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Love Life by Kluun

Love Life (2003)

by Kluun

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Na aanleiding van het lezen van dit boek kon ik maar twee conclusies trekken.
Enerzijds, wat een complete klootzak is Kluun.
Anderzijds, wat een rot leven heeft die arme vrouw op het laatst gehad (ik vond vooral het verhaal over de liters vocht die zich steeds opnieuw in haar buik opstapelden echt heel erg om er nog even bij te krijgen).

Vond de schrijfstijl afstotend. Wat deden die nietszeggende muziekquotes boven de hoofdstukken? Ik kan alleen maar zeggen. Slecht boek. ( )
  Floratina | May 26, 2016 |
Ho lasciato per un attimo da parte "La moglie dell'uomo che viaggiava nel tempo" per quanto mi ha preso questo libro.Forse credo che avevo voglia di finirlo più per non restare col pensiero sul cancro ( del quale ho paura) e cambiare presto argomento di lettura che non sia il cancro stesso.
E' una storia impregnata di dolore...e quest'uomo che tradisce la moglie è terribile!Lo dice anche Carmen:"Nella salute e nella malattia"!...
Ovviamente la parte più triste è l'eutanasia dove lei vuole scegliere di andarsene e saluta i suoi amici, la sua mamma, il suo "raggio di sole"(la sua bimba Luna) ed infine Stjin che si salutano struggentemente...secondo me l'eutanasia è veramente un suicidio "in compagnia" e non spetta a me scegliere quando morire ma a Dio...comunque e pur sempre una triste e disperata storia d'amore........................ ( )
  Emanuela.Booklove | Oct 6, 2013 |
I'm still a bit torn on whether to give it three or four stars, but in the end settled on three.
I did find the story really gripping and touching, it's a very emotional tale and really draws you in.
That being said, I really, really hated the main character, Stijn, I found him pretty much a selfish, immature jerk who cheats and only cares about his own happiness. On the other hand he does take care of Carmen, and I do think he really loves her, but still, I just can't be ok with his behaviour. The fact that I don't like him really influences my opinion about the novel because it's entirely written from his perspective, which makes it harder for me to feel really connected to the story, since I cannot really connect with the narrator.
The story itself is a quick read, the style is easy and has a good flow. I've decided on three stars in the end because I really don't think the writing itself is very special, and the novel is mainly gripping because of the emotional subject and not because it's especially well-written or because I was very impressed with the characters or plot-developments. ( )
  Britt84 | Feb 22, 2013 |
De keiharde waarheid van dit boek, worden geen doekjes om gebonden hoe de werkelijkheid is, met vrij grove uitspraken.
Heb aardig wat tranen gelaten om dit boek.
  woppie84 | Jul 8, 2011 |
Prachtig boek. Wel erg grof.
  HeleenHeleen | May 24, 2009 |
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Kluun the writer of the book has a remarkably original writing style. That is the reason why you want to finish the book the same evening. The writing style of Kluun has made me very emotional. Sometimes i was so angry at one of the main characters of the book named Stijn. How can you cheat on your wife while she lies sick in herbed? Later I got tremendously sorry for him as he embraced his mother and wishes that he wished it was all over.

Stijn is a huge selfish bastard but his heart in the right place.

What I really like are the lyrics that the writer has written above each chapter. It gives the book an extra emotional charge. The unwritten feelings you can hear them in the lyrics of the song.

Er komt een vrouw bij de dokter is for the biggest parts an autobiographical book. .

If you have read the book you want to know how it goes further in the lives of Stijn and his daughter. Thank god this book has a sequel, named 'De Weduwnaar'
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"Stijn en Carmen behoren tot de hip, healthy and wealthy. Ze hebben beiden een eigen bedríjf, veel geld en vrienden, en zijn de trotse ouders van de eenjarige Luna. Dan wordt bij de mooie en optimisíische Carmen borstkanker geconstateerd. Op slag verandert hun wereld in een rollercoaster-rit langs artsen en ziekenhuizen. De hedonisíische Stijn gaat trouw mee naar Carmens chemokuren en bestraüngen, maar stort zich 's avonds in het nachtleven en op de vrouwen van Amsterdam, Miami en Breda. Komi een vrouw bij de dokter is het verslag van een man die in de bloei van zijn leven de termínale ziekte van zijn vrouw beleeft. Rauw, ontroerend, en sieeds met humor. Een stijl die net ais de diagnose ais een mokerslag aankomt."

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Dan and Carmen are hip, healthy and wealthy. They have their own companies, plenty of money and friends and are the proud parents of one year-old Luna...They live the cool life in Amsterdam, until beautiful and optimistic Carmen is diagnosed with breast cancer. With that their world transforms into a roller-coaster ride of doctors and hospitals. As his way of coping, the hedonistic Dan faithfully accompanies Carmen to her chemo and radiotherapy treatments, but spends his nocturnal hours crazily immersed in the nightlife and women of Amsterdam and Miami. "Love Life" is the account of a relationship and a terminal illness, devoid of fake sentiment and told with humour and deep humanity. And it is very much an ode to love.… (more)

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