Picture of author.

Herman Koch

Autor(a) de The Dinner

44+ Works 8,439 Membros 631 Críticas 3 Favorited

About the Author

Herman Koch was born in Arnhem, Netherlands on September 5, 1953. He is an author and actor. His has written several novels and short story collections including De Voorbijganger, Eten Met Emma, Denken aan Bruce Kennedy, and Summer House with Swimming Pool. The Dinner won the Publieksprijs Prize in mostrar mais 2009. He is an actor for radio, television, and film. He co-created the long-running TV series Jiskefet, which ran from 1990 to 2005. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Herman Koch

The Dinner (2009) 5,006 exemplares
Summer House with Swimming Pool (2011) 1,378 exemplares
Dear Mr M (2014) 695 exemplares
Makkelijk leven (2017) 273 exemplares
The Ditch (2016) 247 exemplares
Red ons, Maria Montanelli (1989) 170 exemplares
Odessa Star (2003) 98 exemplares
Eten met Emma (2000) 77 exemplares
Finse dagen (2020) 77 exemplares
Denken aan Bruce Kennedy (2005) 72 exemplares
Eindelijk oorlog (1996) 46 exemplares
De ideale schoonzoon (2010) 44 exemplares
Een film met Sophia (2021) 30 exemplares
Dingetje (2000) 24 exemplares
Geen agenda (1998) 23 exemplares
Over de lengte van een gang (2010) 17 exemplares
Stervensuur : acht literaire thrillerverhalen (2010) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Alle verhalen (2003) 8 exemplares
De voorbijganger : verhalen (1985) 8 exemplares
Ga je erover schrijven? (2024) 7 exemplares
Nooit meer Frankrijk (2005) 6 exemplares
Of heb ik het verzonnen? (2017) 5 exemplares
Plons 4 exemplares
De best wel dikke Koch (2017) 3 exemplares
Heen en weer (2017) 3 exemplares
Sadako wil leven 2 exemplares
De Weg Kwijt 2 exemplares
Min of meer toevallig 2 exemplares
מר מ' היקר (2016) 2 exemplares
Middagen 1 exemplar
Hendek (2022) 1 exemplar
Koch Herman 1 exemplar

Associated Works

A Man Called Ove (2012) — Tradutor, algumas edições10,918 exemplares
Titaantjes waren we... : schrijvers schrijven zichzelf (2010) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Amsterdam Noir (2018) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
TXT : alles is mogelijk in zestien verhalen (2010) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
De dierenwinkel (1995) — Autor, algumas edições16 exemplares
Lange wandeling naar de eeuwigheid en andere verhalen (1979) — Tradutor — 14 exemplares
Nooit meer de Provence (2004) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Hoog zomerboek dertien romans, novellen en lange verhalen (1994) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares

Etiquetado

2013 (65) 2014 (73) 2016 (81) 2017 (83) a ler (1,235) Adulto (58) Amizade (198) Amor (60) Amsterdão (61) audio (67) Audiobook (128) book club (107) contemporâneo (99) Crime (82) Dutch literature (191) e-livro (139) Envelhecimento (140) Família (221) favorites (59) Ficção (1,487) ficção contemporânea (98) holandês (204) Humor (249) Kindle (103) lido (184) Literatura (120) Luto (200) Mistério (76) Neighbours (120) Países Baixos (191) read in 2017 (58) relações (69) Romance (179) romano (192) Solidão (103) Sueco (70) Suécia (346) thriller (60) Tradução (99) translated (61)

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Koch, Herman
Nome legal
Koch, Herman Huibert
Outros nomes
Voorhof, Menno
Data de nascimento
1953-09-05
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Nederland
País (no mapa)
Nederland
Local de nascimento
Arnhem, Gelderland, Nederland
Locais de residência
Arnhem, Gelderland, Nederland
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederland
Spanje
Ocupações
Acteur
Schrijver
Columnist

Membros

Críticas

One of the few thrillers I've read. It was interesting start to finish, but not very special.
 
Assinalado
jd7h | 384 outras críticas | Feb 18, 2024 |
Koch schrijft over ziek zijn en over zijn jeugd, verdere leven en schrijverschap
 
Assinalado
huizenga | Feb 14, 2024 |
Well, there is certainly a lot to talk about in this book: family relationships, pretentious fine dining, hazards of keeping secrets, the state of education, homeless people, casual violence, abortion, the death penalty...the list goes on. Unfortunately, not a bit of it is pleasant to think about and it certainly isn't pleasant to read about. I think I have reached my saturation point on books about awful people behaving in awful ways.

I knew this was a dark book when I picked it up. I've seen it compared to Gone Girl (a book I hated myself for loving) but this was more like a boring story about scary people. The kind of scary people that could be hiding in plain sight at the table next to you at a restaurant. I'm afraid that there are more people in the world like these creeps than I care to imagine but the events of today's world make it seem likely.

For pleasure reading, I can't recommend this. For a book to prompt discussion, it will be excellent.

… (mais)
 
Assinalado
hmonkeyreads | 384 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |
Seems like there's not a lot of middle ground in opinions of this book. It's ridiculous to think a family would meet in public to discuss what these people need to discuss. That being said, I liked the way the characters spooled out over the course of the dinner. But really they are all so nasty it's hard to care what happens to them. I haven't disliked characters so much since The Ginger Man. And like that book I'm taking this one to Half Price just to get it out of my house.
 
Assinalado
dhenn31 | 384 outras críticas | Jan 24, 2024 |

Listas

Prémios

You May Also Like

Associated Authors

Estatísticas

Obras
44
Also by
10
Membros
8,439
Popularidade
#2,856
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
631
ISBN
332
Línguas
20
Marcado como favorito
3

Tabelas & Gráficos