'In an extremely penetrating manner, Herman Koch describes the fortunes and misfortunes of the fossilised teaching staff with its false cheerfulness and hypocritical belief in the ‘Montanelli Method'.' De Ster

Save Us, Maria Montanelli

‘A novel that has become a moral question around the world.’ La Repubblica (Italy)

The Dinner

‘Questionable morals in a provoking drama.’ **** OPZIJ

Summer House with Swimming pool

Book Odessa Star
‘An intelligent, psychologically complex novel, exploring the boundaries of morality.’ STERN

Odessa Star

Book The Ditch
‘The Ditch is another Great Watergraafsmeerian Novel.’ *** NRC Handelsblad

The Ditch

‘Koch demonstrates his great narrative talent.’ DE TELEGRAAF

Dear Mr M.

‘The reader soon starts to hope for the know-it-all’s downfall, but Koch takes his time to satisfy that desire.’ de Volkskrant

Easy Living

Thinking of Bruce Kennedy
‘Thinking of Bruce Kennedy shows us Koch at his best.’ Vrij Nederland

Thinking of Bruce Kennedy

‘Enjoyably true to life with Koch's flowing, ironic style as the familiar background music.’ BOEK

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

Koch’s writing style is a rare combination of exuberance and understatement. What he describes is so understated and low-key it never becomes superficial.’ NRC Handelsblad

War at Last