I finished this book while on vacation as well, and it was very hard to put down. I spent most of the book not knowing what was going on, but the ending was fantastic! I love a mystery book that keeps you guessing and doesn't reveal too much before it's over. Definitely a book you have to keep up with because you can lost in it. Highly recommend!
I didn't see the ending at all and I had a lot of strange ideas! However, it took FOREVER to get to the end!
40 years ago, 2 high school students are accused of foul play in the disappearance of a teacher, who was also having an affair with one of the students. A famous writer is being stalked after writing a fictional account of the event. The story rambles and needed better editing but was interesting after a bit of weeding.
25% to go, 2 days left on my loan with 1 person waiting... and this is probably one of the SLOWEST books I've ever read!!! Malerman is great at a slow burn but this... I feel like it's a sterno, like I'm not even sure if this sucker is lit after 75%... 🤔🤔🤔
My full review here: https://themisanthropologist.wordpress.com/2018/01/25/dear-mr-m/
A perfect beach read, this book. A whodunnit mixed with the challenges of being a writer. Koch is very ironic and funny, I wanted to read on and on, but in the end I think I'll forget about Mr. M quickly.
I was a little hesitant to read this one. I had read The Dinner, which I had loved and then couldn't wait to read Summer House with Swimming Pool. Unfortunately I was disappointed and did not like that one. Dear Mr. M ended up being a fantastic read and I was not at all disappointed! Would highly recommend this one.
Oh Littens , this book is excellent. I loved The Dinner , I bailed on Summer House with swimming pool ( which I will be giving a huge second chance ) but , Dear Mr M is laugh out loud brilliant , poignant, wise. I just don't want it to end. Anyone else reading this? If not , read it ! It's brilliant 👍
I could become quite a fan of Herman Koch. This is the second book of his that I've read, and I've thoroughly enjoyed it. Quite an uncomfortable read in places. He does seem to have a bit of a 'thing' for teachers, however. They all seem to be on the immoral side, and the blame seems to be laid squarely at their door due to the fact that they're teachers! Anyway, very twisty turny - I liked it a lot!
I tried to like this book, but I did not. There was a lot going on and the concept of the story line was good but something didn't work for me. Maybe I should have read the book instead of listening to the audio. Should I try another book by Herman Koch?? 2 ⭐️⭐️
I will say right away that I was disappointed with this book. I enjoyed his first two, but while this one had a number of bright spots, overall it was too long and meandering. I don't regret reading it because of those bright spots, but it promised so much more! 💣💣💣 3 out of 5 ticking time bombs.
This was the longest and most boring book I've forced myself to finish in years. What is all the hype about? If it hadn't been an Early Reviewer I would have given up about halfway through. It seemed like I read for weeks and made little progress. So much pointless navel gazing and dialogue with little action. A month of my life I will never get back.
I'm really not sure how i feel about this book right now... I love that the point of view is from the stalker so far but he goes so far out I lose focus of wtf he's even talking about. I'm going to give it a couple more chapters before I bail...
An unbelievable thriller with Koch's signature despicable characters. This book is very meta - the narrators include the narrator of Mr M's bestselling novel. This has one of the best first quarters I've ever read in a book. Dear Mr M made me shed a couple of tears, cringe, sit up in shock and basically make me feel unsettled as hell. Recommending to anyone who loves thrillers and books about writers, writing & politics of the publishing world 😊
Today's book haul!! I read The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August not too long ago cough cough #litsygoespostalOG cough and had to add it to my bookshelf. Can't wait to get started on Dear Mr. M!
"Fun reading makes me think of someone who slaps his knees in mirth as he turns the pages."
Oh my this book!!! Who else has read this? Thoughts? Once I got past the uneasy feeling the one protagonist caused me with his stalker vibe, I was hooked!
Dear Comfort Zone…I‘m sorry.
We were not expecting that ending. A very twisty read into the minds of some mentally unstable people.