Summer House with Swimming Pool: A Novel
Publish date: June 3rd 2014
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Literary Fiction
, Dutch Literature
Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch was a difficult book to read. It was sheer drudgery to finish it. I started & stopped reading over a period of several weeks & it was torturous. I gave it one star. The characters, while articulately drawn, were disgusting, repulsive & throughly unlikab...
*Review for audio version*Peter Berkrot’s narration for this one was freaking perfect. I can’t imagine a better voice for the main character of Dr. Marc Schlosser. The dry sarcasm and dark humor flowed easily and effortlessly throughout. Dr. Marc Schlosser is a general practitioner and a genuine gr...
Synopsis: When a medical procedure goes horribly wrong and famous actor Ralph Meier winds up dead, Dr. Marc Schlosser needs to come up with some answers. After all, reputation is everything in this business. Personally, he's not exactly upset that Ralph is gone, but as a high profile doctor to the s...
ETA: It's been brought to my attention that Koch is Dutch and not Norwegian. Sorry about that. I'm conflicted. Mainly because I don't know to whom I should give half of the credit. Herman Koch is a Norwegian author who seems incapable of telling a poorly-told tale. But I have no idea how good of a...
This is a book with much ado about nothing. Okay, maybe that is an exaggeration. It just felt like that. Fifty two chapters, and it took thirty chapters for anything interesting to happen. I had to force myself to read this book. I am happy to report the last twenty chapters were pretty good. It ju...