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About meI am a bookseller in the Netherlands, and fond of reading. My favourite genre is the historical novel, but I won't say no to a good thriller or romantic story.

About my libraryThis library is about the books I've actually read. I want to review them all. I own a whole lot of books more, but on this librarything are the books I've read since september 2005. On my other, more elaborate libarything are all the books I own. The unrated books I haven't read.

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Thanks for your comment about my cat. She especially likes to lay on books when they are in the process of being read and prefers historical fiction to mystery novels.

Can you actually see the ash from the Icelandic volcano in the air?
Dear Evelyn,
Thank you for your response.
As it turns out I did spend 18 months in The Netherlands - 20 years ago now - living in Rotterdam and working in Utrecht. I spent a lot of time on trains - and even went up to Maarken, so I do have some sense - and a huge fondness for the Dutch landscape.

This will be "Coals to Newcastle" but The Twin - in tone reminded me very much of The Longing by Marcel Mooring. What is it about Dutch literature that creates that sense of 'forlorn'?

I will look for Erling Jepsen - and see how I go.

I also really enjoyed reading the collected letters of Vincent Van Gogh - I wish my Dutch was good enough to read in the original - but even in English they are wonderful.

With kind regards
David
I loved "The Twin" and am certain that I will return to it again and again.
I too really appreciated the banal-ness of the story.
But also the deep interleaving of twin and singular identity.

I never understood all of the references to birds - any ideas?

The jewel for me was the day Reit and Helmer went to Henk's grave - he thought something along the lines of "She is they type that will touch the engraved letters. But she didn't" I think that is sublime writing. That the main protagonist is not omniscient - made him and Riet come alive.

I was not sure why Jaap came back into the story, it seemed a bit obvious - but I did like the water motif.

I also thought he rendered the unexpressed sexuality - the unexpressed life really, so finely.

I read it in English translation - and it was poetic in that - so it must be amazing in Dutch.

With kind regards
David
I just read your review of Callisto. I've only just discovered this author and I'm quite intrigued as I understand he's believed to be a well-known author under another name. Any ideas who he's thought to be? At the moment I'm about 3/4 through The Dolphin People and it's got me right by the throat so it was really interesting for me to see what you thought of Krol's other book, especially as so few people on LT seem to have read either book. I've got Callisto on order now and can't wait to see how it compares to Dolphin.
Hi, I just finished reading Callisto and I agree with your review. I wonder why so few people have it.
Happy new year!
We hebben inderdaad dezelfde smaak! Veel boeken die in je catalogus staan wil ik nog graag een keer lezen. Helaas heb ik er zo weinig tijd voor... Mijn oplossing voor het kunnen beoordelen van alle boeken die ik lees is een blog, Librarything is mooi als catalogus :)
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