In the beginning, God made the heavens and the earth, and they were both made by him. There were also men. Maybe he wouldn’t have if he knew what was going to happen. In other words, after Adam and Eve did something wrong, God was angry and started Project Fall of Man. In doing so, he also came up with the idea of revenge.
People have asked me about my general view of revenge as my new book Sweet Sweet Revenge Ltd has been published in more and more countries. I’ve learned how to answer as politely as I can. I always say that revenge is the best form of self-help because it makes you feel better about yourself. Someone steps on your toes, and you think of 10 ways to get back at them. This will make you feel better if you’re even a little bit like me: But don’t stop there. Don’t go through with it. If you don’t know how to plan revenge in a good way, just read some books to get ideas. This is how you can become a worse person.
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
A lot of people say that elephants don’t forget what they have done. The same is true for the “count” in Dumas’ classic adventure story. A lot of the time, vengeance isn’t as beautiful when the person who does it isn’t rushing. Edmond Dantès had to wait 24 years. My new book has a character who thinks about planting a hedge next to his neighbor’s plot and letting it grow until it blocks the sun for his neighbor’s carrot garden. In 500 years, he’d have to wait, but all good things come to those who wait.
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Great books, of course. Perhaps the best. Do this if you haven’t already: Two copies should be bought. Give one to your friend. Read the book on your own. We’ll then sit down and talk about who the Danish Prince Hamlet really is. You’ll never finish, I’m sure. To get revenge, Hamlet comes in second on my list. Dumas is a better match for Shakespeare than Hamlet is for Shakespeare. It takes 25 years for someone to get back at someone. The other person kills quickly and takes a long time to do things
Nutshell by Ian McEwan
When I was a child, I was fascinated by the book A Living Soul by Swedish author PC Jersild. In the book, the main character is a free-floating brain inside an aquarium that stands in a lab. The brain falls in love with its caregiver, which doesn’t work out very well for both of them. Then, 37 years later, I read Ian McEwan’s book. A Living Soul came to mind. In Nutshell, the main character is an unborn foetus that is still inside its mother. It’s dark, funny, scary, and a lot like Hamlet.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
During her short life, she only wrote this one book. The violent story was met with disgust. But its popularity grew, and so did its name. And they grew. One of the best. A lot of people still think it’s relevant today, even though it was written 174 years ago. The foundling Heathcliff couldn’t deal with the fact that his twin flame Catherine married a friend from when they were young. A great book about love and revenge that goes back generations.
Escape, Evasion and Revenge by Marc H Stevens
On his own, Stevens knew how much Hitler and his henchmen had earned what he was about to give them. His wish was that one of his bombs would hit its target and rid the world of this evil. During this time, his father is flying over the English Channel in a bomber. Stevens wrote an amazing book about his father called “Peter Stevens: A Life.” Date: It’s 1941. Peter is about to be shot down and captured, but that’s just the start of what’s to come. In this book, you will read the true story of a German-Jewish pilot who became a British hero in World War II.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
A psychological thriller with a lot of revenge in it. Writers Nick and Amy are a great match. Or aren’t they? Amy died one day. The reader gets to see both Nick and Amy’s point of view through Amy’s diary entries. Finch’s ability to get under the skin of two very different people in a marriage that wasn’t all that happy is a big deal. But can we trust the people who are telling us?
The Long Ships by Frans G Bengtsson
The story of the Viking Orm Tostesson was written about 80 years ago, but it’s still fun to read today. It’s not an option in Orm’s world to turn the other cheek and then get back at them. There, the person with the sharpest weapon wins. Dyre and Toke, two vikings, fight at the table during a feast at King Harald Bltand’s court. It’s bad to start a fight in front of the king. Dyre asks, “Should we go out to the bathroom, you and I?” “I’d love to,” Toke says. Bring your swords! At the end of a 10-minute break, Toke comes back covered in blood. When someone asks where Dyre is, he says, “It took a while, but now he’s done.” 10 times I’ve read “The Long Ships.” … at least.
In parts, this book is worth reading. This book is a little heavy for my taste, but it’s worth reading. In it, we learn that God has the right to punish people. He doesn’t hold back: “When I sharpen my flashing sword, and my hand grasps it in judgment, I will take vengeance on my adversaries and pay back those who hate me. I will not be afraid.” Make your arrows drink blood while your sword eats flesh: the blood of those who have been killed, as well as those who have been taken prisoner. I think God goes a little too far. After all, he was the one who started the show with the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, right? A little humility wouldn’t have been a bad thing.
The Millennium series by Stieg Larsson
Authorities and men in power in a dystopian Sweden abuse the computer genius Lisbeth Salander, who is very quiet. But she fights back and doesn’t give up. When I go around the world with my books, the international press makes a lot of connections between Larsson’s Sweden and my own country. Everyone is surprised that two Swedish writers can write stories with very different tones and still be very popular around the world. A French journalist said: “You don’t look very down.” No, I’m not sure I’m Swedish.
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The main character, Raskolnikov, is trying to figure out what to do. The world would be a better place if he killed the terrible pawnbroker who annoys so many people. He would do this in the name of humanity. At the same time, Raskolnikov is one of the people who are in debt who sees their finances improve when the pawnbroker dies off. In an internal conversation, he is torn between the idea that he has done the right thing and the idea that he is actually a terrible person. Raphael takes revenge on Raphael by killing him. A great piece of literature!