Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ten top books set in Amsterdam

Malcolm Burgess is the publisher of Oxygen Books' City-Lit series, featuring writing on cities including Berlin, Paris, London, Venice and Dublin.

For the Guardian, in 2011 he named ten of the best books set in Amsterdam, including:
Rupert Thomson, The Book of Revelation, 1999

Rupert Thomson's strange and haunting novel is full of perceptive descriptions of daily life in Amsterdam.

"I had always liked the red light district during the day, especially when the sun was shining – some bleary, slept-in quality the streets had, the neon diluted, pale, and, every now and then, a girl on her way to work in full make-up and impossible high heels."
• Red light district, De Wallen
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue