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Reviews683 reviews

TagsRead in Dutch (1,807), Dutch (815), Travel (593), NCP (531), Read in English (441), American (317), English (314), Woman writer (267), Photography (226), Asia (218) — see all tags

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About meI,m Erik, born in 1966 and living in Utrecht, a nice city in the centre of the Netherlands. My hobbies include eating well, listening music, watching movies and of course reading. I read on average 2 hours a day with a speed of about 50 pages an hour. So, I have read an awful lot during the past 15 years.

About my libraryMain interests in reading are literature (the great writers from the past and literature originally written in Dutch), travel books (especially bicycling books), history (general world history or european history), art (photography) and children books. I am also interested in Darwin and evolution theory and popular science. For a quick look at what I consider my most favorite books, chose the tag "My basic library"

GroupsBikes and Bicycles, Cycles, Cyclists and Bikers

Favorite authorsChinua Achebe, Hans Christian Andersen, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Michael Asher, Jane Austen, Isaac Babel, Belcampo, J. M. A. Biesheuvel, Taudeusz Borowski, James Boswell, Dick Bruna, Ivan Bunin, Eric Carle, Lewis Carroll, Giacomo Girolamo Casanova, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Anton Chekhov, James Clavell, Louis Couperus, Euclides da Cunha, Edward S. Curtis, Roald Dahl, Charles Darwin, Guy Delisle, Adrian Desmond, Fyodor Dostoevsky, David Doubilet, Jean Dulieu, Will Durant, Johann Peter Eckermann, Ed van der Elsken, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Michel Faber, Robert Fisk, Gustave Flaubert, Benito Pérez Galdós, Edward Gibbon, Tijs Goldschmidt, René Goscinny, Stephen Jay Gould, Helene Hanff, A. F. Th. van der Heijden, Heinz Helfgen, Hergé, Willem Frederik Hermans, Herodotus, Homer, Tony Horwitz, Roland Huntford, Lieve Joris, Tony Judt, Robert D. Kaplan, Ryszard Kapuściński, Yousuf Karsh, Carl de Keyzer, Victor Klemperer, Marcel Kurpershoek, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Frans Lanting, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Primo Levi, C. S. Lewis, Norman Lewis, David Macaulay, Tim Mackintosh-Smith, Naguib Mahfouz, Sándor Márai, Gabriel García Márquez, Frank McCourt, Steve McCurry, Herman Melville, Michel de Montaigne, Charles de Secondat Montesquieu, Dervla Murphy, Vladimir Nabokov, V. S. Naipaul, Bao Ninh, Bernard Ollivier, Uwe Ommer, George Orwell, Konstantin Paustovskij, Irving Penn, Georges Perec, Geert van Oorschot, Laurens van der Post, Marcel Proust, Alexander Pushkin, David Quammen, Jonathan Raban, François Rabelais, Leni Riefenstahl, Gregory David Roberts, J. M. Roberts, Thomas Rosenboom, Renate Rubinstein, Miguel de Cervantes, Joe Sacco, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Marjane Satrapi, Barbara Savage, Luigi Serafini, Vikram Seth, Dr. Seuss, Ernest Shackleton, Varlam Shalamov, Art Spiegelman, Peter van Straaten, Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Osamu Tezuka, Paul Theroux, Wilfred Thesiger, Colin Thubron, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, J. R. R. Tolkien, Leo Tolstoy, Marten Toonder, Ivan Turgenev, Mark Twain, David Van Reybrouck, Carolijn Visser, Frida Vogels, J. J. Voskuil, Alfred Russel Wallace, Hans Warren, Peter Watson, Bill Watterson, August Willemsen, Jürgen Winkler, Michael Yamashita, Gavin Young (Shared favorites)

LocationUtrecht, The Netherlands

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Member sinceOct 21, 2006

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very good taste !! ...please add me in facebook.
Hi Erik,

Thanks for the kind words. Never heard of Bunin, but am currently reading a volume of short stories by Chekhov, my first encounter with his writing. Though I think he is a little over-hyped, the stories are very fine indeed. Not many writers can boast such subtle characterisation with so few words, and make me care deeply about perfectly ordinary people.

Greetings from Dresden,
Alexander
Geachte Erik,

Dank voor uw belangstelling voor mijn bibliotheek. Na kort in uw boekenkast te hebben gegrasduind, viel het mij op dat we -althans naar mijn smaak- nogal wat 'pareltjes' gemeen hebben; reden om uw verzameling te blijven volgen.

Met vriendelijke groet,
Theo de Klerk
Hoi Erik,
Ik heb die boeken inderdaad in het Engels gelezen. Van boeken die oorspronkelijk in het Engels zijn geschreven (zoals A Suitable Boy) lees ik nooit de vertaling; Proust en Tolstoy las ik in het Engels omdat er goede, zeer goedkope Engelse edities beschikbaar waren. Nederlandse edities zijn vaak minstens twee keer zo duur en nemen bovendien meestal twee keer zoveel ruimte in de kast in, vandaar dat ik vaak geneigd ben om naar een Engelse vertaling te grijpen. Don Quichot staat dus ook nog in Engelse vertaling in de kast.
En leuk dat je je geabonneerd hebt op mijn blog!
Hello Erik,

Actually I am not interested in philosophy; Bertrand Russell is the sole exception rather than the rule. But thank you for your recommendation. I will keep Montaigne in mind.

Best wishes,
Alexander
Hello Erik,

I am trying to cure my intolerable verbosity, but it's not easy. Am glad that you have found my ramblings useful. Russell's Basic Writings cannot be recommended highly enough.

All the best,
Alexander
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