Casa de verano con piscina has ratings and reviews. Mandy said: I’ m not sure my rating is even what I want to give it, but it’s not a 5 and. Buy Casa de Verano Con Piscina 1ª ed. by Herman Koch (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible. Autor de gran renombre en los Países Bajos —su anterior novela, La cena, fue Libro del Año y ganó el Premio del Público de ese país—, Herman Koch vuelve.

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Authors with similar writing style to Herman Koch? The main character and narrator, Dr. It makes me laugh now at how angry that book made me feel.

Perhaps I’m totally obtuse, but I didn’t get it.

Lately I have been able to figure out plots or see the “plot twists and turns” coming. To many things seemed to be started and then never returned to, things that seemed more like vehicles to rant against one thing or another. Could be I prefer reading about hernan guy doing nice things at the moment, could be I just didn’t see the point of the book.

Casa de verano con piscina

One of his patients is the celebrated stage actor Ralph Meier who has recently died, following international television success playing the Emperor Augustus. I think this was mainly due to the fact that I didn’t really have any concrete expectations going vfrano this novel, whereas I had incredibly high expectations for The Dinner which sadly just weren’t quite met.

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At first I was making a comparison to the fictional Dr. Opening as a wittily vitriolic look at the lives of the rich and powerful, over dinner at an ultra-swank Amsterdam restaurant, it soon involved the teenage children of one of the diners and an offstage crime that is liscina the more horrible for never being brought into the full light.

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I loved to hate Marc. And that’s where the book opens. Other than that – it doesn’t take much time to read, because the guy can write, no question, but this is one hell of an unpleasant book that left a nasty aftertaste in my mouth. It also worked because it was so compact, feeling much pisina than its actual length, basically a three hours’ journey into night. He studied Russian Herman Koch is known as a television producer and a writer.

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When it comes down to it though, for me this book was the kind you read, kind of enjoy, and then tend to remember more of what you didn’t like than what you liked, just as people sometimes remember scandals over good deeds.

Up for sale for six months and it’s still vacant. Summer House with Swimming Pool is one of those novels readers will either love or hate. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. All this results in an invitation for Marc and his family to visit the summer house of the title.


One of those patients is Ralph Meier. But given time, Com discovered that the author wrote with strong description and a good dose of subtle humor.

Sep 03, Karen. Plscina take a turn for the worse when something horrible happens to his daughter. I guess I am just left with this being a book that challenged me. So this is what contemporary fiction is writing about these days. He seemed to wrap things up almost too casually. Dr Marc Schlos For those of you living under a rock, Herman Koch is the Casq author who introduced us to a slew of vile characters in the hugely successful The Dinner novel.

View all 6 comments. Koch was born in Arnhem, and later moved to Amsterdam. Share your thoughts with other customers. Lets consider the amount of disparaging gay comments, cause I can better attend to those, cause you know, gay, male parts, etc. It was published in 17 countries. I really respect the writing, and also the character work. I am comfortably on the fence but do suggest that those who loved The Dinner give this one a go as well.