The Institute

The Institute THE INSTITUTE is a beautifully written boarding school novel about a boy who is searching for his identity and a sense of security It is both hilarious and moving and paints a frank picture of the

  • Title: The Institute
  • Author: Vincent Bijlo Susan Ridder
  • ISBN: 9781907320637
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Institute

    THE INSTITUTE is a beautifully written boarding school novel about a boy who is searching for his identity and a sense of security It is both hilarious and moving, and paints a frank picture of the 1970s, when everything had to be tried out Otto Iking is an outsider, at home as well as at the boarding school for the blind, but he is also an observer Otto looks at theTHE INSTITUTE is a beautifully written boarding school novel about a boy who is searching for his identity and a sense of security It is both hilarious and moving, and paints a frank picture of the 1970s, when everything had to be tried out Otto Iking is an outsider, at home as well as at the boarding school for the blind, but he is also an observer Otto looks at the world around him with an unpitying sense of humour He observes the other children as well as the carers and teachers, who aim to prepare their pupils for the able bodied world which can be very tough He discovers his feelings for Sonia, a fellow student, and he makes plans for a rescue mission to liberate hostages in the notorious Moluccan hijacking case in Bovensmilde But most of all, he wants to escape from the institution for the blind to a school for sighted children Otto doesn t want sympathy He can see a future working for the radio In short, a novel about a boy with remarkable powers of observation.

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    1. Rebecca Foster

      Otto Iking is a resident at the Institute, a boarding school for the blind. He characterizes his fellow students firstly according to their smell – “foul soap,” “piss” or “grated Swiss cheese” – only later adding in details about their speech and habits. It’s a zany sort of place, powered by pranks and strange decisions. Some stand-out scenes include hiding Harry’s glass eyes and a visit from the president of Surinam, a former Dutch colony. The slapstick humor works well (“ [...]

    2. Adam

      This very amusing book was written by someone who has been blind since he was born. It describes the lives of children in an institute for blind children through the 'eyes' of 11 year old Otto, who is completely blind. in an affectionate way he describes the trials and tribulations of blind children without being in the slightest way 'politically correct '. The reader is never made to feel sorry for the blind. Instead, the problems that blind children have in learning to interact with the world [...]

    3. Anthony Ferner

      The Institute (trans. Susan Ridder), an autobiographical novel by Dutch comedian and broadcaster Vincent Bijlo, tells the story of eleven-year-old Otto Iking. Otto attends a boarding school for the blind, the eponymous Institute. What makes this book special is Otto’s distinctive voice: droll, cocky, acerbic, boisterous, cynical, inquisitive, unsentimental. Though talented – he broadcasts his own radio programme at the school and gets taken up by a public radio station – he is in many ways [...]

    4. Nancy Oprinsen

      Erg grappig geschreven, vol (zelf)spot en flauwe grappen, over leuke en trieste gebeurtenissen in het leven van de blinde 11-jarige ik-persoon. Mooi einde.

    5. Andrea

      Doordat ik het boek via de Giveaway gewonnen had, kwam ik met de schrijver Vincent Bijlo in aanraking. Zijn boek over Otto Iking zit vol kwajongensstreken en humor en leest daardoor heerlijk vlot weg. Van echte diepgang is geen sprake, maar als lezer raak je wel betrokken bij het leven van Otto en vraag je je af hoe het verder zal lopen, welke streken hij verder uit gaat halen en wat voor toekomst er voor hem weggelegd is.Eindoordeel: 3,5 van 5 sterren

    6. Emma Debruyne

      GIVEAWAY:Deze vind ik moeilijk om te beoordelen: het was zeker niet slecht maar het is ook niet mijn nieuwe lievelingsboek. Daarom 3 sterren

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