It is written by a Dutch man and has been translated into English.
Publishers Weekly said in a starred review:
"This chilling novel starts out as a witty look at contemporary manners before turning into a take-no-prisoners psychological thriller With dark humor, Koch dramatizes the lengths to which people will go to preserve a comfortable way of life this is a cunningly crafted thriller that will never allow you to look at a serviette in the same way again."
My favorite part of the book is on page 255
"The principal was probably against global warming and injustice in general. Perhaps he didn't eat the flesh of mammals or was anti-American or, in any case, anti Bush: the latter stance gave people carte blanche not to think about anything anymore. Anyone who was against Bush had his heart in the right place and could behave like a boorish asshole toward anyone around him."
Pretty much sums up the Menlo Park Move-on.org crowd and a few former Menlo Park mayors.
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