Summer House with Swimming Pool (Paperback)Herman Koch (author)
Marc Schlosser is a doctor to the rich and famous.
When his most famous patient, the actor Ralph Meier, invites him and his family on holiday, Marc finds that he can't refuse. But by the time the suntans fade, Ralph Meier is dead.
The medical board accuses Marc of negligence.
Ralph's wife, however, accuses him of murder...
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 336 g
Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 25 mm
Gripping... The summer's essential reading * Observer *
Take this book to the beach, you'll be gripped and chilled * Independent *
Gripping... Koch uses language like a stethoscope, so that we can hear the beating hearts of his characters and their visceral feelings of envy, love, fear and hatred * Observer *
Sex and menace are at the pulsating heart of this emotionally intelligent thriller * Irish Mail on Sunday *
Caustic...Poisonous... I couldn't stop reading * Washington Post *
You'll wonder how far you would go for your children, and again you'll wonder what you might be capable of once the rules have been broken... Viciously funny, tense, and disturbing, this is one holiday you won't forget. -- David Vann
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Summer House With Swimming Pool was an interesting read! The story is told by Dr. Marc Schlosser and just by reading the back you can tell that as well as being the narrator he might also be guilty of negligence or... More
Firstly, the front cover was particularly intriguing due to the slit down the front of it. The bright colour of it, the oddly square shape of it and the yellow writing all caught my eye and made me want to read it... More
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I started off liking it - I found it quite refreshing, having such an unlikeable narrator. After a while though, it all became a bit of a bore. Nothing really happens for ages, his ramblings... More
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