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I read this psychologically literary thriller with great pleasure and above all interest. The (Dutch) author creates a layered, beautifully written story. You get a nice insight into the Camino (pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella) and the war in Yugoslavia. The best part is her value-free judgement of whether criminals are born criminals or made that way by circumstances.
Not for nothing did this book win the Hebban Thriller Prize 2022 (*****).
My podcast tip is FD Behind closed doors about the Twente multimillionaire Gerard Sanderink. How could an entrepreneur (estimated assets 500 million) who for years undisturbedly built an empire of some 15,000 employees, get involved in a series of conflicts in which his companies Strukton and Centric were also dragged along? The influence of Ryan van Rijbroek, self-proclaimed cyber-expert and new partner of Sanderink, seems enormous on these companies that are so important to the government. A reconstruction of events that led to numerous lawsuits, a seizure that got out of hand, Parliamentary questions and the resignation of the Dutch Central Bank as a client.
On Karen-An 's bookshelf is:
Audiobook: the book 'Mother is angry' by Lineke Breukel. I also follow Lineke and her husband Gerard on YouTube, where they upload a film about their life in Sweden almost daily.
Netflix: Keep Sweet, Pray and Obey. Rulon Jeffs' family members and ex-wives discuss life in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the role of polygamy.
For the vacation on Terschelling, Kees has prepared three books:
To reread: Willem Frederik Hermans: Out of Countless Millions ( I last it in 1981)
The Embarrassed Land, Kees Kooman (How a farmer's patch can be reclaimed)
Merijn has a nice list of books:
And a list of podcasts:
Harold: has a list of predictions, entertainment and sports movies.
The next 100 years by George Friedman: This book was written in 2009 that makes a number of geopolitical predictions for the next 100 years. I have read it before and was surprised at some of the expected developments, which now appear to be coming true.
In addition, I read the latest John Grisham for relaxation
Listen to the podcast The Fire in the Mansion
I like to watch sports movies that are based on truth. Often I watch movies I've seen before and liked(Moneyball, The Blind Side and 42) but this vacation I'd like to watch King Richard; the movie about the (tennis) upbringing of Serena and Venus Williams' father.
A recommendation from Gustian is a lighthearted summer vacation book
Magenta by Geert Jan Janssen, a biography of the master forger written by himself while in a French prison.
A book that has been on the shelf for (too long) and that I definitely want to read again is Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Pikkety.
This one I'm definitely going to read: The gates of Europe by Serhii Plokhy. "A history about Ukraine"
In addition, I still have on my nightstand the classic "Seven habits of highly efficient people by Stephen Covey.
I am going to "try" to read Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman this summer.
And I also have Obama's biography lying around. A Promised Land by Barack Obama
Series: Black Mirror. An original concept with a strong message. Launched in 2011, Black Mirror not only aims to entertain, but also invites us to think about how technology can harm society and change our behavior.
Book: The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle. In The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle goes inside some of the world's most successful organizations - including the U.S. Navy's SEAL Team Six, IDEO and the San Antonio Spurs - and reveals what drives them.
Podcast: a16z (spotify). The place for discussions about technology, innovation and change as it affects all our lives.
Last summer I read "The Gardens of Buitenzorg" by Jan Brokken.
This summer, "Mother City" by Philip Dröge is on the horizon.
And after books on crusaders and crusades, I'm going to delve a little deeper The Templars. The book of the same name by Dan Jones is already ready.
This summer I am taking these two books on international relations:
You'll just have a fight with everyone by Caroline de Gruyter. Caroline de Gruyter These are columns from the NRC onobservations about Europe
The Battle for Europe by Rob de Wijk. In addition to geopolitical and financial crises, climate change, Brexit and corona, Russia and China are trying to play the EU apart. Is Europe strong enough to handle all these challenges?
The tip from Sonja
I have these books on my reading list:
Just like Iemke I also read this Dutch thriller: De Camino by Anya Niewerra
Delia Owens - Where crayfish sing. A very beautiful and evocative book written by a biologist.