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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The other men aren’t right either. The people are clearly unhappy and find other people repelling and the general world view is as bleak as in The Dinner but does not feel as organically driven. Michelle I think he was intimate with her to keep her quite. I don’t know why I did. It gives too much of the plot away. Would you like to tell us about a lower casx

Remember that they found the empty car on the side of the pisscina. Taking place primarily during a summer vacation—with pools, duh—, the two families of contrasting emotional and social foundations, find themselves at odds with one another.

So this is what contemporary fiction is writing about these days.

Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient. This is my second book my Koch after last year’s very popular The Dinner and as with that book I found the premise far more promising than the execution – here Marc is a doctor in Holland with a clientele made up of celebrity types he brings them in with his very liberal prescription policy.


The events of those few days by the beach soon become very hard to disentangle, and the novel flounders. There must be something fishy about the house, the woman thinks. Joch said all that, I don’t think that the characters kovh particularly well-rounded – Marc was coj interesting character, and at times I sympathised with him and at other times I thought he was a complete psychopath.

Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. In both cases you should know how to switch cookies back on! Marc Schlosser, a general practitioner in the Netherlands. View all 4 comments. He seemed to wrap things up almost too casually.

About three quarter of the way through, the shock happens and then Any of the men turn out to be strong suspects in the rape. At some point during this vacation, a bad thing happens which creates tumult in everyone’s lives. This book deals with some dark subjects, and could potentially be triggering, so maybe keep this in mind before you pick it up.

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

Zon, zee, heel pixcina drank, trossen los, knappe echtgenotes, hunkerende echtgenotes, mooie puberdochters, mannen picina geen maat kennen, sterke driften, en al dit verteld vanuit een hoofdpersonage dat nergens doekjes om windt. To carry on page after page of themes of homophobia—yes we get it. Trivia About Summer House with If literary means dysfunctional characters without any moral compass, then I hate it!


A very generous 3 stars for the mystery aspect alone. Unfortunately that minor plot point wasn’t enough to make this book one that I loved – I certainly enjoyed reading it, but wanted more.

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You realize that he is an ass and further evidence of his immoralities as you continue reading is not surprising. The narrator is at best a narcissist and at worst, sociopathic. The group spends long lazy days by the pool or on the beach; grilling out fresh seafood and drinking wine by the bottle. It has little plot. Authors with similar writing style to Herman Koch?

Casa de verano con piscina

One of those patients is Ralph Meier. Videos About This Book. Another problem is that Koch, who presumably realized that sick sells, loses no time painting at least his male characters with tar.

Ne, ne, kao da sa svake stranice Ljetnikovca glavom odmahuje Koch, ljudski je poigrati se Boga. Like, how normal is it for adult males to spend entire days around the pool nude?