Will You Sing Fredric?

Rated 4.00/5 based on 4 reviews
An absurd tale of a young man who is haunted by a voice who wants him to sing. Fredric refuses, but the voice does not seem to want to go away until he does....
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Words: 5,460
Language: English
ISBN: 9781311548818
About Jacob Mossberg

Jacob Mossberg is a native of Norway. He holds a bachelor degree in electronics engineering from Oestfold College. Before he decided to become an engineer he has worked as a bartender and bouncer, salesman and he spent 2 years as a fisherman on a long-liner. He has worked with prototyping of mobile hydraulics and ROVs. He has recently, as of 2015 entered the world of fiction writing. He is married and have a 4 year old daughter. When not writing he plays the guitar.

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Review by: Andre' Mwansa on Feb. 28, 2017 :
really nice. enjoyed the story.....
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Review by: James Jenkins on Sep. 09, 2016 :
Strange. The intro and categories are appropriate.
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Review by: Michelle B on Aug. 11, 2016 :
Interesting.
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Review by: Dick Grimm on Sep. 01, 2015 :
Jacob Mossberg has written quite a different story from his other one which I reviewed. His previous work, The Moneylender of Levantine, felt to me like a fairy tale in an medieval setting. In Will You Sing Fredric? he puts a more postmodern spin on the fairy tale.

Fredric, the protagonist, awakens one night to hear a voice asking, "Will you sing, Fredric?" And from that point on, we go on an odyssey with the character as he confronts the questions, Who is speaking to him? What does this person or entity want from him? And should he do it?

I didn't read this chiefly as a comic piece, but there were several lines that made me laugh. More than that, however, the piece made me think. Mossberg demonstrates here that he can write more than just gothic supernatural tales...although the supernatural seems to be a theme he enjoys.

Ultimately, Mossberg lets his readers decide what to make of the story, and I liked that. I wondered if the story might be a subtle satire of religious enthusiasts who veer off into extremism, but Mossberg never laid out his intent clearly enough for me to say for certain. I found it definitely worth the time I invested in reading this short but intriguing story.
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