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Bone in the Throat Kindle Edition
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When up-and-coming chef Tommy Pagana settles for a less than glamorous stint at his uncle's restaurant in Manhattan's Little Italy, he unwittingly finds himself a partner in big-time crime. And when the mob decides to use the kitchen for a murder, nothing Tommy learned in cooking school has prepared him for what happens next.
With the FBI on one side, and his eccentric wise-guy superiors on the other, Tommy has to struggle to do right by his conscience, and to avoid getting killed in the meantime.
In the vein of Prizzi's Honor, Bone in the Throat is a thrilling Mafia caper laced with entertaining characters and wry humor. This first novel is a must-have for fans of Anthony Bourdain's nonfiction.
From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B002STNBDO
- Publisher : Bloomsbury USA; 1st edition (December 1, 2008)
- Publication date : December 1, 2008
- Language : English
- File size : 1793 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 334 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #177,146 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Read the book A great story. I miss you Tony, Thanks for doing this.
fiction, too. The book is a real page-turner. It's even better if you were ever professional cook. I'm
halfway through Gone Bamboo, and it's just as good. It took me awhile to snap to the fact that it's a
continuation of Bone in the Throat. I don't believe in the suicide conclusion. I just read a book discussing
that idea- Reflections on the death of Anthony Bourdain by Suicide???- by Normahelena (not a mis-
print.) I think it was a Jeffery Epstein-like suicide.
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Murder mysteries are not my usual genre when I reach for fiction; however, I'd just finished reading Kitchen Confidential and enjoyed it, so added Bone in the Throat to my Kindle. While it's not the story I would have given to my Sunday School Teacher as a child, it is a story I'd have shared with my Drill Instructor.
This is his first novel and I think he did a pretty good job. It's set in a mobbed up restaurant in New York City. The language is a tad rough for the genteel set, but perfect for the story. I gave it 4 stars more for the publisher than the author. When it was translated from paper to electrons, a lot of formatting was lost, quotation marks dropped, the symbol for the British Pound found it's way into the story as a double, lower case 'l', nothing serious, but enough times (once is too much) to be irritating and cost points - for the publisher, not the author!
If you are a lover of metaphor, don't bother with this one. Bourdain tells the story straight out, with no creative flowery stuff. When he talks about the sex, it's straight out about the sex. When he talks about the murder it's well described in a few words, not drug out for paragraphs and pages. If the 'F' word offends thee, don't read this. But, do get a life.
Tommy is the sous-chef at the Dreadnought Restaurant. His dad disappeared when he was a kid (assumed mob hit) and his uncle, a wannabee Wise Guy, takes him under his wing and helps his sister, Tommy's mother, raise him. Tommy wants nothing to do with the mob or his uncle, he wants to be a chef, and avoids his uncle as much as possible. But Uncle Sal is, after all, family. And then Uncle Sal needs Tommy to do a favor for him, payback for the help, a simple favor that won't get him in trouble or cause him grief. Yeah. Right.
Tommy and his drugged out boss, the Chef, are now caught in the midst of an FBI operation, drug rehab and threats, Mob mentality, and, well, for a fun read, pick up the book. As stated above, this book does not fall into my usual fiction genre, and until I finished the last chapter, I wasn't sure I'd pick up another Bourdain novel, but I will.
Oh, and if you don't recognize at least one of the Mob Guys, you need to read or watch more news!
3 Feb 13
Addendum: I received a new Kindle Fire, and all of the formatting issues mentioned above are gone. I rated it 4 stars because of the formatting issues, and now change it to 5 stars. BUT, if you read on an older Kindle, you may encounter the same issues.
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Otherwise a really good read and highly recommended.