Review: Dinner by César Aira, Katherine Silver (Translation)

24826356

Was it a nightmare—the result of a bad case of indigestion—or did something truly scary happen after dinner in the Argentine town of Coronel Pringles?

Nothing is as it seems. I felt as if I stepped out of an episode of the Twilight Zone after reading Aira’s novella. Reminiscent of The War of the World sans radio. Off beat dinner party, reflecting on mutual acquaintances, perhaps a case of severe indigestion leads you down a tangled path of perception. The twist at the end ties it all together, but my oh my what an entertaining, funny and obscure evening. Don’t always believe what is presented to you.

image

•Paperback, 96 pages
•Expected publication: October 6th 2015 by New Directions (first published 2006)
•ISBN13: 9780811221085

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s