Review: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen by Hendrik Groen

I saw many positive reviews for The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old, but held out because I don’t like books written as journals. Books written as journals rarely feel like such—some entries are so long that they’d take hours to write by hand, others contain information you wouldn’t expect someone to include (e.g., overly intricate descriptions of landscapes or the physical attributes of their friends). Hendrik Groen feels like a natural diary. There are some explanations for the reader, but no exposition dumps. read more