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About meMiddle-aged medical doctor with a lifelong passion for books. Married, three children, two grand-children. Among absolute favorites are Don Quixote, A Midsummer Night´s Dream, The Tempest, Midnight´s Children, Gulliver´s travel, The Lord of the Rings, Jeeves & Wooster, Don Camillo, The life of Pi........... In short books that either uses or combine humour, satire and allegory to make up a mirror of the human condition in a language that in itself pleases the eye and the ear. I also find some comic-book to range among the best book ever written - Goscinny I am sure, will survive, as Herge, for different reasons though. I need a daily dose of poetry and find a growing interest in biography.
About my libraryA non-systematic collection of books that I have read and cannot bear to give away.... yet. I have reduced the collection many times, by hundreds...but it continues to add up. They say that there is no such thing as a Canon anymore, but I find that among the survivors of the frequent raiding in my library, surprisingly many of the books have already endured decades and centuries. The collection is ecclectic, from how-to-do-books connected with the spare-time occupation here-and-now and comic books used to brush up french contemporary dialogue in an easy way to the great art of bande dessinèe, the heavy volumes of modern classics, facsimiles of books produced in the middel ages, and literature more than 2000 year old. My literary interest cannot easily be divided genre-wise, reflecting (hopefully) that great books trancend both their time and genre and comes in many disguises.
GroupsBBC Radio 4 Listeners
Favorite authorsW. H. Auden, Jane Austen, Hilaire Belloc, Italo Calvino, G. K. Chesterton, Charles Dickens, John Donne, Alexandre Dumas, Franquin, William Golding, René Goscinny, Giovanni Guareschi, Tessa Hadley, Georg Johannesen, Rudyard Kipling, Henrik H. Langeland, C. S. Lewis, Yann Martel, A. A. Milne, Ogden Nash, Arto Paasilinna, J. K. Rowling, Salman Rushdie, Miguel de Cervantes, Saki, José Saramago, William Shakespeare, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jonathan Swift, Wisława Szymborska, J. R. R. Tolkien, Sigrid Undset, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)
Favorite librariesBergen Offentlige Bibliotek
Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceJul 21, 2006
Currently readingPeter Christen Asbjørnsen : diger og folkesæl by Truls Gjefsen
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