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Post voor mevrouw Bromley roman (original 2011; edition 2011)

by Stefan Brijs

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Title:Post voor mevrouw Bromley roman
Authors:Stefan Brijs
Info:Amsterdam Atlas 2011
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Tags:WWI, friendship, trenches, trauma, London

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Post voor mevrouw Bromley roman by Stefan Brijs (2011)

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    Over het kanaal by Annelies Beck (jdpwash)
    jdpwash: Eerste roman van Annelies Beck over dezelfde periode. Zeer mooi!
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    To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 by Adam Hochschild (gust, jdpwash)
    gust: De historische achtergrond van "Post voor mevrouw Bromley". Schitterend.Leest als een boeiende roman.
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wachten tot er iets gebeurt, dat is kort samengevat wat je doet als je dit - dan toch - tot het einde leest. Dat ik dit heb uitgelezen, is door de kleine elementen die opduiken en tot een spannend verhaal zouden kunnen leiden, maar dit uiteindelijk toch niet doen. Een zin onthou ik: in de oorlog zet iedereen de waarheid naar zijn hand. Dat vat het boek voor mij samen. ( )
  TineRock | Aug 7, 2013 |
Een aanrader van formaat! ( )
  kaatjevh | Aug 1, 2013 |
Een indrukwekkend boek,dat zich afspeelt in de eerste wereldoorlog. Het leest vlot. Toch had ik aan het einde van het boek het idee dat er nog iets miste. ( )
  Hollandy2k | Mar 30, 2013 |
1. I do not like books about the first world war.
2. I do not like books about cowardice (mostly because I am a coward).

But I loved this one! It is so well written! Stefan Brijs is a genius. ( )
  emhromp2 | Nov 9, 2012 |
I'm not a huge fan of books on war, so I was a bit reluctant to pick up this one about the First World War. However, it grabbed my attention from page 1 and although the book has 500+ pages, I forgot about the other plans I had made for the day.
The book is told from the point of view of John Patterson, a 19 year old student who lives in London and is adamant about pursueing his dream of studying English lit. at university when the war starts in 1914. His best friend Martin is very eager to enrol and tries to badger his friend into joining him. When John refuses, Martin, along with the majority of the people, finds him a coward. However, John persists but circumstances force him to give in an join the army after all. When he is sent to the battlefields in the north of France, he is faced with the harsh reality of a soldier.
This is a beautiful book that delicately deals with heroism, friendship, love, cowardice, bravery, experienced by ordinary people under extraordinary circumstances.
This book gave me the impression that I actually met some soldiers, I could look into their heads and hearts, share their hopes, their fears, away from all the propaganda and the anonimity of history-books.
Brijs writes extremely well and thoughful without falling into the trap of lecturing. It's easily one of the best books I have read in years and I highly recommended. His first book (The Angel Maker) was well received and translated, but I thought his second book is even better and I hope it will be available in English very soon. ( )
  JustJoey4 | Jun 13, 2012 |
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