by Cees Nooteboom | Women's Fiction |
ISBN: 0807110817 Global Overview for this book
Registered by davemurray101 of Lower Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on 1/31/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by davemurray101 from Lower Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, January 31, 2010
A man of independent means oddly suited to survival amid the chaos of modern life, Inni Wintrop is a committed dabbler, content to casually wander the streets of Amsterdam, follow the dips and rises of the stock exchange and commodities market, speculate in art and love, and write a newspaper horoscope column. But his inconsistencies are interrupted when he meets two men who are the epitome of order and regulation.

Journal Entry 2 by davemurray101 from Lower Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, January 31, 2010
Quite an interesting book. Vivid, sensual and disturbing. Anyone who reads this one will find their family comparatively normal, after reading about this one.

Journal Entry 3 by 1001-library from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, February 01, 2010

Thanks so much for your donation davemurray101!

This book is now part of the 1001-library. If you want to take this book from the library but don't know how to proceed, please refer to the 1001-library bookshelf.

Journal Entry 4 by davemurray101 at A BookCrosser, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Released 11 yrs ago (3/2/2010 UTC) at A BookCrosser, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases



On its way to booklady331 of Florida.

Journal Entry 5 by wingbooklady331wing from Cape Coral, Florida USA on Wednesday, March 10, 2010
What a surprise!! I was only expecitng one book and you generously sent 3. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!!

Journal Entry 6 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The subject seems to be the Death of God in modern life. Inni Wintrop is a lonely man estranged from his family. One day an aunt arrives and introduces him to an ex-lover. This man has a very cheap, anti-human environmental "philosophy". This man has replaced God with Nature. Years later, Inni meets the man's son, an Indonesian who follows each and every oriental New Age philosophy (until he commits suicide).

In the first chapter, entitled "Intermezzo", the author tells us the story of how Inni lost his wife, because he went to bed with other women and never paid any attention to her, so, she leaves him.

The book is a disconnected clever musings about how God doesn't exist and how lonely we are in this cold world. There is no plot.

I, personally, don't know how this became a 1001 book. I don't think I'll finish another 1001 book I dislike. This book will be sent to another 1001 library member.

Journal Entry 7 by wingbooklady331wing at on Friday, February 18, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (2/18/2011 UTC) at


Enjoy! to mafarrimond
For KTM, 1001 book, and RABCK release challenges.

Journal Entry 8 by mafarrimond at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, February 26, 2011
Thank you so much for this book. I am looking forward to reading it.

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