On 22 July 2011 a young man named Anders Behring Breivik carried out one of the most vicious terrorist acts in post-war Europe. In a carefully orchestrated sequence of actions he bombed government buildings in Oslo, resulting in eight deaths, then carried out a mass shooting at a camp of the Workers' Youth League of the Labour Party on the island of Utoya, where he murdereOn 22 July 2011 a young man named Anders Behring Breivik carried out one of the most vicious terrorist acts in post-war Europe. In a carefully orchestrated sequence of actions he bombed government buildings in Oslo, resulting in eight deaths, then carried out a mass shooting at a camp of the Workers' Youth League of the Labour Party on the island of Utoya, where he murdered sixty-nine people, mostly teenagers. How could Anders Behring Breivik - a middle-class boy from the West End of Oslo - end up as one of the most violent terrorists in post-war Europe? Where did his hatred come from?In "A Norwegian Tragedy," Aage Borchgrevink attempts to provide an answer. Taking us with him to the multiethnic and class-divided city where Breivik grew up, he follows the perpetrator of the attacks into an unfamiliar online world of violent computer games and anti-Islamic hatred, and demonstrates the connection between Breivik's childhood and the darkest pages of his 1500-page manifesto.This is the definitive story of 22 July 2011: a Norwegian tragedy....
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Norwegian Tragedy: Anders Behring Breivik and the Massacre on Utya Reviews
Note: This book will appear in an English language edition sometime this year.In the little time that has passed since "Norway's 9/11" the event has been the object of much kitschy worship. During the trial, especially, journalists and commentators were engaged in a bizarre competition over who could best express in the most flowery prose exactly how upset they were about the whole thing. Refreshingly, Borchgrevink's book is a sober, inquisitory, no-bullshit journalistic investigation into the past of mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik. He doesn't get overwhelmed by the "evil" of someone who executed dozens of teenagers - his starting point is that some things can be established and reviewed, with conclusions drawn. The book has been controversial in Norway because the author sources Breivik's psychopathy to the severe neglect he suffered in his childhood, at the hands of his mother (who died March 2013). Norwegian newspaper hadn't even named the mother, and even in leaked reports, everything to do with his childhood was redacted. Borchgrevink deems the subject too important for ethical niceties and tells almost everything he comes across. It's a highly unflattering portrait of mom, but she is, in fairness, also portrayed as a victim of HER horrible childhood. The author speaks to friends from childhood and adolescence. Especially his years in a gang and doing graffiti are covered in a way I hadn't seen in any newspaper investigation into Breivik previously. His political influences are discussed, but Borchgrevink seems to conclude that Breivik's views on this and that issue are secondary, the particular fringe discontentment Breivik happened to tap into during his journey into madness. The short thrift right wing extremism gets in the book, might be construed as the book's weakness, but Borchgrevink explains his choices along the way. He started the project thinking it would be about neo Nazis and "Islamophobia", but found out that every road led back to Breivik's unhappy, confused years as a small boy in Oslo. I realized a curious thing about 22 July while reading the book: we should be careful to interpret the non-occurence of a similar event in the coming years as a sign that Breivik and his ideas (whatever they are) have been defeated in some way. Breivik is a perfect storm of a man. If you remove any one thing about his character, and of the chain of events on that day, the atrocity doesn't happen. Breivik was a neglected, traumatized child, but he also had a truly wicked, eccentric mind, able to plan and execute this because of his almost super-human self-control and monomania. Regardless of that, he would have been stopped before he reached Utøya after the bombing, or stopped at an earlier point in his gun massacre, if the police working that day hadn't been either incompetent or cowards. The uncomfortable, complicated lessons cannot be more easily digested with "love" or "dialogue" or "rose marches" or any of the handy buzzphrases that popped up in the aftermath of the worst peacetime gun massacre ever.
Interessant om Anders Behring Breiviks oppvekst og familieforhold. Kanskje noe i overkant lang. Jeg deler forfatterens tro på at dette er noe vi bør vite, fordi det er viktig for de fleste av oss her i byen (kanskje i landet) å forsøke å forstå hva det egentlig var som hendte den 22. juli 2011. Og det som hendte var resultatet av denne mannens liv frem til den dagen. Dessuten var det godt å få litt flere fakta og ikke bare spekulasjoner rundt hva omsorgssvikten besto av. Og jeg tror at man har godt av å bli minnet på at det viktigste vi gjør er å gi barn trygghet.
Egentlig ikke noen bra bok; den bygger på en for billig hypotese om at ABBs mor er "årsak" til massakren på Utøya...
"Perhaps the hatred that hung over the city that Friday afternoon did not stem mainly from online aggression and doomsday notions, from violent computer games, the structural violence of consumer culture, class angst in the West End of Oslo, the gang culture of the nineties, friction in a multicultural society or a male feeling of frustration in the vaginal state. I believe that the dark impulse came from his (Breivik's) childhood, not from counter-jihadism." Reconstructie van vrijdag 22 juli 2011, de dag waarop Anders Behring Breivik een bomaanslag pleegde in Oslo en 69 linkse tieners vermoordde op het eiland Utoya. Borchgrevink graaft diep in het verleden van de terrorist en schetst het bredere sociologische kader. Op het einde van het boek legt hij iets te expliciet de link naar de turbulente jeugd van de dader en het falen van de jeugdzorg, volgens hem ligt daar de kern van het probleem. Een beetje eenzijdig, maar niettemin verhelderende literatuur.
Hadde ikke noe ønske om å legge den fra meg. Selv om historien er gitt og velkjent, er boka spennende. ABB skildres egentlig ikke, snarere skisseres forskjellige impulser som i uskjønn forening ble grunnlaget for massemorderen. Forfatteren prøver ikke å si at boka alene er tilstrekkelig som forklaring - han sier rett ut at noen hel forklaring får vi kanskje aldri - men hans vektlegging av oppveksten på den ene siden og oksidentalismens dystre tradisjoner på den andre gir et rammeverk for å forklare individet Breivik som lite, om noe, annet jeg har lest har formådd å gjøre. Selv om det ikke har vært noen mangel på forstyrrende, skakende og hjerteskjærende historier fra 22. juli er enkelte av overlevende- og båtfolkberetningene sterk kost. Anbefales ikke å ha på nattbordet.
Maybe more like a 2.5.I took issue to many of the choices the author made in the style of writing and ultimately ended up questioning exactly why he chose to wrote the book and what he chose to focus on. I still think that the book has value, though I would be interested in reading another book on the subject to see how it differs from Borchgrevink's. I think the book does raise some important issues about society, etc. and it has made me think a bit.
Astoundingly well-researched and providing a good blend of auto-biographical, political, journalistic and psychological insight into the waste of oxygen that is Breivik, but this felt like such a long slog to get through.Maybe it was a more accessible read in its original language; regardless it will probably remain one of the more respected books on the subject.
Imponerende bok. Aage Storm Borchgrevink har åpenbart brukt mye tid på arbeidet med denne boka.
Mmmm, spekket med idiotiske klisjeer og dramatiske adjektiver. Hjelper liksom ikke helt med interessante betrakninger når det føles som å lese noe fra De blå sidene i Hjemmet.