Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Meet My New Book




Meet my new book: it’s called Keskiäkäisiä hajatelmia which is impossible to translate into English. But I’ll tell you what you’ll find in the book.

The book contains comics, poems and stories about a woman, who has reached a certain point in her life. She’s not so young anymore, she’s more likely to be hit by lumbago than by the arrow of Amor, and she’s reached the age when she wants desperately to have a seat in the bus. She wonders about her life, the new facts days bring along, and she’s anxious to know why the seats in bars are so high nowadays. She remembers the days when she had ten drinks in the evening and two aspirins the next day, and can’t figure how it is nowadays two drinks and ten aspirins.

It was fun doing this book. I published it myself, like my earlier books, with the help of BoD.



22 comments:

SuviAnniina said...

im gonna meet this one very soon :-)

SusuPetal said...

And I like your meeting, Suvi-Anniina!

BLOGitse said...

"she’s reached the age when she wants desperately to have a seat in the bus"

hahah, in fact, it's not her age,
they (passangers) ALL want to sit. She wants it desperately. That's the difference.
Oh yeah,
I let you know when I got my own book. Takes some time to get here...PEAce! :)

lepis said...

Middle aged maddness?

Middle aged thoughtcrime?

SusuPetal said...

Desperation is the key word, BLOGitse, indeed...

Lepis, it's not necessary middle age, since it's keskiäkäinen. The same thoughts may hit you in your 30's...

Hirlii said...

Hulluus ei kysy ikää. :)

On tilauksessa.

SusuPetal said...

Jep, eipä kysy, Hirlii. Oo, tilauksessa, kivaa!

Mick said...

The trouble with getting a seat on the bus is that I might not be able to get back out of it ... reduced to riding the bus forever! :O

SusuPetal said...

Well, in that case you wouldn't get wet from the rain, Mick!

A.M. said...

Does this book include English translations?

SusuPetal said...

A.M. no, it doesn't :(

You have to learn Finnish!

BLOGitse said...

Hey, that's a good idea - in your next book you teach Finnish - in your way!
We can help you! or google translator... :-)

SusuPetal said...

Oh yes, google translatorr makes art, BLOGitse -absolutely incomprehensible!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Glad I found you! haven't got to know a blogger from Finland! More aspirins?? - make sure they do not bleed the stomach if she has ulcers!! LOL!

SusuPetal said...

I hope she hasn't ulcer, Sunshine Girl! Nice to meet you!

GMG said...

Hi Susu! Great to see that new book!! Lumbago? It seems to be a better age than the one that doesn't allow you to be hit by a car without being named «sexagenarian» in the media... ;))
Have a great weekend!!
xoxo

SusuPetal said...

Funny, Gil, have a nice weekend you, too!

layers said...

congrats on publishing your new book-- that is something I have not tried yet, but now am thinking about it.

SusuPetal said...

It's fun, Layers, please try!

Peter said...

Already your wonderful introduction here makes me want to read it, but I guess I have to wait for the translation into a civilized language! :-)

BLOGitse said...

hahahah Peter!
Finnish is a civilized language - why? It's like a code or secret language > only about 5 million people can understand it!

Seriously. I agree with you. Susu's writings are super great and the whole world should be able to read them!
Peter, could you push Susu a little more to translate her writings?!

Have a great day Peter,
and Susu too! :-)

SusuPetal said...

Peter, borde jag översätta boken till svenska :)

BLOGitse, only we Finns have the code!
No, I won't translate. It's too difficult.