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The Bobby Gold Stories by [Anthony Bourdain]
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Author Anthony Bourdain is a talented chef whose two previous thrillers (Bone in the Throat, Gone Bamboo) were seasoned with the kind of culinary details that delighted the Food Channel-loving fans of his successful nonfiction books. The foodies will slaver over a wonderfully wrought scene in his latest caper novel--it's set at a chic Manhattan restaurant where a gourmand gangster with a picky palate turns the chef's menu upside down and stiffs the poor waiter who has to accommodate him. But the rest of this otherwise slight and unseasoned novel doesn't live up to that wonderful appetizer. Its protagonist is Bobby Gold, an ex-con who works as a security guard at Eddie Fish's Nightclub and is involved with a sexy sous-chef named Nikki whose preparation of a special meal for her lover reads like Bourdain's version of foreplay. But when Nikki rips off the restaurant receipts and Bobby gets on the wrong side of a mob plan to kill Eddie's appetite for good while recouping the money, Bourdain's plotting goes sour and the ending fails to satisfy. Still, it's a nice side dish to go with a good cookbook, or even one of the author's zany true stories of what goes on behind the swinging doors of many real-life restaurants (Kitchen Confidential, A Cook's Tour). --Jane Adams --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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Premed coke dealer Bobby Gold got caught, did 10 years, and came out big, muscled, and mean. Now he's head of security at a mobbed-up nightclub, moonlighting as a bone-breaking goon. He's sick of it, though, because under his black-clad, tough-guy exterior, he's got feelings. He wants out of the racket even though he doesn't have specific plans. The third work of fiction by Bourdain, most known for his Kitchen Confidential (2000), is more novella than novel, 176 pages that some readers will finish during a day's commute. The former chef writes great scenes, including an early exchange where we learn that the guy Bobby's about to maim is his uncle, and a bit where Bobby's boss refuses to order from the menu. But that's about all he offers: The plot is bland and late-arriving, forcing this dish to get by on presentation alone. Bourdain also betrays his background with descriptions of food that are more convincing than the criminal atmosphere. This is tasty, easily digestible, and not very filling. Keir Graff
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B002STNBIE
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bloomsbury USA; 1st edition (December 10, 2008)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 10, 2008
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 524 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 178 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 192 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars If you like Bourdain's other works, you'll enjoy this quick read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent novella, original
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