Bone in the Throat

by Anthony Bourdain | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1582341028 Global Overview for this book
Registered by HoserLauren of Burlington, Ontario Canada on 12/10/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Saturday, December 10, 2011
Picked this up for book club.

From Chapters:
A wildly funny, irreverent tale of murder, mayhem, and the mob. 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 ofPrizzi`s Honor ,Bone in the Throat is a thrilling Mafia caper laced with entertaining characters and wry humor.

Journal Entry 2 by HoserLauren at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Friday, December 30, 2011
Anthony Bourdain is best known as a chef and the author of Kitchen Confidential. This novel is his first attempt at fiction and it tells the story of Tommy, nephew to a mobster but trying to break away from that lifestyle and make one as a chef. He has a job working as a sous-chef at a fancy French restaurant, but his uncle Sally got him that job. Tommy becomes close to the head chef, Michael, who has a methadone addiction and he also learns that Sally has his hand in the restaurant, with the owner owing him business. As the FBI closes in, they try to squeeze anyone they can about more information on Sally and his cronies.

Since Bourdain knows all the ins and outs of the restaurant business, it's no surprise that his first fiction novel focuses around a restaurant. That's really where his writing shines, when the speaks about making food and being in the kitchen. The mobster/mystery part of the book was a bit lack-luster. It could have been any old book about mobsters. I would read one of Bourdain's non-fiction books but I don't think I'd pick up another of his fiction works.

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (1/31/2012 UTC) at Toronto, Ontario Canada

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Gave this book to a co-worker as I had no more need for it.

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