LEIGH FORBES: Books of all Sorts

The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia

by Michael Booth.

Written by an Englishman living in Denmark, The Almost Nearly Perfect People presents a light-hearted study of the Nordic people.

Having travelled throughout the region, and interviewed many people from across the political and academic spectrum, Michael Booth’s presentation has a vaguely academic air, but with the benefit of laugh-out-loud bits on almost every page!

A few observations left me feeling just a little uncomfortable (otherwise the book would have got 5 stars), but they didn’t detract from my overall enjoyment. I recommend this book to anyone with a love of people-watching and/or Scandinavia.


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