Leonard is unable to connect with life and is bored. A woman tries, in vain, to penetrate his skull. After her failure, she tells him a couple of truths about his self-pity and contemplation, with dramatic consequences. Mr. Leonard Leonard is a novel moving around in the borderland between dream and reality – guilt and punishment, suffering and pity being strong motifs.
“A study of the labyrinths of man (…) Kjell Askildsen masters the art of intimating – his small and short words tell just as much as a whole broadside of descriptions, and he knows how to create the suspense most books cannot do without.” Aftenposten
“one is captured and truly interested, with the urge to read thoroughly (…) as opposed to most people writing in this country Askildsen truly has a lot to offer, first and foremost an original creative fantasy.” Nationen