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This book defines dark humour!,
This review is from: The Reluctant Cannibals (Paperback)
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I chose this book with not some trepidation. Cannibalism, or to use the formal word as per Professor Plantagenet: anthropophagy is not a topic that many (or any to my very limited knowledge) authors would treat lightly. But Flintcroft has created a piece of literature that is as full of the most delicious bon mots as it is a showcase of that most wonderful English trait - eccentricity. Now maybe it's just me and the fact that I can take social mores out of the equation but, I actually did find myself considering the request put forward to the Shadow Faculty of Gastronomic Science from a purely scientific and gastronomical perspective.. and that's all I am going to say about the premise for fear of taking anything away from your reading pleasure! Flintcroft's writing is a combination of Heston Blumenthal's scientific culinary wizardry coupled with the comedic style of P.G. Wodehouse with the most delicious language used by those ultimate echelons of academia - the Oxford Professors.
Don't read this if you have a weak stomach. Do read this if you are irreverent, appreciate a profoundly dark sense of humour and adore a book with the most delicious mastery of the English Language.