There exists a small, semi-underground tradition in literature that is not mentioned in most of its official histories: the literature of happiness. With Het boek van de mooie dingen [The Book of Beautiful Things], Uitgeverij Nadorst wants to make a new addition to this mostly unnoticed genre. In this miniature encyclopedia of happiness, author Ruben van Luijk categorizes the things that make life worth living in 25 poetical lemma. A must-have for both happy and unhappy readers – and everybody in between.
An undulating story that drifts you along most pleasantly