Nope. Well, not yet anyway.
Your typical corporate crap, I guess. New management means new "ideas", new rules, etc. Stupid really, since I was playing with the idea of quitting myself. But I think I wasn't entirely ready to do so just yet.
Yeah, the premise behind is indeed a bit tacky, but I've only heard good things about the result. He's getting perfect reviews almost everywhere in Denmark. I have thought about reading his "Min kamp" books. Maybe I will.
Yeah, Blixen is indeed a bit last century. :D Same can be said about all the other authors I mentioned (except Ejersbo, of course). Hmm, but that definitely opens up a lot of possibilities. How are you able to read Danish anyway? :) Still think Jakob Ejersbo is a good author to read though. It's called Eksil in Danish. Nordkraft is another one of his novels to read. Johannes V. Jensens "Kongens Fald" is by many regarded as the best Danish book ever. I still haven't read it which I'm a bit ashamed of. My father loves it though. But I generally don't read enough contemporary Danish literature - and I feel like I have been through my share of classical Danish litterature. I usually prefer reading literature from other countries.
Hmm, so contemporary Danish books, that's makes it a bit more difficult since the amount of contemporary Danish literature translated to English is very limited. More classical and very well known Danish authors would be Søren Kierkegaard (philosopher), Karen Blixen, H.C. Andersen and Johannes V. Jensen (all very, very different though). But something from this century that I enjoyed a lot is Jakob Ejersbo's Africa-trilogy. Even if it's about adolescence and not particularly Danish, it's a good read. Very enjoyable. The first book in the trilogy "Exile" can be bought through Amazon.co.uk in English.
What else do I do? I love sports, football, cycling, tennis. Music as well. Basically a lot of different genres. IT as well, I suppose. Journalism, perhaps, even if my English is so unsatisfying. :(
Always thought the "What do you do" question was weird though. Always brings me in some kind of "defensive" position where I feel I'm forced to mention interested that I normally don't think about. To me the naming of interest can be a bit weird though. I don't like to limit myself to naming a few favorite interestes. Maybe that's me being weird though. Hmm, I better click "Post Message" before thinking too much.
You should read Silence then. Here's a brief summary "In the 17th century two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity." It's a brilliant story about the question of God's silence. It's maybe a year ago since I read it, and I still think about it from time to time. It's not particularly oriental as far as I know, but I'm not really an expert on that field. I have only read very few authors from that part of the world, though Murakami is a favorite.
Anything in Danish worth reading? Definitely. The thing is, I don't know where to start. Anything specific you are looking for? Modern books, classics? Any period?
Regarding the mentality, you might be right. I haven't really thought about it that way. But I'm inclined to think that most countries are that way - unless it's a country with different languages. I might be wrong though?
I'm being mysterious. :D To quote Einstein: "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.". So I'm doing pretty good.
What I like? As you might have figured out, I'm very interested in film. Watching, the process behind, talking about it etc.
Regarding reading, have you read Silence by Shusaku Endo? I have been dying to find someone who has read it as well, and since you like reading so much I figured you might have. :) I'm dying to read other people's opinion on that one.