This book comes from the little reading-at-the-moment shelf next to my bed. I’m 490 pages in (200 to go), and because of its length I’m mixing it up with other books. Everyone I’ve spoken with in the past few weeks (and I do mean everyone, oops) can tell you that I am very enthusiastic about this novel. Its story spans several generations of seamen who live in the Danish town Marstal, describing their adventures at sea as well as life in a town whose men are away most of the year. The novel is very varied, it tells of the randomness of war, epic Pirates of the Caribbean-like quests, street gangs, the effects of a horrible teacher, and the difficulties of coping with change.
This is a second hand copy that I bought in a cute bookshop in Brussels where all sold books are still listed by hand. It has blue gilded edges and an amazing swirly design over the whole cover. I will admit this is the sole reason I bought it, having never heard of this author before. I’m delighted it turned out to be such an amazing book! <3
‘The Weather Today’ is a challenge I set myself in which every day(ish) I will take a random book from my bookshelves and write a few sentences about it.