Korhonen, Karoliina: Finns' Nightmares (Finnish)
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When you have to praise yourself. When your acquaintance greets you with a kiss on the cheek. When you owe a favor. When you're waiting for the bus and it's pouring, but someone is already under the canopy. When the coffee is finished.
That's when it happens. A Finnish uncomfortable moment.
The main character of Karoliina Korhonen's cartoons is Matti, who loves silence and personal space. If someone gets nervous or behaves inappropriately, they look in the mirror.
Finns' nightmares contain insightful cartoons about what it's like to be Finnish in social situations. For a foreigner, the book opens up an unwritten code that can be difficult to notice, but which all of us Finns know.
When reading this book, you should go to your own peace, even to a cabin in the wilderness. Burping out laughing in public is embarrassing.
At the end of 2015, Karoliina Korhonen's cartoon Finnish Nightmares became an unimaginably popular internet meme. Finnish Nightmares got 10,000 Facebook likes in a day, which number grew to over 80,000 in a week. The cartoon crossed the news threshold both in Finland's largest media and also internationally.
The book will be published both in Finnish and in English at the same time.
Number of pages approx. 100
Illustration Four-color cartoon illustration
Library class 84.2
Original work Finnish Nightmares
Finnish translator Ville Lähteenmäki
The book is in Finnish.
An English version of the work will be published simultaneously under the name Finnish Nightmares.