The Dinner

The Dinner

The Dinner A summer s evening in Amsterdam and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite dis

  • Title: The Dinner
  • Author: Herman Koch Sam Garrett
  • ISBN: 9781848873827
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Paperback
  • A summer s evening in Amsterdam and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse the banality of work, the triviality of holidays But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, theA summer s evening in Amsterdam and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse the banality of work, the triviality of holidays But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened.Each couple has a fifteen year old son The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable insulated worlds of their families As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children, and as civility and friendship disintegrates, each couple show just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.

    The Dinner Directed by Oren Moverman With Michael Chernus, Taylor Rae Almonte, Steve Coogan, Charlie Plummer Two sets of wealthy parents meet for dinner to decide what to The Dinner Rotten Tomatoes The Dinner Critics Consensus The Dinner s strong ensemble isn t enough to overcome a screenplay that merely skims the surface of its source material s wit and insight. The Dinner film The Dinner is an American drama film directed and written by Oren Moverman, based on the Dutch novel of the same name by Herman Koch.It is the third film adaptation of the novel, following the original Dutch version Het Diner by Menno Meyjes and the Italian film I nostri ragazzi by Ivano De Matteo.The film stars Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Laura Linney, Rebecca Hall, Chlo Sevigny The Dinner by Herman Koch On a summer evening in Amsterdam, two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner At first, the conversation is a gentle hum of polite small talk the banality of work, the latest movies they ve seen But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile The Dinner Movie Review Film Summary Roger Ebert The Dinner should be a scabrous satire of awful kids with awful parents Koch notoriously declined to attend the afterparty following the Berlin premiere because he was so turned off by what he saw as moralizing in this film version. The Dinner Herman Koch Books Oct , The Dinner Herman Koch on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Now a major motion picture starring Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall, and Chlo Sevigny A European Gone Girl The Wall Street Journal An internationally bestselling phenomenon Dinner Definition of Dinner by Merriam Webster Dinner definition is the principal meal of the day How to use dinner in a sentence. The Dinner, by Herman Koch The New York Times Mar , The novel s claustrophobic premise is the gathering of two couples for dinner in a high end restaurant in Amsterdam The book is divided up by courses, and we will come to Dinner Recipes Allrecipes The Dinner Fix Dinner Recipes What s for dinner Take the work out of searching for an answer to this question with these popular star dinner recipes. The Dinner Daily Easy Weekly Meal Plans and Dinner Planning Dinners made easier, healthier and affordable through easy weekly meal plans based on your grocery store sales We do your dinner planning for you Try it free for two weeks. Dinner Recipes Food Network Food Network Find all star dinner recipes and menu ideas for easy, seasonal meals any night of the week from Food Network. THE DINNER Official Trailer Richard Gere, Rebecca Feb , THE DINNER Official Trailer Richard Gere, Rebecca Hall Thriller Movie HD SUBSCRIBE for Movie Trailers HERE PLOT A The Dinner Movie Tie In Edition by Herman Koch Now a major motion picture starring Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall, and Chlo Sevigny An internationally bestselling phenomenon, the darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives all over the course of one meal. The Dinner Full Cast Crew The Dinner cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and . The Dinner Netflix Two brothers and their wives meet for dinner at an exclusive dining establishment But their evening out together has a painful hidden agenda Watch trailers learn . The Dinner Summary Book Club Discussion Questions The Dinner Herman Koch, the Netherlands , USA Crown Publishing pp ISBN Summary An internationally bestselling phenomenon the darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of Book Review The Dinner, by Herman Koch Offers Food Book Review The Dinner, by Herman Koch Offers Food For Thought The novel by Herman Koch is structured around a five course meal shared by two couples But it s not all fun and food What s Watch The Dinner Prime Video Two estranged brothers and their wives meet at a restaurant to discuss a grotesque crime committed by their sons With their involvement still a secret, they must decide how far The Dinner novel The Dinner Dutch Het diner is a novel by the Dutch author Herman Koch.The book was first published by Ambo Anthos in It was translated into English by Sam Garrett, published in Great Britain in , and the United States in .The book became an international bestseller with many translations and has been adapted into three films. The Dinner Reviews Metacritic The Dinner movie reviews Metacritic score When Stan Lohman Richard Gere , a popular congressman running for governor, invites his troubled younger brothe

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    Hated this book! It felt contrived and stilted. I didn't like any of the characters. I couldn't identify with any of them. None of the dialogue was believable. The situation was farcical (why would you go to a super-expensive, elite restaurant to talk about such a private matter?). The whole book was about protecting the kids from their own actions - their was no sense of personal responsibility, no remorse, no soul searching. The narrator was a violent thug who just whined incessantly the whole [...]

    so this is probably a safe bet for people who liked Gone Girl. in other words, not you, richard. but it is not nearly as twisty and satisfying as g.g methinks. it has the moral bankruptcy of Gone Girl, the shallow people, banal small talk and heavily-done descriptive elements of American Psycho, and the "we are here to talk about our delinquent kids but it isn't going to go well" scenario of The God of Carnage. and why yes, i have only seen the film adaptation, thank you for askinge whole thing [...]

    I really detested every character in this book (with the exception of Serge, him I just disliked). I hated the ending with every fiber of my being. I found myself wanting to put it down numerous times, and I felt physically ill when I realized where the ending was goingd yet I didn't hate the book itself. I actually went back and forth about whether to give it three stars or four stars for quite awhile. If it was possible I would give it 3 1/2 stars, so lets just say I did. I am going to leave m [...]

    “That’s the oppressive thing about happiness, the way everything is out on the table like an open book.” When you look at the "rating details" for every widely-read book on , you will almost always see most ratings being 5 or 4 stars. Even when it comes to divisive books like Fifty Shades of Grey, 60% of the ratings are for 4 or 5 stars. Now look at the ratings for The Dinner. There are an overwhelming number of 3 star ratings (more than any other). And I get why. This is the kind of book [...]

    The Wall Street Journal has tagged The Dinner as ‘the European Gone Girl’. I beg to differ and I think that this book should more appropriately be tagged ‘the European Defending Jacob'but hey who am I to question The Wall Street Journal! The Dinner tells the story of two families, the parents of which meet each other over dinner one evening in an exclusive restaurant in Amsterdam. At the heart of the story is a horrific crime which both sons within each family hold equal responsibility.Koc [...]

    It occurred to me by the end that this is a fascist novel. Not in the sense that the author is fascist or anything of the sort, but rather like pointing to a certain book and recognizing that it's a feminist novel, or a queer novel, or a Southern novel, or what have you. In 'The Dinner' we have a situation in which the narrator, through a long illuminating story, reveals to the reader the picture of what a secret contempt of all things “weak” or “inferior”—formulated into an ideology a [...]

    This may have been one of the worst books I have ever read. I will confess that generally I want to have at least one character that I like. But it's not always necessary. If the plot or situation enthralls me in such a way that I am compelled to keep reading, then I'm happy to. This book however, I kept reading because every review that I read and every recommendation I got from friends said how fabulous this book was. I read to the end hoping it would get better. I hated it. I hated the fact t [...]

    Update 3 July 2015 If you've read the book and thought nothing like that could ever really happen, read the news. It chilled me to the bone. If you haven't read it, it's not so much a spoiler because the book is different. Kind of.I have tried to be oblique but anything I say will ruin the book if you are going to read it, so (view spoiler)[Say you have a terrorist in the family. You see it on the news and then find irrefutable evidence in your own home. Would you protect the person from the pol [...]

    Edit :: added spoiler alert per GR member request.(view spoiler)[Pretentious rot and Dutch version of Gone Girl only with sociopaths and food. Unpalatable. I know. That was too easy. And smug.Sorry. (hide spoiler)]

    I'm a huge fan of books that explore how far we'll go for those we love, particularly our children. When Hogarth Publishers agreed to send me the e-galley of The Dinner I was ecstatic. It's due to be published in the states in February 2013. This is a book that begs eating metaphors so I'll try to spare you but it won't be easy. The Dinner is laid out in courses, from aperitif to digestif and is excellently plotted. You learn early on that this dinner is not the typical happy family outing. Brot [...]

    I thought about one of my favorite scenes from STRAW DOGS. What would this artificial voice sound like if its owner were to be dragged into a barn by a pair of French bricklayers? So drunk they could no longer tell the difference between a woman and the ruins of a cottage with only the walls still standing? Would she still be shooting off her mouthThe sequel to GONE GIRL. Two white, rich, soulless, violent sociopaths have a child and that child is growing up to become a soulless, violent sociopa [...]

    Wow! What a fun dinner experience that was!Everything was going so well during drinks and appetizers. Just a nice meal in a super fancy restaurant. Luckily, Serge knew people since he was a politician and all, maybe even the next prime minister! The first third of the book was just that appetizers, whetting my appetite for the delicious main course. Pages and pages of beautiful descriptions, subtle humor, not so subtle humor, and casual conversation. The whole book could have stayed right there [...]

    I can consider this one of the few messed up novels that amazed me by its darkness. Some of the other ones were Gone Girl and Dark Places, so I guess I do have to agree with the blurb from Wall street journal stating that this is a European Gone Girl. This is one of those circumstances wherein I'm glad I didn't listen to the bad reviews, and the low overall rating of the novel. Opinions vary, so stick with your gut. If the novel seems like something you'd enjoy, then don't hesitate to give it a [...]

    I understand comparing a book to Gone Girl will push sales, so yay for that comparison plastered on every The Dinner reference. But seriously, motherfuckers, this novel is more like Flynn's Sharp Objects and, in my eyes, better than Gone Girl. So let's stop talking about Gone Girl, even though I liked that book, because, you know, there are other books in the goddamn universe and I'm trying to review one as we speak.The Dinner's main character is an angry, reflective guy out at a restaurant with [...]

    This is the book that should have said, "If you liked Gone Girl" And, after reading some reviews, maybe it did, and I just never saw it. For me, this book is a top notch psychological thriller.Two couples meet at a posh restaurant for dinner, arriving to discuss some type of problem with their children. The two couples are Paul, and his wife Clair, and Serge (Paul's brother), and his wife Babette. Paul is the single narrator of this story and he recounts much of his past as each course of dinner [...]

    A delicious, twistalicious book you will want to devour. A definite worthy contender for my TWISTER HALL OF FAME at booksbejeweled"Sometimes things come out of your mouth that you regret later on. Or no, not regret. You say something so razor-sharp that the person you say it to carries it around with them for the rest of their life."— Herman Koch (The Dinner)  This is one of my favorite books in the domestic noir genre. It is not a book for everyone. It is biting, raw and the darkest humor y [...]

    I enjoyed this, but a lot of the events weren't ever fully explained and that bugged me quite a bit. It's definitely twisted and leaves a bit to the imagination, but it left me wanting more unfortunately.

    The folks in this book got under my skin from the get go. The pretentiousness was mind boggling. These are people for whom it's important who arrives last for a dinner reservation, for whom appearance is all. They meet at a restaurant that reminds me of The Emperor's New Clothes. Will no one admit to the laughingly almost empty plates of unique ingredients? And it goes downhill from there. These aren't people you're going to like. Those opening chapters give you an inkling of how these folks wil [...]

    Wow, lots to unpack here. This is a novel that has been sitting on my shelf for several years, and I finally pulled it down in a good-faith effort to read more of the books I already own. I don't remember why I was so interested in this that I bought a copy, so I skimmed some reviews to jog my memory. I saw everything from 1 star to 5 stars from friends, with some very heated comments about the characters and the story. It lowered my expectations, and I felt ready to tackle this book.But someth [...]

    They say, do they not, that The Dinner is the European Gone Girl. Mais non! I say. I threw GG at the wall after around page 100 with some force, but I finished The Dinner with a distinct smacking of the chops and dabbing of the napkin, so that’s a big difference. Both books are about extremely irritating people, it must be admitted. But the plot swerves in GG are more than a little ridiculous and there for the standard lo-cal thriller effect, whereas I thought the disturbed and frankly nasty p [...]

    IL CONTO NON PAGATO Il romanzo ha un suo percorso, ho attraversato fasi diverse leggendolo: ho cominciato detestando abbastanza l’io narrante, saccente oltre misura, uno di quelli che sembrano misurarsi quotidianamente con dio (forse perché, come disse Woody Allen, se devi avere un modello da seguire, perché non scegliere il migliore? – più o meno era così, in un film di tanti anni fa, cito a memoria).Però, è difficile superare il meccanismo d’identificazione, e quindi, come all’om [...]

    There’s a bit too much on the menu in this wickedly fun psychological thriller from bestselling Dutch author Herman Koch.But he’s such a good writer (which comes through in the smooth translation), and his narrator is so savagely funny, insightful and demented that the entire thing goes down like an excellent meal – with a slightly nasty aftertaste because of the subject matter.Two middle-aged couples dine out at an expensive Amsterdam restaurant. As they go through each extravagant, rathe [...]

    The bestselling, Dutch-translated novel The Dinner by Herman Koch is structured around a less-featured trope: a group of people gathering in a singular location. Personally, I’m a huge fan of this narrative element. With only one setting featured, books (and movies) within this category naturally focus on character. Psychological machinations are revealed & moral complexities explored. It can be a very effective plot device, but one that’s potentially unappealing to the masses. Despite m [...]

    I couldn't wait for this book to be publshed in the U.S. but I wound up being very disappointed in it. To begin with, the character who narrates the book comes across as petty, childish, and irritating from the opening pages. He was never a sympathetic character, although I believe he initially was supposed to be, in comparison to his brother. The brother, a boorish, pompous and larger than life figure, actually had more heart in the long run. In addition, I didn't find it believable that these [...]

    This is a book that polarises opinion. In some respects it could be viewed as being provocative, voyeuristic and dark; in other ways it could be seen as being unpleasant and incredibly dull.I, for instance, love the movie Lost in Translation and consider it to be a masterpiece. My wife, on the other hand, finds it ponderous and aimless. As an inveterate people watcher, I love witnessing families having bust-ups in restaurants and other public places, as long as I'm not anywhere near them. I also [...]

    The Dinner by Herman is certainly a quirky and entertaining read and if you like dark, quirky and different then this one may be for you. I really enjoyed this novel, it certainly packs a punch.Take two families, a dinner setting and a couple dangerously delinquent sons and a very disturbing act of criminality that has shocked the nation and you have yourself the plot of a very well written novel.A word of warning! Not every reader is going to love this one if you dislike stories with dislikeabl [...]

    Onvan : The Dinner - Nevisande : Herman Koch - ISBN : 770437850 - ISBN13 : 9780770437855 - Dar 292 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2009

    What a peculiar book. The premise is interesting enough -- how far would you go, as a parent, to protect your child if you knew he/she had committed a terrible crime? In that sense, the book reminded me a bit of Defending Jacob. In the latter story, I was frustrated with the parents for being so consistently naive. In this book, I was frustrated with the parents for being so completely immoral and unlikeable.The layout was unique. It is set up almost like a play, except it is organized into dinn [...]

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