Wednesday, August 2, 2017

100 Totuutta Suomesta - Pertti Rajala

Educational. Informative. Current.

This is a non-fiction book broken down into 100 sections, each with a different fact or topic about Finland. Included are topics on food, drink, ways of life, sports, politics and more. The information is up to date as of 2016.

The language in this book is fairly easy to understand, though the reader may encounter more advanced words on topics they know less about (sports or politics, for example).
Each section is short, at max a few pages. Many are less than a page in length. On average each section took 5-10 minutes for me to read.

I recommend this book to all language levels. It's an excellent reference book, so it doesn't need to be read from front to back. The reader can read topics of interest to them. It also breaks down difficult topics into short and concise reading, making history and government easy to understand.

This book contains information that everyone living in Finland should know and some topics might be completely new or unknown even to natives (do you know what an ICE-tunnus is?).
Included throughout the book are black and white photographs of Finnish landscapes, hobbies, architecture and more. These alone are worth flipping through the book to get an idea of what is included in the topics.

Highly recommend on every bookshelf! 5/5