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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Invisible by Mats Wahl

Note: This one was hard to find a picture of the cover. I kept getting movie pictures and then I spelled the author's name wrong and that didn't help... so appreciate it!! Okay, I'm done, I just wanted to rant a bit.

The Invisible by Mats Wahl

Summary (from the inside flap of the dust jacket): One ordinary Monday morning in May, Hilmer Eriksson walks into his high school classroom and discovers that he has become invisible.
No one can see him.
No one can h
ear him.
He has no idea what's going on, and he's starting to forget things - including what happened to him two nights earlier.
Now, Hilmer's only hope in finding out what has become of his body lies with a
man named Harold Fors, the detective who is investigating Hilmer's disappearance. Fors suspects foul play, and those suspicions lead him - trailed by the ghostlike presence of Hilmer - to a group of teen misfits in the area. But how does Hilmer's life intersect with theirs?
As Fors interviews residents and scours the small Swedish village for clues, he begins to piece together the puzzle of Hilmer's disappeara
nce, a puzzle that involves some closely guarded secrets in the community.
Meanwhile Hilmer waits, silently, to learn about the events of his past, and how they will affect his future...

Review: Creepy. If I were to sum the book up in one word, it would be creepy. Personally, I'm not the biggest fan of someone being described as bleeding, and having rotting leaves stuffed into their mouths. And that's what's staying with me the most.

Okay, so maybe this one lost something in the translation. It was good and all, it just didn't cause me to stand up and cheer or anything.

Sorry, I don't know what else to say about this one, it didn't leave much of an impression on me. It's worth reading, but personally I wouldn't buy this one. Only two and a half roses out of five.



  1. Ah, sorry you didn't like it. Haven't read it, but I'm into way too many creepy things myself (yeah, I'm one of those types) so maybe I'll check it out some time.

  2. You should, maybe you'd like it better than me. :)

  3. well the book sounds interesting, but I agree, I don't really like really creepy things.

    But the cover is cool :) haha

  4. Seems interesting...and yes, creepy!

  5. And I have an award for you!

  6. The 2007 film adaptation (loosely based on the Mats Wahl novel) is well worth a watch! : )

  7. Casey: I've seen it!! Liked it, but it wasn't a lot like the book, was it? :P


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