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Herman Koch

Teoksen Illallinen tekijä

42+ Works 8,304 Jäsentä 621 arvostelua 3 Favorited

About the Author

Herman Koch was born in Arnhem, Netherlands on September 5, 1953. He is an author and actor. His has written several novels and short story collections including De Voorbijganger, Eten Met Emma, Denken aan Bruce Kennedy, and Summer House with Swimming Pool. The Dinner won the Publieksprijs Prize in näytä lisää 2009. He is an actor for radio, television, and film. He co-created the long-running TV series Jiskefet, which ran from 1990 to 2005. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Tekijän teokset

Illallinen (2009) 4,929 kappaletta
Lääkäri (2011) 1,369 kappaletta
Naapuri (2014) 674 kappaletta
Makkelijk leven (2017) 270 kappaletta
The Ditch (2016) 241 kappaletta
Red ons, Maria Montanelli (1989) 170 kappaletta
Odessa Star (2003) 98 kappaletta
Eten met Emma (2000) 77 kappaletta
Finse dagen (2020) 75 kappaletta
Denken aan Bruce Kennedy (2005) 72 kappaletta
Eindelijk oorlog (1996) 45 kappaletta
De ideale schoonzoon (2010) 44 kappaletta
Een film met Sophia (2021) 28 kappaletta
Dingetje (2000) 24 kappaletta
Geen agenda (1998) 21 kappaletta
Over de lengte van een gang (2010) 17 kappaletta
Stervensuur : acht literaire thrillerverhalen (2010) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta
Alle verhalen (2003) 8 kappaletta
De voorbijganger : verhalen (1985) 8 kappaletta
Nooit meer Frankrijk (2005) 6 kappaletta
Of heb ik het verzonnen? (2017) 5 kappaletta
Plons 4 kappaletta
De best wel dikke Koch (2017) 3 kappaletta
Heen en weer (2017) 3 kappaletta
מר מ' היקר (2016) 2 kappaletta
Min of meer toevallig 2 kappaletta
De Weg Kwijt 2 kappaletta
Sadako wil leven 2 kappaletta
Middagen 1 kappale
Koch Herman 1 kappale

Associated Works

Mies, joka rakasti järjestystä (2012) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset10,353 kappaletta
Titaantjes waren we... : schrijvers schrijven zichzelf (2010) — Avustaja — 55 kappaletta
Amsterdam Noir (2018) — Avustaja — 42 kappaletta
TXT : alles is mogelijk in zestien verhalen (2010) — Avustaja — 19 kappaletta
De dierenwinkel (1995) — Tekijä, eräät painokset15 kappaletta
Lange wandeling naar de eeuwigheid en andere verhalen (1979) — Kääntäjä — 14 kappaletta
Nooit meer de Provence (2004) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Hoog zomerboek dertien romans, novellen en lange verhalen (1994) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta

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We are presently in a time where various and many evils are being perpetrated, and perhaps this wasn’t the right time to read this book, but once I’d opened to the first page I could not stop.
It’s a book of families, of genetic backgrounds, of secrets. But what makes it exemplary is the way it grabs you right round the throat and pulls you in, keeps you from looking away as the horrors multiply.
The narrator, Paul, takes us along on a tense evening spent with his twin brother and their wives. Paul’s brother, Serge, is a popular politician, contemplating a run for the leadership. Paul has been off on leave from his job as a history teacher. There’s bad blood, envy, between them. So far, so usual. But in the background there’s the hint of malevolence left uncontrolled. Both twins have 15 year old sons, and those boys have been up to something.
What that is comes to light over dinner, a ridiculously expensive and expansively detailed dinner at one of those restaurants where you are supposed to be pleased to receive two squares of ravioli for your $50, the sort of place where only the very special can get a table last minute, where Serge eats often.
I am still talking like the narrator, Paul, which is not a good thing because his bottled rage is not a good way to feel. He’s an indelible character, though, and I know he will be inhabiting my mind for rather too long in this, the summer of our discontent.
The writing is tight, even the lengthy descriptions of the waiter’s pinky finger seem necessary and work towards creating tension. Melting ice cream keeps the time.
It’s this sort of writing that makes me want to put my head down and weep over my own much inferior scribbling. And then to look over Koch’s work to see how he does it, how he can take you on such a ride and have you both reeling in horror and nodding along with the families...
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Dabble58 | 375 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 11, 2023 |
Mooi boekje
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Vercarre | 17 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 14, 2023 |
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Vercarre | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 14, 2023 |
All I can gauge from reading the reviews here is that 90% of people will say a book is poorly written and rate it 1 star is because "the characters are unlikable".
God forbid they stumble upon some gruesome crime fiction or something written from the perspective of an anatogonist.
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breathstealer | 375 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 19, 2023 |



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