The Book of Disquiet

The Book Of Disquiet Book Review

This book was written by Portuguese author Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) and was published posthumously. It was introduced as a “factless autobiography” and was credited to Bernardo Soares, one of the author’s alternate writing names.

Genre: Part Fiction and Part Non-Fiction

10 Reasons Why It Is Your Next Book

  1. There are life-changing books and then, there are soul changing books; and it’s one of the rarest books that belong in the second category.

  2. Fernando Pessoa is a writer with many writers in him, more than 75, with every non-existing writer having his/her own writing style and personality. We all know how tough it is to be a good writer, imagine being 75!

  3. If you are an ardent writer (especially aspiring writer), you are going to learn a lot from Fernando’s passion for words and writing.

  4. Have you ever felt like you don’t belong in this world? Either you are indifferent to others or others are indifferent to you? This is the book!

  5. Who am I? What’s the purpose of my life? Why do I exist? Do I even exist? All these questions are beautifully described in this book.

  6. Imagine reading a book where every other line is a quote – a book which is a masterpiece beyond comparison and nothing can be skipped by not underlining (if you like underlining good sentences in your books.)

  7. There is a Portuguese joke that says who are your 4 favourite poets? And the person answer “Fernando Pessoa.” If a writer can take four top spots, you can’t miss his book.

  8. It’s introduced as “factless autobiography,” but this is not like any other autobiography because it’s only about thoughts of a person and nothing else.

  9. What do you see when you look outside from the window of your house? What this writer sees outside his window is going to leave you spellbound!

  10. Do you like imagining things? Are you a dreamer? If the answer is yes, you don’t need more reasons to read this book

Best Quote

“I’d woken up early, and I took a long time getting ready to exist.”

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