THE WORLD DAYS

Released: March 1996
Publisher: Borgens Forlag
ISBN number: 87-21-00406-4
Design: Martin Hall
Photo: Robin Skjoldborg

 

The World Days is Martin Hall’s debut novel. Where his earlier works were characterized by a far more obscure and essay-like style of writing, this time the author charges head-on into a burlesque and almost slapstick’s plot. The book is a tongue-in-cheek’ish tale about religious rapture and love, a comedy drama driven by romantic pathos and poetic exuberance.

In general the book was well received by the press. On the cover of the book the following introduction was given:

The World Days is a wild and adventurous tale, an absurd farce about friendship, love and the dream of the impossible. The story is enacted in a timeless Europe where both myth and reality no longer seems to be separable, neither for the reader or the involved parties. The title refers to the prophecy of a hundred days where the angels are said to descend from heaven.

The World Days is an epic tale from the great wide open and a very amusing piece of writing for both misanthrope and visionary, poet and romantic. “