Category Archives : Reading

Here you’ll find reviews of books I have read.


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Why I Prefer The Original 1

Occasionally an old friend of mine asks me to translate some portions of his correspondence with his Asian business partners into proper English. Of course the native English speakers of you will agree when I say that I’m not the first person one comes up with when it comes to translating large amounts of text into English. But as my friend and his business partners are not that good in English as I am, I think I do a pretty good job. (Again you see that it always depends on the perspective if you want to measure the quality of your skills.)

This said I have a smooth opening for this articles topic.

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From The Ice-filled Northern Woods To The Erotic Heat Of Las Vegas

It was somewhere in 2006 whilst trying to learn English. The best way to do that was in my opinion just to read as many English books as possible. The same way I learned Dutch. So I went to the local bookstore and took a look at the small wall with English pockets. It didn’t took long and a cover with a blury tree and a flying raven was absorbing my attention. Yes, covers are important. They are the first contact with the reader, but this is not the point in this post. The title of the book is Immoral.

The plot seemed to be good, because there was a beautiful teenager with a twisted background missing. So I thought let’s see if we can find her and bought the book. (more…)