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You Review: The Ecliptic – Benjamin Wood

Reviewed by Şirin Tugbay As I set out to reading The Ecliptic by Benjamin Wood, I knew only a few things; that the book had a connection to Istanbul and that it was about “obsession and creativity”. Being part of my …

Go Set a Watchman (US edition) - Harper Lee

You Review: Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee

Reviewed by Marianne van der Wel This is a book about a young woman asserting, and finding, her independence in a time and place where it is not yet wanted. Right from the start Jean Louise is fighting to be …


Staff Review: Stalin’s Daughter – Rosemary Sullivan

Reviewed by Klaartje Stalin was the biggest Russian Soviet dictator, who was responsible for the death of millions of Russians. He fulfilled Lenin’s plan, the leader of the USSR. Stalin was paranoid of losing his power and helped build up …


You Review: The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty – Vendela Vida

Reviewed by Anouschka van Leeuwen Forgive me for never having heard of Vendela Vida! After some searching I found out she has already written three other well-received novels, and is married to none other than Dave Eggers. The Diver’s Clothes …