Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday - Summer House With Swimming Pool; Herman Koch

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.  What book are you waiting for to be released?  As a huge fan of The Dinner, Herman Koch, I squealed with delight when I learned of his new book for 2014. Not crazy about the cover, but based on the book's description,  it's a probably perfect. What do you think?


June-2014 - Hogarth
The blistering and addictive new novel from Herman Koch, author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Dinner.

When a medical mistake goes horribly wrong and Ralph Meier, a famous actor, winds up dead, Dr. Marc Schlosser is forced to conceal the error from his patients and family. After all, reputation is everything in this business. But the weight of carrying such a secret lies heavily on his mind, and he can't keep hiding from the truth…or the Board of Medical Examiners.

The problem is that the real truth is a bit worse than a simple slipup. Marc played a role in Ralph's death, and he's not exactly upset that the man is gone. Still haunted by his eldest daughter's rape during their stay at Ralph's extravagant Mediterranean summerhouse-one they shared with Ralph and his enticing wife, Judith, film director Stanley Forbes and his far younger girlfriend, Emmanuelle, and Judith's mother-Marc has had it on his mind that the perpetrator of the rape could be either Ralph or Stanley. Stanley's guilt seems obvious, bearing in mind his uncomfortable fixation on the prospect of Marc's daughter's fashion career, but Marc's reasons for wanting Ralph dead become increasingly compelling as events unravel. There is damning evidence against Marc, but he isn't alone in his loathing of the star-studded director.

With characters that can't be trusted, an array of suspects, and two ethically charged crimes, Summerhouse with Swimming Pool reveals the narrative trickery that is Herman Koch at his best.

13 comments:

  1. Good to know about this one. I'm sure my husband will love it and I would hate it! LOL

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  2. I didn't know he had a new one coming out! Excited!

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  3. I had no idea about his new novel. I'm almost afraid to read it, LOL, after reading The Dinner,

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  4. Ooh, love the sound of this one....thanks for sharing! Here's MY WOW POST

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  5. I'm not crazy about the cover either but I wish my doctor would give me a prescription like that. The book sounds great!

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  6. The Dinner has been on my TBR list forever - now I have motivation to read it before his next one comes out! I'm looking forward to Ken Follett's Edge of Eternity in 2014….the 3rd installment of the Fall of Giants series.

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  7. Oh whoa this looks really good. Awesome pick!
    Here's WoW
    Doris @ OABR

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  8. The book does sound good. I suppose the cover is going for originality and maybe to stand out, not that I especially like it though. I still want to read The Dinner - just not enough hours in the day to read all the books on my list.

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  9. I haven't read anything by this author but this sounds very good, Diane.

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  10. I am not a murder mystery fan but Koch is so good. I sense a nightmare in my future.

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  11. I think that one sounds good too!

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  12. Not crazy about the cover either, but since I loved The Diner I will pick it up.

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