What’s it about?
Paul is a middle aged man, going to have a fancy dinner with his wife, his brother, and his sister in law. His brother would like to discuss an issue that has arisen involving their children. Paul would like to avoid it all.
Why should you read it?
The Dinner was a book club book, so I had to read it. I didn’t want to. I was predisposed to not like it, given the Gillian Flynn blurb on the cover. I don’t like those types of books – the borderline sociopathic/psychopathic characters getting involved in horrible situations, and the people around them either enabling them or getting caught in the crossfire. It’s not my thing. If it’s yours, go for it. You’ll almost certainly like the book more than I did. (It is well executed book – but not my cup of tea.)