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Een mooie jonge vrouw (original 2014; edition 2014)

by Tommy Wieringa (Author)

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This small book is about a man that I disliked from the start. He craves beautiful women, and by that I mean he wants one, to have, like a possession. The story starts at a dinner party where the couple describe their meeting and falling in love to another couple. But the rest of the story is about them as a couple, mainly him.

He's just not very nice! He values measurable success over meaningful occupation, and to go with this he wants gorgeous women on his arm. As his marriage progresses (yay! He got the girl!!) he realises he is tiring of her, even though he thought he could never. It is only at the very very end that he shows any insight into his behaviours and thinking patterns. I guess some people never examine their actions and the reasons for them...but it didn't make the reading experience any more pleasant because I didn't get a sense of how he justified himself, he was just like this. ( )
  Ireadthereforeiam | Jan 3, 2017 |
Short story of an older scientist who falls in love with a younger woman. After marrying her she becomes pregnant and he begins an affair with an even younger assistant at his work. His wife believes their child can't stand the company of him so he is expelled from the house and starts living/sleeping in his office at the university. After this is forbidden and his affair is stopped but his superior announces 'having trouble with his behaviour and performance' he collapses during one of the last lectures before summer recess.
As a second theme there is also his wife's disgust with him testing medicine on animals and being paid by the pharmaceutical industry for developing medicine against viruses that threaten the bio-industry. He collapses as he remembers how much he cared for a white chicken as a child and now feeling only disgust visiting chickenfarms and advising mass-killing as the cheapest way to contain a virus that maybe will become dangerous for human beings in the future.
But Wieringa is no Coetzee and the story is 'easy reading' about the trouble of the generic elitist white-male that doesnot succeed in staying happy after marrying a (much) younger wife. ( )
  Dettingmeijer | May 27, 2014 |
Een gevoelige roman over ouder worden; een man wordt verliefd op een 15 jaar jongere vrouw. In het begin is alles geweldig, al heeft hij er moeite mee haar te zien bij leeftijdgenoten. Haar vader voorspelt hoe zijn leven zal verlopen: leesbril, prostaatproblemen. Zij wil een kind, zijn sperma is niet zo krachtig, maar uiteindelijk lukt het toch. Dat luidt het einde van de relatie in; hij neemt een minnares, zij duldt hem nauwelijks bij hun kind. Tussendoor mooie verhandelingen over dierproeven, farmacie en commercie. Ik heb ervan genoten! ( )
  elsmvst | Mar 22, 2014 |
Very beautiful novella, intense story in which you must feel something for the man, albeit someone with doubtful principles in his relationship. A tryly nice writing style, very stylish. From all roses and glamour towards total descent on the social scale in only 90 pages. ( )
  Lunarreader | Mar 12, 2014 |
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Het is tijdverdrijf waarmee mannen en vrouwen elkaar tijdens etentjes vermaken, echtparen die elkaar nog niet zo goed kennen. De vraag: 'Hoe hebben jullie elkaar eigenlijk ontmoet?'
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