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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old November 30th, 2006, 15:35 Thread Starter
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I really liked "The John Henry Days" by Colson Whitehead and now his new bookd "Apex Hides the Hurt" is translated in Dutch. Anybody who read that book or anything else by this writer?
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I think I have read all the books he has written (I assume there are only three) and have always liked his style. I also recall that he wrote some music journalism for SPIN Magazine back in the early to mid-1990s, which was worth reading. He was no Rob Sheffield (but then who is?), but had some decent taste.
Did you read the books in English or the Dutchie translation? I always wonder how translations manage to convey a writer's style, becuase sometimes they fail.

You know the scene it's very hum-drum
And my favorite song's entitled "Boredom"...
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old January 6th, 2007, 23:40 Thread Starter
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I red 'Apex hides the hurt' and liked it. Still I preferred 'The John Henry days' also because the Dutch translation was plain awful.
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