Before I finish, I have to wonder aloud thus committing to record what the hell was the bit in the middle of the book about the tennis match, complete with elaborate but predictable still wooden descriptions of the players? Unfortunately, as a stupid American, I was forced to read the English conversion , which I found stilted and unnatural , and made for a distracting read. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Dan meldt er zich een Franssprekende man, genaamd Raymond Lemorne, aan bij Rex thuis.
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By all accounts, he leads a rather idillic life. A disclaimer at this point, I am Dutch so I read net book in Dutch and Oguden read for my Dutch class so it wasn't my first choice of reading stuff. The denouement has a plodding inevitability about it and I couldn't bring myself to care, or feel any horror, even though what happens is quite extreme. Quotes from Het gouden ei. You never know who's watching Both of these issues conspired to periodically rip me away from the narrative, leaving me all too aware that I was reading.
My apologies to the author for my ungenerous words, but what can I say, we can't like everything. The book had a lot to live up to for me but it did not disappoint.
And avoid overzealous, power-crazy restaurant managers. At a gasoline station the girl goes in to buy drinks in the shop, and never returns.
AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. That nightmare of being trapped inside a golden egg has significance in terms of the ultimate fate of two of the book's characters. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Affectionally, she wants to buy a soda for herself and a beer for Rex, the latter being a researcher and journalist whose speciality seems to be directed more towards the sciences. Eight years later, Rex Hofman has become obsessed with what happened to Saskia on that fateful day.
He is respected, good at his job and has a demeanor that is affable and approachable. I saw the Swedish film of this book first, but I loved it and learned about the book from the credits. Ik zou dit boek niet aanraden aan mensen die een lange mysterieuze en dramatische boek willen lezen maar eerder snel eens een boekje willen lezen in een korte tijd. Compared to Borges and King and Hitchcock, this book really belongs in a class of its own. Oh that sounds like the ticket, I thought, affecting an English voice from Brideshead Revisited.
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These are questions I would rather ignore than answer. However, it remains unclear why the American movie "The Vanishing" had to have a happy end. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.
View gkuden 6 comments. Hailed as a modern classic, it's supposed to be a tale of obsession and suspense which starts with a young couple, Rex and Saskia, stopping at a petrol station while travelling through France; Saskia goes to the shop and simply disappears without a trace.
This is stripped down to the essential story with an everyday setting, a banal killer and a horrific and compelling ending.
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This is only made creepier by the brief back-story and psychological make-up of the killer. In that period, he is overcome by a sense of bliss at how lucky he is to have a woman like Saskia as his girlfriend, for she is definitely marriage material.
Now, I could get all poindexter at this point and talk about the deeper meaning of the piece. Psychological subtlety and depth.
Sterk geschreven novelle, met een wat teleurstellend einde - hoewel je fantasie natuurlijk wel op hol slaat door de gaten in het verhaal. The first day goden could be nothing, but Rex still went to look.