Search Results: "Anthony Bourdain"


BOOK REVIEW

GONE BAMBOO by Anthony Bourdain
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"In the parlance of cuisine: tripe. (Author tour)"
For his second course, Bourdain, novelist (Bone in the Throat, 1995) and chef (at Sullivan's, in Manhattan), dishes up a sorry, soggy mess of a stew in which a good-hearted hit man finds himself on the spot with both mob chieftains and law-enforcement agencies. Read full book review >

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BONE IN THE THROAT by Anthony Bourdain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"But despite some very graphic violence, not as sharp, hard, or mean as the genre demands."
Manhattan chef-turned-fiction-writer Bourdain pens a first novel about murder and the Mob that makes a fair appetizer but no main course. Read full book review >

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THE BOBBY GOLD STORIES by Anthony Bourdain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"The chef wields his pen with the same murderously winning flair as he does his knives."
Bestselling chef (A Cook's Tour, 2001, etc.) and mystery author Bourdain (Gone Bamboo, 1997, etc.) recounts in 12 swift-moving segments the sad-hearted luck of an ex-con nightclub bouncer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Ultimately, then, it's not about the food, it's about the chef and author: a high-maintenance gent, brash, insightful, a jokester, and certainly someone you wouldn't want by your side at a touchy border crossing."
Over-the-top and highly diverting international culinary adventures, always to be taken with a generous grain of salt—and make it Fleur de Sel—and best consumed a bite at a time. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 2006

"A vibrant discourse on satisfying hungers of every kind."
The globetrotting, guerrilla TV chef of ill repute serves up some journalistic odds and ends. Read full book review >

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ONE GORILLA by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"The former British Children's Laureate has a simple point—'All primates. / All one family. / All my family… / and yours!'—and he makes it in a visually compelling way. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Browne really cranks up the color intensity in this gorgeous, large-trim portrait gallery of primates. Read full book review >

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MY BROTHER by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2007

"Perhaps a book about sisters is not far behind. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Having described a father and a mother in previous outings, Browne now moves on to the pleasures of having a male sibling. Read full book review >

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WILLY'S STORIES by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"This chimp is a worthwhile companion; young readers will no doubt answer his call. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Ten classic tales serve as backdrops for one primate's book-hopping adventures at a local library. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME AND YOU by Anthony Browne
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"Clever, thought-provoking and unsettling. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Goldilocks hits the big city in this nuanced take on the old favorite. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY MOM by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2005

"Although the theme is familiar, the sentiment is so pure that this tale will be a beloved addition to a family's repertoire of stories to treasure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Browne crafts a heart-warming testimony to mothers, as told from a child's perspective. Read full book review >

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THE BIG BABY by Anthony Browne
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1994

"As usual, Browne's fans will also enjoy discovering the sly surreal touches and artistic references in his exquisitely composed art. (Picture book. 4+)"
Continuing his campaign against the posturings and insensitivities of the adult male, Browne (Piggybook, 1986) caricatures John Young's dad, who's ``young for his age''—as exhibited in his clothes, hair styles, ``toys,'' fondness for loud music, and self-preoccupation. Read full book review >

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MY DAD by Anthony Browne
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 12, 2001

"This one has family favorite written all over it. (Picture book. All ages)"
Greenaway and Hans Christian Andersen medallist Browne presents a sweet-natured celebration of Dad in all his infinite variety. Read full book review >