Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Dinner by Herman Koch, 292 pages

"The Dinner" was written by Dutch novelist Herman Koch and translated into English by Sam Garrett.

The book is told from the perspective of Paul Lohman, who is meeting his brother, Serge, for dinner along with both their wives.  At first we only know that Paul is dreading the dinner, we don't know why but we later learn that there was an incident involving the sons of both couples and they are meeting to discuss how to handle the situation.

This book is a thriller with an unreliable narrator.  Look at the cover of the book, the scorched tablecloth does a nice job of portraying the feel of the book.  We will be discussing this at the Downtown Library's book club in April.  I can't wait for the discussion.

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