“The Evenings” by Gerard Reve

the-evenings-gerard-reve-dutch-novelist-post-matt-caprioli

It’s been called the best Dutch novel of the 20th century, and it was just translated into English this year (apparently it caused quite the scandal). I’m loving it so far, particularly the dialogue. Sample:

The gravy is exemplary,” Frits said, “It’s absolutely heavenly.”

The Evenings by Gerard Reve

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: