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Author Topic:   Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? (Novel by Johan Harstad)
posted 04-22-2011 06:14 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A new novel with the interesting title "Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion?" will be released in June.
Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? opens with the line: "The person you love is 72.8% water, and it hasn't rained for weeks." From there, Brage Award-winning author and playwright Johan Harstad's debut — previously published to great success in eleven countries and now making its first English-language appearance — tells the story of Mattias, a thirtysomething gardener living in Norway, whose idol is Buzz Aldrin, second man on the moon: the man who was willing to stand in Neil Armstrong's shadow in order to work, diligently and humbly, for the success of the Apollo 11 mission.

Following a series of personal and professional disasters, Mattias finds himself lying on a rain-soaked road in the desolate, treeless Faroe Islands, population only a few thousand, a wad of bills in his pocket and no memory of how he had come to be there — when a truck approaches him, driven by a troubled, fantastic man with an offer that will shortly change Mattias's life.

And so, surrounded by a vivid and memorable cast of characters — aspiring pop musicians, Caribbean-obsessed psychologists, death-haunted photographers, girls who dream of anonymous men falling in love with them on bus trips, and even Buzz Aldrin himself — begins Buzz Aldrin, What Happened To You In All The Confusion?, the epic story of Mattias's pop-saturated odyssey through the world of unconventional psychiatry, souvenir sheep-making, the Cardigans, and space: the space between himself and other people, a journey maybe as remote and personally dangerous as the trip to the moon itself.

Dave Scott (not the astronaut)


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posted 04-22-2011 07:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What an opening line! I've ordered mine, this looks great. Thanks Dave.


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posted 04-22-2011 10:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for randyc   Click Here to Email randyc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I won't be surprised if we soon hear about a lawsuit because the author used Buzz's name without his permission!

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