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Music arranger and producer. Also web programmer. Thrillers, historic novels, occasionally non-fiction. Utrecht, the Netherlands.

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Babel (EBook, 2022, Harper Voyager) 4 stars

From award-winning author R. F. Kuang comes Babel, a thematic response to The Secret History …

Alternative history, well thought through

4 stars

In its critique of capitalism, discrimination and blind reliance on technology, this is a highly modern book, though it takes place in the 1830s. The book doesn't contain too much plot or action, but is based on a clever idea that is taken to its full consequences.

reviewed Anomaly by Hervé Le Tellier

Anomaly (2021, Other Press, LLC) 4 stars

Who needs an ending with a start like that

5 stars

A spectacular premise, so much so that the ending hardly matters. So many characters that you wonder how to keep track of them all, but don't worry, it all works out in the end. I found the book well written: some sound ideas, some humour, lots of suspense, thoroughly researched. A compliment for the careful translation.