Amsterdam is the story of a euthanasia pact between two friends, a composer and a newspaper editor, whose relationship spins into disaster.
The book begins with the funeral of artist Molly Lane. Guests at the funeral include British Foreign Secretary Julian Garmony, newspaper editor Vernon Halliday, and composer Clive Linley. The three share certain attributes: each has a very high opinion of himself, each was at some time Molly's lover, and each regards the dead woman's husband, George, with a mixture of amusement and contempt.
Clive and Vernon muse upon Molly's death. It seems she had some kind of rapid-onset brain disease (not specified) that left her helpless and mad. Neither man can understand her attraction to Julian Garmony, the right-wing Foreign Secretary who is about to challenge his party's leadership.
Clive returns home to continue work on a symphony he has been commissioned to write for the forthcoming millennium. Much of the work is complete, save the crucial signature melody. He resolves to go walking in the Lake District, as this tends to inspire him.
Brel worked on the song at his house overlooking the Mediterranean at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, the house he shared with Sylvie Rivet, a publicist for Philips; a place she had introduced him to in 1960. "It was the ideal place for him to create, and to indulge his passion for boats and planes. One morning at six o'clock he read the words of Amsterdam to Fernand, a restaurateur who was about to set off fishing for scorpion fish and conger eels for the bouillabaisse. Overcome, Fernand broke out in sobs and cut open some sea urchins to help control his emotion."
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AMSTERDAM, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Dutch health technology company Philips (PHG.AS) on Monday cut its outlook for sales and profit growth this year and said the global supply chain problems that added to its growing list of worries in the third quarter would likely intensify.
AMSTERDAM, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Dutch health technology company Philips (PHG.AS) lowered its outlook on Monday for sales and profit growth in 2021, as a massive recall of respiratory devices and a global shortage of electronic components hit its third-quarter earnings.
AMSTERDAM. Researchers in the Netherlands are developing laser technology to enable “virtually painless” injections without needles in what they call a breakthrough that will ease fear and lower the threshold for vaccinations.
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Abdul Qadeer Khan, who was considered the father of Pakistan's atomic bomb and who secretly sold nuclear-weapons technology to such states as Iran and North Korea, died Sunday at age 85 after being hospitalized with covid-19 ... After studying metal technologies, he went on to work in Amsterdam at a company enriching uranium for European firms.
Abdul Qadeer Khan, who was considered the father of Pakistan’s atomic bomb and who secretly sold nuclear-weapons technology to such states as Iran and North Korea, died Sunday at age 85 after being hospitalized with covid-19 ... After studying metal technologies, he went on to work in Amsterdam at a company enriching uranium for European firms.
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... search of an old piece of technology that will lead them to a terrible power. In a plot that wouldn't be out of place in a Metal Gear Solid game, Charles Jaeger uses the technology to activate the Deacon, a derelict military installation buried under the streets of New Amsterdam.