#EmptyShelf17 #8-11: Fiction and ‘The Year of Living Danishly’

#EmptyShelf17 #8-11: Fiction and ‘The Year of Living Danishly’

Star SandStar Sand by Roger Pulvers
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

An interesting premise, some interesting insights into Japanese culture, but ending felt rushed & characters not entirely rounded out.

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The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest CountryThe Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country by Helen Russell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed reading this, very journalistic insights, a little bit anthropological mixed with some psychology. Interesting insights into the fact that the state provides so much support that people seem to have a lot more freedom … hence the ‘happiness factor’.

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The Sugar MenThe Sugar Men by Ray Kingfisher
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A very engrossing book, dealing with PTSD caused by the Holocaust, and a return to memories. Fairly gentle whilst dealing with a grim topic.

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The First City (The Dominion Trilogy, #3)The First City by Joe Hart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this trilogy – insights into a world when women are a scarce resource, the hope and fear of opening up after years of being enclosed, and a happy, but not soppy happy ending – life is still tough!

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