A Beautiful Young Lady — Tommy Wieringa
I have written about Tommy Wieringa before. And this little book is once again a clear example of the mans’ writing ability. Effortlessly and thoughtfully he creates a small story — a tragic love story between two people. And this story, of course, unfolds dramatically almost to the point of derailing and then just staying in the tracks. And Wieringa brings it down to a human level. While never overdoing it.
One of the things Wieringa masterfully does is hiding novel worthy ideas in throw away sentences. It almost seems like he collects these ideas and spreads them carelessly throughout his books just to stick it to other writers.
Originally published at Jan van den Berg.