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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

Cell #8

Uitlevering - Anders Roslund

An excellent thriller and an excellent plea against death penalty. One can give very little away without making telling everything.  What the sleeve notes tell already is the following: A man is arrested in Sweden for an assault. The investigation shows that he used a false identity. He appears to be a convicted murderer who died during his stay in Dath Row in Ohio, USA. The questions that come up, and are answered, include the following: How can a dead man show up alive? Is it possible to escape from Death row, if you are dead and buried? Was the man in Stockholm guilty of murder? Can he be extradited to the US, being officially dead and if so, does Sweden extradite persons that are to be executed in the coutry they are sent to? Is the man arrested in Stockholm guilty? Will he be executed? And so on. The book tells the story very well and answers all questions. It is very well written and an extremely good read. There are enough twists and surprises, up to the very last page!