Art Garfunkel famously keeps track of the books he has read since 1968. As of writing this, the count is 1327 (he does not add a review). I thought I could do something similar but I am adding short reviews of books as I read them, and I rake my brain over what I read over the last decades. This is, evidently, a work-in-progress: there are 566 reviews so far. Titles marked with a * are particular favorites.

Henrik Pontoppidan: De dødes rige *

One of my favourite Danish novels. True: perhaps a doomed love story, but also a tapestry of Danish society just after 1900, where the author’s disillusion with what was accomplished by the final introduction of parliamentary democracy shines through. Dark and pessimistic, surely the work of an ageing, dispirited writer.