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De Goden van Gotham (Timothy Wilde Mysteries #1)
The Gods of Gotham” could hardly have opened in a more impressive way. Starting off at breakneck speed, the reader is shot back in time to New York, ...more
Mar 30, 2012
Mar 24, 2012
In Cold Blood
Mid-November, 1959, two armed men – Perry Smith and Dick Hickock – invade the home of a Kansas farmer, his wife and two teenage children. They tie up ...more
Mar 06, 2015
Feb 28, 2015
Time and Time Again
Warning: This review of Ben Elton’s “Time and Time Again” contains some mild spoilers regarding plot development.

Ever since Michael J. Fox got out of
Jan 08, 2015
Dec 04, 2014
Ergens tussen de schaduwen (Blacksad, #1)
With police cruisers parked outside along the driveway of a colonial home, a private detective is leaning over the corpse of a young movie starlet. Ne ...more
Oct 08, 2011
Oct 08, 2011
The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps
Getting a limited amount of time to write any story and receiving the rather measily salary of a penny per word don't seem like the perfect writing co ...more
not set
Feb 23, 2011
A Series of Unfortunate Events #3: The Wide Window
After the demise of their previous caretaker, uncle Monty, by the hand of the evil count Olaf, the Baudelaire orphans are once more on the road to be ...more
Jul 29, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
L'Autoroute (Akira #1)
Neo-Tokyo, 38 years after the Third World War, in the year 2019.
The metropole is terrorized by motorcycle gangs dueling on the streets. One of these p
Aug 27, 2014
Aug 26, 2014
Coraline” makes me feel old. Or older, anyway. I first read this story in 2002, when I found a hardcover copy of it at the train station on my way ho ...more
Mar 13, 2014
Mar 11, 2014
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide, #1)
Arthur Dent is having a bad day, and things won’t stop getting worse. His house has been scheduled for demolition, his friend Ford Prefect turns out t ...more
Jul 05, 2014
Jul 02, 2014
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
It would perhaps have been more appropriate to have purchased Bill Bryson’s “Down Under” at Sydney Airport; but instead I settled for “At Home” – and ...more
Jul 27, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
Cannery Row
Cannery Row” hasn’t much plot to propel itself forward. Rather, it is solely dependent on John Steinbeck’s seemingly simple but wonderfully poetic wr ...more
Apr 03, 2012
Apr 01, 2012
Build My Gallows High
Hidden between the high Nevada mountain slumbers a quiet town called Bridgewater. Retired private eye Red Bailey wastes his days away fishing and mend ...more
Jun 14, 2011
Jun 07, 2011
Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt
Ask anyone about Egyptian mythology and they’ll know there was something about a dogheaded god and something with mummification. People more acquainte ...more
Jul 05, 2011
May 08, 2011
Asterix en Cleopatra (Asterix-Dargaud, #7)
Outraged by the comments of Julius Ceasar that the Egyptians are a spend civilization, queen Cleopatra assures the Roman leader she’ll build him a glo ...more
Sep 09, 2012
Sep 09, 2012
Tales of Ancient Egypt
Tales from Ancient Egypt’ offers a collection of easy readable stories, presenting a wonderful introduction to the legends and legacy of Ancient Egyp ...more
Sep 23, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
The Silence of the Lambs
One of those stories of which a lot of people have seen the movie – or are at least familiar with it – but a lot less have read the actual novel. Regr ...more
Jan 26, 2014
Jan 17, 2014
Wilde Gember
After the Cultural Revolution, Maple’s life in basic school becomes a hell. Her father has been sent away to a labor camp and the girl gets beaten dai ...more
Dec 20, 2011
Dec 18, 2011
Let the Right One In
Oskar is a loner. Trapped in a dull housing estate, he longs for his absentee father and misses the company of any friends. At school, he is endlessly ...more
May 20, 2013
Mar 02, 2013
Lady Sings the Blues
Without a doubt one of the most recognizable voices in the jazz-scene (and possibly the most powerful), Billie Holiday’s autobiography is just as wond ...more
Apr 30, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
The Grapes of Wrath
In 1936, John Steinbeck was commissioned to write a series of seven newspaper articles called ‘The Harvest Gypsies’ for the San Francisco News. In it, ...more
Oct 07, 2012
Jun 26, 2011
The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man (Burton & Swinburne, #2)
The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man” continues right where the excellent “The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack” ended: in an alternative 1860’s ...more
Mar 20, 2015
Nov 14, 2014
Rhode Island Red (Nanette Hayes Mysteries #1)
The New York in which amateur jazz saxophonist Nanette Hayes lives, is one flooded with romance, jazz and 60,000 dollars worth in cash hidden in her s ...more
May 02, 2011
May 01, 2011
Sin City, Vol. 1: The Hard Goodbye (Sin City, #1)
Comic book artist Frank Miller has added entries to the great Batman-saga and told ancient Greek history in his own particular way with “300”; but his ...more
Oct 27, 2013
Oct 27, 2013
Taxi Driver
During the 1970’s, a whole series of brilliant films was produced --- with one of its absolute highlights being “Taxi Driver”, by a young film maker c ...more
Dec 14, 2013
Dec 12, 2013
Arctic-Nation (Blacksad, #2)
With the first ‘Blacksad’ comic, writer Díaz Canalez and artist Guarnido amazed the reader with a detective-story, populated with animals, which conta ...more
Nov 21, 2011
Nov 21, 2011
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1
With “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”, writer Alan Moore gets to pick-and-mix the best from a wealth of public-domain characters of 19th-centur ...more
Dec 28, 2014
Dec 28, 2014
Revelations” is the type of Dan Brown-like material which, if not the readers, at least the publishers can’t seem to get enough of. Religion, conspir ...more
Aug 16, 2014
Aug 16, 2014
The Star Wars
Before “Star Wars”, there was “The Star Wars”. Based on the first rough draft by George Lucas, this comic books shows us the very first ideas of what ...more
Sep 21, 2014
Sep 20, 2014
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Honestly, I’m not a big Christmas-lover. I don’t know whether it’s because of the fake homely feeling corporations force down upon us, those same twen ...more
Dec 25, 2014
Dec 24, 2014
The tale of Scheherazade and her 1001 nights of story-telling have served as a fantastic reading experience and an inspiration for several centuries. ...more
Mar 23, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
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