I recently had the opportunity to read and review Icelandic author Andri Snær Magnason’s LoveStar, a novel which I wasn’t sure was going to be my style, but then ended up quite enjoying. My review was published on Three Percent, and is also below in full. I would highly recommend reading the interview that I link to in the first paragraph, too. A lot of interesting details there about Andri Snær’s early writing career and business strategies, which included a sales deal brokered with the Bónus grocery store chain.
When Icelandic author Andri Snær Magnason first published LoveStar, his darkly comic parable of corporate power and media influence run amok, the world was in a very different place. (This was back before both Facebook and Twitter, if you can recall such a time.) He noted as much himself in a recent interview with The Reykjavík Grapevine:
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