Woman At 1000 Degrees Review

Woman at 1000 Degrees: A Novel by Hallgrímur Helgason is a newer Icelandic historical fiction novel about WWII, survival, love, and death.  A tragic and crude book set in Iceland, learn about Herra’s struggles as a displaced child of war. Content/Trigger Warnings:  Rape, brutality, incest, war, child death, abandonment, and murder Woman at 1000 Degrees: A Novel by Hallgrímur Helgason and translated by Brian FitzGibbon is a heartbreaking and intense historical fiction novel set during WWII in Iceland.  Through Herra, Helgason paints a grim picture of war and the all-encompassing power of Hitler’s grasp on a peaceful country. Although Woman at 1000 Degrees received endless praise, the novel is equally entertaining and funny but also shrewd and a tad dragging.  Slightly disappointed, I expected more from Helgason.  However, I would not skip reading this title. I also debate if the depressing and harsh tales of rape and a violent marriage affected…

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Alcohol In Iceland: Iceland Drinks You Must Try

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7-Day Iceland Itinerary

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Names For The Sea Book Review

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Driving In Iceland In The Winter

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Blue Lagoon Spa Iceland

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