THE ENEMY COMES FROM ASIDE
‘De vijand komt van opzij’ is the second novel by Jan de Kort (1951). This novel tells the story of André. André is hard of hearing and is slowly getting blind, which is a well-known situation for the author. Although some facts about the life of the author are mentioned in the novel, the rest of the story is entirely fictitious. In ‘The vijand komt van opzij’ Kirsten tells the story of her friend, in whose hectic life things always go differently than expected. This is highly recognizable and in that sense ‘The vijand komt van opzij’ is a page turner according to a co-reader.