Ith a grain of salt or the understanding that I am deeply invested in this text and know it uite well Also I would really appreciate it if you would purchase this book since it would benefit Open Letter directlyThe book J Franz might write if he could get out of the way of his pretensions Tirza has been one of the best books I have read this year The style of the Dutch writer is somewhere between Dostoevsky and Coetzee Disturbing scenes and weird dialogues among the characters reveal the secrets of a family Because of the unlikable characters and disturbing parts of the story the book may not be for veryone however the
Author Arnon Grunberg Writes Superbly Arnon Grunberg writes superbly the book becomes unputdownable in a weird way While the protagonist Hofmeester is uestioning his life via the return of his irritating wife and daughters leaving the house one by one the story reveals itself in layers to the unknown and unexpected twistsI liked the first part of the book better After the Party section I lost my attention a little at the journey of Hofmeester in the desert until a definite point that I cannot talk about here since I don t wish to give spoilers All I can say I felt a small scale of shock after I have found out what really happened Although it is Humanism: The Greek Ideal and its Survival expectable if you read and understand the main character carefully the narration of the obsession of a father is unforgettable In myntire life have i read only one book that disgusted and horrified me than this one the Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinsky But Tirza is well written and the plot is clever After the plot twist i leafed back to see how Grunberg had done it Clever it must be said And a finely crafted erieness
throughout the whole book which makes the whole xperience the unbearable That too was well done Hence the three stars But the whole book which makes the whole The Fix experience the unbearable That too was well done Hence the three stars But I am not happy with thisxtra xperience in my book life Wish i had never read it I feel literally sick and i can t sleep Review Finally done with this after 3 goddamn years FREEDOOOOMSo the first maybe 380 pages of this book were a mix of boring and disgusting Loooots of mentioning of sex and a lot of it a little uesionable g Banging a classmate of your daughters in your shed at the daughters partyBuuuut I gotta admit the last bit was surprising and uite good like damn boi I didn t see that coming It kinda makes me want to reread parts to see the foreshadowing cause it was there and I know it wassssSo there ya go that s TirzaAlso uite ironic that I finished this on 911 since that plays a biiiit of a role in the boo. Groeperingen die de wereldeconomie beheersen het deert hem niet Zolang hij maar van zijn kinderen mag houden Maar op en avond staat zijn chtgenote weer voor de deur En dan doet Desire in Seven Voices een man zijn intrede in het leven van Jörgen Hofmeesteren man die als twee druppels water op Mohammed Atta lij. This book this book the whole book you read about an insane man who has or wants to have sex with young women age 16 and ventually ven 9 it was so gross and there were a lot of unnecessary sex scenes I did kind of The Casa Mono Cookbook enjoy the book because it was interesting to see the story develop but then it had an open cliff hangernding and I just wanted to kill myselfIt feels like I just read a pedofile porno or something now I know I won t ven get the conclusion from the author So I was going to give it 3 stars but now just 2 this book was just too fucked up the author starts to scare me I don t know how someone in their right mind could think of a story like this with so much detail It was kind of interesting though not the worst book I ve read in dutch literature but it still made me want to throw up 80% of the time This was a surprise I had actually given up on Grunberg his nihilistic oeuvre collided head on with my perhaps naive xistentialist attitude also literary stylistic he not resonate with
me But Tirza is different By that I mean the world that shows us here is as drab and But Tirza is different By that I mean the world that Grunberg shows us here is as drab and as in his other books but nevertheless this is a tremendous read The way he draws main character J rgen Hofmeester is masterly from the beginning this nice little bourgeois man seems to have some creepy traits but in the nd he turns out to be a real but pitiful monster The interaction with his wife who after 3 years of absence suddenly returns to him reminded me of the intensity of Who s afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee just as delicious The final chapters in Namibia on a trip with a 9 year old black girl brought back Nabokov s Lolita and the gradually intense state of trance of Hofmeester seemed a nice reference to Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky I know Grunberg seems to measure himself with the Great Now I agree there are some weaker points in the story such as the pale figure of Tirza herself for obvious reasons or the metamorphosis of the wife from bitch to dedicated wife and also the decisive turn in the plot is not ntirely unexpected But I do think Grunberg really succeeded in delivering a truly great grotesue book 3 stars Not a read which was njoyable Mostly because it was too far fetched mired in tragedy which scapes ven Victorian dramas and the centr Dude this book is seriously good A tense taut psycho sexual thriller that disturbed me as it raised my heart rate like few works of this level of literary fiction have done before It s so great to read suc. De vrijheid mag lonken maar liefst niet de hele dag; wanneer de vrijheid uitsluitend tijdens de zomervakantie lonkt is het leven al zwaar genoeg Jörgen Hofmeester is vader van twee dochters n werkzaam voor en gerenommeerd bedrijf Dankzij en uitgekiend financieel beleid woont hij op stand. ,
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is so ngaging and nthralling and Grunberg creates a timeless antihero with Hofmeester Awesome translation tooso ngaging and nthralling and Grunberg creates a timeless antihero with Hofmeester Awesome translation too is a law of physics that posits that Conflict in Blood everything that is in movement will try to stay moving Once a ball rolls down a hill it will reuire anotherxternal force like a wall or like friction to stop it I m inclined to agree that there is little to nothing one can do against this impermeable force of change but I also know that a lot of people will be different and will actively resist this inherent dynamism in verythingJ rgen Hofmeester for instance the protagonist of this novel is living in a world of stasis He has a respectable job a wife and two children They have dinner at set times he drives his daughter Tirza to cello lessons and somewhat annoyingly reads them Tolstoy before going to bed It s a bourgeois fantasy and one that Grunberg takes some relish in deconstructing His wife leaves him his daughters drift out of his control and Hofmeester realizes he has uite literally nothing going on for him any His prime has slipped through his fingersUnsurprisingly sex takes a large role in Hofmeester s life Grunberg aptly puts him in different situations as a husband as a father as a spectator One could argue that sex is a domain of control of lack thereof throughout the ntire novel It s where control meets power and where the real Hofmeester is revealed through the readerIt s somewhat befitting that this carefully composed novel suffers from similar weaknesses as its protagonist Tirza is so calmly and coolly written that it feels as much as a statement as it does a story Grunberg throws in references to those other novels like Lolita but ultimately there is a sort of weird detachement going on throughout the book There is no real The Crucified Ones: Calling Forth the End-Time Remnant emotion and as much as Hofmeester insists on people trying his sashimi throughout the novel Grunberg insists on you taking note of how he has constructed his critiue on bourgeois fantasies of control and superiorityIt s a good book for sure but it s good in a very self aware way that leaves little room for adventure forxcess for sheer reading pleasure Grunberg hasn t really lost himself in the writing of this book and while that is absolutely fine it does make that I appreciate it in the same way I appreciate the work of a good surgeon and not that of a good musician or painter DISCLAIMER I am the publisher of the book and thus spent approximately two years reading and Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age (Lemelson Center Studies in Invention and Innovation series) editing and working on it So take my review Bandeloosheid leidt tot rampen Stilstand is voor Hofmeester de voorwaarde voor liefden geluk Loom houdt hij van zijn dochters Dat zijn Logic, Labels, And Flesh echtgenote hem ingeruild heeft vooren jeugdliefde op Dialogue: Relationships in Graphic Design een woonbootn dat en gedeelte van zijn vermogen is verdwenen door malversaties van merkwaardige.