Book -The Dinner by Herman Koch

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Book -The Dinner by Herman Koch

Postby Torrid Streeter » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:33 am

Has anyone read this book?
I thoroughly reccommend it! I would love to have a discussion about the choices made...However please use SPOILER if you wish to talk about it!

Here is some info about it.......

An internationally bestselling phenomenon: the darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives—all over the course of one meal.

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 scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse. 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.
Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act; an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple show just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.
Skewering everything from parenting values to pretentious menus to political convictions, this novel reveals the dark side of genteel society and asks what each of us would do in the face of unimaginable tragedy.
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Re: Book -The Dinner by Herman Koch

Postby Glaucon » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:05 pm

Hmmm, the cheese-lovers are taking over the world, one dinner at a time!

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