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Technically brilliant but surprisingly unsatisfying.,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Debt To Pleasure (Paperback)
If you have a day on a boat or plane to read this, then you will probably find it consistently hilarious. If you read it as a daily serial, however, you may well find that it is a book with 10/10 for technique and satire but 2/10 for content. It reminds me of a Miles Kington column or Swift's 'Modest Proposal..' and the single joke, good though it is, really does not last for over two hundred pages. Each page and each jab at the foibles of the food and art worlds (amongst others) is individually brilliant, but I feel like I have been snacking on canapés when I was invited to dinner.
It is almost worth buying the book for the Marmite reference alone.