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Sluitertijd

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Overzichtelijk en betrekkelijk zorgeloos, dat is het dorp waar Joris Alderweireldt opgroeit, bij zijn tante en oom, de tweelingbroer van zijn vader. Het lijkt altijd mooi weer, de klokkentoren doezelt al eeuwenlang boven de huizen uit, het kasteel en het park eromheen staan aan de periferie mooi te vervallen.
Maar dan breekt de zomer aan die begint met de aankondiging dat d
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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published 2002 by Cossee
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Sue
Apr 02, 2015 Sue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this fairly short novel, which flows with the speed of summer passing, we follow the life of a young boy, Joris, who has lived with his Aunt and Uncle since his father's death and mother's defection to Spain many years before. Aunt and Uncle are essentially his parents and love him as such though they know that Joris' mother is always out there, sending postcards from her life.

This story is about memory and reality, how we construct our lives from the bits and pieces that are handed to us. Fo
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Mandy
May 09, 2015 Mandy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a book I admired rather than actually enjoyed. It’s beautifully written, well-constructed, perceptive and with evocative descriptions. It's a coming-of-age story about a young boy, Joris, growing up in a small rural Flemish-speaking community in Belgium. His father is dead and his mother, for reasons that remain unclear to the reader and Joris himself, has abandoned him to live in Spain. His aunt and uncle who have taken him in are affectionate and well-meaning, but rather inarticulate, ...more
BoekenTrol
Sep 13, 2012 BoekenTrol rated it did not like it
Recommended to BoekenTrol by: was een Sinterklaascadeautje
A great book, that without doubt deserves all the good critics it gets. It is just not a good book for me.
I've started many times, and as many times I put away the book. I just can't get through.
Beautiful depicted landscape, thoughts, feelings, all is well. It just really annoys me.

Sorry for those of you who love it, but it is not my cup of tea.

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Dirk Vedder
Jul 29, 2014 Dirk Vedder rated it really liked it
Prachtig geschreven klein verhaal over een het wel en wee van een opgroeiende jongen in een Vlaams dorp, maar niet zo alles opslokkend als zijn roman Godenslaap. Voor wie van mooie taal houdt een must.
Dave
Aug 28, 2014 Dave rated it really liked it
Mooi, sfeervol boek. Een kleinere versie van Het verdriet van Belgie.
Roept een sfeer op van melancholie en weemoedigheid
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