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Bland - repetitive & unidimensional !!!!!!
Reviewed in the United States on September 2, 2015
For a seemingly interesting life, this is a bland story telling.
I had watched Marco on Masterchef and was certainly intrigued by his approach and practice of the craft. His style was certainly appealing. He knew how to talk in front of the camera. He marked his presence. Compared to that, the book seems rather uninteresting. Getting into too mundane aspects, it is repetitive and unidimensional. I don't if its how the life of the man was, or how he preferred to see his life, but I'm sure a life is more interesting than the "getting up-going to work-pushed by people /shouting at people - doing work- getting exhausted-crashing on the bed" routine. If that is the case, one should certainly restrain from writing autobiographies. There were certain parts of the book, especially inserts in italics, where one gets to see the mind of the man, his ideas, his views.
If the idea out of being repetitive & talking mostly about the kitchen life & restaurant (so little about the food, his philosophy about that) was to show the tough life and the obsessive nature of the man (about michelin stars!!!), it did its work. But why do I need to read it again & again, said in almost the same way. If no other way was possible, perhaps this book should have had half the pages as it does now.