Monday, June 1, 2009

Visions by Jean Koning

Title: Visions
Author: Jean Koning
Genre: Non-fiction
Pages: 152

Review from Amazon:

A European's Americanization

Visions Celebrates Absurdities Between NYC & Amsterdam

The American Way of Life is something you usually don t stop and think about. Dutch artist Jean Koning, however, noticed that his personal behaviour resembled those of popular American trends. His European standards were basically replaced by American ones. With that in his conscious mind, he started to contemplate and record his experiences in writing. His interpretations of life are now collected in the book Visions . It s a humorous book where absurdity is the main key to a colorful life. Traveling between his two houses in both Amsterdam and New York, Jean Koning wrote this speedy piece of work in between fashion week, the release party of his own album and lounging on the couch in his apartment. Wondering about the latest trends and hypes, abusing TV-shows and Hollywood-stars, he came up with a new philosophy on America.


A funny book to start with. Koning has a way with words. He has taken his own experiences and wrote those down in a witty way.

He as a columnist takes head on conspiracy theories, absurdity on TV, the behaviour of American tourists in Holland, the fear of flying into New York after 9/11. His obervations are razorsharp, and with witty insights he makes those interesting for us. He has the ability to laugh at himself. It might seem absurd at places but contains so much truth too. He speaks about world and its politics too. A humourous take on serious issues!

Thanks to Pump Up Your Book Promotions Virtual Book Tours for this review copy!


Cheryl said...

Hmmm...this one sounds like a neat read. It's always interesting to see how someone views our country.


Jean Koning said...

Hi there,

This is Jean Koning, and I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your very kind words about my book...
Thnx a lot!!!