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Paul and Serge are brothers. One night they take their wives for dinner because they have to discuss a situation concerning their children. As the topic is revealed the story ends up in an interesting discussion about good and bad.
I read this book for the Socratic Salon and have shared some of my feelings there.
This book has been pushed on the Dutch market for months winning various awards even. I do not read Dutch authors often as their use of language tends to annoy me. Therefore I was anxious to pick up this book.
The story has a lot of disturbing things going on. Their sons have been involved in some serious things but it takes a long time before this is revealed. As the diner is proceeding Paul is thinking about his lifr and how that can be of influence on his family. How tired he is of his brother who is running for prime minister but to Paul seems to be brainless. There are a lot of things thst disturbed me but mostly the negativity Paul displayed and the ' I am not going to tell exactly but am giving you all the details anyway' behaviour.
The characters I found annoying most of the time. Paul is the most prominent but Claire is weird too and I would have liked to find out what she was thinking.