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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

Interestingly written

Some Do Not... - Ford Madox Ford, Max Saunders

"Some do not ..." is the first book of the tetralogy "Parade´s End". The tetralogy is set before and during the first World War. It is a part of the story of Christopher Tietjens (will the rest follow in the other books of the tetralogy?), who is unhappily married to an unfaithful wife. Although he loves another women, and she loves him, it does not come to a close relationship. 

The author unfolds the story in an interesting way, although this asks some extra concentration and patience of the reader. In the first place the story is not told chronologically, but the events are further filled in in later chapters, by flashbacks in the thoughts of the characters. I found this an interesting aspect of the book. The main part of the book is the giving of psychological background of the (relatively few) events that make the story. Often the characters say different things than they think. Anyway, a cleverly written book, worth reading.