Each Tuesday, Vicki, from I’d Rather Be At The Beach hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where readers post the opening paragraph (sometime two) of a book they are reading or that they plan to read.
The Ditch; Herman Koch
Hogarth - 2019
"Let me call her sylvia. that's not her real name--her real name would only confuse things. People make all kinds of assumptions when it comes to names, especially when a name isn't from around here, when they don't have a clue about how to pronounce it, let alone spell it. So let's just say that it's not a Dutch name. My wife is not from Holland. Where she is from is something I'd rather leave up in the air for the time being. Those in our immediate surroundings, of course, know where she's from. And people who read the newspaper and watch the news with any regularity can't really have missed it either. But most people have a bad memory. They may have heard it once, then forgotten."
I've read every dark novel by this author; this one will be released in the US on June 11th, what do you think? Read more or pass?