Gerrit Ruitinga

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (14 of 15)
Location: Antwerp
In My Own Words:
50 years old and living in Belgium as President of an Oil company after spending six years in the far East and three years in London. I read everything I get my hands on, literature as well as thrillers. I like to listen to good music too. If anybody wants to react to my reviews...please write me.


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The Madman's Tale: A Novel by John Katzenbach
The Madman's Tale: A Novel by John Katzenbach
With his new novel Mr.Katzenbach delivers his best yet. The main protagonist, Francis, is mad; this means he spent a lot of time in an institution and has only slowly found his way back to a halfway normal life. Though normal is relative as he needs to take a whole dose of pills every day to fight back his voices and he has achieved nothing more but the status of 'innocent idiot' in his home town.
He reflects on his time, now twenty years ago, in a mental institution. Katzenback is absolutely flawless in capturing the dark and grim mood of the mental health institition where inmates and caretakers alike are only there trying to pass the day without crating problems and with a total… Read more
Flight by Jan Burke
Flight by Jan Burke
I have enjoyed quite a few of the Irene Kelly novels and this one was no exception...although it is not really Irene but her husband Frank Harriman that takes the spotlight.
Most writers have difficulty chnaging the main characters and have the previous ones only in cameo appearances. Not so Mrs Burke.
From the first page the novel takes off in a long prologue which could have been a story in itself. Ten years later, Harriman is picking up the pieces of a trail which is still as hot and contentious as it was 10 years ago.
Deft writing and excellent plotting keep us glued to the pages of the story.
I am looking forward to read more of Mr ( and I guess Mrs) Harrimans… Read more
The Commanding Heights: The Battle Between Governm&hellip by JOSEPH STANISLAW DANIEL YERGIN
As we are used from the authors ( The Prize and their work in CERA) we get a very well written and well researched expose. It is by far not as dry as most books on this subject and actually it is quite light reading.
It starts of well by demonstrating the rise and decline of Government dominated economies in the West as well as in other parts of the world. They describe the initial successes and later failures. The transition to the free market economies we have seen in the past two decades is described well. Unfortunately the book does little more than that...description.
In particular the idea that we have fixed everything now with the global free markets radiates from some of… Read more