Author

Willem Asman

After secondary school Willem Asman (b. 1959) started to study Dutch, then switched to acting, but ended up getting a degree in law. He worked for a software company for fifteen years, first as a company lawyer, then in marketing, and finally in human resources. He left this career to start his own consulting company and to begin writing.

The Cassandra Paradox

The Cassandra Paradox

(De Bezige Bij, 2006, 480 pages)

Willem Asman has emerged as The Netherlands’ Stephen King, an author whom Asman greatly admires and whom he has adopted as his role model, even to the point of absorbing his handbook On Writing and following King’s directions to his advantage. The result is a grand story that takes us in several directions, from an Indian temple in the Andes to the international power struggle following the 9/11 attacks.

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