I don’t really know how I feel about this book, which is about a romance writer who stays at a Swiss hotel to escape a scandal. A short novel that is funny and intriguing at times but far from amazing and compelling. Surprisingly, Hotel du Lac won the Booker prize in 1984 (beating JG Ballard’s Empire of the Sun, much to everyone’s dismay) despite being the most unBooker book I have ever read.
Hotel du Lac (1984) – Anita Bookner
tpb, 184 pages
Personal rating: 2/5