The Guest Room

The Guest Room

A Novel

Book - 2016
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Fraternal feuding ensues when the youngest of three brothers opens a restaurant in competition with his older siblings' establishment in a small Pennsylvania suburb.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780385538893
Branch Call Number: FICTION Bohjalian, Chris
Characteristics: 318 pages ; 25 cm


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Apr 01, 2019

Suggested by Arlene, intense

Dec 07, 2018

Very good thriller, from beginning to end. I agree with many of the other comments but do not read a book to analyze the author. I read for entertainment and this book did a very nice job of entertaining.

Sep 29, 2018

What happens when a man hosts a bachelor party for his wild brother? Well, what happens in this house, doesn't stay in this house when the two strippers aka foreign sex slaves decide to kill their handlers in a rather spectacular fashion. A fun read with some pretensions of being an expose on sex rings that doesn't work very well, but overall, not a literary masterpiece

Jul 16, 2018

didnt anyone have a problem with the sex and violence? I like thrillers but maybe i have to read on to get to a good point. Not one to give up on a book but....

May 20, 2018

Fast paced thriller with an ending that took me by surprise. I like that in a book.

Nov 09, 2017

I could not put it down. Loved it.

Marlowe Apr 11, 2017

On a big picture level, this novel tackles important subjects and offers a simple but action packed story. However, this novel certainly has problems, from success of the social commentary, to the believability of the characters, and the word choices made by the author. Overall, I don't think this is a worthwhile read. Bohjalian has better offerings, such as Midwives.

KateHillier Mar 14, 2017

Well that was a ride. This is the second book I've read by this author and I was hanging on pretty much every word. The fallout of a bachelor party gone very wrong is the basic plot outline here but the fallout is wide. We see the effect on Richard, the man who offered up his house, his wife and daughter and we follow one of the "party girls" as well. The attitudes of everyone involved is also a point of interest as well, whether it's related to the incident directly or more broadly. There's a lot of "what would I do" going through my head and I certainly don't have an answer.

Jul 12, 2016

The story moved along nicely and kept me reading, but overall was fairly unsatisfying.

Jul 01, 2016

THE GUEST ROOM was not the edge-of-your-seat thriller I was expecting. For me it lacked depth in terms of character development and in its attempt to explore serious, ripped-from-the-headline issues. I liked it, just didn't love it.

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