This psychological thriller is a wonderful
work thanks to which we are brought into the very heart of an apparently
seductive system that resists the intrusion of a foreign body. … Christian
Jungersen’s novel could well become a point of reference, even
With formidable skill, Christian Jungersen combines the great problems
of our planet with a detailed description of the minor pettiness
that can spoil the life of anyone who works in an office.
Suspicion resides; friendships break down; factions, illicit behavior,
cliques and game playing surface; loneliness takes hold. In the confined
atmosphere of an office, hatred grows quickly, especially when it
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For several years, the most original suspense
novels have emerged from the North, from Scandinavia and Iceland.
After Henning Mankell, Arnaldur Indridson or Karin Alvtegen – among
others – a
new name in the genre has appeared: Christian Jungersen. He is Danish
and shows great promise. The Exception is an excellent psychological
thriller. In essence this novel poses the same question that haunts ‘Les
Bienveillants’ by Jonathan Littell: how does a person become
a torturer? Brilliant.
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