Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch was a difficult book to read. It was sheer drudgery to finish it. I started & stopped reading over a period of several weeks & it was torturous. I gave it one star.
The characters, while articulately drawn, were disgusting, repulsive & throughly unlikable. I couldn’t decide which man repelled me more, Marc the doctor, or Ralph the actor. They both were reprehensible beings. The women were insipid, whining, immature manipulators.
The subject matter was unpleasant to say the least. I do not recommend this book.
I received a complimentary copy from Crown Publishing & NetGalley. That did not change my opinion for this review.
Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H6JHM18