11 comments on “The True Deceiver by Tove Jansson | Book Review

  1. This doesn’t sound like a satisfactory read. I saw a great review of one of Tove Jansson’s books recently. Unfortunately, I can’t remember which one, I will try to find it. I only know Jansson from The Moomins, not sure that counts 😉

    • I haven’t even read the Moomins books; I was inexplicably freaked out by the TV show as a child and avoided the books as a result, haha.

      Might the review have been for The Summer Book? I’ve seen a lot of praise for that one recently.

  2. Great review! I hadn’t heard of this before – I was on the fence about whether or not it seems like something I’d enjoy, but I just pulled it up on Goodreads and there’s an NYRB edition introduced by Ali Smith. Sold.

  3. Nice review! This sounds like it had a lot of thematic potential, it’s too bad it didn’t pack more of a punch in the end.

    • Thank you! That sums up my experience with it pretty well. It’s a shame I didn’t love it as much as I hoped, but it was worth checking out, and I get why Jansson is so popular.

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