Book review: Summer House With Swimming Pool

Summer House With Swimming Pool

Summer House With Swimming Pool

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Summer House With Swimming Pool
by
Herman Koch
Translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett

Publisher: Crown/Hogarth
Release Date: June 3, 2014

ISBN:  978-0804138819
Pages: 3877

Genre:
Fiction

Source: Received
from Blogging For Books

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MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK

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I decided not to read The Dinner by the same author last year, because it sounded much too similar to Le dieu du carnage, a play by Yasmina Reza I had read a few years before.  So when Summer House With Swimming Pool was available on Blogging For Books, I thought I would finally try this Dutch author.

The book is really nauseating.
It is controversial in its topic: suspecting one of his patients of having done something terrible, Marc, a general practitioner, decides to take justice in his own hands.
Gross in his main protagonist: from the very first page, Marc sounded too sarcastic and totally dishonest to me. He has and is a detestable character, very manipulative, jealous, revengeful, with awful mentality and behavior, and always feeling inferior. And other minor characters are far from being better than him.
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