Transition Reads

A bibliophile and YA addict stuck in the awkward stage of becoming an "adult"

The Dinner

The Dinner - Herman Koch, Sam Garrett

(I'm sorry for the lack of detail in this review--I read the book weeks ago and don't have notes to look back on!)


This book is geniusly written and completely unique. It's hard to give a synopsis or description that doesn't give too much away, but in a hugely broad and general sense, this book questions family loyalty and moral values through exploring a family's reactions to a tragic crime. 


I was very confused throughout the first half of the book, due to the sporadically changing setting and unreliable narrative, but I encourage anyone who plans to read this book to keep going if you feel frustrated. It is ultimately worth it at the end. 


Anyone who loves suspense, psychological thrillers, and philosophical and moral exploration should definitely give this book a chance! 



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