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CollectionsRead 2017 (35), Read 2016 (80), Your library (5,412), Read 2015 (34), Read 2014 (33), Read 2013 (131), Best 2013 (16), Film 2013 (37), Audiobook (38), Kindle edition (19), Graphic novel (25), Bande Dessinée (Franco-Belgian comics) (389), American Comics (116), Read 2012 (102), Best 2012 (11), Parkert hos Peter (229), FT (42), Quotation (7), Read but unowned (109), Currently reading (2), Favorites (59), All collections (5,598)

Reviews108 reviews

Tags20th century (1,529), Novel (1,170), English (918), pb (866), Norwegian (792), French (680), Children (603), Comic book (542), History (474), FS (450) — see all tags

MediaNot set (596), Book (4,953), Paper Book (4,056), Audiobook (11), Ebook (41), Sound Recording (1), Digital sound recording (1), Video Recording (33), DVD (33), Other (16), Printed music (12), Map (3)

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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 use 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 dessinée, the heavy volumes of modern classics, facsimiles of books produced in the middle ages, and literature more than 2000 year old. My literary interest cannot easily be divided genre-wise, reflecting (hopefully) that great books transcend both their time and genre and comes in many disguises.
Books associated with my profession are not, and will not be, listed.

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, Jose 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

LocationBergen, Norway

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJul 21, 2006

Currently readingDet blåser fra Dauingfjell by Trygve Gulbranssen
The Adventures of Margery Allingham by Julia Jones

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