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Rene Hasekamp

I read books (and place a review here afterwards) in the following categories Mystery/Detective, British literature (mostly older books, from Gutenberg.org), Adventure, some Dutch lieterature and more.

My top favorite writers are John Galsworthy, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, but among my five-star reviews you will also find (debuts of) contemporary writers. A recent example is Gillian Flynn. I mostly read ebooks.


Currently reading

King Bhumibol Adulyadej: A Life's Work
Dominic Faulder, Nicholas Grossman
Progress: 96/400 pages
The Jacques Futrelle Megapack: 47 Tales of the Thinking Machine and Others
Jacques Futrelle
Progress: 905/1417 pages
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens I have seen at least five film versions of this small book and now I have red the book for (at least) the third time. This is the ultimate Christmas story, by the author who practically invented the way Christmas is being celebrated in the western World. The greedy man Scrooge who hates everything around him, meets four ghosts before Christmas and changes completely. That is the simple story, but nobody could have written it down like Dickens did. Five stars, without the slightest reservation.