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4.56  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  6 reviews
wan·hoop (de; v(m))
1 toestand waarin men geen uitkomst ziet

Ken je dat gevoel dat je om je heen kijkt en je afvraagt wat er toch mis is in de wereld? Alsof de wereld vol wanhoop zit en de emmer overloopt…
De verhalen in dit boek gaan over macht, hulpeloosheid, vooroordelen, moord, geweld, hartzeer, vuur, angst, afschuw, pijn, liefde, en andere aspecten van de mensheid en de
Paperback, 131 pages
Published November 7th 2019
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Destiny (myhoneyreads)
This was one of the strangest books I’ve ever read and arguably one of the most disturbing ones as well. Some stories were creepy and heart-pounding with a purpose, others were repulsive and borderline inappropriate for (what I saw as) no reason. Each story was different, and in some of the stories the author’s writing was stronger. I wish there were more of the horror with a purpose. Overall, I enjoyed 2/6 of the stories and wanted a deeper meaning.

*Free copy provide to me by the author, which
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Pia is an excellent writer and deep thinker. Her short stories reflect perspectives often not thought about or even considered. They range everything from the perspective of an innocent child interpretting her world around her to racism and what drives that racism and hatred onward. Her stories are always uniquely written to help the reader think more deeply about both the story, and life in general. In each story, i can relate to or be reminded of, something personally. It helps me think of my ...more
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, read-in-dutch
Wow! Never read something quite like it. Beautifully written stories about, well, the title says it all, despair. Desperandum in different ways, some ways so bizarre I had never thought possible. Really interesting view points. The author has written all these feelings with so much depth. I felt in awe, afraid, curious, disgusted at times, but felt empathy too for even the weirdest characters. It's truly a work of art if you can make even those characters likable. It teaches you not to be judgme ...more
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very nicely written, an easy read, all the beautiful stories with a twist that makes you think.
Thank you for that, keep up the good work. Also I can't wait for the next one!
Mar 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
I've read it in Dutch but it's also available in English and I recommend it! It's really dark and twisted. I enjoyed every chapter. I liked how the author touched on taboo subjects. Every chapter was worked out really well. Great book! ...more
Ana Drageljevic
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Desperandum by Pia Sophia truly is a one of a kind book. All short stories have a very different point of view. The characters are very developed and all have to go through something else. This creates different perspectives and provokes us to think about all the life around us. I was able to empathise with all the characters on a deeper level.

Pia really knows how to keep us invested by keeping a certain tension in between the lines. The shortness of the stories didn’t affect the story Pia was t
Eri Komb
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Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Pia Sophia is de auteur van Desperandum en Virago, collecties van bizarre korte verhalen. Ze houdt van al het duistere, verknipte en magische dat van deze wereld zo'n bijzondere plek maakt.


Pia Sophia is the author of Desperandum and Virago, collections of bizarre short stories. She loves anything dark, twisted and magical that make this world such a special place.

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