A new adventure


To any who’ve managed to find themselves here, if you’re obsessed with books, history, or the myriad complexities of the human condition, I may be able to interest you. If not, even better – I want to get you reading!

This blog, ‘A Nobel Journey’, sets out to cover at least one novel from every Nobel Prize for Literature winner throughout its 100-year or so existence. Here I’ll be discussing my personal opinion on each book’s pros and cons, and trying to flesh out how these works of art, which are so often overlooked in the public eye, might relate to our real lives.

I’m hoping for it to be short and punchy, but with plenty of food for thought. Any comments are always welcome – in fact, that’s the principal aim of the blog, to have ‘ordinary’ people like us talking about these extraordinary books.

House rules:

– I’m going to aim for a two week turnover, but of course might not always make it. At this point, though, I’m determined not to break!

– I’m not entirely sure that the novels will come in date order – in fact it might be more interesting to mix it up. The real reason behind this rule, though, is that books cost money, and aren’t always readily available (if ONLY people would invest in some sort of public body to distribute high quality literature…)

That’s it for particulars – without further ado, let’s get this show on the road!

Oh, and I’m Joe by the way 🙂


Upcoming novel: ‘Quo Vadis’, by Henryk Sienkiewicz

Image: ‘Reading’, Ada Thilén (Finland, 1852-1933) taken from https://thesleeplessreader.com/about/fellow-readers-favorite-paintings-of-women-reading/

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