Category: Koch, Herman

Review: Summer House with Swimming Pool

When Herman Koch’s Summer House with Swimming Pool was translated, I shelved it after other reviewers said it was too much like The Dinner. I don’t mind authors who cling to one style (see: Benioff, see also: Tyler), but I’ve learned that a long gap between their books leads to a less…

Review: The Dinner

Herman Koch’s The Dinner is… interesting. Before reading, I ran across a review that spoiled the ending and regretted this all the way through. I don’t mind spoilers for movies, but I crave suspense for books (and Breaking Bad). This book relies entirely on…