I see the human life here on earth as an endless piece of Group Work. The task, crafted at the beginning of time, is as follows: Discuss what you see around you. Find out how you in the best possible way can organize yourself in order to make use of nature. Describe, in your own words, what it is to be a person. Find out how everything is connected, and why you are here. Take your time.
In the 90´s Erlend Loe brought a group of his best friends to an island in the Pacific. The result of the expedition was "L", an adventurous novel about a project that is doomed to fail, about a generation that finds it self in a totally different place than the previous generations, that created myths and real men. "L" is a novel about the young men of our time, and a celebration of humour and community.
"Erlend Loe is a well known supernaïvist, a master of the subtle in a class of his own. As a existential humourist and satirist he is incomparable."
"Fans, that know Loes books well, will laugh their pants off, and find leads pointing to other parts of his writing. First-timers will run to the bookshop to buy more books by Loe after finishing this one."
BERLINGSKE TIDENDE, Denmark
"Erlend Loes copy and satire of Thor Heyerdahls great deeds in the Pacific is witty and wide-ranging (...) This witty, wonderful, wide novel is disguised as a expedition report with photos, maps and the whole shebang!"
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