly unrelated characters end up colliding into each other's lives in some form or fashion. Set in Norway, there's a wide range of types in this chunky (but fast paced) 600 page tale. There's the group of criminals, one of which finds herself torn between two of her cohorts after being pimped out all life by her brother...there's the good-girl-gone-bad, or trying to go bad, for the town bad boy, who is also damaged by a bad life in foster homes and finds himself attracted to his deaf foster sister...the family man that has a big secret he's keeping from his two children, one of which is a perfectionist and the other damaged by the mother leaving--as well as other minor characters that do end up contributing to the story as a whole. I did enjoy this one, and I think any parts I was confused by I can chalk up to being lost in translation-literally-as this novel was a translated work. Still, it was a fun read, dark and humorous and sad at all the same time.

  • Smelleykins
    2019-01-18 13:23

    I was sent this book in exchange for a review as the publishers on twitter really hyped it up. So i asked and i recieved. I probably expected so much, given what they had said. I'm so sad that it wasn't enjoyable. I seriously was getting so confused with everything going on. I wanted to enjoy it but nothing seemed to flow right. I can only think and put it down to the fact that it's been translated. And if i knew norwegin then perhaps this book would be amazing. But sadly i think somewhere along the translation, something was lost.I've read other peoples reviews and they're raving about this, so perhaps it's just me. Give it a go, but at 600 pages you really need to be determind to finish it.

  • Knut Sigurd
    2019-01-31 16:26

    Gøy på same måten som filmane til Quentin Tarantino var gøye første gongen. Ser ein viss fare for at dette kan utarte til å bli kjipt på same måten som filmane til Guy Ritchie og Luc Besson, men eg er klar til å gje Renberg ein sjanse. Forfattaren les godt.

  • Michelle Lancaster
    2019-01-24 14:29

    See You Tomorrow by Tore RenbergTranslated from the Norwegian by Seán KinsellaArcadia Books (London: 2014)978-1-909807-60-0£14.99, 551 pgs [Note: the Scary and/or Crazy Factor is a simple scale of 1 - 10 with 10 meaning hide your pets.]Wow. Just, wow. I’m going to begin by introducing y’all to the cast of characters or we’ll all be hopelessly but happily (maybe deliriously) lost.Pål – single father, social worker, all-around good guy, internet gambling addict, aspiring to normality, scary and/or crazy factor: 3Malene – teenage daughter of Pål, gymnast, all-around good girl, aspiring caretaker, scary and/or crazy factor: 0Tiril – teenage daughter of Pål, younger sister to Malene, singing Goth idealist, aspiring avenging angel, scary and/or crazy factor: 4Sandra – classmate of Malene, co-worker of Tiril, in love with Daniel, aspiring martyr, scary and/or crazy factor: 5Daniel – foster kid, deeply disturbed control freak, sometime high school student, aspiring Clyde Barrow and/or Ted Bundy, scary and/or crazy factor: 11Veronika – foster sister to and in love (lust?) with Daniel, aspiring Bonnie to Daniel’s Clyde, scary and/or crazy factor: 8Jan Inge – criminal mastermind, lonely philosopher, horror film aficionado, aspiring writer, scary and/or crazy factor: 7Rudi – best friend and loyal right-hand-man of Jan Inge, boyfriend of Cecilie, career criminal with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, aspiring Luddite, scary and/or crazy factor: 8Cecilie – sister of Jan Inge, girlfriend of Rudi, former teenage hooker, inferiority complex, aspiring person, scary and/or crazy factor: 6Tong – Korean cartoon character, inmate, aspiring ascetic, scary and/or crazy factor: 12Setting: 3 fateful autumn days in Stavanger, NorwayGot that? Okay. See You Tomorrow by Tore Renberg is a brilliant accomplishment. It is a crime novel about, perhaps counter intuitively, love and philosophy. Also damaged people attracting each other like magnets and steel. Pål loves his daughters and his dog. Malene loves her father and her sister. Tiril loves the planet. Sandra loves Daniel and Jesus. Daniel loves Sandra AND Veronika. Veronika loves no one. Jan Inge loves everyone. Rudi loves Cecilie and Jan Inge and is willing to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. Cecilie loves Rudi and Jan Inge. Tong loves himself. This is a long book – 551 pages – but it is a page-turner; it begins with intrigue on page one and the pace never lags. The sense of foreboding is palpable – you just know these wack-jobs are all going to end up in the same scene together sooner or later. Everybody has a secret and as Renberg torques the tension the question becomes: Which secret is the Jenga secret? At what point does everything come tumbling down?One of the pervasive and most intriguing themes in this story is change and the stress it causes. Even good changes cause stress: marriage, childbirth, job promotions, graduations. Stress over bad changes can flatten you: divorce, death, losing a job. Criminals are people, too: Technology, the internet and the disappearance of cassette tapes scares the hell out of Rudi. Cecilie is melancholy over gentrification in their down-at-the-heels neighborhood and, feeling out of place, wonders if maybe she should gentrify herself as well. Jan Inge is terrified that Rudi and Cecilie will move out of the house they share in favor of their own place and then everything will change.See You Tomorrow is often very funny in an off-kilter way that manages to point out the absurdities and contradictions in the lives of its characters, usually, somehow, in a rather gentle manner. For example, Jan Inge and the gang have decided upon “a time-honored classic” insurance scam to get the money Pål needs to square his gambling debts. Here’s Jan Inge explaining the motivations of the hypothetical criminals [them] that are going to break into Pål’s home, rough him up and steal his stuff:“It’s the same as when a gang of youths kick the wing mirrors off parked cars. They’re generally acting out after a painful upbringing. They’ve experienced maltreatment and abuse. We’re talking about failure of care a lot of the time. These people have something inside that has to come out. A need for destruction. The crooks that were at your place tonight suffer from something like that. Do you understand, Pål?”He is, of course, absolutely correct and has unwittingly described himself and his cohorts. Here they are discussing how much damage to inflict on Pål, specifically whether they should break his nose, and Rudi feels that he’s being ignored in favor of a just-sprung Tong:Pål stamps on the floor. Jan Inge turns to him. “Yes, Pål? Did you want to say something?”“What are … what … are … you talking … about?”Jan Inge shrugs. “Well,” he explains, “it’s just that we have had a mishap with a nose before.”“Mishap? Whatkindamishap?”“It’s not really something we ought to be discussing with you, Pål. That just wouldn’t be right. Now we’re going to break it, it will hurt, but Tong knows what he’s doing. Put it this way, the mishap wasn’t his fault –”“Yeah, rub it in!” Rudi shouts.“Rudi, don’t be touchy. Remember what we talked about. Little good comes from taking affront. … ”“Rubitinbaby! … One mistake and it haunts you for the rest of your life! I’m here too y’know, I do exist! What is it you’re always saying? That we’re a team? You’ll never walk alone? Well then. Mr. Bullshit Writer. Mr. Horror, what do you think it’s like not to be noticed? Just because that little Korean is back again? Have you forgotten your chocolate chip cookies, Manchurian Candidate? I WON’T STAND FOR THIS! ONE MISTAKE AND YOU’RE HAUN –”Jan Inge fixes his gaze on a point picked in the air at random. He inhales and exhales, feeling like an adult in a nursery.Teenagers drive a lot of the action in See You Tomorrow. Everyone knows that teenagers are dramatic and, due to inexperience, have a faulty sense of perspective. “Over and over again they repeated their own short history, and they thought it was the most important story of all.” Y’all remember that feeling? I remember. We do teens a disservice when we tell them that what they’re feeling isn’t really love. Then we get into the argument over perception v. objective reality. Is there such a thing as objective reality? Or is there only perception? No matter which side of that argument you come down on it is inarguable that perceptions lead to actions and those actions have consequences. What if the best you can do is wake up every morning and try to do better?In the end I agree with Jan Inge: the most terrifying thing is the fact that there is such a thing as too late.We’ve just lived, Pål thinks, from one day to the next, we’ve tried to do as well as we could. Often, when he hears people discussing their lives, it seems like they’re talking about a series of choices they’ve made. It doesn’t feel like that to Pål. It feels, for the most part, as though life were a river and he’s been a boat.Don’t be a boat, people. Be a current.

  • Mart
    2019-01-29 15:18

    This book is like a gallery and Tore Renberg its curator. It is all about moving portraits of bizarre and common personalities. What is it about? Innocence, stupidity, violence, failure, loneliness and love, and what happens when they all meet each other in their pure forms. Each character has a powerful, consistent and very human personality. It is amazing how Tore Renberg manages to put together such a diversity of possibilities and give them life. When I finished the book I felt like I already had lived another life, or at least met and gotten to know totally different people. The only thing that refrains me from praising the book too much is that precisely this focus on personalities deviates attention from the story, which seems to be more of an excuse to introduce them. In that sense, maybe the book is too long and too ambitious: it has too many characters and points of view when already four of them would have been perfect.

  • Gary Homewood
    2019-01-24 16:30

    Poly-vocal story of Norwegian small town criminality, adolescence and dis-functional family, in short punchy chapters, with an unashamedly un-cool mix of music and cultural references.

  • Vivi
    2019-01-22 12:39

    Herrejemini og hans oldemor, så sabla bra!

  • Odd Christian
    2019-01-17 15:40

    Spennende men nesten i overkant rå bok.

  • Nathalie
    2019-01-20 15:14

    Dit boek van 470 pag. dik was een ontdekking voor mij. Ik had nog niet eerder iets van Tore Renberg gelezen, maar de cover sprak in ieder geval alvast aan: aanbevelingen van Karl Ove Knausgård én Jo Nesbø. En het boek kreeg lovende kritieken binnen én buiten Noorwegen. Dat triggert in ieder geval mijn nieuwsgierigheid. In het boek volgen we verschillende verhaallijnen van een heel aantal personages die als het ware als puzzelstukjes in elkaar passen. De stijl is brutaal, heftig, snel en bepaald niet Noors te noemen. Humoristisch ook. Er spreekt zowel komisch talent als dramatisch talent uit. Renberg moet heel wat Amerikaanse voorbeelden hebben gehad, en de trilogie waarvan dit deel 1 is, wordt dan ook de 'Texastrilogie' genoemd.Hij is trouwens net als Nesbø ook musicus, en tevens literatuurcriticus.Het verhaal speelt zich af in het Noorse Stavanger, her en der naar gerefereerd als werelds rijkste stad (Tiens, daar heb ik nooit bij stil gestaan dat dit in No zou kunnen zijn eigenlijk.), en volgt een aantal personen uit de middenklasse én het criminele milieu van het kleine stadje, dat tot Noorwegens oliehoofdstad is uitgegroeid. We beginnen met Pål, een gescheiden ambtenaar van middelbare leeftijd met grote geldproblemen en een nachtelijke geheime gokverslaving. Hij heeft dus dringend geld nodig en wendt zich tot een niet volwassen geworden criminele jongerenbende met Jan-Inge - of Jani voor de vrienden - als leider. De andere leden, zijn zus Cecilie en vriend/lief Rudi, hebben ook ieder hun problemen en geheimen die je doorheen het verhaal beter leert kennen. Ze hebben allen wat je noemt een problematische en psychisch zware jeugd achter de rug. Dan zijn er Påls dochters waarvan de jongste, Tiril, een niet aflatende idolatrie koestert voor de muziekgroep Evanescence en zich de echte Amy Lee wil wanen op een door de plaatselijke school georganiseerd optreden, en zich tevens tegen alles en iedereen wil afzetten. De andere, Marlene, ietsje ouder en minder rebellerend, heeft echter ook haar eigen problemen als jongvolwassene en is vooral zeer bezorgd over haar vader, die zich steeds meer wegtrekt uit het leven. In de school is Sandra één van hun medeleerlingen, die overweldigt wordt door haar grote liefde voor Daniel, een ex bajesklant met een moeilijke jeugd en een verleden in opvangcentra en pleeggezinnen. Toch heeft hij het hart op de goede plaats op verschillende momenten in het boek. Het verhaal is dan ook zeer de moeite, het brengt verschillende thema's aan als verliefdheid, menselijke relaties, geheimen, kindermishandeling, verlating, geldproblemen, het duo schuld en spijt, enz. De personages zijn super goed uitgewerkt en gaan echt leven op de pagina's. Groepsdynamieken zowel op school als in de jongerenbende worden zeer goed weergegeven. Alles wat er in het boek gebeurt, speelt zich eigenlijk slechts af in drie dagen tijd, maar omdat het steeds verspringt van perspectief en verschillende gebeurtenissen uit verschillende oogpunten laat vertellen, blijft het steeds boeiend! Het snelle ritme en de brutaliteit van de schrijfstijl maken wat mij betreft het boek wat minder toegankelijk en moeilijker te lezen. Daar moet je wel doorheen zien te komen, en dat zo'n 470 pagina's lang. Maar daarentegen zijn vele zinnen en stukjes ook echte vondsten, waar je even bij moet stil staan. Wat te denken van dit uittreksel misschien: "Als je iemand vermoordt, overschrijd je een grens. Als je nooit iemand vermoordt, overschrijd je die grens nooit. Als je van iemand houdt, overschrijd je een grens. Als je nooit van iemand houdt, overschrijd je die grens nooit. Als je een grens overschrijdt, opent de aarde zijn muil en word je verslonden."Een vermakelijk en hevig boek wat mij betreft, je bent wel beter gewaarschuwd over (gewend aan?) de heftige en snelle schrijfstijl vooraleer er aan te beginnen.

  • Knut Eirik
    2019-02-05 14:14

    600 sider med heavy metal, puling og horrorfilm. Fartsfylt men tidvis for mye av det gode.

  • Joost Staels
    2019-01-30 16:22

    Ik weet niet goed wat ik van die boek vind. Het heeft me kunnen boeien tot op het einde maar er lijkt iets te zijn dat ontbreekt.

  • Jackie Law
    2019-02-13 17:21

    See You Tomorrow, by Tore Renberg, is a disturbing tale of people making a mess of their lives. Three groups of disparate characters living in a small town in Norway find their lives overlapping during an intense three days. The reader is taken inside each of their heads, an often uncomfortable place to be. There is little common sense in any of their behaviours, yet the actions depicted are depressingly believable.All of the characters have back stories that have left them damaged. Their lives are filled with personal isolation, broken families and a seeming inability to take control with any sort of sagacity. I found it hard to empathise with many of the predicaments described, the choices made being hard to comprehend as so lacking in foresight.The loving father who had run up debts was desperate and perhaps didn’t understand exactly what he was getting himself into. The teenagers were exploring boundaries, sexual awakenings and new relationships so could be forgiven many of their actions due to age and inexperience. This group garnered more of my sympathy, even if the consequences they created proved to be the most devastating.It was the group of small time crooks who frustrated me the most, and whose depiction gained the author my admiration. I had not considered that such people would think in the way described in this book, that they would commend each others execrable thoughts and actions, be so shallow in their aspirations; yet to choose to live such lives they would have to think differently. Their casual racism and sexism grated, but it was their mutual admiration for the highlights of their sordid lifestyle that I found hard to stomach.See You Tomorrow is undoubtedly well written. The twists and turns of the plot were unpredictable and I was eager to find out what happened to each of the characters as the results of their actions played out. I like to read diversely and felt I learned something from this book about the workings of the underbelly of society. It is disturbing to think that such people may exist, not evil but smugly satisfied with their limited and damaging way of life.The denouement left me feeling that little had been learned by the protagonists. I felt defeated by this, that society could be so disappointing. Whilst certainly not a feel good book, it is perhaps a powerful argument for supporting those in need, of not turning away. This is a story that challenged me with its pathos and anger. I will be mulling it over for some time to come.My copy of this book was provided gratis by the publisher, Arcadia Books.

  • Helen
    2019-01-26 13:40

    I found this rather hard work. The author is a friend of Karl Ove Knausgaard, who gets a mention in the story (and who is quoted giving the work a plug on the cover), and it's in the same genre of leaving nothing out (including the bits of everyone's day you would prefer not to know about), whole pages with no paragraph breaks, and so on. Most of the action takes place over three days in September (unfortunately, the edition I was reading featured a proof-reading lapse, and the second day claimed to be in October, which was a bit confusing). There's a single father whose wife left the family for a better life in Bergen, and who is struggling to bring up their two teenage daughters on his own and has got into a mess through online gambling; another teenage girl who has fallen for the dangerous young man who is being fostered locally; and a criminal gang who are themselves, mostly, victims of misfortune, including a brother and sister whose father left them alone when he got a job offer in America. The setting is Stavanger, but not on the whole the Stavanger the tourists see (I've been there three times, including a trip to the Ullandhaug Tower viewpoint which features as a rendezvous for nefarious goings-on here. It might not seem quite the same again!)I think I found it hard going because of the James Joyce approach of too much information. Having made it through to the end, I can see there is quite a lot of food for thought here, including the existence of a sub-culture in a wealthy society, the effect of broken homes on children, and, what is going to happen next? Surely someone will notice the grave-shaped space in the garden? What about the unfortunate baby which is on its way? etc.. As I said, hard work, but probably worthwhile. (If Arcadia ever reprint this they ought to correct that "October"!)

  • Helene
    2019-01-21 15:35

    Putting down this book was almost a bit confusing. You completely forget that this story is told in a matter of four days or so, and the entire book has this urgency inserted into breaks and pauses. You read one chapter and really need to figure out what happens to this person right away, but you stop in your tracks when you turn the page to a new chapter as a different protagonist's story continues. It is difficult to point out an overall feel to this book. Clearly, every story is quite sinister and insuccessful in their own ways, but still there is a certain contentness or hope sprinkled into the gutters of their lives. I would like to see a slightly longer closure fir the other characters than Jan Inge, Rudi and Cecilie. As the story goes to an end you are left quite curious what eventually happened to some of the characters, I feel especially with Daniel. The drama between him and Sandra is so abruptly stopped, and I would really like to see how he feels. As for Jan Inge and his crew/family you get this hopeful ending after all that's happened. The thoughts of this trio are quite unsettling at times, as well as you want to sympathize with them, and as these thoughts comes to an end in this 'happy in their own way' feeling. They feel hopeful and content in spite of all that has happened. I could go on and on, but really, an astonishing good book that's easy to follow, although it is quite complex between the lines of a pretty simplistic language. I wished Renberg would write dialogue in dialect, as I feel this matches the edge of the characters in a better way than 'common Norwegian'. Once again, I recommend the song based in the book 'Vi ses i morgen' by Janove Ottesen and Christel Alsos. This really portrays the hope and passion in all the hopelessness.

  • Gretel
    2019-02-03 12:31

    If these characters and this plot got into the wrong hands this book would've been a disaster. Thankfully it was in Renberg's (and a great translator's) and it is a goddamn work of art. It is a rich tapestry of characters; characters so vivid you can almost reach out and touch them. The style and structure of the novel really shouldn't work; following a set of characters over the course of three days, chapters at a time written in a third person narrative from each character, experiencing their inner thoughts. It has elements of a crime novel or thriller, but it is ultimately fantastically written literary fiction. It is a big fat book with a lot packed into it. It is ambitious, but he pulls it off and it all comes together. Renberg gets into the minds of a wide range of characters; angsty teen girls, a teen by in foster care, rock-loving criminals and a full-custody father driven to extremes due to money worries, just to name a few. Renberg is so versatile and convincing with his prose. It looks like this is the first in a series, so I hope the follow-ups are eventually translated into English, along with Renberg's other pieces in his back catalogue.

  • Stephanie
    2019-02-13 15:37

    See You Tomorrow by Tore Renberg is a brilliantly written fast paced novel about a group of people whose lives collide over three days. Very dark, and quite violent at times but it was very easy to read. Each short chapter was dedicated to one person so you could see their version over the events that were happening. I didn't really care for most of the characters. Malene was the nicest teenager by a long way although I did have quite a bit of sympathy for Sandra. Pål was the nicest out a very nasty bunch of adults.The ending did seem a little abrupt but I have learned since I finished it that a sequel is planned.In the final third of the book I felt like I was reading a script for a future Coen Brothers movie and for me this would be perfect. A great book that with the right people would be a fantastic film. I read the hardback version of the novel, and it is a beautiful looking book with it's red sprayed page edges. It is definitely one that I will keep and read again.A big Thank You to Arcadia Books for sending me this novel to read.

  • Camilla
    2019-01-26 18:24

    Denne boken likte jeg skikkelig godt. Tore Renberg skriver helt fantastisk, og sidene bare fløy av sted da det alltid var en eller annen form for spenning som fant sted. I tillegg klarte forfatteren å holde meg nysgjerrig hele tiden, og det er ikke ofte jeg føler at jeg absolutt bare blir nødt til å lese videre selv om jeg burde lagt meg til å sove for lengst. Teksten er full av liv, og det at språket er ganske ungdommelig til tider gjør det hele bare veldig realistisk. Enkelte av karakterene Renberg har skapt er også veldig unik, og jeg endte opp med å smile og le en god del av spesielt Rudi. Boken handler egentlig om mye forskjellig, slik som for eksempel kjærlighet, penger, familie, kriminalitet, vennskap og mye mer. Den er morsom og spennende, og absolutt verdt å lese.

  • Marina Sofia
    2019-01-18 15:21

    This genre-defying, mind-bending, hallucinating read will have you powering through its many pages at high speed. The chapters are short and snappy, moving from one point of view to the next. There are 11 characters in total, some far less likable than others, but each individual voice is perfectly plausible and in character (the young people especially poignant and real). In fact, there was only one likable character: Malene. A terrifying look at the underbelly of Norwegian's North Sea oil wealth, this bunch of misguided, often pathetic characters will have you mulling about bad parenting, social inequality and terrible choices people make daily.

  • Håvard Bjørnelv
    2019-02-05 18:13

    I denne boka møter vi igjen noen av personene fra de tidligere bøkene "farmor har kabel-tv" og "videogutten". Historien dreier seg rundt en småkriminell gjeng, en fosterhjemsgutt og en aleinefar. Persongalleriet er fargerikt og overbevisende. Både den tenkende Jani, den hyperaktive Rudi og den innesluttede Tong er godt beskrevet, spesielt er Rudi en kostelig karakter som ga mye morsom lesing. Men det er også mye alvor i teksten, som fungerer i god harmoni med det lett humoristiske. I det hele tatt en god leseopplevelse.

  • Caroline Fosse
    2019-01-30 16:29

    Tore Renbergs bøker er alltid så underholdende og festelig, men samtidig med en alvorlig side som følger gjennom hele boken. Med karakterer som man som oftest liker veldig godt, med svært få unntak. Jeg likte den veldig godt, men det var enkelte ting jeg synes ble litt kjedelig. Derfor fire stjerner.

  • Judith
    2019-02-01 13:27

    This was a strange one - crime fiction is not my cup of tea but this is a bit more than that; a motley crew of characters from lovesick teenagers to metalhead criminals, whose paths intertwine. But the story and the writing made for a compelling read (of sorts) and the ending made me wonder if there'll be a sequel?3 and-a-half stars.