Where he is right, he’s right, the author of the letter to the newspaper “Östersunds-Posten”. Sharply he denounces as the cultural level of society absinke. Citizens being warned that they could lead a decent, satisfying life, allowing themselves to just hang. The main responsibility for this decline writes the media to the author. They offered only effort free to be picked Fast Food , shallow topics lull the readers and viewers in satisfaction. Consumers will feigned so cheap superficiality and simple stupidity and repulsive embarrassments are a desirable norm.
To strive for its further development, develop, deal with alternative value systems they must appear as totally useless.
Specifically ask the letter writer, why unfeeling as “selfish, superficial beings littered with vulgar tattoos, with scrap metal in the mouth and her low IQ and their low literacy through the area strutting “, offering platforms, so that the public witness, as they provide or their stupidity on show can be filmed during intercourse. Instead, he asked to give more space models to publish serious reports and differentiated debate and promote smart, ambitious people more.
His real name does not reveal the sender. He signed with the pseudonym “Cato the Elder”. Castle that Roman senator his speeches with the evocative phrase “ Carthago Delenda Est abbr>” from, so that no one with that of Carthage imminent danger adjusted itself, the education assiduous promoter of culture goes a giant step further. He murders the Doofen.
Cato’s first victim is Miroslav Petrovic, 21, called “Mirre”. He has appeared in the TV docu-soap “Paradise Hotel” and won the 3rd place.
Cato kidnapped the young man and subjecting him to a test. And he has created a list of sixty educational issues, of which the subject is at least one-third right must answer in order to qualify for the survival. Whether from incapacity or excitement (Mirre sitting with handcuffs and chains tied at the table) is not clear, at least fails Mirre and his judge and executioner goes into action.
A short time later finds an unsuspecting head teacher in a science classroom naked, muscular, tattooed corpse of a man who has tacked on whose back his killer two A4 sheets – Cato says hello. More murders follow the pattern is quite straight forward: The offender agreed to organize a “pseudo-celebrity” in a bar and solves a few comfort drops into his drink. The subsequent deportation of the victim is a breeze
As has the Swedish author duo Michael Hjorth & amp. Hans Rosenfeldt for the fifth part of his successful series about the investigative team of the Empire homicide Stockholm leave a grandiose plot come. Who would included in the face of daily misery in the mass media, the Internet, the same, do not sign Cato lamentation? to determine even its concept, the mental state of a person by means of a simple questionnaire is of course moronic, and the hubris to kill dropouts, it is much more. But it is a very stimulating action could knit, raises the relevant questions stimulates in society discussions, Stammtisch slogans exposes different values results in mind -. Cato So ironically confirmed and has at the same time in its borders
But Hjorth & amp; Rosenfeldt go a different route, which almost mocked the subject cultural pessimism.
In fact, Cato’s motives no role to play in this thriller. It could also be an x-arbitrary murderers, sexual psychopath or freaked investment banker, the need to track the kingdom homicide. What Cato (and many peaceful citizens) makes so mad interested the authors so little that they do not even make the effort to substantiate his questions for about ten examples out.
At the center rather how already used to from the four previous novels and popular among the followers what’s going on in the five-member team of investigators. Consisting of the Director Torkel Höglund, Vanja Lithner, the pathologist Ursula, the IT professionals Billy Rosén and the criminal psychologist Sebastian Bergman. Their private troubles, quarrels, desires, relationship problems and desires fill at least half of the more than five hundred pages. The authors probably maintain a driven to an extreme version of the already since the nineties popular crime type of the Noir , which is now characterized that his policemen rather appear unappealing because unfriendly, vicious, underhanded, and the like. Your personal crises form an equivalent plot line next to the investigation progress. Together with the often tough descriptions of violence and its consequences convey a cynical, pessimistic worldview these novels
Just a pity that much of what Hjorth & amp. Rosenfeldt tell prima fits into Cato’s enemy. The investigators themselves are sad examples of the superficiality and meaninglessness that Cato should complain audience appeal at the beginning of the book. You feeling any empathy from everyone concerned mainly with his own desire, while their brain seems at times completely into deeper regions dive. A few examples will show what, how outrageous the characters are designed, as far-fetched the plot is constructed gathered here for screwed-up types. To spoil anyone’s power, the contents of
Vanja, with their thirty years matured in fatalities, breaking with her mother. Who has her daughter lied to a lifetime and concealed her biological father. Finally learns Vanja who their producers: mate Sebastian Bergman, the “notorious liar”. “Her world began to falter.” clear: This guy can not work together more. Either must Sebastian left the team, or Vanja goes. Your boss Torkel schasst Sebastian. “sex addict” Sebastian is fully abdomen controlled. After he had driven there with her sister, was in a “erotically charged” Night counterpart Ursula turn. Sebastian watched while the side intended to provoke his ex-girlfriend with the unique two-creation, lurking with a pistol in his hand at the peephole. At subsequent scramble Ursula lost her right eye and wears a prosthetic eye since then. Later Ursula performs a “non-binding affair” with Torkel. “Only during the work, never at home … Simple and natural. For them it was there never been about love. But they had experienced a sense of community.” Then there was a break when Torkel wanted a “serious relationship”. The “was incompatible with their character and ideas.” Now, though, they just come back “fantasies”. So they would Torkel morning “touch, take the initiative … a whole new side to show him of himself … to seduce him.” Billy likes it likes violent. Even in his wedding night he is cheated; to gain sexual satisfaction he strangled a cat.
Whether something in the fan base as particularly cool , trashy is added amusing you? Should lead us to a distorted picture of our degenerate society in mind? One must first read volumes 1 to 4, in order to understand? Have I missed a signal irony? Do I need to adjust my quality criteria new? Anyway, I can hardly abgewinnen good sides this book. Power did not arise simply. The authors drive the detective story as carelessly as a minor matter forward, the relationship fuss is all too abstruse, the figure drawing acts listless, superficial thrown onto paper. I lack psychological depth and further development of perspectives beyond the confines of egomaniac out. Not even the psychological trick that Sebastian gets out of his bag of tricks to the killer to lure from the reserve, I find convincing.
It is beyond doubt that both writers are versatile, recognized good media professionals. Michael Hjorth has as screenplays for the films based on Henning Mankell’s Wallander novels written, Hans Rosenfeldt wrote the screenplay for “The Bridge – Transit to death.” The Sebastian Bergman series, exported to more than thirty countries and for weeks in the bestseller lists, is filmed with participation of ZDF.
But “The people who do not deserve it” ( “De Underkända”, translated Ursel Allenstein) is certainly not their masterpiece. Who knows what Cato the Elder Hjorth & amp; would provide Rosenfeldt for questions if he would get into his hands …