A System So Magnificent it is Blinding by Amanda Svensson (translated by Nichola Smalley) is a novel that was recently translated into English, having won multiple awards in its original Swedish. A joyful family saga about free will, forgiveness, and how we are all connected, this 544 page novel follows the antics of three triplets as a family mystery threatens to upend their lives.
The New York Times Book Review has called the book a ‘chaotic family saga’ with ‘a camarilla of crackbrained supporting characters [who] only add to the bedlam, weaving in and out of the triplets’ respective tales’ (Michael Callahan). Publishers Weekly affirms this sense of mayhem, stating that ‘chaos and the search for order duel in Svensson’s intelligent debut’ in a book filled with ‘wacky details ... and provocative intrigue’.
With a spectacularly colorful cast of characters and a search for meaning woven throughout, A System So Magnificent it is Blinding is not to be missed.
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