The Dinner // Herman Koch

Spanning one single dinner, the plot spirals through the present and within flash-backs to craft a non-linear, fantastically creative novel. It is rare to read a book and not be reminded of another by the end; The Dinner achieved that for me. The meticulous crafting of precise details, the morphing character development, and the vehicle of the dinner itself are so stellar and so unique that, for maybe the first time ever, I didn't want to get to dessert. 

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