When I was young lad, I loved to read the books about “De Discus”. These books were about a professor named Tjerk Hiddes and his sons. Tjerk Hiddes had to go jail by false evidence. This evidence was delivered by some mighty business cartel.
During the time in jail Tjerk Hiddes designs this super aircraft that can travel on unbelievable speed and can be used also under water and in space as well. Together with his sons Tjerk Hiddes has the greatest adventures.
The books were written by R. Feenstra and published by Kluitman (a well known Dutch publisher of youth books). In the past I had the complete series about “De Discus”. When I moved away from my parents home, these books were left behind with the idea to gather them later. But somehow the books disappeared… together with other Kluitman books I owned about “De Euro 5” and “Inspecteur Arglistig”. Never learned what happened to them. Although I have a suspicion about this, I won’t mention that here on my public blog.
Anyway, for years I haven’t thought about these books, until some time ago at work we talked about books we read when we were younger. I had to think about “De Discus” books and brought them up. It was nice to hear that I was not the only one who have read them.
I mentioned that it would be nice to have these books again and read them all over. A colleague suggested to on “De Marktplaats” (“De Marktplaats” is something like EBay, but then only localised to The Netherlands. As a matter of fact “De Marktplaats” is owned by EBay). And there I found a very nice offer for 6 “De Discus”-books and I made a offer on them!
So now I have these 6 books here at home :). Ans yes, after I have finished the book that I am currently reading, I will read these books again. It will be fun… and of course I will try to complete the series.
(Credit photo: Rob)