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I'm Haidji, author of SG Suicide Game, Life into Mist, Fancy & Adriaan and other books.
 

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Wo geht's denn hier zum Glück?: Meine Reise durch die 13 glücklichsten Länder der Welt und was wir von ihnen lernen können
Maike van den Boom
The High Mountains of Portugal
Yann Martel
The Complete Fairy Tales
Hans Christian Andersen
Progress: 95/1183 pages

Philosophical, profound and intriguing

Night Train to Lisbon: A Novel - Pascal Mercier, Barbara Harshav

The main character, Gregorius, teaches classical languages at a Swiss lycée, and lives a life governed by routine.
One day, he comes into possession of a book, written by Prado, a deceased Portuguese aristocrat. Deeply absorbed by Prado's philosophical writings, he changes his life in order to discover more about Prado. He takes the train to Lisbon that same night, exploring Prado's life during Antonio de Oliveira Salazar's dictatorship in Portugal. Through Prado's book, he learns that the author was a doctor and poet who had taken up arms and fought against Salazar.
This book is something different and very interesting to read.