Vardagar 3 Weekdays 3
Ulf Lundell made his critically acclaimed return as an author in 2018 with Weekdays, a collection of excerpts from Lundell’s private diary, wherein he writes about music, family life, writing, nature, politics, health, and society.
Weekdays 3 is a continuation, a collection of excerpts from his diary entries from 2019.
“Like other readers and critics, I find myself settling in comfortably. This is a habitable universe, wherein the author is always by your side. /…/ Weekdays is an interesting and sympathetic project”
“As a reader, I become Ulf Lundell’s confidant, his life companion or best friend. The attention he demands from me and what he confidingly gives in return is exactly this: someone to talk to about everything that is going on. /…/ Is it in fact Ulf Lundell as my other half that I am supposed to review here? In that case I’d say: generally wise, often funny, at times monotonously repetitive, as people of all ages are – but all in all a person, and thus a diary, to enjoy.”
“The magnetism is there. Ulf Lundell has a unique energy in what he does.”
“[Weekdays 3] is so inspiring, so life-affirming, so full of joy, so enthusiastic, so refreshing, so vibrant, so vital, so exciting, so human, so clever, so thoughtful…”
“You are absorbed by the text and just want more. You are immediately hooked. It is wonderfully entertaining and fun. Often quite thought-provoking. Because Ulf has thoughts about most things. About literature. Sports. Music. About Lotta Engberg, Trump, the Swedish Democrats, Läckberg. /…/ I can’t stop reading. /…/ I hope it doesn’t end with this book.”
“[Weekdays 3] is fun reading, often very humorous. /…/ In Weekdays 3, the diary shifts between a fascination with the mystery of existence and the mutterings of a contemplative couch potato. Lundell has always had a special ability to make friends with the reader. And you don’t abandon a friend just because you don’t share his views. For good or bad, Ulf Lundell remains a middle-of-the-road guy, a dyed-in-the-wool Swedish social democrat.”
“I see it like he is evoking some kind of forgiving and permissive love for himself, one which doesn’t exist until he has noted down exactly these words from the underground. /…/ It could have been monotonous, but it is hypnotic exactly for the reason that Lundell both includes and shields at the same time.”
“In Weekdays 3, Lundell reinforces the feelings that I have experienced when reading the two previous parts, namely that these books are an inspiration to the individual process of individuation, and that they resonate with one’s own constant homesickness from the exile of life’s trauma. In that sense, I can only think that Lundell has once again offered up great literature.”
“The truth-teller, agitator, and yes – actually – philosopher Lundell impresses with his knowledge and his refreshing commentary on the state of things in Sweden and the world. /…/ More Lundell to the people!”
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