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Dear Mr. M

Dear Mr. M

  • Title: Dear Mr. M
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  • ISBN : 9781101903322
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 400 pages


The tour de force, hair raising new novel from Herman Koch, New York Times bestselling author of The Dinner and Summer House with Swimming PoolOnce a celebrated writer, M s greatest success came with a suspense novel based on a real life disappearance The book was called The Reckoning, and it told the story of Jan Landzaat, a history teacher who went missing one winter af The tour de force, hair raising new novel from Herman Koch, New York Times bestselling author of The Dinner and Summer House with Swimming PoolOnce a celebrated writer, M s greatest success came with a suspense novel based on a real life disappearance The book was called The Reckoning, and it told the story of Jan Landzaat, a history teacher who went missing one winter after his brief affair with Laura, his stunning pupil Jan was last seen at the holiday cottage where Laura was staying with her new boyfriend Upon publication, M s novel was a bestseller, one that marked his international breakthrough.That was years ago, and now M s career is almost over as he fades increasingly into obscurity But not when it comes to his bizarre, seemingly timid neighbor who keeps a close eye on him Why From various perspectives, Herman Koch tells the dark tale of a writer in decline, a teenage couple in love, a missing teacher, and a single book that entwines all of their fates Thanks to The Reckoning, supposedly a work of fiction, everyone seems to be linked forever, until something unexpected spins the story off its rails With racing tension, sardonic wit, and a world renowned sharp eye for human failings, Herman Koch once again spares nothing and no one in his gripping new novel, a barbed tour de force suspending readers in the mysterious literary gray space between fact and fiction, promising to keep them awake at night, and justly paranoid in the merciless morning


Author Herman Koch

Herman Koch 1953 is known as a television producer and a writer The book Het diner , published in 2009, was his breakthrough in the Netherlands It was published in 17 countries It was partly based on a true story involving a homeless woman named, Mar a del Rosario Endrinal Petit, in Barcelona Spain , in December 2005 Koch was born in Arnhem, and later moved to Amsterdam He studied Russian




Dear Mr. M Reviews (31)

  • OMG OMG OMG My head is spinning All I know is that I was so jazzed when I finished this book at 1 a.m last night, I just had to write down a list of the things that happened to make sure I understood it all This is a literary mystery about some nasty people who have some god awful secrets and plans [..]

  • Reading Herman Koch is like biting into hot fresh bake bread directly from the oven Add some melted butter to your steamy soft crusty chunk with a glass of wineand you ll be in heaven with fireworks And page after page there are some brilliant thought provoking paragraphs about the most basic situat [..]

  • Herman Koch sure knows how to write one crazy ass, complex, whodunit thriller

    Ok, one minute I m creeped out, the next cracking up, then confusion sets in..What Who is narrating now Ok, now I m perplexed, but also drawn in I cannot wait to figure out what in the hell is going on.

    I also can [..]

  • A slow moving and complex tale that takes patience and time to unravelHaving loved the The Dinner I was really looking forward toDear Mr M by Herman Koch.The premise for the novel drew me in and Herman Korch s cast of dislikeable characters never fail to deliver However I did find for the most part [..]

  • Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review.You can always count on Herman Koch to serve up a novel that is going to be a different repast from the cookie cutter offerings that abound Dear Mr M is no exception There is little chance of the publisher sticking a blurb on the covers of his b [..]

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