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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

Excellent reference

They All Played Ragtime - Oar, Harriet Janis

This is not a novel, it is a reference book. It describes the development of ragtime music. However, the book is so filled of facts that it is difficult to read.

Nevertheless there is hardly a fact about Ragtime music that cannot be found in this book. It contains a vaste reference section with literature and music references at the end. Of course this secion is dated, the book being from 1971. 

All this put together I give it three stars in 2014. It still is the standard work on this music, after all.