Aernout Zevenbergen

"Author, Journalist, Speaker on Men, Masculinity and Spirituality"
Aernout Zevenbergen
Helpful votes received on reviews: 79% (26 of 33)
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Birthday: 5 April
In My Own Words:
Professional wanderer and story catcher

Philosophy, spirituality, mysticism, reading and writing


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,146,649 - Total Helpful Votes: 26 of 33
Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness by William Styron
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
William Styron Has done it. He has written a book that I'd gladly buy in stacks, and hand out to all and sundry around me, who's got not even the faintest of ideas of what darkness looks like, smells like, feels like when one finds oneself in the midst of it.
No medical expert, no poet, no writer has come close to jotting down this experience as has Styron. He acts like the guide who takes you into the heart of a city you've lived in all your life. Through his descriptions and his insights, his tales and his stories you actually get to know your own environment.

Even though I too am a professional writer (and of course: my quality doesn't come even close to that of Styron),… Read more
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars "Too many notes", 3 Nov 2010
Diary of what became a very reluctant reader

Day 1. Okay, let's make some time and do this thing. Two years ago a friend gave me a copy. She was lyrical about it. Couldn't tell me why, and answered my questions only with a "You just have to read it... I can't spolit the plot now, can I?" The close to a thousand pages kept me far from ever picking it up. But now I feel ready. Let's do this thing.

Day 2. Am close to page 100 now, and I'm not sure why so many people praise this book as enthusiastically as they do... I find his style of writing utter boring, with the Usual Suspects filling the pages: expats somewhere in a tropical city, frequenting a lousy watering hole,… Read more
When Love Meets Fear by David Richo
When Love Meets Fear by David Richo
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
David Richo is one of my most favorite authors in the field of psychology & spirituality. His attitude towards life is deeply soaked in mystic wisdoms, ancient insights and contemporary knowledge.

In most of his works Richo subtly combines Buddhism and the wisdom tradition within Christianity with his thoughts and experiences as a practicing psychologist. Yet, never does he push any agenda, apart from offering his readers the tools to find their own ways out of issues, themes or problems that might have arisen in their lives.

This book, 'When love meets fear', is for me one of hist best. I must admit though, that the first time I read it, it somehow fell of me like… Read more

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