When I was in school like most people I had to read Dutch literature, and write essays about those books. Maybe I read the wrong books but the books I read I found them very hard and actually boring. Maybe I should try to read some of those books now I am older maybe they will make more sense. Who knows.
I love to read. But books that talk about all the psychological problems of the main character and of loads of sexual relations between people and about cheating for me are just not interesting. I read to relax or to learn something new.
There are also some books that I have read recently that I found interesting. One talked about the consequences of industrialization of the milk farms in a small village in the east of Holland. Hoe god verdween uit Jorwerd
And another of black prince that was given as part of a deal to the king of Holland in the 1800’s and how his life was. De zwarte met het witte hart .
Now they are having a competition in holland of the best book, http://www.hetbesteboek.nl. And i read about half the books that are in teh final selection and i can not remember much of what they actually talked about. That is how big an impression the made on me. I am curios the see who wins and would love to read something of Kader Abdolah ,because i think his view on the world/life might be intresting.