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Bobby Gold

Bobby Gold [Kindle Edition]

Anthony Bourdain
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* Gangster fiction to feast on. Independent * Bourdain's dialogue-driven action proves completely absorbing ... Like a good meal, the memory of Gone Bamboo will linger on. The List * A slick, very funny, brilliantly written crime thriller, very much in the style of the superb Carl Hiassen, Gone Bamboo is one of the essential reads of the year. GO * Reads like Carl Hiaasen on holiday with Elmore Leonard and goes out with a bang like a tequila slammer. The Times

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Ten slices from the life of Bobby Gold; by night, the security chief of a mobbed-up New York City nightclub, by day, a reluctant bonebreaker and enforcer for Eddie Fish - his old college roommate, and best friend. Emerging from the "gladiator school" environment of an upstate prison with an imposing physique and a reputation for skilled brutality, Bobby's a lonely, guilt-ridden child inside a hulking body. He views the grim work of coercion, assault and even murder as jobs to be done with a craftsman's work ethic and with a minimum of force. However, the technician's pride in a job done well is failing him, his friend and protector Eddie is getting flakier and flakier and worst of all, he's falling in love with Nicole, a reckless and self-destructive female line-cook who"s been around the block a few times. Following on from his two superb novels, Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo, Anthony Bourdain has produced another stunning book of crime fiction.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 214 KB
  • Print Length: 126 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books; New Ed edition (31 Aug 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002VNFNQ0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #245,348 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars golds good 30 Sep 2003
By A Customer
bobby gold is a stand alone book in the bourdain series, and is very good i finished it the day i got it. it does not compare however to how good "bone in the throat" and "gone bamboo". i did enjoy it bourdain makes a great holiday read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious fiction from an amazing chef. 11 Feb 2008
By Samantha Rayis - Published on
Bobby Gold (also know as The Bobby Gold Stories) is a wonderful, hysterically funny novel about the title character, an unlikely mobster who wants to make a big change in his life. Unlike some people, I was not expecting this to be like Bourdain's other work because this book is clearly a work of fiction. His most famous works- Kitchen Confidential, A Cook's Tour, The Nasty Bits- are non-fiction books about Bourdain's life as a chef and a traveler with a wicked sense of humor. The humor is retained in Bobby Gold & Bourdain proves that he can create realistic characters and make the reader care about them.

The only thing that disappointed me a little was the length. It's more like a novella than a full-fledged novel- my copy runs only 176 pages. On the other hand, this is sort of a nice change from some of the thrillers I've read lately. I swear that some of those authors must be getting paid by the pound- my arms ache after hours of reading them. Bobby Gold can be read in one night. It's light and fun and I highly recommend it, especially to fans of Anthony Bourdain's other work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars As Good As Gold 27 Mar 2009
By Jeff W. - Published on
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I enjoyed this book as I did "Gone Bamboo" and "Bone in the Throat". So what if it was shorter?
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dish-a-pointment 25 July 2003
By A Customer - Published on
I thought kitchen Confidential was a groundbreaking book, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and was looking forward to more of the same with Bobby Gold.
Let's get straight to the point. It's alwful, the only good thing about it is that it takes half an hour to read. It's repetive, predictive and if I ever hear the phrase "apropo nothing" again (it's in the book at least 4 times), I will fillet Mr. Bourdain with his own knife.
I knew it was going to be bad when there are glowing reviews for other books on this book's cover.
Let's hope for some more non-fiction like Kitchen Confidential.
5.0 out of 5 stars Purchased as a gift for my husband and since I ... 20 July 2014
By Punkin - Published on
Purchased as a gift for my husband and since I bought 6 books at the same time he hasn't had a chance to read this one along with others. He's on his first book right now.
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