The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

  Many years ago I have read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book The Great Gatsby and it left quite an impression. Recently we were discussing the book and whether or not Jay’s love for Daisy was real. So I decided in order to be able to answer that question, to read again The Great Gatsby. Through…

Silver – Mark L. Fowler

  Silver is such a gripping psychological and yet brutal crime novel that it has left me shocked and bewildered. It is about a man and his revenge, about a boy grown up in such surroundings, that he is lost forever. Meet the authors that die according to the crimes in their own novels and…

The Discovery of Heaven – Harry Mulisch

You probably know I’m Dutch which would make it fairly obvious to write about Dutch writers and perhaps to be prejudiced. Well, maybe you’ve got a point but just keep on reading and hopefully you will fall in love with Harry Mulisch’ book The Discovery of Heaven as much as I did. The book is…

The Gower Street Detective – M.R.C. Kasasian

Recently I have finished the first three books (awaiting the fourth which will be published in June, 2016) of a series of books of the ‘Gower Street Detectives’ by M.R.C. Kasasian. I came by the books through a friend’s recommendation, because previously I had never heard of these detectives. We should all be glad to…

The Monogram Murders – Sophie Hannah

As far as I can remember Agatha Christie has been my favourite author and always there lies a book of her which I am (re)reading. The complicated plots, the underlying humour and romance once in a while, the characters that are never 100% evil, the fluffy Miss Marple, the loving couple Tommy and Tuppence Beresford…

Remains of the Day & Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro is a Japanese born British novelist, who has written beautiful and at the same time quite gruesome books. Not gruesome in the sense that you experience horrible things like bloodshed, but the theme of the book is quite unacceptable. The first book of this author I read was The Remains of the Day…