- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 718 KB
- Print Length: 246 pages
- Publisher: Bookbaby; 1 edition (6 Aug. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00EDQJJHM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #673,393 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top customer reviews
I consider myself a bit of a tough crowd when it comes to my tolerance for bad literature, I am a huge fan of David Mitchell, Salman Rushdie, Gary Shteyngart, et al. and am definitely not a fan of chick-lit.
So with my tastes established, I just wanted to add some praise for this debut novel. I found the characterisation to be strong and believable, the elements that set the story in the not-too-distant future are imaginative and entertaining. There are some beautiful pieces of observational descriptive prose, some very moving passages and several genuine belly laughs.
The strongest ingredients of the book are the engaging characters, the storyline, which intrigues and surprises right to the last page, and critically some of the most sumptuous descriptions of food and emotion that I have read since Chocolat. I sincerely hope the author is planning 'The Edible Remedy Cookbook' soon, as my mouth will probably never stop watering until I've tasted salt chocolate and toasted peanut muffins, or fennel bread with butternut squash pate, or rosewater and cardamom buns!
Considering this is a self-published book that hasn't gone through the rigorous editing process of a published novel, there are of course a couple of bits of grammatical tinkering to be done, but the absence of the strong editor means you get to taste the book raw, as the author intended it. This is no fast-food manufactured pulp fiction, this is lovingly crafted, homemade and delicious story-telling, which you will devour greedily in one sitting!
Most recent customer reviews
A compelling book. I couldn't
Put it down. Had to find out how it was all going to end. Brilliant.
Great novel, a very captivating read. A very promising first book, I cant wait to read the next one, soon!Published on 15 Nov. 2013 by Soafyp