Hugleikur Dagsson is from Iceland. During the winter in Iceland there are only three hours of daylight. During the summer in Iceland there is no darkness. Iceland's national drink is called 'Black Death'. Iceland's national dish is putrefied shark meat. In Iceland this book is a cult-bestseller. The questions you should ask yourself is: Should you be laughing at this?
Hugleikur Dagsson's silly little cartoons took the Icelandic counter-culture scene by storm when they were initially published as photocopies stapled together by the author himself. Subsequently, the book has become a best-seller in Iceland - and he has produced a play of the book which recently won the Best Play of 2005 award in Iceland's main national newspaper. Hugleikur lives in Reykjavik - and is talk of the town. He is currently working on a musical.