Saturday, December 22, 2012

Quick Look: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

Set on the artificial island of Dejima, a Dutch trading post just off the coast of Japan around 1800, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is hard to categorize.  While it has elements of historical fiction, adventure, romance, mystery, and fantasy, it is none of those exclusively.  What it is is a page-turner with an appealing main character, and prose that is thoughtful and often haunting. 


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed it - I really liked Cloud Atlas but haven't read this one yet.

  2. I have this one and not read it yet. Time in the new year to get to it.