Bone In The Throat

Bone In The Throat

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All is not well at the Dreadnought Grill . . . the chef has a smack habit, the owner has been set up by the FBI and in the midst of this, the sous-chef Tommy is just trying to do his job.

As depraved as it is hilarious, Anthony Bourdain's first novel is street smart and spiced with drugged-up savvy, foul-mouthed feds and salty mob speak.

With a cast of unforgettables like the hitman who covers himself in clingfilm to avoid leaving fingerprints and a plot with more twists than a plate of spaghetti, Bone in the Throat rocks through the streets of Manhattan at a blistering pace.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 108 x 176 x 26mm | 181.44g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1847670547
  • 9781847670540
  • 49,437

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Gangster fiction to feast on. Independent
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Gangster fiction to feast on. * * Independent * * Raw and cooking. Rare and well-done. -- AA Gill A superb tale of violence and backbiting set in the seething testosterone-heavy company of a crew of New York cooks, and simply towers head, shoulders and upper torso above everything else. * * GQ * * Wonderful fun, a perfect book to read at the beach. -- Michael Crichton * * New York Times Book Review * * A recipe for a very good read. * * Sunday Telegraph * * Sharp, funny . . . if it's gangster rap you want to read then Bourdain is your man. * * Express * * The snappy wise-guy dialogue is as sharp as the kitchen implements Bourdain puts to grisly use . . . The result is a saucy, spicy caper that slips down as easy as a sidewalk hotdog. -- Richard Rogers * * Observer Review * * Coming on like a cross between Nick Tosches and The Sopranos, chef Anthony Bourdain proves himself as adept with a pen as he is with the knife - no reservations. -- Cathi Unsworth * * Guardian Review * *
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About Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain is the author of Bone in the Throat, Gone Bamboo, and the bestselling food memoirs Kitchen Confidential and A Cook's Tour. He has been a professional chef for over two decades. He lives in New York City.
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2,526 ratings
3.35 out of 5 stars
5 12% (297)
4 30% (759)
3 42% (1,065)
2 14% (344)
1 2% (61)
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