The Dream Bike Register (Innbundet)


Erlend Loe

Norwegian title: Drømmenes sykkelregister
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2023
Pages: 144
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202802042
Kategori: Literature and Fiction
Overview Drømmenes sykkelregister

The Dream Bike Register is about Solveig (who after a while changes her name to Sara, then to Fleur and later to Flexie-Belle) whose bicycle is stolen in a dream and then discovers that her insurance doesn’t cover bicycles stolen in dreams.

She feels alone and not present in her own life. She also struggles with boyfriends. She’s had way too many in too short a time. All the while, bicycles keep disappearing in her dreams. The Hittites steal them. And Einar Tambarskjelve. And her neighbour Krout keeps going out. After an especially silly dream where Fleur’s bicycle is stolen while she makes a speech about bike theft at the UN, she rants online. And quickly becomes a spokesperson for people who are sad and upset after having their bicycles stolen from them in their dreams.

Flexie-Belle starts a movement. She gets Krout onboard. And after a while establishes, which receives registrations from across the world. Thousands of bikes disappear in dreams every single night. But thanks to the register a lot of people get their dream bikes back. Everyone joins in. The Norwegian City of Trondheim becomes the first place in the world to collectively register the bikes their inhabitants use in their dreams. Shangai becomes the first large city in Asia to join.

Flexie-Belle becomes a hero, she gets rich, and finally gets her life in order. The Dream Bike Register is a success story.

Seriously funny from Loe
«You'll struggle to find a more distinct literary project than that of Erlend Loe. Key words: humour and naivity.»

Makes you chuckle
«The imaginative author Erlend Loe denies himself little, as usual, in a story that exists far from realism's demand of credibility. The short novel will hit home for loyal Loe readers.»

«... balances beautifully on the border between the completely banal and the pleasantly recognisable. ... The result is highly charming reading.»

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Reviews Drømmenes sykkelregister

Søt og sær 21.09.2023

«Dette er boka for Erlend Loe fans.»

«Erlend Loe på sitt mest absurde eller også surrealistiske og det sier jo litt.»

«Altså, dette er en ganske sprø bok i beste Erlend Loe stil.»

Jan Øyvind Helgesen, Nettavisen

Alvorlig gøy fra Loe 08.09.2023

«Med Drømmenes sykkelregister gjør Erlend Loe det å tolke litteratur stas igjen.»

«Han er rarere, men kanskje også bedre, enn på lenge.»Knut Hoem, NRK

På hjul i Mesopotamia 09.09.2023

«... balanserer kledelig på grensa mellom det komplett banale og det fornøyelig gjenkjennelige.»

«Resultatet eri høyeste grad sjarmerende lesning.»

Elise Winterthun, Klassekampen

Til å humre av 07.09.2023

«Den fantasifulle forfatteren Erlend Loe nekter seg som vanlig lite, i en fortelling som befinner seg på trygg avstand til realismens krav om troverdighet. Denne korte romanen vil treffe trofaste Loe-lesere hjemme»

«Jeg har tidligere skrevet om Erlend Loes bøker at de er preget av høy humrefaktor. Det samme kan trygt sies om Drømmenes sykkelregister».

Sindre Hovdenakk, VG

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Author Erlend Loe

Erlend Loe was born in 1969 in Trondheim, Norway. He studied folklore, film studies, and literature before becoming one of the most beloved and popular authors in Norway. He made his debut with the novel Captured by the Woman (Tatt av kvinnen) in 1993, a novel he received raving reviews for. In 1996 came Naiv. Super, his big break through in Norway as well as abroad, and has been called the novel of his generation. His novel Doppler, which came out in 2004, has been critically acclaimed for it´s depiction of the modern man, and The Guardian named it Book of the year. He is a productive author, and publishes books both for adults and children. His books about Kurt have been a huge success, and has also been turned into an animated film.
Erlend Loes books have been published in thirty-nine countries so far.

He lives in Oslo and enjoys biking.


  • Ministry of Cultural Affairs Prize for The Big Red Dog (Den store røde hunden), children's picture book, 1996. Illustrated by Kim Hiorthøy.
  • The Cappelen Award 1997
  • The Critics' Prize for Kurt Quo Vadis?, illustrated children’s novel, 1998 children’s book.
  • The Booksellers' Prize 1999 for L (L).
  • The Aschehoug Prize 2003
  • The French Prix Européen des Jeunes Lecteurs 2006 for Naïve.Super. (Naiv.Super).
  • The French Tam-tam Prize for The Fish (Fisken) 2006, children’s book.
  • De Grote Jongerenliteratuur Prijs (The Netherlands) 2010 for Muleum.

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