Title: Zilver of het verlies van de onschuld
Author: Adriaan van Dis
# Pages: 111 (1144)
I ordered this book in a pile of school books, literature to be read for language lists. Halfway through I had the idea that I read it at some point in my life before. Then again, knowing the author, this could also be because there is a strong repetitive pattern in his books. I’m not sure.
The story about an orphan growing up trying to deal with the fact that he is homosexual is not an original one anyway. The author manages to make me smile a few times, he never manages to make me feel sorry for the main character, Zilver, even though that must clearly be one of his objectives. I’m not sure. Perhaps if I had read this one half a life ago, it would have worked. Not now.