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Bone in the Throat

by Anthony Bourdain

Bloomsbury Press Agency | October 3, 2000 | Trade Paperback

Bone in the Throat is rated 2.66666666666667 out of 5 by 3.

A wildly funny, irreverent tale of murder, mayhem, and the mob. When up-and-coming chef Tommy Pagana settles for a less than glamorous stint at his uncle`s restaurant in Manhattan`s Little Italy, he unwittingly finds himself a partner in big-time crime. And when the mob decides to use the kitchen for a murder, nothing Tommy learned in cooking school has prepared him for what happens next. With the FBI on one side, and his eccentric wise guy superiors on the other, Tommy has to struggle to do right by his conscience, and to avoid getting killed in the meantime. In the vein ofPrizzi`s Honor ,Bone in the Throat is a thrilling Mafia caper laced with entertaining characters and wry humor. This first novel is a must-have for fans of Anthony Bourdain`s nonfiction.AUTHORBIO: Anthony Bourdain is the executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in New York City. He is the author ofKitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary UnderbellyandGone Bamboo REVIEW: "A prodigiously self-assured first novel.... the author`s comic vision goes beyond original. It is deliciously depraved." ( The New York Times Book Review )

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.79 in

Published: October 3, 2000

Publisher: Bloomsbury Press Agency

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1582341028

ISBN - 13: 9781582341026

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not a bad story, but... Would have been 5 stars, but the people who transcribed this version of the book can't spell for beans
Date published: 2014-07-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bone in the Throat Boring. I thought I would try it because I love his non-fiction books and I like the kitchen scenes. The rest? Cheesy. Over the top wise guys and kind of predictable.
Date published: 2014-04-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointing Anthony Bourdain is best known as a chef and the author of Kitchen Confidential. This novel is his first attempt at fiction and it tells the story of Tommy, nephew to a mobster but trying to break away from that lifestyle and make one as a chef. He has a job working as a sous-chef at a fancy French restaurant, but his uncle Sally got him that job. Tommy becomes close to the head chef, Michael, who has a methadone addiction and he also learns that Sally has his hand in the restaurant, with the owner owing him business. As the FBI closes in, they try to squeeze anyone they can about more information on Sally and his cronies. Since Bourdain knows all the ins and outs of the restaurant business, it's no surprise that his first fiction novel focuses around a restaurant. That's really where his writing shines, when the speaks about making food and being in the kitchen. The mobster/mystery part of the book was a bit lack-luster. It could have been any old book about mobsters. I would read one of Bourdain's non-fiction books but I don't think I'd pick up another of his fiction works.
Date published: 2012-05-09

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Bone in the Throat

Bone in the Throat

by Anthony Bourdain

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.79 in

Published: October 3, 2000

Publisher: Bloomsbury Press Agency

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1582341028

ISBN - 13: 9781582341026

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A wildly funny, irreverent tale of murder, mayhem, and the mob. When up-and-coming chef Tommy Pagana settles for a less than glamorous stint at his uncle`s restaurant in Manhattan`s Little Italy, he unwittingly finds himself a partner in big-time crime. And when the mob decides to use the kitchen for a murder, nothing Tommy learned in cooking school has prepared him for what happens next. With the FBI on one side, and his eccentric wise guy superiors on the other, Tommy has to struggle to do right by his conscience, and to avoid getting killed in the meantime. In the vein ofPrizzi`s Honor ,Bone in the Throat is a thrilling Mafia caper laced with entertaining characters and wry humor. This first novel is a must-have for fans of Anthony Bourdain`s nonfiction.AUTHORBIO: Anthony Bourdain is the executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in New York City. He is the author ofKitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary UnderbellyandGone Bamboo REVIEW: "A prodigiously self-assured first novel.... the author`s comic vision goes beyond original. It is deliciously depraved." ( The New York Times Book Review )

About the Author

Anthony Bourdain is the executive chef at brasserie Les Halles in New York. After two years at Vassar College, he attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. He has since spent more than two decades working in professional kitchens. His memoir "Kitchen Confidential" (2001) was expanded from an article he'd written for "The New Yorker" magazine about life behind the scenes in restaurant kitchens. The book described life in those kitchens in even more lurid detail, and it became a surprise international bestseller. In late 2000, Bourdain set out to travel his way across the globe, looking for, as he puts it, "kicks, thrills, epiphanies" and the "perfect meal." The book, and its companion Food Network series "A Cook's Tour," chronicle his adventures and misadventures on that voyage. Bourdain is also the author of two satirical thrillers, "Bone In The Throat" and "Gone Bamboo", as well as the "Urban Historical, Typhoid Mary."