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In the Kitchen: A Novel

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SignatureReviewed byPatricia VolkArestaurant kitchen is a functional substitute for hell. Flames leap, plates fly—knives and fingers, too. They're also the default place immigrants, legal and otherwise, find work. At London's Imperial Hotel, the … see full wiki

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Publisher: Scribner
1 review about In the Kitchen: A Novel

long and rarely interesting tale of life in a restaurant kitchen

  • Feb 7, 2012
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Given how much I enjoyed Brick Lane, I was delighted to receive a copy this book. Unfortuately, delight soon turned to drudgery. The story was impossible to get into- none of the characters were particularly appealing and having recently read some non-fiction tales of life in a restaurant, this just didn't grab me. The writing is beautiful but that can only carry the novel so far, and the story itself was simply not engaging. A disappointing read from a great author.

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