Books

Citylights – Margreet Maljers

My book review of "Citylights" [EN] / "Licht over de stad" [NL] written by Margreet Maljers In my view... Where the first book in the series 'The Guide - Margreet Maljers' left, this sequel starts. It is 1943 and The Netherlands are at war with Germany. In the middle of WWII the story starts. Elja… Continue reading Citylights – Margreet Maljers

Films

Restless (2012)

In my view... The story is about a woman who is living her normal life in 1975. Thirty years after the end of World War II. Her mother is now and then a bit anxious and was until recently dependent on a wheelchair. The film is written with long flashbacks. Stories told from the mother to… Continue reading Restless (2012)

Books

Numero Zero – Umberto Eco

My book review of "Numero Zero" written by Umberto Eco Title: Numero Zero [IT / EN] / Het Nulnummer [NL] Author: Umberto Eco Genre: Literature novel ISBN: 9789044628357 NUR: 302 Publisher: Prometheus Amsterdam Year 1st edition & read edition: 2015 Year read: 2015 Original title & language: Numero Zero [IT] Read language: Dutch Pages: 223 Places: Milan Rating: 5 / 5 I hope you like the book too.… Continue reading Numero Zero – Umberto Eco

Blog, Culture, Events

Remembrance of the Dead 2016

Today is a yearly special day. The 4th of May is also known as 'Remembrance of the Dead' day. In The Netherlands we call it the 'Dodenherdenking'. The moment when we are all, on 20:00 (Dutch time) sharp, silent for two minutes. It is not exactly the same as 'Remembrance Day' or 'Poppy Day' because… Continue reading Remembrance of the Dead 2016

Books, Travel

The Empty City – Simone van der Vlugt

My book review of "De Lege Stad [NL] / The Empty City [EN]" written by Simone van der Vlugt In my view... This is another historical novel written by Simone van der Vlugt. But this time the history is a bit closer. The story takes place just before, during and shortly after the World War… Continue reading The Empty City – Simone van der Vlugt

Books

Spy of the Vatican – Piet Kuijper

My book review of "Spion van het Vaticaan" written by Piet Kuijper Title: Spion van het Vaticaan [original] / Spy of the Vatican Author: Piet Kuijper Genre: Fiction ISBN: 978 90 8865 286 8 NUR: 285 - Fiction 15+ Publisher: De Groot Goudriaan Year 1st edition & read edition: 2013 Year read: 2015 Original language:… Continue reading Spy of the Vatican – Piet Kuijper

Films

The Imitation Game (2014)

In my view... An historic true film about the World War II, but a different one than you mostly expect when somebody says: a film about the World War II. Most of the times you expect fighting soldiers, the smoke of the guns, the huge tanks in the narrow streets of the old towns, bunkers,… Continue reading The Imitation Game (2014)