Drie lijstjes vandaag. Fictie, Non Fictie en Kinderboeken.
Nieuw in de Top Fictie
- Daar waar de rivierkreeften zingen / Delia Owens
- Tasmanié / Paulo Giordano
- Wat je zoekt, zoekt jou / Kader Abdolla
- De profeet en de idioot / Jonas Jonasson
- Mijn verzonnen familie / Arthur Japin
Nieuw in de Top Non-Fictie:
- Top2000 Denksport Puzzelboek
- De canon van de Nederlandse Atletiek / Bos, Roeske, Sluys, Stouwdam, Velthuis
- Fokke & Sukke, het afzien van 2022
- 2022 Een ander jaar / De Speld
- De leugen dicteert / Youp van ’t Hek
Nieuw in de Top Kinderboeken:
- De Gorgels en de laatste kans / Jochem Myjer
- De jongen, de mol, de vos en het paard – het geanimeerde verhaal / Charlie Mackesy
- Heel de wereld wordt wakker / Jaap Robben
- De wereld van Sophie – Graphic Novel / Jostein Gaarder
- Dog Man – Moeders mooiste / Dav Pilkey
Babel – R. F. Kuang: “I didn’t want it to end I couldn’t stop reading, and long after turning the final page”
I am a lover of languages, so as soon as I heard about a fantasy novel with a magic system rooted in the power of translation and set in my former home of Oxford, I pre-ordered Babel and waited patiently for publication day. In the meantime the fear set in; were my expectations too high? Didn’t it sound too good to be true?
As soon as I read the first page, my fears were put to rest. I was immediately transported to the 19th century, walking in the footsteps of Robin Swift as he journeys from his native Canton to the cobbled stones of Oxford University where he begins work for the Babel institute, centre of translation and the powerhouse of the British Empire.
As readers of Kuang’s Poppy War Trilogy will know, she does not pull her punches and Babel is an emotionally-intense and deeply political read with a sharp focus on the violence of colonialism. Yet it is so expertly told that you cannot help but become attached to its various characters and share in their joy and their pain. It is an incredibly layered novel and though I didn’t want it to end I couldn’t stop reading, and long after turning the final page Babel continues to have me in its grip. (Zoë)