Check out this review of the book, The Dinner, by Herman Koch, as featured in this post from D.E. Haggerty’s blog.
As I live in the Netherlands, my book club often reads novels from Dutch writers. The Dinner was the first novel I’ve read from Herman Koch. I planned on reading it in Dutch, but I received the English version as a gift from my mother-in-law (which is kind of weird as we’ve spoken Dutch together for the past twenty-three years). The novel has been filmed not once, not twice, but three times! Once as a fancy schmancy Hollywood production with Richard Gere. The book is also a New York Times Bestseller and has won various awards. What’s all the hubbub about?
~ Blurb ~
A summer’s evening in Amsterdam and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant. Between mouthfuls of food and over the delicate scraping of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of politeness – the banality of work, the triviality of holidays. But the empty words hide…
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