Monday, June 24, 2019

Herman Koch's recommended books that spotlight political incorrectness

Herman Koch is the best-selling author of The Dinner. His new novel is The Ditch. Booklist on The Ditch: “A compelling exploration by a master stylist of what jealousy and distrust can do even to a solid relationship.”

At The Week magazine he tagged six books that spotlight political incorrectness, including:
The Friend by Sigrid Nunez (2018).

In Nunez's award-winning novel, the girlfriend of a deceased famous author puts most of her criticisms of her late lover aside to survive as an individual while contending with Wives One, Two, and Three. Which of the four women is most entitled to be the author's true heir? The one who has inspired his best work, or the one who gets stuck with his Great Dane?
Read about the other entries on the list.

The author Thomas Perry called The Friend "wise, funny, tragic, and moving. It’s also a deep meditation on death, grieving, and the bond between humans and animals."

--Marshal Zeringue