Recensie: Dolores Dolly Poppedijn

Dolores Dolly PoppedijnAuteur: Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Titel: Dolores Dolly Poppedijn
Genre: Horror, novelle
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2019
ISBN: 9789059654907
Aantal pagina’s
: 96
Gelezen: Oktober 2019

Dit boek was een geschenk van de boekhandel voor de Spannende Boeken Weken 2019

‘Dolores Dolly Poppedijn’ vertelt het hypnotiserende verhaal van Charlotte, een vrouw die na de dood van haar baby Dolores steeds verder afglijdt in haar diepgewortelde verlangen haar perfecte baby te herscheppen.

Olde Heuvelts tour-de-force is een huiveringwekkende vertelling in de traditie van grootmeesters Roald Dahl en Edgar Allan Poe, doordrenkt met inktzwarte humor en weergaloos geïllustreerd door Iris Compiet.
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Recensie: If cats disappeared from the world

40740914. sy475 Auteur: Genki Kawamura
Titel: If cats disappeared from the world
Genre: Literatuur, fictie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2012
ISBN: 9781509889174
Aantal pagina’s: 208
Gelezen: Augustus 2019

Our narrator’s days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage for company, he was unprepared for the doctor’s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can set about tackling his bucket list, the Devil appears with a special offer: in exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, he can have one extra day of life. And so begins a very bizarre week . . .

Because how do you decide what makes life worth living? How do you separate out what you can do without from what you hold dear? In dealing with the Devil our narrator will take himself – and his beloved cat – to the brink. Genki Kawamura’s If Cats Disappeared from the World is a story of loss and reconciliation, of one man’s journey to discover what really matters in modern life.

This beautiful tale is translated from the Japanese by Eric Selland, who also translated The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide. Fans of The Guest Cat and The Travelling Cat Chronicles will also surely love If Cats Disappeared from the World.

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Zomertip: I see London, I see France

I See London, I See France (I See London, I See France, #1) Auteur: Sarah Mlynowski
Titel: I see London, I see France
Genre: YA, contemporary
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9780062397072
Aantal pagina’s: 378
Gelezen: Juli 2019

Nineteen-year-old Sydney has the perfect summer mapped out. She’s spending the next four and half weeks traveling through Europe with her childhood best friend, Leela. Their plans include Eiffel-Tower selfies, eating cocco gelato, and making out with très hot strangers. Her plans do not include Leela’s cheating ex-boyfriend showing up on the flight to London, falling for the cheating ex-boyfriend’s très hot friend, monitoring her mother’s spiraling mental health via texts, or feeling like the rope in a friendship tug-of-war.

As Sydney zigzags through Amsterdam, Switzerland, Italy, and France, she must learn when to hold on, when to keep moving, and when to jump into the Riviera…wearing only her polka-dot underpants.

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Recensie: We are okay

28243032Auteur: Nina Lacour
Titel: We are okay
Genre: Contemporary YA
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9780525425892
Aantal pagina’s: 236
Gelezen: Juni 2019

Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit, and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.

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Recensie: The silent patient

The Silent PatientAuteur: Alex Michaelides
Titel: The silent patient
Genre: Thriller, mystery
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2019
ISBN: 9781250301697
Aantal pagina’s: 323
Gelezen: Juni 2019

Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.

Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.

Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him….  Lees verder

Recensie: The princess saves herself in this one

30075802Auteur: Amanda Lovelace
Titel: The princess saves herself in this one
Genre: Young Adult ‘poezië’
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2016
ISBN: 9781532913686
Aantal pagina’s: 156
Gelezen: juni 2019

Ah, life- the thing that happens to us while we’re off somewhere else blowing on dandelions & wishing ourselves into the pages of our favorite fairy tales.”

A poetry collection divided into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. the princess, the damsel, & the queen piece together the life of the author in three stages, while you serves as a note to the reader & all of humankind. Explores life & all of its love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, & inspirations.
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Recensie: De jongen met twee namen

44151737Auteur: Maggie Harcourt
Titel: De jongen met twee namen
Originele titel: Unconventional
Genre: Contemporary YA
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2019
ISBN: 9789025876739
Aantal pagina’s: 
Gelezen: Juni 2019

Verliefd op de auteur van je nieuwe lievelingsboek… Samen met haar vader organiseert Lexi boekenconferenties. Vele weekenden brengt ze door in hotels en ze maakt er vrienden voor het leven. Dan leest ze een boek dat haar wereld op zijn kop zet.

Wat doe je als achter het pseudoniem van je favoriete auteur die ene arrogante jongen schuilgaat? Wanneer is hij Haydn Swift en wanneer is hij Aidan Green? En op wie van de twee is Lexi verliefd aan het worden?
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