De Scrypturist, by Paul Evanby.
A 2009 Dutch Fantasy novel. Evanby’s first, though he’s been writing short stories, in both Dutch and English, since the eighties.
To place it on the genre spectrum I’d say it’s magical Cyberpunk in a New Weird-light setting. By which I mean the setting’s relatively conventional and stable but it has a New Weird-like feel, especially in its use of names and urban locations. It’s less vaguely European and more specifically Dutch-flavoured. Mauric Dystergroeve likes to hang out with other members of de Schrapers Loge at De Filosoof op Dodedag, in the Stroom Hoog quarter of the city of Revantijn.