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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If necessary, he fibs a little to get them out the door. Dr Marc Schlos For those of you living under a rock, Herman Koch is the Dutch author who introduced us to a slew of vile characters in the hugely successful The Dinner novel. Then there’s Stanley, who’s over 50 and dating a girl who is roughly 18 or Ralph, a famous stage actor I assume this means famous for the Netherlands, although he’s ready to break through becomes Marc’s patient heerman then, in one of the best portions of the book, meets Ralph’s wife and becomes enthralled mirrored by Ralph’s seeming interest in Caroline, Marc’s wife.

One of his patients, the actor Ralph Meier, invites Marc and his family to spend time with his family at their summer house that has a swimming pool, and Marc feels like he can’t say no.

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Indeed, how many authors present us with an entire cast of unlikeable characters? Write a customer review. Well the only thing this book has in common with Gone Girl is that the characters are all unlikable. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. After a few days at the campground, the Schlossers and Meiers run into each other and Ralph and Judith invite the Schlosser family to pitch their tent in their backyard their guest bedroom is being occupied by a horny American film director and his barely legal girlfriend.


Later he almost blames Stanley for the incident and then continues the conversation as does Stanley as if he never mentioned the accusation. Open Preview See a Problem? What I do love though is a good thriller-type story, with lots of dark unlikeable characters and twists and turns, which is what I got with this book.

But I feel like that’s the intended reaction, so that’s an indication of good writing. His reaction to the main event was most unlikely. Copy provided by Random House via Netgalley Marc Schlosser, who is downright evil.

We are who we are, for better or worse. But given time, I discovered that the author wrote with strong description and a good dose of subtle humor.

So, he practically killed Ralph Meier and nothing happened?

Perhaps I’m totally obtuse, but I didn’t get it. Most of the rest of the book is played in flashback over the previous year or two, as Marc and his wife Caroline become friends with Ralph and his wife Judith, eventually joining them in a rented summer house with swimming pool somewhere on the Mediterranean.

It was billed as this year’s Gone Girl. Verwno mislimo da smo bolji od toga.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. He strings this story together quite nicely. The book does fascinate. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Up for sale for six months and it’s still vacant. And no longer cared. Sublieme openhartigheid Het maakt Marc niet tot een altijd aimabel, maar wel weldadig openhartig personage.

Koch likes to play with the idea that everything is not as it seems and this novel does this really well.

Marc is married and has two daughters, thirteen and eleven. This isn’t a spoiler; it’s in the Goodreads blurb.

Casa de verano con piscina by Herman Koch (2 star ratings)

The other daughter, Julia plays a staring role with flat, irritatingly stereotypical teenage tendencies; like being a brat and liking her ipod….

The narrative is harsh, grabs your attention with topics often crossing our mind but no one sane would be as daringly blunt and bold to bring them to the forefront with such brutal honesty.


He managed to bore under my co, leaving me bristling, a success on his part, now I can’t wait to read his next dark novel with eccentric characters. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Now I don’t need to agree with casw author to appreciate a book, nor do I need to like the characters. After spending a few days reading Dr Marc Schlosser’s narrative of the events that eventually summons a medical review board due to a “medical error”, I’m actually happy to rid my life of his contempt and bitter disposition.

It was a good plot that could have been better written and a better, tighter conclusion. Look how offensive he is! At first I was making a comparison to the fictional Dr. He fantasizes about pricking them with hepatitis A or aggravating cancerous growths with sloppy biopsies. We spend most of the book following around the general practitioner who seems like an unsympathetic character and rather unlikeable. Gonna need some time to think about this one before reviewing it. Could be I prefer reading about nice guy doing nice things at the moment, could be I just didn’t see the point of the book.

Lots of the narrative was very engaging but then lots was very irritating. Up for sale for six months and it’s still vacant.

Casa de verano con piscina

About five and a half years ago I read a Michel Houellebecq novel. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. A very generous 3 stars for the mystery aspect alone. Marc actually loathes all of them. If this is how Pidcina will continue writing books I think I may pass on his future books.

Even more sadly, we still get to meet him as what happens next is the reconstruction of events that lead to his death.