Compact Crit. #10 - On the Bright Side - The New Diary of Hendrik Groen (a.k.a. Zolang Er Leven Is - While There is Life)
The guesswork over who “Hendrik Groen” is, continues. Groen is the pseudonym of a Dutch author who has produced two very popular novels about “his” life in an old age home in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Groen, meaning “green” in Dutch, is mentally and physically a sprightly green tree in the aged forest of inhabitants of the old age home. This is his second diary, a bit more serious than the first.