J. Collins

Helpful votes received on reviews: 66% (75 of 113)
Location: American in London
In My Own Words:
I have been living and working in London for the past 14 years. Originally from New York City.

I love reading and . I have a good collection of books on Japan, Israel and gastronomy. Just bought myself a Kindle. Now I'm searcing for books worth installing. Everything I want seems to have copywrite restrictions ??? Oh well...


Top Reviewer Ranking: 38,475 - Total Helpful Votes: 75 of 113
The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis
The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The Betrayers immediately reminded me of books by AB Yehoshua and Amoz Oz. Both writers are veteran's of the somewhat foreign back and forth chat that occurs in certain places. I felt that the personalities and descriptions of each character were true to form and realistic. This may not be to everyone's taste but I very much enjoyed this book.
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Loved this book and I didn't want it to end.
It's very atmospheric and perfectly decribes life during the "Golden" age of Amsterdam and the Netherlands.
We're very lucky to live in more liberal times (somewhat) today !!!
Go see the actual doll's house at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam - Amazing !!!!
How to Be Orange: An Alternative Dutch Assimilatio&hellip by Gregory Shapiro
I really did laugh until I cried !!!
Very funny and informative writing from a fellow American living in Amsterdam.
I love Amsterdam and the Netherlands and kind of wondered what it would be actually like to live there.
Well here are some honest answers and then some !!!