Review: Herman Koch’s Summer House with Swimming Pool in The Australian

'Summer House is a dark satire, scalpel-sharp and more cohesive than The Dinner, with a more complex unreliable narrator, a compelling structure, and a sutured but festering wound of themes.' Read my review of Dutch author Herman Koch's disturbing novel Summer House with Swimming Pool here. I also reviewed his previous novel, The Dinner, for The Australian.

The Dinner by Herman Koch reviewed in the Australian

My review of black satire The Dinner, by Dutch author Herman Koch, has been published in the Australian. You can read the review here (it doesn't seem to be pay-walled). — Just wanted to let you all know I've been away all week with my family—sad circumstances, but we're all OK—and I'm very busy over the next … Continue reading The Dinner by Herman Koch reviewed in the Australian

Guest post: Around the world in 28 novels, by Kent MacCarter (part two)

28 books, 28 authors, 28 countries... and one year by Kent MacCarter See part one What are some of the hurdles in finding all the books? Translations into English, and the lack thereof, has proven to be the largest hurdle in cobbling together my reading list. Not a surprise. It’s my own fault I’m not … Continue reading Guest post: Around the world in 28 novels, by Kent MacCarter (part two)