The Dinner

A Novel

Koch, Herman

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Dinner
"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.
Publisher: New York : Hogarth, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780770437855
Characteristics: 292 p. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Garrett, Sam


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List - May 2014 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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