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Dutch Book Report: Cal

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Auteur: Bernard MacLaverty Titel: Cal Ondertitel: - Jaar van uitgifte: 1983 Uitgeverij: Jonathan Cape Ltd. London Aantal pagina's: 160 Leestijd: 10 uur Uitgelezen op: 25 mei 2001 Verantwoording van keuze Ik heb dit boek gekozen, omdat het over een probleem in onze samenleving gaat, wat nu nog steeds speelt: het conflict in Noord-Ierland. Zelf wist (en weet) ik nog niet zo heel erg veel details van dat probleem af, maar ik vind het raar dat zulke problemen zich nog voordoen in rijke Westerse landen anno 2001. Ik had gehoopt de situatie wat beter in te kunnen zien na het lezen van het boek Cal. Dat kan ik nu ook wel, maar ik blijf het een onnodig proboeem vinden. Ook speelde mee dat dit een boek is wat is opgenomen in de Blackbirds-reeks van dit jaar, die ik had aangeschaft. Ik hoefde dus niet naar de biblio- of mediatheek.Verwachtingen vooraf Na het lezen van de achterkant van dit boek, dacht ik dat dit boek een gedetailleerde vertelling van de hoofdpersoon uit dit boek moest zijn. Vooral de emotionele kant leek mij veel aan bod te komen, en de hoofdpersoon Cal McCluskey leek mij iemand die psychisch toch wat in de knoop zat met zichzelf. Anders help je niet mee aan een moord.Eerste reactie achteraf Een mooi, en vooral ook niet al te moelijk geschreven boek. Het geheel was goed te volgen, en ik heb eigenlijk haast nooit regels terug moeten lezen om alles goed te begrijpen. Er werd niet overdreven veel met de tijd gespeeld (flashbacks ed), en dat vind ik meestal fijn als ik boeken lees. De hoofdpersoon handelde soms wat onbegrijpelijk voor mij. Zo loopt Cal tegen zijn zin mee met iemand genaamd Crilly. Iemand die Cal nog kende uit zijn schooltijd, en die in de tijd dat dit verhaal zich afspeelt erg agressief is tegen de Protestanten, en ook achter de moord waar het in dit boek om draait zit. Zoiets als meelopen zie je mij zo-ie-zo al niet doen.In een schema volgens Literatuur Zonder Grenzen: Ik vind dit werk: Spannend: een beetje Meeslepend: een beetje Onroerend een beetje Grappig niet Realistisch een beetje fantasierijk niet interessant erg origineel een beetje goed te begrijpen erg Dit werk heeft mij niet aan het denken gezet. Ik wist al dat er gekken op deze wereld rondlopen die elkaar het leven zuur maken om godsdienstelijke redenen, of in verband met afkomst. Dat is helaas niks nieuws voor mij.Ik heb niets aan dit werk gehad, in de zin dat ik er niets van geleerd heb.Dit werk spreekt me wel aan, omdat het onderwerp goed in een verhaal wordt verwerkt, en het op zich een heel leuk boek is om te lezen.-Samenvatting van de inhoud (……) uit LiteROM Tijd en ruimte Dit verhaal speelt zich af in Noord Ierland, waar al tientallen jaren...

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