Friday, May 17, 2013

The Dinner by Herman Koch

I've never read a book like this one.

It takes place over five courses at a trendy restaurant. The narrator, Paul, is dining with his wife. Joining them is Paul's brother, an aspiring prime minister, and his brother's wife. They are there to discuss a crime committed by their sons. Over the course of the dinner we learn more about each of them and the crime. We also begin to think that the narrator, Paul, may not be so reliable....

I found this book to be chilling and disturbing. It was also quite the page-turner as I finished it in a 24-hour period.

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