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Not to my appetite but there is a strong appeal,
This review is from: The Reluctant Cannibals (Paperback)
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The story is about a group of "gastronomic scientists" at Oxford who meet up once a term to eat amazing food that they and their guests have developed. One member finds out he is going to die soon and so aims to have his own human meat on the menu after his death.
Revelling in the intelligent writing is a pleasure with this book. The words and phrases are beautiful and deserve to be savoured.
It is clear from the start that the author is a huge food lover who is indulging his passion in writing this book. Whilst there is a lot of good here the enthusiasm for the food is too strong and overpowers the plot. It's a shame as the story is a great idea.
I would recommend this for real foodie people who should read slowly and digest gradually. Anyone looking for a well developed plot and realistic characters should avoid.