lisa's reviews

Reading is the only thing in the world I am good at. A lifetime of reading, fifteen years of working in bookstores, and libraries, and an obsession with the written word makes me qualified enough to talk someone's ear off about books.  Now I am getting more ARCs than I have room for in the house.  Let me get back to reading them!

The Dinner - Herman Koch, Sam Garrett I was so excited to read this book, but it took me almost 100 pages to get into it. Whoever said this book was like a European Gone Girl was deluded. I could see the twists coming almost from the beginning and the only thing I was kind of surprised by was fact that story was moving so slowly. The language seemed a little off too, but that was probably due to the translation. Every now and then I break my rule about never reading contemporary fiction that's been translated into English, but nearly every time I am reminded why I have that rule in the first place.