Research Blog Antarctica #25

Non-fiction: Christer Boucht: Lähdin Etelämantereelle (Kirjayhtymä, 1993)

This is the first Antarctica book I read in Finnish. Although the author is a Finn, it’s originally been published in Swedish. It’s about a 78-year old guy who goes on one of the Adventure Network trips to Antarctica in the late Eighties. It’s a pretty trivial, flimsy book, but some of the details are charming. For reasons I don’t quite understand, the flavor of Boucht’s prose is very similar to that of Kemppinen. They’re both old Finnish lawyer guys. Maybe they learn to write like this in law school?