I bought this book The UnDutchables - An Observation of the Netherlands: Its Culture and Its Inhabitants ten months ago at the ISA Spring Fair. Even though I have yet to finish the book, but I found that whatever I have read so far, it gave me very interesting views of the Dutch in such an exact yet funny way. Written by two Americans, Colin White & Laurie Boucke who has lived in Holland for 22 years, the book was declared by them to be an impressionistic view of a certain side of the Dutch as it is oftened perceived by visitors to Holland. In the ensuing years since its first publish in 1989, the book has brought laughter to its readers and enabled many to vent their frustrations through joking. The humour of the book has resonated well with most Netherlanders, who find the book to be an accurate potrayal of themselves and their society, but of course there are some who do not find it funny. A Dutch translation of the book was made, and it was claimed to be as popular as the original.
After reading a few pages, I found the book to be interesting, informative, funny and perhaps a wee bit sarcastic by the authors. Some of the sarcasm escapes me and sometimes the way it was written and phrased lost me altogether!! Despite that I do enjoy reading it and find that some if not all are true potrayals of the Dutch. I shall try to write and share on the blog, some of these weird and quirky behaviours of the Dutch as best as I can