Dear Mr. M; Herman Koch
Hogarth - 2016
Now decades later Mr. M is an aging writer with a pretty younger wife, Ana, and a three year old daughter. His writing is at a standstill but, he hasn't totally slipped into the woodwork. Someone is watching his every move and those of his family.
As the story unfolds the reader gets several (5) different POV of what actually transpired. I was never sure what to believe and although each POV was interesting, Herman's POV (Mr. M.' downstairs neighbor) was the one I found most intriguing. His voice felt very unsettling and somewhat sociopathic. He came across as someone with a score to settle. This was at times a challenging read, I suspect it was because of all the POVs and the translation but, I enjoyed it very much. Definitely a tougher read than his first two books, The Dinner and Summer House With Swimming Pool but, very enjoyable all the same. I highlighted lots of paragraphs and quotes as the writing is very good and it challenged me. Great literary mystery.
(review copy-Amazon Vine)