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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read
What fun. Imagine the beleagured Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon meets Gordon Ramsay, with a delicious dollop of 80's satire. This will appeal to anyone who enjoyed Jonathan Coe's What a Carve Up. With its cracking plot, entertaining characters, wit and passion for great food, the pages flew by. I think it's one of those books that really works for men and women alike. I...
Published on 7 Mar 2007 by Dilys Rilpin

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2.0 out of 5 stars Needed Seasoning
I lived for many years in Brixton, where much of the book is set, and was keenly interested in politics circa 1983 - the time frame of the book. On those counts I enjoyed it. However, once I was past the nostalga, the stodgy suet pudding of a plot and the thin soup of a narrative didn't sustain me. It was like eating lamb chops for breakfast, it might sound tasty but when...
Published on 18 Oct 2008 by A. P. Hick


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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Needed Seasoning, 18 Oct 2008
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I lived for many years in Brixton, where much of the book is set, and was keenly interested in politics circa 1983 - the time frame of the book. On those counts I enjoyed it. However, once I was past the nostalga, the stodgy suet pudding of a plot and the thin soup of a narrative didn't sustain me. It was like eating lamb chops for breakfast, it might sound tasty but when it comes don't to it, it's not quite right.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read, 7 Mar 2007
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What fun. Imagine the beleagured Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon meets Gordon Ramsay, with a delicious dollop of 80's satire. This will appeal to anyone who enjoyed Jonathan Coe's What a Carve Up. With its cracking plot, entertaining characters, wit and passion for great food, the pages flew by. I think it's one of those books that really works for men and women alike. I loved it.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unreadable!, 16 Nov 2009
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If this book was a meal in a restaurant it would be returned to the chef as indigestible.

The plot is poorly thought out, the characterisation is amateurish and the book is so badly written that many paragrapahs have to be read three times before a reader can grasp whet the writer meant. Any time spent reading this book is a waste!
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