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All women. I liked this. Just like in The Dinner, he explores the darker side of humanity. Summer House is less about violence although there are violent urges and more about human sexuality and evolutionary behaviors. Koch presents a not very likable but very believable main character in Marc.

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He is selfish and egotistical; he presents himself in the best light to the other characters, bu I liked this. Koch presents what I think to be, given my own experience in the world to be a fairly honest representation of male sexuality. The strongest theme throughout and the one with the best quotes has to do with male sexuality.

What is normal? What is acceptable? He might as well have unzipped his pants and stood there pissing on me. It would have made no real difference.

When she held out her hand and told me her name, I looked at her the way every man looks at a woman who enters his field of vision for the first time. Could you do it with her? I asked myself, looking her deep in the eyes. Yes, was the response. I look at women that way because I have no idea how to look at women any other way. Likeable women compensate for their lack of physical attractivenes with talents natural or unnatural in other areas.

A half rape—women always like that. The contrast is especially poignant and obviously makes his thoughts on rape untrue when it turns out that his daughter faking her amnesia because she had set up the date. Clearly, it was not okay for the water repair guy to rape her and clearly she did not enjoy it either during or after. She also should not have felt guilty for the outcome. I do have a few editorial notes.

This is inaccurate: This just seemed way too convenient to be plausible. Overall, it was compelling and dark and very interesting.

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It makes me want to search out the other 6 novels that Koch has written. ARC for review. 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.

Marc is married and has two daughters, thirteen and eleven. Ralph, a famous stage actor I assume this means famous for the Netherlands, although he's ready to break through becomes Marc ARC for review. Ralph, a famous stage actor I assume this means famous for the Netherlands, although he's ready to break through becomes Marc's patient and 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.

All this results in an invitation for Marc and his family to visit the summer house of the title. Naturally something goes terribly wrong there's no question of this - the book begins with Ralph's funeral , but to say much more would be spoiling everything. It's the denouement that got me - the final chapter isn't at all clear to me - view spoiler [What, exactly, is Marc's plan for after this break in California? And what does Julia know? What is the understanding between she and her father?

That she lied? That they BOTH lied? Zomerhuis met zwembad Perhaps I'm totally obtuse, but I didn't get it. It's all presented very matter-of-factly and it's quite refreshing. Unfortunately that minor plot point wasn't enough to make this book one that I loved - I certainly enjoyed reading it, but wanted more.

I will say this, though. I felt the very same way about Gillian Flynn 's first two books - the descriptions sounded wonderful but the books themselves left me rather cold. But then, the magical third book! I would certainly be willing to give Koch another chance. Any reader who wants a heroic protagonist should not look to Herman Koch.

His novels are peopled with pretty vicious characters who are all the more dangerous for their ability to avoid punishment and blend into society: The miscreant here is a family practitioner, Dr.

Mark Schlosser, married to a beautiful woman and father to two lovely young daughters. He has a very successful practice in his native Holland and has created a niche of providing extra time and easy pharm Any reader who wants a heroic protagonist should not look to Herman Koch. He has a very successful practice in his native Holland and has created a niche of providing extra time and easy pharmaceuticals to his patients, many of whom are successful actors, writers, and various artists.

Marc's cynical and dark outlook is incongruous with his caring profession, and the contrast is fodder for many humorous incidents and his own internal musings. He is completely repulsed by the human body and avoids at all costs seeing his patients naked.

As bitterly as he detests his fellow man, he adores and worships his family. The story focuses on an invitation Marc receives from a patient who is a well-known actor. The actor and his family have rented a house on the beach for the summer and invite Marc's family to join them. The family has two boys who instantly bond with the two girls, while Marc and the actor drool over each other's wives. Yes, trouble is foreseen here. The only complaint I have is that the narrator is overdoes the foreshadowing, to wit: The moment I would think back on often, later onthat should have been a warning to me.

There it is! You say. And still the book is compelling, funny, scary, can't put it down reading. View 1 comment.

Mar 07, Lisa B. My Thoughts Dr. Marc Schlosser is well know with his patients for being pretty easy with writing prescriptions. This brings actor Ralph Meier to his practice. The two develop a somewhat loose relationship. One summer, Ralph invites Marc and his family to stay at their summer house with a swimming pool.

Is it possible Dr. Marc sought his revenge via his medical treatment of Ralph? The author has given us two despicable characters in Marc and Ralph. Marc has a blase attitude about both his medical practice and his marriage. Ralph is glutinous in every aspect of his life. I will admit, I was not sure I was going to like this book. But given time, I discovered that the author wrote with strong description and a good dose of subtle humor. When I finish a book, I ask myself - would I read more from this author?

With regard to Herman Koch - the answer is yes. My thanks to Crown Publishing for allowing me to read this in exchange for an unbiased review But here's the thing: If you have problems with unlikable characters, I suggest staying far far away. Marc, the narrator of this book, dislikes a lot of things and goes into great detail about it. He's a terrible person and not a very charismatic narrator.

I admit that Koch is still pretty great at keeping you going, I read the whole book after all, but there was no big reveal or payoff for all the time I was stuck with Marc. The phrase "half a rape. First of all, this book is populated mostly with horrible people.

Really, truly awful people. I don't have to like the characters to like a book, but if I don't like them, the rest of the book has to be interesting. Instead, this is just a long meander through horrible people doing a whole lot of not much. Sure, there's a crime, and revenge - but if you're looking for Gone Girl levels of intrigue, this is not your book Basicly every page highlights people acting stupid, entitled, cruel, and dr First of all, this book is populated mostly with horrible people.

Sure, there's a crime, and revenge - but if you're looking for Gone Girl levels of intrigue, this is not your book Basicly every page highlights people acting stupid, entitled, cruel, and drunk. Otherwise, it's just kind of a snooze-fest. This book is horrifying. Multumesc tuturor pentru ajutorul acordat si pentru sfaturi.

Editions for The Dinner: Hardcover published in , Hardcover published in , Paperback published in , K Author: Herman Koch, Book: Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Angerichtet: Roman German Edition. De greppel is de nieuwe Herman Koch, auteur van het Boekenweekgeschenk Marc is in control, yet because of that sense of being in his head in "real time", we don't know what he's going to do next.

That makes him unpredictable, which is where you get the sense that there's something off about him, something almost sinister. The whole way through this book, you're not sure just what kind of man he is or what he'll do, but because you hear his thoughts, you realise he's capable. As is everyone, really. What's exhilarating about Summer House and its narrator is how realistic it is. Never straight-forward, Marc is just like you and me: He's the image in the mirror we'd rather not see, but Koch thrusts us into his head with no mercy.

Marc is fiercely protective and loving towards his girls, yet freely admits he'd rather have had sons. As would everyone, he tells us - and its this propensity to dictate and lecture us readers that makes him unlikeable that and, for me, his often negative and stereotypical views on women, including his wife.

Marc is still heavily influenced by his professor of medical biology, Aaron Herzl, whose lectures he repeats for us, lectures on reproduction, homosexuality, women. Marc's own feelings about women are often less than complimentary, and his behaviour makes him less than sympathetic, especially, I'm sure, to female readers. What it boils down to - what he never, ever, lets himself think - is that everything that happened that week at the summer house could be blamed entirely on him.

But as the book shows, nothing is ever that simple. It's the psychological aspect to this novel that I really liked. Set in the Netherlands and somewhere around the Mediterranean, there's little sense of place: The characters are familiar in the way Western white people are always familiar to Western, white readers.

Koch provides no answers, nor does he overtly judge; through Marc's eyes and thoughts we get Marc's ideas, perceptions and values. The story reveals itself slowly, with well-placed foreshadowing, much like a lazy summer day. Its disturbing qualities are captured neatly in Marc's penchant for dwelling on disgusting details, details about the human body - its appearance as well as what goes on beneath the skin - as well as a sharp, if biased and judgemental, insight into other people's characters and personalities.

That's how I looked at Ralph when he dived into the pool. Every time, I considered the possibility that he might not surface again. Or that he would bash his drunken skull against the bottom and be paralysed from head to toe. But each time he surfaced again, coughing and sneezing and hawking, and dragged himself up the ladder. Then he would spread a towel over a deckchair and lie down in the sun to dry.

He never covered himself. He lay with his legs spread, his body too large for the deckchair, his feet hanging over the end: A minute later his mouth had dropped open and he was snoring loudly. I looked at his stomach and legs. At his dick, hanging to one side and resting on his thigh. And then I looked at my two daughters.

At Julia and Lisa. They didn't seem offended at all. Whether it was my own fault that the sight of Ralph Meier's naked dick so close to my young daughters seemed so filthy. But I won't say more than that. Summer House with Swimming Pool is well crafted and deliberately confronting - in the best possible way.

And being inside Marc's head, you start to feel almost culpable, guilty of the same thoughts he has, which leaves you feeling even more repulsed. And indecisive. As it should be. We're all flawed, complex and contradictory.

We all have unpleasant thoughts, or thoughts that others would find unpleasant. At the heart of this story is the distinction between private and public, between what we must keep to ourselves and what we can share. You can't really blame Marc for the way he thinks, for the hint of misogyny that taints his perception of women, because it's the private sphere, a sphere we wouldn't normally get to experience nor would we want to ; at the end of it all, there's a part of you - the part that stops feeling so superior - that respects him for knowing the difference.

Nepatiko tiesiog. Ar tikrai? Kas bendro? Kas patiko labiau? Can you believe that there are two books with this same title?

Maybe I should have read the other one. Nelle prime 20 pagine ho pensato di trovarmi davanti a un cattivo con la C maiuscola. What a nasty story. It will take some time to unwrap it all. Carly Fiorina. So this is what contemporary fiction is writing about these days. I don't read a lot of it, I just dip my toes in every once in awhile to see what's up with the genre. The novel is told from the first person perspective of Dr.

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Marc Schlosser, a general practitioner in the Netherlands. Schlosser is a huge asshole. The first 20 pages or so were his ruminations about how much he despises his patients and what a half-assed job he does for them. He provides a full twenty minutes to each patient, w So this is what contemporary fiction is writing about these days. He provides a full twenty minutes to each patient, which he thinks is generous. If necessary, he fibs a little to get them out the door.

He is disgusted by ugly bodies. He imagines many of his patients having sex. He has just assisted in the euthanasia death of one of his patients, the actor Ralph Meier, who had terminal cancer.

After Meier's death, suspicions are raised that Schlosser did not diagnose Meier properly, that he did a biopsy improperly, and that he never sent the biopsied material to the lab for processing.

Meier's wife Judith is furious with Schlosser. He is going to be interviewed by the Medical Board. At this point we travel back in time, I guess about a year or so earlier. Marc, who is married to the attractive Caroline, with two daughters aged 13 and 11, becomes attracted to Judith Meier.

The Meiers invite the Schlossers to stay with them at their vacation rental with swimming pool in some nearby country. Marc is sorely tempted, seeing opportunities to have an affair with Judith, but pretends he has no interest in this. Instead, he pretends to be interested in the camping trip his wife wants to go on.

She adores camping. He picks out a camping area that just happens to be down the road from the Meiers' vacation rental. 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.

Sex is always in the air. Ralph has the habit of looking at sexually desirable females, including Marc's year old daughter Julia, smacking his lips as if they were delicious morsels he would like to eat, and touching his penis through his pants. Julia is having a puppy love with the Meiers' fifteen-year-old son. Marc watches one day as Julia's hand travels below Alex's navel as they lie together on a beach chair.

Only the eleven year old, it seems, is impervious to all the horny vibes in the air. At some point during this vacation, a bad thing happens which creates tumult in everyone's lives. I have to admit that first person narratives by assholes can be fascinating. The more Marc narrated, the more provocative and horrendous Koch made him, the more I wanted to read about his dickishness. He knows exactly the right response to give a woman to convince her that he is not a dick.

The question of the novel became, will the bad thing that happened on the beach change the reader's perception of him? Will he become a better father and husband and human, shedding his assholishness like a skin? Likable women compensate for their lack of physical attractiveness with talents natural or unnatural in other areas.

At meetings attended by more than a hundred people, for example, they make all the sandwiches themselves. Or they go out and hire party hats and masks for all the guests. Or they arrive on a delivery bike carrying more firewood for the braziers. He had a face like a vacant lot, a lot where nothing would ever be built again.

She was an extremely ugly girl. About sixty pounds overweight and with scores of pimples and other irregularities on her puffy face. More than irregularities, they were stretches of no-man's-land where nothing happened, that didn't move when she spoke, that remained blank when the rest of her face assumed an expression. Maybe she'd been in an accident, it occurred to me. Maybe, as a child, she had slammed her face against the inside of a windshield. I could feel my cock in my shorts searching for space at this fantasy.

I fought back the urge to grab her right then and there and toss her onto the sand without further ado. To take the initiative. A half rape - women always like that. All women. I liked this.

Just like in The Dinner, he explores the darker side of humanity. Summer House is less about violence although there are violent urges and more about human sexuality and evolutionary behaviors. Koch presents a not very likable but very believable main character in Marc. He is selfish and egotistical; he presents himself in the best light to the other characters, bu I liked this. Koch presents what I think to be, given my own experience in the world to be a fairly honest representation of male sexuality.

The strongest theme throughout and the one with the best quotes has to do with male sexuality. What is normal? What is acceptable? He might as well have unzipped his pants and stood there pissing on me. It would have made no real difference. When she held out her hand and told me her name, I looked at her the way every man looks at a woman who enters his field of vision for the first time.

Could you do it with her? I asked myself, looking her deep in the eyes. Yes, was the response. I look at women that way because I have no idea how to look at women any other way. Likeable women compensate for their lack of physical attractivenes with talents natural or unnatural in other areas.

A half rape—women always like that. The contrast is especially poignant and obviously makes his thoughts on rape untrue when it turns out that his daughter faking her amnesia because she had set up the date.

Clearly, it was not okay for the water repair guy to rape her and clearly she did not enjoy it either during or after. She also should not have felt guilty for the outcome. I do have a few editorial notes. This is inaccurate: This just seemed way too convenient to be plausible. Overall, it was compelling and dark and very interesting.

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It makes me want to search out the other 6 novels that Koch has written. ARC for review. 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.

Marc is married and has two daughters, thirteen and eleven. Ralph, a famous stage actor I assume this means famous for the Netherlands, although he's ready to break through becomes Marc ARC for review.

Ralph, a famous stage actor I assume this means famous for the Netherlands, although he's ready to break through becomes Marc's patient and 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. All this results in an invitation for Marc and his family to visit the summer house of the title. Naturally something goes terribly wrong there's no question of this - the book begins with Ralph's funeral , but to say much more would be spoiling everything.

It's the denouement that got me - the final chapter isn't at all clear to me - view spoiler [What, exactly, is Marc's plan for after this break in California? And what does Julia know? What is the understanding between she and her father?

That she lied? That they BOTH lied? Perhaps I'm totally obtuse, but I didn't get it.