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Marte Jacobs (2007)

by Tim Krabbé

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Beautiful, sweet and tragic story. Recommended. ( )
  hennis | Jul 16, 2009 |
Geniaal! ( )
  Rainking | Mar 16, 2008 |
Krabbé not only has a very good writing style, he always puts a lot of effort in createing a superb plot. The Vanishing is a great example, Marte Jacobs has a plot that is more complex, and even better. The cover text says that it's about two friends, a writer and a poet, in love with one girl, but that's too shallow a description. It's really about a poet who is in love and who kind of loses his girlfriend, but not quite. You have to read it to understand. I'm not sure it's available in English yet, but it should, it's definitely a master piece.

What's nice is that the plot kind of extends to another book of Krabbé's, "Kathy's daughter", written in 2002. You should read "Marte Jacobs" first, then "Kathy's Daughter". The latter gives you some clues about the former. ( )
  xtien | Nov 25, 2007 |
I loved this book. It is such a well written story about a young man who falls in love with a teenager. The young man is nice, and sensitive and understands that it will not do to start a relationship with such a young girl, Marte Jacobs. But the girl grows up, and he is just a little bit too late to declare his love to her.
The story is written with a mild sense of self deprecating humor, the narrator realises that his ideas about love are very noble, and it's the only way he can love Marte. The story is sad, but also very humoristic. ( )
  emhromp2 | Oct 10, 2007 |
3e; € 16,95; Heijlen, Den Bosch; 12.01.08; met Katinka ( )
  fransvuister | Dec 31, 1969 |
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Emile Binenbaum, de dichter, las weinig proza. En al helmaal geen Nederlands proza. Toch was er één Nederlandse romanschrijver van wie hij alles las: Willem Reiff.
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