‘A groundbreaking book, clever and important. It is an ext remely funny, ‘shake awake’ book, that we probably need more than we’d like to know. I hope that there will be more translations of Herman Koch’s books. It will be a pleasure.’ Nordjyske (Denmark)

The Dinner

‘A funny and sharp–edged litany.’ ELSEVIER

Summer House with Swimming pool

Book Odessa Star
‘An ingeniously plotted story. Odessa Star reads like a thriller.’ TROUW

Odessa Star

Book The Ditch
‘Herman Koch shows brilliantly how you can see things that might not be there at all, how your imagination can run away with you. The Ditch is an ode to the imagination.’ **** Het Parool

The Ditch

‘It is not just a page-turner, there are also plenty of belly laughs to be had.’ – **** HET PAROOL

Dear Mr M.

‘Should Tom Sanders disregard that advice? Or should he tackle his son about his behaviour? That is the central dilemma in Easy Living, and Koch gets a devilish kick out of making Tom Sanders vacillate between these two options, and gets an even greater kick out of pushing him into a corner.’ Parool

Easy Living

Thinking of Bruce Kennedy
‘Koch has outdone himself. His heroine is beautiful, tragic and believable.’ De Groene Amsterdammer

Thinking of Bruce Kennedy

to merciful and back again.’ De Morgen ‘I cannot think of another Dutch writer who can get so entertainingly, so refreshingly worked up - without ever becoming bitter or cynical.’ HP/De Tijd

A Brief History of Deceit

‘The story unfolds from one powerful scene to the next, from one penetrating image to another.’ Vrij Nederland

Eating with Emma

‘War at Last is a light-hearted story about ordinary people, told with humour and empathy.’ Leeuwarder Courant

War at Last