Fredrik Sjoberg The Fly Trap

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The Fly Trap

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Fredrik Sjoberg is like the Karl Ove Knausgaard of entymology . . . completely charming . . . his real focus is the human imperative to find meaning in daily experience. It s a subject he approaches in a wry and disarming fashion. . . . But "The Fly Trap" isn t just a series of artful ruminations on the timeless quest to understand the natural world (although that would be enough, wouldn t it?). Sjoberg is a genuinely funny guy. . . . "The Fly Trap"is such an ardent, informed and sustained brief on behalf of the planet that a plea for this or that piece of green legislation seems unnecessary. The very existence of this subtle book is a powerful argument for vigilance. Kevin Canfield, "The Daily Beast"
Seductive reading, a quirky and wide-ranging meditation on the deep pleasures of collecting, obsession and the natural world. . . . Sjoberg s forthright and unapologetic unpretentiousness is close to liberating in an age when nature writing is so often quasi-theological, veering routinely between awe and homily, sometimes even in the same sentence. . . . He has a gift for identifying fascinating and unconventional careers and rendering them in ways that bring out a deep and affecting longing, a longing for love, beauty, and connection that appears to drive not only his protagonists but Sjoberg himself. . . . The straightforwardness of "The Fly Trap"is the product of the skill of its author and the sophistication of its structure. Somehow, Sjoberg carries you along on his many excursions and detours, always interesting but often only loosely associative, maintaining the momentum, pulling together a digressive skein of stories across centuries and continents, gently but determinedly insisting by example that calm, patience, good humor, care, and attention and open-mindedness are their own rewards. Hugh Raffles, "The New York Times Book Review
"
Entertaining . . . whimsical . . . rich . . . iconoclastic . . . brilliant. Richard Conniff, "Wall Street Journal"
Write brilliantly and readers will follow you anywhere even into a swarm of hoverflies. That s one takeaway from "The Fly Trap, "a charming, off-the-beaten track, humorously self-deprecating memoir by Fredrik Sjoberg, a biologist who muses and amuses about his baffling passion for hoverflies . . . a paean to some of the tiniest wonders of the natural world, but even more to the benefits of intense focus . . . filled with delightful observations . . . "The Fly Trap"stands as proof that great writing can lend a buzz . . . to even the most unlikely subjects. Heller McAlpin, NPR
In sharing the experience of solitude and reflection, Sjoberg invites readers to see through his eyes, in language that is often poetic, sometimes inscrutable. "Kirkus Reviews
"
A memoir that reads like summer trapped within the pages of a warm and nourishing book. . . . Although the details about hoverflies are endlessly fascinating, what really elevates this book is Sjoberg's promise to have his memoir concentrate on his two-pronged mission: to say something about the art and sometimes the bliss of limitation. And the legibility of landscape. Poornima Apte, BookBrowse.com (5 Stars, Editor s Choice)
A rare masterpiece . . . graceful, poetic, astonishing and yes! absolutely thrilling. "Jyllands-Posten (Denmark)
"
Full of charm, the insects are almost incidental; . . . it s really a book about how to find meaning in life. Melissa Harrison, "The Times (UK)" (a Nature Book of the Year)
Sjoberg traces a sort of erratic flight path of ideas and associations, at once whimsical and yet laden with erudition and a deep feeling for the natural world and our place in it. Carl Wilkinson, "The Financial Times (UK)
"
[Sjoberg] writes with infectious passion. Paul Binding, "The Independent (UK)
"
An intriguing defence of the selfish, even hedonistic pleasures of natural history. Thomas Teal s translation captures Sjoberg s quiet, hypnotic style, his deadpan jokes. Jennie Erin Smith, "The Times Literary Supplement (UK)
"
Wry, digressive and packed with fantastically clipped observations. Patrick Barkham, "The Guardian (UK)
"
I often return to "The Fly Trap, " it remains close to my heart. The minute observations from nature reveal sudden insights into one s life. Sometimes I almost think that he wrote it for me. Tomas Transtromer, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

"From the Hardcover edition.""

A "New York Times "Notable Book of 2015
Fredrik Sjoberg is like the Karl Ove Knausgaard of entymology . . . completely charming . . . his real focus is the human imperative to find meaning in daily experience. It s a subject he approaches in a wry and disarming fashion. . . . But "The Fly Trap" isn t just a series of artful ruminations on the timeless quest to understand the natural world (although that would be enough, wouldn t it?). Sjoberg is a genuinely funny guy. . . . "The Fly Trap"is such an ardent, informed and sustained brief on behalf of the planet that a plea for this or that piece of green legislation seems unnecessary. The very existence of this subtle book is a powerful argument for vigilance. Kevin Canfield, "The Daily Beast"
Seductive reading, a quirky and wide-ranging meditation on the deep pleasures of collecting, obsession and the natural world. . . . Sjoberg s forthright and unapologetic unpretentiousness is close to liberating in an age when nature writing is so often quasi-theological, veering routinely between awe and homily, sometimes even in the same sentence. . . . He has a gift for identifying fascinating and unconventional careers and rendering them in ways that bring out a deep and affecting longing, a longing for love, beauty, and connection that appears to drive not only his protagonists but Sjoberg himself. . . . The straightforwardness of "The Fly Trap"is the product of the skill of its author and the sophistication of its structure. Somehow, Sjoberg carries you along on his many excursions and detours, always interesting but often only loosely associative, maintaining the momentum, pulling together a digressive skein of stories across centuries and continents, gently but determinedly insisting by example that calm, patience, good humor, care, and attention and open-mindedness are their own rewards. Hugh Raffles, "The New York Times Book Review
"
Entertaining . . . whimsical . . . rich . . . iconoclastic . . . brilliant. Richard Conniff, "Wall Street Journal"
Write brilliantly and readers will follow you anywhere even into a swarm of hoverflies. That s one takeaway from "The Fly Trap, "a charming, off-the-beaten track, humorously self-deprecating memoir by Fredrik Sjoberg, a biologist who muses and amuses about his baffling passion for hoverflies . . . a paean to some of the tiniest wonders of the natural world, but even more to the benefits of intense focus . . . filled with delightful observations . . . "The Fly Trap"stands as proof that great writing can lend a buzz . . . to even the most unlikely subjects. Heller McAlpin, NPR
In sharing the experience of solitude and reflection, Sjoberg invites readers to see through his eyes, in language that is often poetic, sometimes inscrutable. "Kirkus Reviews
"
A memoir that reads like summer trapped within the pages of a warm and nourishing book. . . . Although the details about hoverflies are endlessly fascinating, what really elevates this book is Sjoberg's promise to have his memoir concentrate on his two-pronged mission: to say something about the art and sometimes the bliss of limitation. And the legibility of landscape. Poornima Apte, BookBrowse.com (5 Stars, Editor s Choice)
A rare masterpiece . . . graceful, poetic, astonishing and yes! absolutely thrilling. "Jyllands-Posten (Denmark)
"
Full of charm, the insects are almost incidental; . . . it s really a book about how to find meaning in life. Melissa Harrison, "The Times (UK)" (a Nature Book of the Year)
Sjoberg traces a sort of erratic flight path of ideas and associations, at once whimsical and yet laden with erudition and a deep feeling for the natural world and our place in it. Carl Wilkinson, "The Financial Times (UK)
"
[Sjoberg] writes with infectious passion. Paul Binding, "The Independent (UK)
"
An intriguing defence of the selfish, even hedonistic pleasures of natural history. Thomas Teal s translation captures Sjoberg s quiet, hypnotic style, his deadpan jokes. Jennie Erin Smith, "The Times Literary Supplement (UK)
"
Wry, digressive and packed with fantastically clipped observations. Patrick Barkham, "The Guardian (UK)
"
I often return to "The Fly Trap, " it remains close to my heart. The minute observations from nature reveal sudden insights into one s life. Sometimes I almost think that he wrote it for me. Tomas Transtromer, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

"From the Hardcover edition.""

A "New York Times "Notable Book of 2015
A badass Swede you've never heard of. . . . One of my favorite books of this year was The Fly Trap, by the writer and entomologist Fredrik Sjoberg, who appears to be the Geoff Dyer of Sweden: funny, astute, intellectually voracious, simultaneously self-absorbed and self-critical. Kathryn Schulz, "The New Yorker, " The Best Facts I Learned from Books in 2015
Fredrik Sjoberg is like the Karl Ove Knausgaard of entymology . . . completely charming . . . his real focus is the human imperative to find meaning in daily experience. It s a subject he approaches in a wry and disarming fashion. . . . But "The Fly Trap" isn t just a series of artful ruminations on the timeless quest to understand the natural world (although that would be enough, wouldn t it?). Sjoberg is a genuinely funny guy. . . . "The Fly Trap"is such an ardent, informed and sustained brief on behalf of the planet that a plea for this or that piece of green legislation seems unnecessary. The very existence of this subtle book is a powerful argument for vigilance. Kevin Canfield, "The Daily Beast"
Seductive reading, a quirky and wide-ranging meditation on the deep pleasures of collecting, obsession and the natural world. . . . Sjoberg s forthright and unapologetic unpretentiousness is close to liberating in an age when nature writing is so often quasi-theological, veering routinely between awe and homily, sometimes even in the same sentence. . . . He has a gift for identifying fascinating and unconventional careers and rendering them in ways that bring out a deep and affecting longing, a longing for love, beauty, and connection that appears to drive not only his protagonists but Sjoberg himself. . . . The straightforwardness of "The Fly Trap"is the product of the skill of its author and the sophistication of its structure. Somehow, Sjoberg carries you along on his many excursions and detours, always interesting but often only loosely associative, maintaining the momentum, pulling together a digressive skein of stories across centuries and continents, gently but determinedly insisting by example that calm, patience, good humor, care, and attention and open-mindedness are their own rewards. Hugh Raffles, "The New York Times Book Review
"
Entertaining . . . whimsical . . . rich . . . iconoclastic . . . brilliant. Richard Conniff, "Wall Street Journal"
Write brilliantly and readers will follow you anywhere even into a swarm of hoverflies. That s one takeaway from "The Fly Trap, "a charming, off-the-beaten track, humorously self-deprecating memoir by Fredrik Sjoberg, a biologist who muses and amuses about his baffling passion for hoverflies . . . a paean to some of the tiniest wonders of the natural world, but even more to the benefits of intense focus . . . filled with delightful observations . . . "The Fly Trap"stands as proof that great writing can lend a buzz . . . to even the most unlikely subjects. Heller McAlpin, NPR
In sharing the experience of solitude and reflection, Sjoberg invites readers to see through his eyes, in language that is often poetic, sometimes inscrutable. "Kirkus Reviews
"
A memoir that reads like summer trapped within the pages of a warm and nourishing book. . . . Although the details about hoverflies are endlessly fascinating, what really elevates this book is Sjoberg's promise to have his memoir concentrate on his two-pronged mission: to say something about the art and sometimes the bliss of limitation. And the legibility of landscape. Poornima Apte, BookBrowse.com (5 Stars, Editor s Choice)
A rare masterpiece . . . graceful, poetic, astonishing and yes! absolutely thrilling. "Jyllands-Posten (Denmark)
"
Full of charm, the insects are almost incidental; . . . it s really a book about how to find meaning in life. Melissa Harrison, "The Times (UK)" (a Nature Book of the Year)
Sjoberg traces a sort of erratic flight path of ideas and associations, at once whimsical and yet laden with erudition and a deep feeling for the natural world and our place in it. Carl Wilkinson, "The Financial Times (UK)
"
[Sjoberg] writes with infectious passion. Paul Binding, "The Independent (UK)
"
An intriguing defence of the selfish, even hedonistic pleasures of natural history. Thomas Teal s translation captures Sjoberg s quiet, hypnotic style, his deadpan jokes. Jennie Erin Smith, "The Times Literary Supplement (UK)
"
Wry, digressive and packed with fantastically clipped observations. Patrick Barkham, "The Guardian (UK)
"
I often return to "The Fly Trap, " it remains close to my heart. The minute observations from nature reveal sudden insights into one s life. Sometimes I almost think that he wrote it for me. Tomas Transtromer, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

"From the Hardcover edition.""

One of the Best Books of the Year
"The New York Times" * "Kansas City Star
"
Seductive . . . a quirky and wide-ranging meditation on the deep pleasures of collecting, obsession and the natural world. "The New York Times Book Review
"
A charming, off-the-beaten track, humorously self-deprecating memoir. . . . Filled with delightful observations. . . . "The Fly Trap" stands as proof that great writing can lend a buzz (sorry!) to even the most unlikely subjects. NPR
The Geoff Dyer of Sweden: Funny, astute, intellectually voracious, simultaneously self-absorbed and self-critical. Kathryn Schulz, "The New Yorker"
Mesmerizing. . . . A shimmering and elusive grace pervades Fredrik Sjoberg s evocation of his life and work as a hoverfly expert. "Nature"
Sjoberg traces a sort of erratic flight path of ideas and associations, at once whimsical and yet laden with erudition and a deep feeling for the natural world and our place in it. "Financial Times"
""
[A] wry, at times poetic memoir. "The New York Times"
The writing is whimsical, digressive and pleasingly devoid of anything too weighty or purposeful. "The Wall Street Journal"
Delightful . . . at once informative and often humorously digressive. . . . A humane man of wide-ranging curiosity, [Sjoberg] writes with infectious passion. "The Independent"
Full of charm, the insects are almost incidental. . . . It s really a book about how to find meaning in life. "The Times" (A Nature Book of the Year)
Poetic . . . [Sjoberg] transforms a niche subject into one of widespread appeal, musing on the p...

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A Nature Book of the Year (The Times (UK))

“The hoverflies are only props. No, not only, but to some extent. Here and there, my story is about something else.”

A mesmerizing memoir of extraordinary brilliance by an entomologist, The Fly Trapchronicles Fredrik Sjöberg’s life collecting hoverflies on a remote island in Sweden. Warm and humorous, self-deprecating and contemplative, and a major best seller in its native country,The Fly Trap is a meditation on the unexpected beauty of small things and an exploration of the history of entomology itself.
 
What drives the obsessive curiosity of collectors to catalog their finds? What is the importance of the hoverfly? As confounded by his unusual vocation as anyone, Sjöberg reflects on a range of ideas—the passage of time, art, lost loves—drawing on sources as disparate as D. H. Lawrence and the fascinating and nearly forgotten naturalist René Edmond Malaise. From the wilderness of Kamchatka to the loneliness of the Swedish isle he calls home, Sjöberg revels in the wonder of the natural world and leaves behind a trail of memorable images and stories.
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