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Nick Aaron

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Nick Aaron is Dutch, but he was born in South Africa, where he attended a British-style boarding school, in Pietersburg, Transvaal. Later he lived in Lausanne (Switzerland), in Rotterdam, Luxembourg and Louvain. Currently he works for the European Parliament in Brussels, proofreading legislative texts in all 24 official languages.

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Nick Aaron I'm working on my fourth Daisy Hayes novel. This one will obviously be outside the original trilogy. It should become a stand-alone murder mystery.
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The advantage of being a messy writer

“D for Daisy” is a short novel, as you will soon find out. And the two other volumes of the trilogy are even a bit shorter than the first one. So these are true novels, yes, but by no means long ones.
Now, there is a simple reason for this: I am really a short story writer. I struggle to even make it to the magical mark of 50,000 words. That is also why each chapter can be read as a stand-alone... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 05, 2018 10:44 Tags: messy-writing-versus-planning
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Blind Angel of Wrath by Nick Aaron
"Another Great Read

Another great read for this series! Book 2 of 3 starts 20 years or so after the war has ended. But at least the author catches you up briefly on what our main character, Daisy, has been up to till then! Can't wait to see what is..." Read more of this review »
D for Daisy by Nick Aaron
"Blind sleuth mystery series is a hit!

Absolutely love Daisy, the main character! She is inspiring for everything that she does even this she's been blind at birth. This story takes place in London during WW2, when a murder happens and Daisy has to..." Read more of this review »
D for Daisy by Nick Aaron
"Loved the story

Good mystery with logical conclusion. Light reading but kept my interest throughout. Will continue to read other stories about Daisy.☺"
D for Daisy by Nick Aaron
"Great book! Amazing what one can do despite a handicap."
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" "Daisy and Bernard" is certainly not 'more sexual overload' (a good one, that) but more like 'a romance', to compensate. It had a lot of positive revi ...more "
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The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot
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Mitigated mythology

When you try to read a poem like T. S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land”, maybe you’ll find it heavy going. You have to understand that it’s normal: everybody finds this hard to follow. The thing is, the text is not long (just 4,300 words),
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West with the Night by Beryl Markham
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From savage to sage

This book is really jaw-dropping good, although that doesn’t make any sense at a first glance. Just imagine: I don’t like memoirs , I prefer good fiction. I certainly don’t like hunting stories, but in this book the author tells us
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Life Unfolding by Jamie A Davies
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DNA, the whole story

When DNA was “figured out” by Watson and Crick in 1953, that was a pretty awesome discovery: “the secret of life”! Since then DNA has become a household word and a catchphrase. We all think we know what it is and how it works. “It
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The Stranger by Albert Camus
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Stranger in a strange land

When you start reading the first chapter of The Stranger, it is a bit baffling. A protagonist, only identified indirectly as Meursault, gives a very thorough first-person account of his mother’s funeral… There isn’t much hap
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“Without a word, Daisy took off her glasses and revealed the empty buttonholes of her crippled eyes in their full horror. Ralph was taken aback and fascinated at the same time. He started counting to ten in his mind while still peering intently at the ghoulish slits. Even the eyelids were atrophied; there were no eyelashes. After counting to ten, Ralph told himself, “All right, I’m over it now.” Then he reflected that the sight of Daisy’s eyes was disturbing and thrilling at the same time. She looked so naked. It was almost as if she’d taken off her clothes for him. There was something uncannily intimate about this situation.”
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