January 19, 2016, Tuesday afternoon -- Reading Herman Koch

On a boat in the Gulf of Thailand
He is reading, in Dutch, Geachte Heer M., (or Dear Mr. M.) by Herman Koch. It's told from 5 different view points. A teacher has affair and then is killed. What happened? The author has also written a more famous novel called The Dinner.

His favorite author is Van der Heijden, who he likes because the writing is both difficult and clever, touching and emotional. He read Tonio - Ein Requiemroman, a 600 page book about the author's son who died at age 20.