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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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: 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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RIGHT AND THE REAL by Joëlle Anthony
Released: April 26, 2012

"A thought-provoking but flawed look into cults and homelessness. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The daughter of a well-to-do recovering alcoholic becomes homeless after her father joins a cult. Read full book review >

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EAGLE STRIKE by Anthony Horowitz
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"It's all absurd fun that lives up to the excitement young readers have come to expect from Horowitz. (Fiction. 12+)"
Here's more zippy action and fast-moving drama starring Alex Rider, in the fourth installment of the teenage spy series. Read full book review >

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GROOSHAM GRANGE by Anthony Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Fans of Horowitz will form a natural readership for what looks to be the first in a new series, but whether they will find this as satisfying as his more carefully developed works is questionable. (Horror. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old David has exasperated his parents with his underachieving ways for the last time. Read full book review >

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THE KNIFE THAT KILLED ME by Anthony McGowan
FICTION
Released: April 13, 2010

"Depicting brutality without a hint of glamour, this tale of alienation and reaction cuts deeply into school culture and the teenage mind. (Fiction. YA)"
Paul Varderman, a Year Nine student at his mediocre local school, is caught between the quiet acceptance of the outcast students and the harsh domination of the school bully, Roth. Read full book review >