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'An intriguing and witty book that is also very touching, just in a way that makes you want to take a shower immediately after reading it.'
'A wonderful essay by Carl Wilson, who hates Celine Dion. Since Dion is extremely popular worldwide, he tries to investigate how it is possible that he cannot feel the love for her. It is a beautiful and touching attempt to examine his own snobbery. In the meantime, you also learn a lot about the phenomenon Celine Dion and immediately question all your own examples of "good taste".' — Paulien Cornelisse
Not a book about glitz but rather an upbeat survey of products and ideas built to treasure and last.
'My favorite book by Wolkers. A story about inevitability and destiny.'
'Brautigan is my favorite author. I have read all his work. It's about nothing, and about everything at the same time. Beauty is more important than truth.'
'A must-read for everyone. In a general sense the story is about how you can try to shape your own life as well as how your own imagination can sometimes run away with you.' — Paulien Cornelisse
A singular and characteristic novel by Worthy, about a lost generation that seems willing to sacrifice everything in the name of fame and relevance.
'I have read The Bureau with great pleasure. Voskuil's alter ego Maarten Koning describes how he functions as an office slave in the micro-society of Het Bureau. In De Buurman we read how Maarten is actually caught up in complicated social situations at home. Because they now take place at home, they feel even more inescapable than in Het Bureau.' — Paulien Cornelisse
The sequel to the bestseller Taal is really my thing. And then there is more than the title suggests. The successor to Taal is really my thing (2009) is again full of useless, yet amusing analyzes of our language use. This is not a P.S. but an update.
Language is really my thing is the mega-bestseller by Paulien Cornelisse with equally hilarious and recognizable observations about our language use.