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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 bit disappointing after Lady Audley

Aurora Floyd (Oxford World's Classics) - Mary Elizabeth Braddon;Pamela Duncan Edwards

My problem is that I read "Lady Audley's Secret just before this book. And after its predecessor this book disappoints a bit. The plot surprises less and it takes quite some time before mystery appears at all. Nevertheless Braddon succeeded again in writing a page-turner. And thetefore four stars. An author to keep in mind!