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The Dinner (Movie Tie-In Edition)

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The Dinner (Movie Tie-In Edition) by Herman Koch
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Oct 29, 2013 | 320 Pages
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“Poised to shake up American publishing. . . . Koch tells a story that could very well take away your appetite.”USA Today
 
“Koch’s ability to toy with the reader’s alliances while using one family’s distress to consider greater societal ills gives the novel a vital punch.”Daily Beast
 
“A tart main course that explores how quickly the facade of civility can crumble. It’s hard to digest at times, but with a thought-provoking taste that lingers.”Cleveland Plain Dealer
 
“Briskly paced and full of ingenious twists—a compulsive read…for those who can tolerate the unsavory company, The Dinner is a treat they’ll gulp down in one sitting.”Dallas Morning News

The Dinner begins with drinks and dark satire, and goes stealthily and hauntingly from there. It’s chilling, nasty, smart, shocking and unputdownable. Read the novel in one big gulp, and then make plans with friends—you’ll be desperate to debate this book over cocktails, appetizers, entrees, dessert . . . and then you still won’t be done talking about it.”—Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl

“Funny, provocative and exceedingly dark, this is a brilliantly addictive novel that wraps its hands around your throat on page one and doesn’t let go.”—SJ Watson, author of Before I Go to Sleep
 

“Herman Koch has written a sneakily disturbing novel.  He lures us into his story with his unfailingly reasonable tone (just acidic enough to be entertaining), and before we know it we’ve found ourselves in places we never would’ve consented to go.  The Dinner is a smart, amiably misanthropic book, and it’s tremendous fun to read.”— Scott Smith, author of The Ruins
 
The Dinner is a riveting, compelling and a deliciously uncomfortable read. Like all great satire it is both lacerating and so very funny. . . . Intelligent and complex, this novel is both a punch to the guts and also a tonic. It clears the air. A wonderful book.”—Christos Tsiolkas, author of The Slap

“What a tremendous book. I loved every single gripping and strange thing about it.”—MJ Hyland, author of Carry Me Down

“By the end of The Dinner you’ll have to rethink everything, including who you are and what you believe. This is a book you won’t forget.”—David Vann, author of Dirt

“Mesmerizing and disturbing . . . fast-paced and addictive.”Book Page

“This chilling novel starts out as a witty look at contemporary manners . . . before turning into a take-no-prisoners psychological thriller. . . .With dark humor, Koch dramatizes the lengths to which people will go to preserve a comfortable way of life . . . this is a cunningly crafted thriller that will never allow you to look at a serviette in the same way again.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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