A Disturbing Summer Holiday

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.

Book Review: Little Caesarion

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 modern Dutch classic: The Dinner

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.

Book Review: A Brief Life of the City

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.