Book review: The Republic

The Republic

The Republic
by Joost de Vries
Translated from the Dutch
by Jane Hedley-Prôle
Other Press
De republiek
was first published in 2013
Fiction/Dutch literature
336 pages


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I requested The Republic months ago, as the synopsis was very attractive. The book sounded like exactly my type of books:

A gripping academic novel about deception and self-deception, ambition, the love of history as entertainment, and the hunt for the perfect enemy.

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Book review: The Death of Murat Idrissi

The Death of Murat Idrissi

The Death of Murat Idrissi
by Tommy Wieringa
Translated from the Dutch by
Sam Garrett
Scribe UK
Originally published as
De dood van Murat Idrissi
in 2017
Genre: Literary Fiction
112 pages


Of the last three books of the Man Booker International 2019 longlist I plan to present here, today is the last one I found good enough to be on my own personal shortlist. The Death of Murat Idrissi offers a powerful look at the very dramatic issues of immigration in France.

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Baudelaire’s Revenge Giveaway Winners


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Baudelaire's Revenge

In full compliance with FTC Guidelines,
I received this ebook for free
in exchange
for a fair and honest review.
I was in no way compensated
for this post as a reviewer,
and the thoughts are my own.
Baudelaire’s Revenge
Bob Van Laerhoven

Translated by Brian Doyle (from the Dutch)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Release Date: April 15, 2014

ISBN:  978-1605985480
Pages: 268

Historical Fiction / Historical Mystery

2007 Winner of the Hercule Poirot Prize
for Best Crime Novel

Source: Received
from the publisher for a
virtual book tour on HFVBT


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