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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 12/04/2007
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It was an emblematic crime: on a November day in Amsterdam, an angry young Muslim man shot and killed the Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, iconic European provocateur, for making a movie with the anti-Islam politician Ayaan Hersi Ali. After shooting van Gogh, Mohammed Bouyeri calmly stood over the body and cut his throat with a curved machete. The murder horrified quiet, complacent Holland - a country that prides itself on being a bastion of tolerance - and sent shock waves around the world. In Murder in Amsterdam, Ian Buruma describes what he found when he returned to his native country to try and make sense of van Gogh's death. The result is Buruma's masterpiece: a brave and rigorous study of conflict in our time, with the intimacy and control of a true-crime page-turner.

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781843543206
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 198 x 131 x 21 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Fascinating . . . Characteristically vivid and astute.
Timothy Garton Ash, "The New York Review of Books"
[Murder in Amsterdam] is a work of philosophical and narrative tension, strikingly sharp and brooding, frank and openly curious.
"San Francisco Chronicle"
Shrewd, subtly argued.
"The New York Times Book Review"
aFascinating . . . Characteristically vivid and astute.a
aTimothy Garton Ash, "The New York Review of Books"
a[Murder in Amsterdam] is a work of philosophical and narrative tension, strikingly sharp and brooding, frank and openly curious.a
a"San Francisco Chronicle"
aShrewd, subtly argued.a
a"The New York Times Book Review"
"Fascinating . . . Characteristically vivid and astute."
-Timothy Garton Ash, "The New York Review of Books"

"[Murder in Amsterdam] is a work of philosophical and narrative tension, strikingly sharp and brooding, frank and openly curious."
-"San Francisco Chronicle"

"Shrewd, subtly argued."
-"The New York Times Book Review"

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We need not go into the precise details of how I came to watch the 2009 European Election results in a louche Amsterdam tavern, but one thing that struck me at the time as worthy of comment was the wild cheering... More

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“Page turning account of a terrible murder”

This is a very powerful book. Concise, intense and very honest. The clash of civilisations between a provocative film maker and his murderer's twisted need to defend Islam.

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