03 January 2011

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet ~ David Mitchell

Longlisted : Man Booker Prize 2010

Not a bad good escape to Japan read. Set in an outpost of the Dutch East India Company, it follows the travails of upright and honest Jacob and his interest in a Japanese woman. He meets her when she comes to the “Dejima” to study western medicine.

Good historical detail with an interesting Dutch perspective. Well paced with strong, believable character development.