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How to Eat Out by Giles Coren
How to Eat Out by Giles Coren
I loved the beginning of Corens book , the memoirs of growing up in Cricklewood , Chinese with his family , his first visit to pizza express , his bachelor days in the dome in hampstead , terrible meals while abroad . God I love this book , I raved about it all weekend . But then I read the final chapters , no , the editor was obvisious too good a pal . Suddenly the wit had gone only to be replaced by a smug complacency ; I work on tv , I have lots of silly chums who are famous , I will write absolute rubbish just to fill up the pages in this book . Am afraid that this just spoil my impressions of this book . By the way its not really a book about how or why or where to dine and I do… Read more
Calling Out For You by Karin Fossum
Calling Out For You by Karin Fossum
5.0 out of 5 stars when a mistake is made, 16 Sep 2014
This book has just taken up a whole afternoon , a story so moving it shouldn't just be seen as yet another Nordic noir. Fossum writes her characters with so much sensory pain and the shallow detail of every day life shine through . I loved the development of each member of this small town , how lies are told and the truths overlooked . Gunder the widows pain is something rarely shown in a thriller and as for the haunting ending wow! So many thrillers are so tidy as to never ring true yet this is a story that will stay in my mind for a long long time and I read a lot.
Cooking for Mr Latte: A Food Lover's Courtship, wi&hellip by Amanda Hesser
4.0 out of 5 stars cutie pie, 12 Sep 2014
A cosy foodie book celebrating how Amanda got her boy friend to be here husband , its like sex and the city but with recipes instead of smut . I enjoyed it , just as I enjoyed the key west food critic books . This isn't street food or hipster town . Amanda can be a terrible snob and she is obsessed with butter yet I did like the kitsch pictures and little bits of info about her life . Its magazine writing rather than Pulitzer journo style .

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