Doppler is back. After years deep in the woods, Doppler remembers that he has a family. He puts Bongo, the moose, into a kennel for deer and makes his way into Oslo.
He is looking forward to seeing his wife and children, but his old house looks strange. On the name labels on the mailbox, his name has been crossed out and a new one put in its place: EGIL HEGEL.
Doppler thinks he has reached rock bottom, but his troubles have only just begun.
'Probably this year’s funniest book.'
'The End of the World as We Know It is dystopic cultural critique with high entertainment value.'
'Loe’s most entertaining novel for a while, and an eventful journey.'
'Loe’s new novel stands out as the best means of enduring the world as we know it right now.'
'The satire of the last two books is in many ways as before, but the cut seems darker, more rebellious and sharper. Thus Loe becomes even more recklessly funny ...'
'And the observations are good. Sharp. The themes Erlend Loe lets him reflect upon are definitely contemporary. A book for our time.'
'The crusade against cleverness and conformity continues.'
'This book is really entertaining. Doppler’s whimsical turns and apparitions are its strongest feature. … a romantic universe and a character still prominent in Norwegian literary history.'
'A fantastic character with a rich selection of qualities.'
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