Please recommend
   using these social sharing buttons:




  book details  


  books by Bob Van Laerhoven  




Book: Dangerous Obsessions by Bob Van Laerhoven

Book: Dangerous Obsessions by Bob Van Laerhoven

categories: Book, War, Suspense, Mystery, Violent Love, International, Short Stories

Bob Van Laerhoven

Author Bob Van Laerhovenabout this book: "Dangerous Obsessions" is a collection of five short stories. Being a novelist at heart, I don't write many short stories. But in this collection, war is almost invariably the background theme, so I had a leitmotif. I used some of my own wartime-experiences as a basis for these stories, although they mostly are set in the (rather nearby) past to create that necessary distance between the author and his theme. The central theme is warped love that turns into an obsession. I used Belgian Congo in the sixties, Algeria in the fifties, a WWII-concentration camp, a violent Peruvian border-city, and Liberia in the nineties, to evoke the drama's that result from our desires. I consider this collection an excellent introduction to my theme(s) and style(s) in my novels, which often connect the fate of individual people to broad and violent changes in society. Since sex is often used as a 'weapon' in war-situations, the stories are explicit and sometimes shocking. Simultaneously, there is a great compassion for the 'Condition Humaine' in these tales.

preview: read a sample from this book

what to read next: if you read and liked this book...

Learn more about this book,  Read reviews  or  Add to wish list

Read eBooks using the free Kindle Reading App

Other book by Bob Van Laerhoven

Baudelaire\'s Revenge - A Novel by Bob Van Laerhoven

Baudelaire's Revenge - A Novel

▾ reviews voted most helpful on ▾

 read reviews on or submit your own review 

This book on





More Reviews

   • Book Review: Baudelaire's Revenge - A Novel by Bob Van Laerhoven
   • Book Review: Burke's War - Bob Burke Action Thriller 1 (Bob Burke Action Thrillers) by William F. Brown

  show list of all published reviews | subscribe to the feed

Home | Contact | Legal Notice | Impressum Book Promotion | Do you like | Boost Your Karma

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.