Having read quite some dutch literature in the past weeks, in this article I would like to give an overview of my personal top five of dutch literature I have ever read:
1. Harry Mulisch – The Discovery of Heaven
An angel is asked to return the stone tablets containing the Ten Commandments back to heaven. Since the angel cannot travel to earth he starts influencing the lives of three people (Ono, Max and Ada) in order to produce a child that develops a desire to find those stone tablets and return them to heaven. The whole story is told in four parts. In between the parts the angel discusses his plans with his superior.