Karoliina Korhonen is a Finnish artist whose comic sensation Matti makes his American debut in Finnish Nightmares: An Irreverant Guide to Life’s Awkward Moments. This comic is shared in a small combined book that provides a fascinating look into Nordic culture. We follow as Matti navigates his worst fears in social situations. There are situations with neighbors, going shopping, and tense dining moments.
By focusing on Finland and the local life and habits of the people who live there, Matti acts as a connection for introverts as well as those looking to understand more about the world. This book is a charming exploration of awkward moments that no one can avoid and also offers a glimpse into how similar people are across the world. Whether you are introverted or not, Matti is the perfect protagonist for you.
While the topic of the book may be nightmares for Finnish people, Finnish Nightmares is a delight to read. Each of the comics is short and sweet and includes some new words and phrases that people who aren’t familiar with Finnish will enjoy. Each of Matti’s nightmares was relatable, no matter how extroverted you may be, and the end section of daydreams was fun. I personally would love a free bucket, yay for freebies! If you are looking for a fun little book to peruse you should pick up your copy today. Finnish Nightmares is on sale wherever books are sold.