Hardcover ✓ Rahalla saa eBook Á

Hardcover  ✓ Rahalla saa eBook Á
  • Hardcover
  • 477 pages
  • Rahalla saa
  • Jens Lapidus
  • Finnish
  • 10 July 2017

Rahalla saa❀ [EPUB] ✸ Rahalla saa By Jens Lapidus ❤ – Essayreview.co.uk JW r Stureplanskillen som s ljer kokain p de hetaste innest llena Han g r vad som helst f r att n dit han villJorge r latinon som kan allt om koks och som g r i land med en osannolikt tjusig rymning f JW r Stureplanskillen som s ljer kokain p de hetaste innest llena Han g r vad som helst f r att n dit han villJorge r latinon som kan allt om koks och som g r i land med en osannolikt tjusig rymning fr n ster keranstalten Ingen kan k branschen b ttre n hanMrado sk ter indrivning t bossen Radovan Han dr mmer om ett bra liv f r sig och sin dotter, men det ligger riktigt l ngt bortaDen kriminella v rldens egen logik f r de tre samman, och det kan bara sluta p ett s tt en kamp om liv och d d Och varf r, egentligen F r snabba cash.


About the Author: Jens Lapidus

Jens Lapidus is a Swedish criminal defense lawyer and author, who made his writing debut in August with Snabba Cash It is an account of the Stockholm underworld and the first of a planned trilogy called The Stockholm Noir Trilogy Two years later the second installment, Aldrig Fucka Upp was published by Wahlstr m Widstrand A graphic novel with illustrator Peter Bergting The Portent entitled G ngkrig was published May While this project does tie into his previous novels, it is not the third part of The Stockholm Noir Trilogy as some Swedish media has claimed Lapidus writing has been compared to James Ellroy and Dennis LehaneSeries The Stockholm Noir Trilogy.


10 thoughts on “Rahalla saa

  1. says:

    This book is listed as yet another rival to Steig Larsen This is at least the fifth book so advertised and by far the worst of the pretenders. I am also a bit concerned that the author is listed as a criminal defense lawyer who represents some of Sweden s most notorious criminals Really The writing style is unusual and annoying starting sentences with verbs, run on sentences etc The style is possibly intentionally manic, but disconcerting There is nothing or no one to like associated with This book is listed as yet another rival to Steig Larsen This is at least the fifth book so advertised and by far the worst of the pretenders. I am also a bit concerned that the author is listed as a criminal defense lawyer who represents some of Sweden s most notorious criminals Really The writing style is unusual and annoying starting sentences with verbs, run on sentences etc The style is possibly intentionally manic, but disconcerting There is nothing or no one to like associated with this book Those of you who thought it was a thriller amaze me I literally hated this book and myself for not putting it down after about 60 pages

  2. says:

    I almost never stop reading a book partway through, but 180 pages into this one I decided I was wasting my time The narrative moves back and forth between three narrators, all of whom could be called anti heroes, perhaps, except that I never found myself rooting for any of them Either the writing or the translation has pretensions of slickness and with it dialogue, but falls short, at least in English When I read the part about a guy rewarding a ho with a complimentary haircut, i.e., free I almost never stop reading a book partway through, but 180 pages into this one I decided I was wasting my time The narrative moves back and forth between three narrators, all of whom could be called anti heroes, perhaps, except that I never found myself rooting for any of them Either the writing or the translation has pretensions of slickness and with it dialogue, but falls short, at least in English When I read the part about a guy rewarding a ho with a complimentary haircut, i.e., free stylin , I about tossed the book across the room Either the pun was that bad or the writing was that naive I just picked up the book to see if I could quote youexamples of the disingenuous swagger talk, but I realized I don t want to poison my hands by typing it A morally complex book will have you cheering on a bad person or a person doing bad things because you trust his motivation, you understand his quest, you like his intelligence or personality or just the cut of his jib, or you just want to see how the story turns out None of these were true for me for any of these distasteful figures, neither the social climbing club kid, the small time Chilean coke dealer, nor the Slavic organized crime enforcer They re all stereotypes, all full of themselves, and all they want is to make money and get away with their drug crimes You re supposed to want to know what happened to the young pretender s sister, but really, with close to 300 pages to go from where I stopped, I didn t care enough to keep slogging through

  3. says:

    A crime novel from three perspectives about the cocain business in Stockholm.I mean, it was alright Exciting at times but could haveof that, the last 50 pages was where it really picked up which was way too late in my opinion Too long, the cash was neither easy nor fast since it took the author almost 500 pages to get there.

  4. says:

    I ll check out almost any translated crime fiction I come across, since the genre is often much better at providing a window into the everyday society of a place thanliterary fiction This Swedish thriller, however, proved to be an unimpressive, run of the mill journey through an urban underworld, albeit Stockholm, as opposed to LA or NYC The book follows three men JW is a small town Swede who has moved to the big city to reinvent himself as a college playboy, Jorge is a Latino cocaine h I ll check out almost any translated crime fiction I come across, since the genre is often much better at providing a window into the everyday society of a place thanliterary fiction This Swedish thriller, however, proved to be an unimpressive, run of the mill journey through an urban underworld, albeit Stockholm, as opposed to LA or NYC The book follows three men JW is a small town Swede who has moved to the big city to reinvent himself as a college playboy, Jorge is a Latino cocaine hustler plotting an elaborate escape from jail, and Mrado is a immigrant Serbian thug who is deeply involved in the Yugo mafia If you need to have a sympathetic protagonist in your fiction, this is definitely not the book for you Each of the men is amoral, and Mrado is much much worse there are repeated references to his being at Srebrenica , and there s no cop or lawbringer in the book other than some interludes comprised of court documents relating to the action.Over its 400 pages, the book slowly draws these three men closer and closer together for a climactic collision but along the way it delivers a detailed look at how various parts of the criminal world works From the coat check shakedown racket, to high end prostitution, to dime bags and international smuggling, it s all in there The author is a well known criminal defense lawyer, and clearly has plenty of insider knowledge about a lot of this stuff Which is good, because it allows him to include reasonably interesting details on the backs of some fairly cardboard characters Unfortunately, this is sometimes overshadowed by a wildly miscalculated attempt to incorporate far too much detail about brand name attire and high end cars I gather that in the original Swedish, the differences in language among characters lent much to the tone of the book, as did the slang and argot However, in English, it generally comes across like terrible wanna be American gangsterism Another reviewer called it an obnoxious translation, which just about nails it every time some Swedish Serbian thug would make mad cheddar or JW would rock a designer jacket just grated like nails on a blackboard.It s also worth pointing out that the book is not very friendly to women most of the female supporting cast are victims prostitutes, rape victims or society airheads On the flip side, each of the three main men also have some kind of female beacon of wholesomeness they cling to JW s memory of his missing sister, Jorge s sister, and Mrado s daughter This mainly feels like a cheap gimmick to try and humanize them and try and balance their otherwise poor life choices and amoral lifestyles Ultimately, despite delivering some decent cheap thrills at times, the book is too long for its own good, and the reader is worn down by spending so much time with so many posturing, awful people It does end with a kind of feel good open ended situation that makes me suspect there s a second book to come.Note 1 The book has led to a trilogy of Swedish films Snabba Cash I, II, III and Zac Efron s production company is looking at maybe doing a US version.Note 2 The cover of the US edition of the book has a hilarious design fail.The o in the titular Money has a slash through it, which is a letter that s not actually in the Swedish alphabet

  5. says:

    The blurb on the cover of Easy Money promises that it is a thriller to rival the Stieg Larsson books Well, Easy Money is a thriller, and entertaining enough in its own right, but it definitely does not rival the Millennium Trilogy Easy Money tells the story three criminals Mrado, a high ranking member of a Serbian organized crime ring in Stockholm Jorge, a lower ranking cocaine dealer who, after being burned by Mrado, is plotting revenge against Mrado and the other Serbs whose actions put h The blurb on the cover of Easy Money promises that it is a thriller to rival the Stieg Larsson books Well, Easy Money is a thriller, and entertaining enough in its own right, but it definitely does not rival the Millennium Trilogy Easy Money tells the story three criminals Mrado, a high ranking member of a Serbian organized crime ring in Stockholm Jorge, a lower ranking cocaine dealer who, after being burned by Mrado, is plotting revenge against Mrado and the other Serbs whose actions put him in prison and JW, a young college student who is just starting out as a cocaine dealer and who is wildly successful at it.For most of the novel, the chapters rotate among the three main characters, telling their respective stories While all three are definitely criminals and, excepting JW, guilty of committing some very violent crimes, they all do have redeeming qualities and are actually rather likable individuals.The plot is driven by two main elements 1 a major cocaine buy that will bring millions of dollars worth of the drug to Sweden and 2 Jorge s quest for revenge against the Mrado and the Serbs A minor but still very prominent subplot involves JW s sister s disappearance and his efforts to discover what happened to her In the end, the author wraps up these story lines quite nicely Easy Money is an enjoyable read with a lot of action and violence and a focus on the extravagant lifestyles of the rich and drug addled It s not great literature by any stretch of the imagination, and it s not even on a par with Larsson s novels, but it s a fun book it s a good, down and dirty, trashy crime novel

  6. says:

    Set in the early 2000s, the Easy Money could also be called The Good, The Bad, and the Weird , or even The Swede, the Serb and the Latinos Jens Lapidus follows the lives of three protagonists of the Stockholm underworld, whose main drivers in life is the quest for easy cash As a lawyer, Lapidus knows his subject, and the reader will learn how to smuggle cocaine, launder money from beginner level to expert , or even how to escape from a Swedish jail.His lens captures an interestingly wide Set in the early 2000s, the Easy Money could also be called The Good, The Bad, and the Weird , or even The Swede, the Serb and the Latinos Jens Lapidus follows the lives of three protagonists of the Stockholm underworld, whose main drivers in life is the quest for easy cash As a lawyer, Lapidus knows his subject, and the reader will learn how to smuggle cocaine, launder money from beginner level to expert , or even how to escape from a Swedish jail.His lens captures an interestingly wide angle of the Stockholm society However, the way the characters thoughts are transcribed is sometimes exhausting

  7. says:

    Snabba cash is a fast paced story that manages to grab and hold your attention throughout It uses the popular gimmick of situating the action in a real city Stockholm and describes in detail the streets, bars, etc where the different scenes take place This makes it easier to identify with the story, even for those among us not familiar with the world of extortionists and drug dealers Another nice aspect of the story is the description of how one of the main characters, JW, sets up his mo Snabba cash is a fast paced story that manages to grab and hold your attention throughout It uses the popular gimmick of situating the action in a real city Stockholm and describes in detail the streets, bars, etc where the different scenes take place This makes it easier to identify with the story, even for those among us not familiar with the world of extortionists and drug dealers Another nice aspect of the story is the description of how one of the main characters, JW, sets up his money laundering mechanism insightful while not too technical Overall, the book does a nice job in showing that, no matter what they do, people tend to consider themselves as basically good and fair we are all very apt at rationalizing our own behavior and at a very basic level drug dealers are no different from people who creatively fill in their tax report or who dump their pets in the asylum in summertime This way of portraying the main characters all criminals definitely adds to the realism and credibility of the story.The story has a few loose ends a number of issues that were highlighted earlier in the story are all but ignored during the final pages of the book For example, the desire of JW to fit into his snobby Stureplan friends group which drives his entire behavior is not addressed at the closure of the story Does JW feel sorry that he tried to blend into an environment he would never really belong to Same thing for his girlfriend Sophie the outcome of their relationship is virtually ignored it gets one sentence Although the novel positions itself not in the least by the bio of the author as a lawyer as realistic, it does contain quite a few weak spots in this respect Of course, it s a story and 100% realism is not the goal, but a story should always be internally consistent within the universe it creates, things should be logical and acceptable This is not always the case For example, the fact that Jorge a drug dealer from Chili walks around undisturbed on a secret sex party attended by middle aged Swedish industrialists is hard to believe Especially because it is stressed throughout the novel that foreigners are treated as second rate citizens in the trendy clubs of Stockholm Stylistically, the book is good The chapters alternate between the different main characters and the different storylines nicely converge towards the end of the book The idea of interleaving the story with police reports is nice although I guess nobody truly believes that detectives would write such things Overall, an entertaining crime story as seen the eyes of the criminals themselves

  8. says:

    I really wanted to like this book I had heard good things about it and about the movie adaptation starring one of my favorite up and coming actors, Joel Kinnaman and yet it fell short.The plot was adequate Nothing special, but serviceable even if the twist at the end becomes pretty obvious about halfway through The writing style is reminiscent of James Ellroy one of my favorite authors Something that would have been obvious with Lapidus use of short, punchy sentences, without the Ellr I really wanted to like this book I had heard good things about it and about the movie adaptation starring one of my favorite up and coming actors, Joel Kinnaman and yet it fell short.The plot was adequate Nothing special, but serviceable even if the twist at the end becomes pretty obvious about halfway through The writing style is reminiscent of James Ellroy one of my favorite authors Something that would have been obvious with Lapidus use of short, punchy sentences, without the Ellroy quote to open the book.The main problem is one of jargon Whereas this is one of Lapidus hero s strengths, it s one of his weaknesses The way the people talk just doesn t ring true The characters talk like wannabes not like real life gangsters or at least how I imagine real life gangsters talk In this case, though, I can t help but wonder if this is a weakness of the translation This was the same thing I wondered when I read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and was underwhelmed by Larsson s writing

  9. says:

    I doubt that I will ever finish reading this book To start with I read the german translation which by all means could be better But this isn t the worst I love crime and thriller but only and really only when the book makes clear that being criminal is nothing good and nothing anyone should want to achieve I couldn t believe that this book shall be written by a lawyer and highly wondered how he could forward something like this The crimes committed get explained in detail by the criminals I doubt that I will ever finish reading this book To start with I read the german translation which by all means could be better But this isn t the worst I love crime and thriller but only and really only when the book makes clear that being criminal is nothing good and nothing anyone should want to achieve I couldn t believe that this book shall be written by a lawyer and highly wondered how he could forward something like this The crimes committed get explained in detail by the criminals never mentioning that what they do is bad Instead finding excuses for being criminal and why they have the need to be it greed The characters are not relateable most of them you can basically just dislike and it doesn t get better I like my thrillers and crimes to be critical in regard of the crimes and not to explain me how I can commit the crimes the best way so that I don t get caught So if there would have been 0 stars that is what I would have given the book but now it is 1

  10. says:

    I generally love Scandinavian noir, but this was actually pretty boring It s one of those books that reads as if the author had aspirations of getting it made into a movie as soon as possible And guess what It s a movie I also wondered if it was a bad translation.

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