Night Train To Lisbon

Night Train To Lisbon

3.74 (22,164 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.74 (22,164 ratings by Goodreads)
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Night Train to Lisbon follows Raimund Gregorius, a 57-year-old Classics scholar, on a journey that takes him across Europe. Abandoning his job and his life and travelling with a dusty old book as his talisman, he heads for Lisbon in search of clues to the life of the book's Portuguese author, Amadeu de Prado. As he gets swept up in his quest, he finds that the journey is also one of self-discovery, as he reencounters all the decisions he has made - and not made - in his life, and faces the roads not travelled.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 314g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1843547139
  • 9781843547136
  • 17,936

Review quote

"* 'One reads this book almost breathlessly, can hardly put it down... A handbook for the soul, mind and heart.' Die Zeit (Germany) 'If you liked Carlos Ruiz Zafon's The Shadow of the Wind, you'll love international bestseller, Night Train to Lisbon.' Image 'Night Train to Lisbon is a novel of ideas that reads like a thriller: an unsentimental journey that seems to transcend time and space. Every character, every scene, is evoked with an incomparable economy and a tragic nobility redolent of the mysterious hero, whom we only ever encounter through the eyes of others... Pascal Mercier now takes his rightful place among our finest European novelists.' Daniel Johnson, Sunday Telegraph 'A meditative novel that builds uncanny power...Night Train to Lisbon maintains a remarkable immediacy that makes for a rare reading pleasure.' Joseph Olshan, San Francisco Chronicle"
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About Pascal Mercier

Pascal Mercier was born in 1944 in Bern, Switzerland, and currently lives in Berlin, where he is a professor of philosophy. Night Train to Lisbon is his third novel, but his first that has been translated into English.
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Rating details

22,164 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
5 29% (6,487)
4 34% (7,536)
3 23% (5,046)
2 10% (2,139)
1 4% (956)
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