Read 10 work by Nobel Prize winners

Reading Nobel Prize winners is always nice, because they combine education and pleasure. Or rather, they provide at least one of them, if not both. In other words, if a particular book is not interesting, it is at least educational to have read it. Generally speaking, Nobel Prize winners are of course skilled writers, so even if I do not enjoy a book as such, it might be interesting for other reasons. Disregarding the few exceptions, I have liked what I have read. The average for the following ten books is 3,5 out of 5, but please note that four books have received an outstanding 4,5 out of 5. Of these authors, I plan to read more books written by Gao Xingjian, Orhan Pamuk and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who have all made a deep impression on me. Of course, I also plan to read more Nobel Prize winners in general.

1. Harry Martinson – Aniara (4/5)
2. George Bernard Shaw – Pygmalion (3/5)
3. Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Hundra år av ensamhet (4,5/5)
4. Albert Camus – L’étranger (3/5)
5. Ernest Hemingway – The Sun Also Rises (2/5)
6. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn – One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (4,5/5)
7. Gao Xingjian – One Man’s Bible (4,5/5)
8. Eyvind Johnson – Drömmar om rosor och eld (3/5)
9. Orhan Pamuk – Snow (4,5/5)
10. Doris Lessing – The Grass is Singing (2/5)

Entering this task on my 101-in-1001 list was an excellent move. It made me read a lot of fiction I would otherwise have missed. I have found a couple of new authors I like and I have educated myself at the same time. I am satisfied.

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