In The Independent blogger Ann Morgan recommends Cees Nooteboom’s Rituals as one of the ten foreign books we should all read.
Morgan describes Rituals (translated by Adrienne Dixon) as a ‘life-affirming’:
A novel about three suicides might not seem the cheeriest proposition, but this beautiful, thoughtful book about finding your way in the world is life-affirming.
Morgan decided in 2012 to set herself the task of reading a book from every UN-recognised country, plus Taiwan (196 states in all), in 12 months. On her blog ayearofreadingtheworld she kept track of her reading experiences.
Her 10 Books:
- Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco
- My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
- A Time to Every Purpose Under Heaven by Karl Ove Knausgaard
- Your Face Tomorrow by Javier Marías
- Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
- Rituals by Cees Nooteboom
- Hotel Iris by Yoko Ogawa
- The Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna
- Wizard of the Crow by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
- The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas
Rituelen is translated in 30 languages: