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The Dinner

The Dinner - Herman Koch, Sam Garrett What was it about this one? A couple goes to dinner with the husband’s politician brother and his wife to discuss some terrible event that happened between their sons. The dinner begins to unfold, and my excitement is high. The book is wonderful for about 100 pages, and then nosedives into strange occurrences that make no sense and a plot that gets ridiculous. By the end, nobody makes sense and the conclusion is just silly (and TOTALLY unsatisfying). Also, the narrator’s constant use of “that information is between my wife and me so I’m not telling you” to the reader is just lazy storytelling.