Volvo Lorries (Heftet)

Series: Andreas Doppler 2


Erlend Loe

Norwegian title: Volvo Lastvagnar
Binding: Heftet
Year: 2016
Pages: 224
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
Series: Andreas Doppler
Serienummer: 2
ISBN/EAN: 9788202531256
Kategori: Literature and Fiction
Overview Volvo Lastvagnar

Volvo Lorries continues where Doppler stopped. We follow the same person and the same elk some distance into the Swedish forrest of Värmland, where they meet a scout who has slept under the stars twenty-five thousand times and an old lady who is addicted to weed and wants to change the world.
Erlend Loe gives his imagination free rein this time, and the result is a madcap and playful text that some will clutch to their breast and others will avoid like the plague.

"Into this Swedish Värmland universe walks a man. Doppler has arrived. Andreas Doppler. A Norwegian. He has with him his year-old elk, Bongo. And his son, Gregus. The elk walks behind him on the path and his son is asleep in the cart behind the elk."

"Nothing short of masterly. (...) Sharp and intelligent. And strikingly funny."

"Fabulously funny. Yet another supernaïve and extraordinary novel from Erlend Loe."

"With the follow up to Doppler, Loe has written one of his funniest and most unpredictable works."

"Damned. Super."

"It is a joyous read, and Erlend Loe has equipped the book with lots of comments and footnotes that are precious also on their own."

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Reviews Volvo Lastvagnar

« […] underholdende og fiks […]»

Anne Merethe K. Prinos, Aftenposten

«Erlend Loe har skrevet en av sine morsomste og mest uforutsigbare bøker med oppfølgeren til romanen Doppler.»

Tom Egil Hverven, NRK P2

«Dette innebærer at også årets roman byr på storartet slapstick-underholdning hvor den særegne loeske sounden av lattermild, skrudd naivisme og melankolsk alvor klinger med.»

Steinar Sivertsen, Stavanger Aftenblad

«Fandenivoldsk. Super.»

Anders Sundnes Løvlie, Dagsavisen

«Det er fornøyelig lesning og Erlend Loe har utstyrt boka med en helg haug med kommentarer og fotnoter som er kostelige i seg selv.»

Kjell Moe, Kulturspeilet

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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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