I was sorry when I got to the end of the book.
The writing and translation are excellent - unfussy, direct and beautifully structured - and this makes the book something really special, I thought.
Also, based on the story line, you'll need to suspend belief to some extent, but in some cases I simply couldn't.
"Buzz Aldrin..." opens with one of the best first lines I have ever read. It's witty without being arch, original, and thought-provoking. (It also has a great title. Read morePublished on March 20, 2013 by bert1761
Johan Harstad is a great storyteller. And an excellent writer as well. This combination is rare. The writing flows beautifully and is always interesting. Read morePublished on November 13, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I struggled through Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion?: A Novel and found some times when I was interested and others when I wished it was over. Read morePublished on September 20, 2012 by zhabazon
I wanted to like this one, I really did. I just visited Norway, I own all the Cardigans albums that are discussed, and in general I like this kind of slacker fiction (Benjamin... Read morePublished on August 15, 2012 by Edward
I thoroughly enjoyed this quirky novel, but I can't imagine recommending it to anyone. It is way too slow, meandering and rather pointless. Read morePublished on May 7, 2012 by las cosas
This novel is about a self absorbed introvert who is excessively sensitive, fortunately he is is a Norwegian gardener so he keeps it to himself. Read morePublished on March 7, 2012 by Mohe
This Norwegian novel can be amusing here and there, but in the end it's almost entirely depressing. Mattias, the narrator, is a very sweet man, highly introverted with absolutely... Read morePublished on January 30, 2012 by moose_of_many_waters
With a quirky title like this, I thought this book would be either excellent or dreadful. It turned out to be excellent. Read morePublished on December 26, 2011 by Sid Nuncius
Johan Harstad was born in Stavanger in 1979. Although he had previously had two collections of short stories published, 'Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? Read morePublished on December 6, 2011 by Craobh Rua