There are many novels set in Rotterdam. Each of them show another, new side of the city. For Rotterdam, I Love You, I will discuss some of these novels. Today, the classical story of Leve Joop Massaker (Long live Joop Massaker), written by Cornelis Bastiaan Vaandrager and first published in 1960.
It's not that I don't enjoy the, what we call 'normal' life, but I feel way more intrigued by and comfy with literature. The imagination awakened by words is my perfect world and I will try to infect the audience with this fanatic love for anything that even resembles a story.
Without a proper bookstore, a city is nothing more than a 'random' collection of people. Luckily for the inhabitants of Rotterdam there are quite a few bookshops. The biggest, and Davy's most cherished, is Donner (Coolsingel 119).