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Het grote verlangen

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Drie volwassenen die bepaald zijn door de vroegtijdige dood van hun ouders, proberen via herinneringen richting te geven aan hun leven.
Paperback, 233 pages
Published 1993 by Meulenhoff (first published 1992)
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Elsje
Oct 20, 2011 Elsje rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2003
Het grote verlangen heeft in 1993 de AKO-prijs gewonnen, maar ik had me er niet eerder toe gezet het te lezen. Absoluut ten onrechte want wat is het een práchtig boek!

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Als Sam een jaar of 10 is, komen zijn ouders bij een ongeluk om het leven. Hij en zijn tweelingzus en zijn oudere broer worden apart van elkaar door pleeggezinnen opgevoed. Wanneer Sam 18 is, gaat hij op zoek naar zijn broer, en trekken ze samen een jaar door Nederland. Dan gaan ze samen op zoek naar hun zus. Vanaf die t
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Leanne
Aug 03, 2016 Leanne rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010, boekenclub, dutch
Overall I'm not a really big fan of Dutch literature. There are some fantastic books written in my native language and I have some favourite Dutch authors, but overall I just prefer English literature. It seems more diverse.



This book was different however. I never read anything from the writer before and although I sometimes do not really like the language that is used ( for me it's comparable to watching a Dutch version of an English television program, it sounds slightly artificial), but othe
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Wendy
Apr 04, 2014 Wendy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vreemd boek, maar wel mooi om te lezen.
Pieter
Mar 29, 2012 Pieter rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Als ik het 3 en een half sterren kon geven dan deed ik dat. Een heel mooi boek, maar droevig en daar hou ik niet van. En op de een of andere manier omdat het in het Nederlands is, snap ik het niet zo goed. Kan geen goede reden bedenken waarom dat is.
Jonathan
Oct 21, 2013 Jonathan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Almost making the five, but not quite.

At times very beautiful indeed, an interesting exploration of memory/loss/love and all that jazz.
Emily
Oct 17, 2010 Emily rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
beautiful writing. the plot was often a bit too whimsical for me to give this four stars but it's still a sad and touching book. 3.5 stars.
Isabelle
Jul 08, 2012 Isabelle rated it did not like it
Hoe langer ik erover nadenk, hoe minder ik het boek vind. Ondanks het toch redelijk knappe taalgebruik.
Simon newson
Aug 29, 2011 Simon newson rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
"A painfully beautiful book"-seems to have lost something in translation.
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Marcel Möring was born in 1957 in Enschede, an industrial town near the Dutch-German border, where he attended a Montessori primary school. In the late sixties his family moved north, to Assen, a small town moderately famous for its annual TT motor races. He finished secondary school and studied Dutch literature for two years, then went from one odd job to another. Since he had already decided to ...more
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