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Kissing in the Wind Paperback – April 1, 1989


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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Douglas & Mcintyre Ltd (April 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0888990871
  • ISBN-13: 978-0888990877
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.2 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,477,007 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 22, 2000
I have only read "Kissing in the wind" in Norwegian (where it originally is called "The one that kisses in the wind does not blow away alone") and, because of that, I can not say anything about its translation into English. But I have opinions about the novel itself: Its theme is life in a little coastal community in western Norway (inspired by the place where the author grew up) and this place's somewhat dull, but charming way of life and all the eccentric persons who live on the remote island of Vindholmen (=Windy Isle). The theme is also love, in many ways. There is no real main person, but the focus centres on a particular family, and especially the father and the son. The book was written in the 80s and is also about the modern media society, which is represented on the island by a TV soap opera inspired by the "Dynasty". And the heroin of this soap opera, Crystal, a film star from America, visits this little island to find her ancestral roots, but finds the love of her life. The book is not realistic - there is a lot of fantasy, weird things and exaggeration. But it tries to describe, although in a little exaggerated way, a little community in a big world, its love affairs and its simple, cosy life. And it does that with great humour and fun. The book is immensely funny, because of its wild fantasies and because of its lovely satire on the little community. It is primarily not an adult book, but a mixture of a children's book and a youths' book. Because of that it is quite easily read, but adults may also enjoy it. Its story is based on a little coastal aommunity in Norway. Non-norwegian readers' unacquaintance with that setting may be a small barrier, but I think that this community has huge similarities with e. g. small communities on the coasts of Northern America, or any other provincial small town. My personal comment is that the book was enjoyable, funny, interesting and cosy.
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