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Recensieoverzicht boekenweekgeschenk Jacket promise: “A tame book

Jan Siebelink wrote with Coat of promise, the boekenweekgeschenk of 2019. What do reviewers of the book? NU.nl put them for you in a row.
Allegiance – give no stars

“You can Jacket of promise, I think it’s best read as a sort of free improvisation on the topics that Siebelink always have been involved: the seductive society, the decline of modern education, a fascination with dark eroticism, fear of death and eternal life. It is actually pretty nice done, though it suffers this short novel, yet also to the well-known Siebelink-hebbelijkheid of emphatic and exaggerated descriptions, and dialogues. “

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The Parool gives no stars

“It is said that Jan Siebelink only one story to tell, and that story many autobiographical features. Already in the first story that he wrote, White chrysanthemums (included in his debut Nightshade (1975), are all are themes: the flower farm where he grew up, his religious maniac father and the education – ? is ex-teacher of French.”(…)

“Coat of promise is a tame book. That is because? all are themes in less than ninety pages into it, which is actually nothing completely out of the paint and the word afgeraffeld opspeelt.”

The Volkskrant – 3 stars

“A big surprise, we can hardly speak. Also the style is sometimes very rudimentary. (…) As if Siebelink still on the brake, afraid that his story the him allowed length would exceed.” (…)

“The salvation of this story lies in the bijfiguren. (…) ? Makes a bow to his friends by giving them recognizable to portray, just as the Amsterdam literary café, The Black, here The Weapon of Black called.”

NRC – 1 star

“Coat of promise is a kind of ‘making of’ the successful novel by liege writer Kneeling on a bed of violins of?.” (…) “He can believe in krukkige dialogues and pale wording, the story stumble through a few compelling structure and flashy symbolism (that coat). A plotlijntje with a dead baby is also cheap claptrap, instead of something that can move us.”

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