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Tim Krabbé

Author of The Vanishing

39+ Works 2,776 Members 102 Reviews 7 Favorited

About the Author

Tim Krabbe is the author of The Golden Egg, which was made into the award-winning film The Vanishing. The Cave was a bestseller in the Netherlands and has been adapted for a film that will be released in November 2000. He lives in Amsterdam. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Works by Tim Krabbé

The Vanishing (1984) 703 copies
The Rider (1978) 596 copies
Een tafel vol vlinders (2009) 425 copies
The Cave (1997) 236 copies
Delay (1994) 177 copies
Marte Jacobs (2007) 112 copies
Kathy's dochter : roman (2002) 105 copies
43 wielerverhalen (1988) 50 copies
Een goede dag voor de ezel (2005) 44 copies
De paardentekenaar (1995) 44 copies
Drie slechte schaatsers (2004) 41 copies
Chess curiosities (1974) 18 copies
De scherprechter van Korfoe (1989) 17 copies

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Very good book written by a journalist who was a professional cyclist - i.e., a jock who knows how to write. Great insight into the mind of a young man during a bike race. If you've ridden enough to be really tired or raced - even on foot - far enough to wonder why you do it, you will recognize some of your thoughts on paper. Only ~150 pages. Hard to put down.
 
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dlinnen | 23 other reviews | Feb 3, 2024 |
Interesting account of bicycle road racing in Europe which involves strategy, suffering, etc. Sometimes the stream of thought goes into fantasy and into childhood memories. Not bad but I should have read it quicker. Probably better that way.
 
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kslade | 23 other reviews | Dec 8, 2022 |
An engaging, often quite charming, but ultimately very painful story about a father-son relationship and the terrors of growing up. Possibly a bit too obviously constructed to be really convincing, though, especially the rather twee title-image of the table full of butterflies and the atrocious Maori-Greek pun that's buried in the central quest-story.
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