Rikhardinkatu library, British collection reading room
In the 1950s, a man arrives in a northern Finnish village and takes over the mill. Because of some oddities he runs afoul of the powers of the village and ends up committed and a fugitive. Classic Paasilinna anti-hero satire, classic Paasilinna weird ending. I enjoyed it, but not as much as The Year of the Hare.
Off the library shelf. Follows a navy officer through volunteering to a mutiny against a mentally unstable captain. I've seen the movie, and the book had the same sense of tension and action to it. Lame romantic subplot. It is also incredibly dated, especially in reference to racial attitudes and pop-psychology. Basically good fun, but hard to believe it won the Pulitzer.