The novel Tryggdarpantur (“Deposit”) by Icelandic novelist Audur Jónsdóttir has received mixed reviews in Denmark, where it was recently released. The novel, known as Depositum in Danish, is meant to mirror the political reality of Denmark.
One of the topics Jónsdóttir covers in her book is the controversial cartoons of Prophet Mohammed that were published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in 2005.
Metro-Express gave the novel five stars and compared it to George Orwell’s Animal Farm and Literatursiden also praised Jónsdóttir’s writing, saying that readers “will suffer bruises to their souls.”
Weekendavisen describes the book as “dangerous” although it is also praised. However, Politiken strongly disagrees with the other newspapers and blames the author for having let go of “the Icelander’s earthbound anchor.”
None of Jónsdóttir’s books have yet been released in English.