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.

Hans Egede Schack: Phantasterne *

A rather odd person, and a rather strange book. Or maybe not: the author was a civil servant, engaged in liberal politics of the early phases of Danish democracy, and yet this book (only one published during his short lifespan) is not immediately political or realistic. It is an odd story: a trio of young men live a rich fantasy life, and some of the fantasies are fairly wild. It is also, perhaps, a story about how our youthful aspirations sometimes turn out. It surely provokes a lot of different opinions among reviewers.