Dear Old Dad

dinnerThe Dinner by Herman Koch is a phenomenal novel!  After hearing a brief radio review of the story, I decided to check it out.  My month long wait in the library cue was well worth it.

This is a dark story about familial connections and the lengths to which parents will go to protect their offspring.  Narrated by one of two brothers in Holland, the story unfolds during a dinner conversation in an overpriced, high-end restaurant where the brothers and their wives meet to discuss the ways in which to address a horrific crime committed by their sons.

The translated novel is engrossing – the writing superb.  Had my eyes been willing, I would have stayed up all night just to finish the second half of the book yesterday.  It is amazing!  Please add this book to your list of must reads.

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About dianeledet

Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008
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4 Responses to Dear Old Dad

  1. Margie says:

    Just made a “Dinner” reservation at my library!! I’ll post again after I read it…. Thanks for the recommendation.

  2. dianeledet says:

    Fabulous! Can’t wait to hear your feedback! This is a good one : )

  3. I loved this one too – very quirky but with some depth too.

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