Jef Boden

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (5 of 5)
Location: Brecht, Belgique


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Bells of Hell Go Ting-a-ling-a-ling by Eric Hiscock
Of course, there's nothing new in the atrocities of war in this book; we've read them before.
This very personal story of an under age private, published only in 1976, is disturbing and original because of his refreshing humour and the open-minded way of writing.
Friendship and pure love, love that is difficult to write about, impossible to forget. But Eric Hiscock wrote about it.
An interesting novel. It's no surprise to meet Eric Hiscock in the renovated In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres.
White Boy Running by Christopher Hope
White Boy Running by Christopher Hope
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating history, 4 Mar 2010
Reading `White Boy Running' as a result of Christopher Hope's review of Mark Behr's `King of the Water' starts rather amusing.

As Michiel Steyn does in Mark Behr's novel, the protagonist, Christopher Hope himself, returns after a long abscence to the country where he was born and which he left because of the apartheid. Hope describes South Africa in 1987 in the weeks leading to that year's election.

Visiting the places where he lived and studied, he gives a detailed history of the country in the 20th century. Places and people across the country, political meetings, protesting students and several visits to Soweto: today, almost 25 years later, one has to admire the… Read more
Kings Of The Water by Prof Mark Behr
Kings Of The Water by Prof Mark Behr
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece, 2 Dec 2009
This book offers you the experience of a spectacular rollercoaster. There's only one condition: you have to read carefully. Reading this book is like putting together a breathtaking jigsaw puzzle. When you succeed, it's wonderful; when you're too hasty, it's a pity.
Michiel Steyn returns, after an absence of 15 years, to South Africa for the funeral of his mother. Everything, everyone causes memories: an obstinate father, an abandoned lover, a dead brother, the situation and the uncertain future of his own family and the workers' families on the farm. A government can abolish the laws of apartheid, but a people's mentality doesn't change that easy.
One by one, the author offers… Read more