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Author of AGAINST A DARKENING SKY, THE EMPTY ROOM, OUR DAILY BREAD, and others. Find out more at www.LaurenBDavis.com. I read as if my sanity depended upon it.. . . oh, wait, it does! Snort.

The Dinner - Herman Koch, Sam Garrett

The narrator's voice was wonderfully written -- highly unreliable and with snark to spare. I would have given the book more stars were it not for the implausible set-up. By this I mean: I find it hard to believe that anyone, let alone a highly public politician, would meet at a highly public and terribly posh restaurant to discuss the horrific murder he has just discovered his child, along with that child's cousin, committed. Because the premise struck me as ridiculous, it tainted my view of the rest of the book.