The very first pages are so powerful that you suspect the author must have binned the preceding pages that were needed to climb to such heights. He amazes the reader with images that are bursting with energy.
Nooteboom's book of days is a magnificent book. It is written in an outstanding style. He writes about the most ordinary things, but in a lyrical way . . . A jewel of a book
Reading this book is like having an extraordinary conversation with an extraordinary mind. It possesses absolute artistry, an unobtrusive but unmissable purity of looking, thinking, expressing - hypnotic in rhythm and masterful lyricism
A journal of observations and reflections, full of profundities and bright linguistic concision
the 533 days captivate in their undisguised openness to the world