[solo nautical fic] The Last of the Vikings by Johan Bojer - ke

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Post by kathrinee » September 2nd, 2019, 9:35 pm

The Last of the Vikings by Johan Bojer (1872 - 1959). Translated by Jessie Muir ( - )

Volunteers outside the USA: Johan Bojer died in 1959. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955) or Canada (author's death plus 50 years), UNLESS the rule of shorter term applies.
In a small village on the coast of Northern Norway we follow a family. Father is a fisher man and is, in the eyes of the oldest son, like a god on the sea. Mother spends every winter in fear of losing somebody she loves to the storms and waves. She longs to move inland and turn her back on the coast and all its dangers. The novel explores some of the tension between inland and coast, poor and wealthy, tradition and progress while also depicting the highs and lows of a winter of fishing in Lofoten. Funny, sad, moving, and exciting, it was one of my late mother's favorite books, one that she and I would read and re-read aloud to each other. ( kathrinee)
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    Genres for the project: General Fiction/Published 1900 onward; Nautical & Marine Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: Norway, poverty, fishing, family life, lofoten

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Post by ej400 » September 3rd, 2019, 9:31 am

This looks like a nice book. I'm always interested in Viking stories. Can I please DPL?

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Post by kathrinee » September 5th, 2019, 6:15 pm

Hi, Elijah. You can absolutely DPL if you'd like to but I have to warn you: this novel is not actually about vikings. It is set around the beginning of the 20th century.
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Post by ej400 » September 6th, 2019, 7:44 am

kathrinee wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Hi, Elijah. You can absolutely DPL if you'd like to but I have to warn you: this novel is not actually about vikings. It is set around the beginning of the 20th century.
Oh odd. I'm still interested in DPLing though :D

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Post by kathrinee » September 6th, 2019, 5:05 pm

perfect, thank you :9:
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Post by kathrinee » September 8th, 2019, 3:45 pm

Chapter 1 is up. Thank you!
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Post by kathrinee » September 19th, 2019, 9:24 pm

2 is up :)
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Post by ej400 » September 20th, 2019, 7:39 am

Oh yay! I'll PL Chapter 1 and hopefully chapter 2 after work.

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Post by ej400 » September 23rd, 2019, 3:04 pm

Chapter 1 is PL OK!

For some reason this chapter almost brought me too tears... it's so good, but so sad. I'm excited for more. And nice reading by the way, very smooth and your voice fits this book really well. Excellent job.

Thank you!

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Post by kathrinee » September 23rd, 2019, 4:21 pm

Thank you, Elijah! :) I'm glad you're enjoying the book, even if it is not about vikings! (Just wait to some of the later chapters, they are REAL tearjerkers...)
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Post by kathrinee » September 26th, 2019, 9:40 pm

chapter 3 is up. Thank you! :9:
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Post by ej400 » October 15th, 2019, 11:03 am

I am so sorry that I haven't PL'ed anything recently :( It's not that I forgot about this project, it's just I've been trying to catch up on so many other things that I've seemed to put this one aside. But I will come back to it... quite soon.

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Post by kathrinee » October 18th, 2019, 9:42 pm

Thank you for checking in! Not to worry, this solo crawls along slowly -- it will be here when you have more time!
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Post by ej400 » November 12th, 2019, 11:01 am

Chapter 2 is PL OK!

Your voice fits this book excellently, I enjoy this every single time.

Thank you! :D

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Post by kathrinee » February 21st, 2020, 11:28 pm

Just checking in to say that I haven't forgotten this project :)
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