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The Dinner

A Novel
Koch, Herman (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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"It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse -- the banality of work, the triviality of the holidays. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened."--Provided by publisher.
Authors: Koch, Herman, 1953-
Uniform Title: Diner. English
Title: The dinner
a novel
Publisher: New York : Hogarth, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 292 p. ; 22 cm.
Notes: Translation of: Het diner.
Summary: "It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse -- the banality of work, the triviality of the holidays. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened."--Provided by publisher.
Additional Contributors: Garrett, Sam
ISBN: 0770437850
9780770437855
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List - May Staff Picks by: ChiPubLib_Adults Apr 30, 2014

Koch's dark tale which unfolds over the course of one dinner is compulsively readable. Two brothers (one of whom is a rising political star) and their wives are getting together, and it seems their sons are in a bit of trouble. We are filled in on the events that led up to the fateful dinner thro... Read More »

List - May Book Staff Picks by: ChiPubLib_Adults Apr 30, 2014

Koch's dark tale which unfolds over the course of one dinner is compulsively readable. Two brothers (one of whom is a rising political star) and their wives are getting together, and it seems their sons are in a bit of trouble. We are filled in on the events that led up to the fateful dinner thro... Read More »


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Apr 29, 2014
  • ashivel2 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"The Dinner" is proof that despicable characters and unreliable narrators can still make for an enjoyable meal.

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