The reception and coverage of Martin Hall’s new book 1971-1985 has been very positive. A short resumé go like this:
Politiken (Danish equivalent to The Guardian): “Martin Hall writes unadorned, beautifully, often wise and most of the time relievingly funny about his youth and early days.” ( * * * * )
Berlingske (Danish equivalent to The Times): “Hall is brilliant in his depiction of a rampant Copenhagen in the seventies … the book is a sharp and observant snapshot of a city that no longer exists.” ( * * * * )
GAFFA (Scandinavia’s biggest music magazine): ”Incredibly sharp … Martin Hall’s ability to reflect and convey his understanding is admirable.” ( * * * * )
Bogbobler (literary site): “Beautifully written, deeply personal, wildly entertaining and, not least, convincingly reflective.”
Modspor (literary site): “A clear must read … a catchy mix of sober observation and thoughtful reflection.”
DR: “Best autobiography of the year.”
Weekendavisen (Danish equivalent to New York Times Literary Review): “Martin Hall has style, and with this book he manages to come close to the substance and the pain in the depiction of his early career’s harsh downside with suicides, drugs and chronic restlessness.”
Jyllands-Posten (Denmark’s biggest newspaper): “The multifacetted artist Martin Hall tells a charming tale of his early, wild years.”
Fyens Stiftstidende (major regional newspaper): “Insightful and amusing.”
Radio24Syv (Denmark’s second biggest radio station): ”Needle-pointed wit.”
On October 10 Martin Hall meets the renowned Danish author Kirsten Thorup in Tranquebar, a combined café and bookstore in central Copenhagen. On November 11 he’ll be appearing at Bogforum at Bella Center Copenhagen, the big yearly book fair in Denmark.
For a more complete list of features and interviews made in relation to the book release, please see this update.