I liked another Dutch book. Crazy I know. From the author of The Dinner, Summer House with a Swimming Pool brings together all of Herman Koch’s best: unlikeable characters, an unreliable narrator, a page-turning plot and the complicated relationships between parents and children. Read the review on Dutch News.
Tommy Wieringa is one of the leading lights of modern Dutch literature and several of his novels have been translated into English. In Little Caesar, first published in 2009, he takes his central character on an odyssey in search of answers about his dysfunctional family and the legacy it left behind. Originally published at https://www.dutchnews.nl … [Read more…]
A classic of modern Dutch literature, and a best seller at both home and in the US, The Dinner by Herman Koch explores what families will do to protect their own. Originally published at https://www.dutchnews.nl on August 22, 2019.
Though it claims it’s a ‘brief’ history of Amsterdam, this Geert Mak classic takes 400 pages to cover the history of the city from the year 1,000 to the present. And every page is worth reading. Originally published at https://www.dutchnews.nl on August 15, 2019.
Judas is the story of Astrid Holleeder, a criminal lawyer who eventually decided to testify against her brother, the notorious Dutch gangland figure Willem Holleeder, sentenced to life in jail in July on six counts of murder. Originally published at https://www.dutchnews.nl on August 8, 2019.