Love me Tomorrow is both tender-hearted and dark; a humoristic novel about loves ability to change us. At least in theory.
In the fourth book about Elling, he once again has trouble with reality. But now he is looking for love. The focus of his attention is supposedly named Elise. She works in a hot dog stand and love to read books about UFO-phenomenon. Kjell Bjarne, Ellings estranged friend, knows very little about UFO´s but a lot about women. He is now a responsible stepfather, living with Reidun, and has a job as a bottle sorter. Elling on the other hand has let things slide for a while. But now that Elise is in the picture, Kjell Bjarne might get back in his good favour again. A suitor needs all the backing he can get.
Ingvar Ambjørnsen won the Riksmålsprisen Award for this book in 1999.
“Absolutely on par with the first three”, “screamingly funny – with serious undertones.”
“I insist that this is significant literature.”
NRK P2 KULTURNYTT
“This is strong stuff.”
A new hit for Ambjørnsen
“Ambjørnsen surprises once more; Ambjørnsen is a significant author. Love me tomorrow is a gloomier tale than its predecessors. From early in the plot, the reader is drawn into dark premonitions… It is the use of contrasting underlays of grief and pain that enables Ambjørnsen to create great comedy.”
Screamingly funny – with serious undertones.
“It so happened that I was high above the Skagerrak when Elling stepped into my life for the fourth time. Perhaps that wasn’t the smartest choice of location for our rendezvous. When, with no apparent provocation, a passenger starts to shake and laugh so hard that beer glasses and coffee cups end up on the floor, it quite reasonably attracts a certain amount of attention from their fellow-travellers. Well, I’ll just have to live with that, and deep down I think I’m a lucky person to be able to sit on a plane working and having such fun that I lose track of both time and place. Because Ambjørnsen has done it again. It’s impossible to fathom what that man can wring out of just one person and one central idea. There’s nothing for it but to give in and declare that Love me tomorrow is absolutely on a par with the first three Elling books.”
“A new hit about strange, crazy, loveable, lonely Elling… It’s far from unlikely that these books will endure as central works in Norwegian fiction of the 1990s.”
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