I've just read /Jar City/, which has to be Icelandic noir. It rains
every day in the book. A genetic disease that brings doom is essential
to the plot. The police protagonist has pain in his chest (a la /Blood
Mud/), he doesn't shave or change clothes that often, and the only
relative he's in contact with is his pregnant druggie daughter. Plus the
police have to dig up a sewer line for the toilets in an apartment
house. It's still raining.
It's set before all the banks in Iceland collapsed, of course.
If the book had humor, I don't remember it, but it's a satisfying book, in a downbeat way.
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