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"If you're at all familiar with Kitchen Confidential author Anthony Bourdain, you'll probably expect a lot of food in The Bobby Gold Stories. And you'll get it. But you'll also get broken bones, heavy drinking, hardcore screwing, and more than a few dead bodies and flying bullets..." Chris Bolton, Powells.com (read the entire Powells.com review)

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Bobby Gold is a lovable criminal. After nearly ten years in prison, he's no sooner out than he's back to work breaking bones for tough guys. His turf: the club scene and restaurant business. It's not that he enjoys the job — Bobby has real heart — but he's good at it, and a guy has to make a living. Things change when he meets Nikki, the cook at a club most definitely not in his territory. Smitten, he can't stay away. Bobby Gold has known trouble before, but with Nikki the sauté bitch in his life, things take a turn for life or death.

A fast, furious, pitch-perfect story of food, sex, crime, and mayhem, The Bobby Gold Stories is Bourdain at his best.

Review:

"With a few short, sharp strokes, [Bourdain] delineates fully fleshed, deeply flawed, powerfully sympathetic characters....The chef wields his pen with the same murderously winning flair as he does his knives." Kirkus Reviews

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"[E]xplosive energy and irreverent humor....Readers will once again be delighted by Bourdain's charming, rugged sensibility, like a modern-day Damon Runyon, and his gourmet blend of wit, suspense and style." Publishers Weekly

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"Bourdain whips up a Manhattan tale with Elmore Leonard flavor....Bourdain cooks as a writer. He shouldn't be afraid to get out of the kitchen." King Kaufman, The New York Times Book Review

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"Not surprisingly, food is all around....But though a close encounter with a saucy female line cook adds spice, these Stories are more an appetizer than a full meal. (Grade: B)" Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"The former chef writes great scenes....But that's about all he offers: The plot is bland and late-arriving, forcing this dish to get by on presentation alone....This is tasty, easily digestible, and not very filling." Booklist

Review:

"Despite its title, the slim volume of brief vignettes adds up to a punchy, fast-paced hard-boiled nouveau noir novel....A vibrant narrative voice combines with an ear for crisp dialogue....The Bobby Gold Stories is lively, swift and knife-edged." Seattle Times

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"The slim volume's story moves at a rapid clip....Bourdain's dialogue is razor sharp. His characters are quickly but completely drawn. Even in the midst of violent, seedy situations, there is something eminently sympathetic about them." The Oregonian (Portland, OR)

Review:

"The perfect thriller — or a delicious soup du jour." Rocky Mountain News

Synopsis:

Inspired by Fitzgerald's Pat Hobby stories, The Bobby Gold Stories is a gem of a novel featuring the best of Bourdain's work. Fans will recognize the gangster riffs of Bone in the Throat, the antics of the sexy criminal couple of Gone Bamboo, and the brilliant restaurant scenes from Kitchen Confidential. Distilled into a fast and furious, pitch-perfect story of food, sex, crimes and mayhem, The Bobby Gold Stories is sure to become a modern classic.

Synopsis:

Bobby Gold is a lovable criminal. After nearly ten years in prison, he's no sooner out than he's back to work breaking bones for tough guys. His turf: the club scene and restaurant business. It's not that he enjoys the job-Bobby has real heart-but he's good at it, and a guy has to make a living. Things change when he meets Nikki, the cook at a club most definitely not in his territory. Smitten, he can't stay away. Bobby Gold has known trouble before, but with Nikki the sauté bitch in his life, things take a turn for life or death.

A fast, furious, pitch-perfect story of food, sex, crime, and mayhem, The Bobby Gold Stories is Bourdain at his best.

Synopsis:

Bobby Gold is a lovable criminal. After nearly ten years in prison, he's no sooner out than he's back to work breaking bones for tough guys. His turf: the club scene and restaurant business. It's not that he enjoys the job-Bobby has real heart-but he's good at it, and a guy has to make a living. Things change when he meets Nikki, the cook at a club most definitely not in his territory. Smitten, he can't stay away. Bobby Gold has known trouble before, but with Nikki the sauté bitch in his life, things take a turn for life or death.

A fast, furious, pitch-perfect story of food, sex, crime, and mayhem, The Bobby Gold Stories is Bourdain at his best.

Anthony Bourdain is the author of the bestselling Kitchen Confidential, the Urban Historical Typhoid Mary, and A Cook's Tour, which became a successful series by the same name for TV's Food Network. His other books include Bone in the Throat, Gone Bamboo, and Anthony Boudain's Les Halles Cookbook. He is the executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in New York City.

This is a fast, pitch-perfect novel of sex, crime, mayhem, and delicious cuisine from the acclaimed author of Kitchen Confidential.

Bobby Gold is a loveable criminal. After nearly ten years in prison, he's no sooner out than he's back to work breaking bones for tough guys. His turf: the club scene and restaurant business. It's not that he enjoys the jobBobby has real heartbut he's good at it, and a guy has to make a living.

Things change when he meets Nikki, the cook at a club most definitely not in his territory. Smitten, he can't stay away. Bobby Gold has known trouble before, but with Nikki the Sauté Bitch in his life, things take a turn for life or death.

"A Manhattan tale with Elmore Leonard flavor: the bad guys are a little good, the good guys are a little bad, and everyone's a little funny. Bourdain cooks as a writer."The New York Times Book Review

"Bourdain is a great observer, and his profane dialogue should come with a warning: This plate is hot."People

"Delicate culinary conversation, flavored with streetwise bravado."Daily News

"With a few short, sharp strokes, [Bourdain] delineates fully fleshed, deeply flawed, powerfully sympathetic characters . . . The chef wields his pen with the same murderously winning flair as he does his knives."Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Anthony Bourdain is the author of the bestselling Kitchen Confidential, the Urban Historical Typhoid Mary, and A Cook's Tour, which was turned into a successful series by the same name for the Food Network. His novels include Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo. He is the executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in New York City.

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Anthony Bourdain's fiction is realistic, fast paced and always an entertaining read. The Bobby Gold Stories: A Novel grabs your attention immediately and takes into an underworld of memoriable bad guys. If you like The Bobby Gold Stories, you will like Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781582344096
Author:
Bourdain, Anthony
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Author:
Whimsy, Breaulove Swells
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Restaurants
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
June 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 0.485 in

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Product details 176 pages Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - English 9781582344096 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "If you're at all familiar with Kitchen Confidential author Anthony Bourdain, you'll probably expect a lot of food in The Bobby Gold Stories. And you'll get it. But you'll also get broken bones, heavy drinking, hardcore screwing, and more than a few dead bodies and flying bullets..." (read the entire Powells.com review)
"Review" by , "With a few short, sharp strokes, [Bourdain] delineates fully fleshed, deeply flawed, powerfully sympathetic characters....The chef wields his pen with the same murderously winning flair as he does his knives."
"Review" by , "[E]xplosive energy and irreverent humor....Readers will once again be delighted by Bourdain's charming, rugged sensibility, like a modern-day Damon Runyon, and his gourmet blend of wit, suspense and style."
"Review" by , "Bourdain whips up a Manhattan tale with Elmore Leonard flavor....Bourdain cooks as a writer. He shouldn't be afraid to get out of the kitchen."
"Review" by , "Not surprisingly, food is all around....But though a close encounter with a saucy female line cook adds spice, these Stories are more an appetizer than a full meal. (Grade: B)"
"Review" by , "The former chef writes great scenes....But that's about all he offers: The plot is bland and late-arriving, forcing this dish to get by on presentation alone....This is tasty, easily digestible, and not very filling."
"Review" by , "Despite its title, the slim volume of brief vignettes adds up to a punchy, fast-paced hard-boiled nouveau noir novel....A vibrant narrative voice combines with an ear for crisp dialogue....The Bobby Gold Stories is lively, swift and knife-edged."
"Review" by , "The slim volume's story moves at a rapid clip....Bourdain's dialogue is razor sharp. His characters are quickly but completely drawn. Even in the midst of violent, seedy situations, there is something eminently sympathetic about them."
"Review" by , "The perfect thriller — or a delicious soup du jour."
"Synopsis" by , Inspired by Fitzgerald's Pat Hobby stories, The Bobby Gold Stories is a gem of a novel featuring the best of Bourdain's work. Fans will recognize the gangster riffs of Bone in the Throat, the antics of the sexy criminal couple of Gone Bamboo, and the brilliant restaurant scenes from Kitchen Confidential. Distilled into a fast and furious, pitch-perfect story of food, sex, crimes and mayhem, The Bobby Gold Stories is sure to become a modern classic.
"Synopsis" by ,
Bobby Gold is a lovable criminal. After nearly ten years in prison, he's no sooner out than he's back to work breaking bones for tough guys. His turf: the club scene and restaurant business. It's not that he enjoys the job-Bobby has real heart-but he's good at it, and a guy has to make a living. Things change when he meets Nikki, the cook at a club most definitely not in his territory. Smitten, he can't stay away. Bobby Gold has known trouble before, but with Nikki the sauté bitch in his life, things take a turn for life or death.

A fast, furious, pitch-perfect story of food, sex, crime, and mayhem, The Bobby Gold Stories is Bourdain at his best.

"Synopsis" by ,
Bobby Gold is a lovable criminal. After nearly ten years in prison, he's no sooner out than he's back to work breaking bones for tough guys. His turf: the club scene and restaurant business. It's not that he enjoys the job-Bobby has real heart-but he's good at it, and a guy has to make a living. Things change when he meets Nikki, the cook at a club most definitely not in his territory. Smitten, he can't stay away. Bobby Gold has known trouble before, but with Nikki the sauté bitch in his life, things take a turn for life or death.

A fast, furious, pitch-perfect story of food, sex, crime, and mayhem, The Bobby Gold Stories is Bourdain at his best.

Anthony Bourdain is the author of the bestselling Kitchen Confidential, the Urban Historical Typhoid Mary, and A Cook's Tour, which became a successful series by the same name for TV's Food Network. His other books include Bone in the Throat, Gone Bamboo, and Anthony Boudain's Les Halles Cookbook. He is the executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in New York City.

This is a fast, pitch-perfect novel of sex, crime, mayhem, and delicious cuisine from the acclaimed author of Kitchen Confidential.

Bobby Gold is a loveable criminal. After nearly ten years in prison, he's no sooner out than he's back to work breaking bones for tough guys. His turf: the club scene and restaurant business. It's not that he enjoys the jobBobby has real heartbut he's good at it, and a guy has to make a living.

Things change when he meets Nikki, the cook at a club most definitely not in his territory. Smitten, he can't stay away. Bobby Gold has known trouble before, but with Nikki the Sauté Bitch in his life, things take a turn for life or death.

"A Manhattan tale with Elmore Leonard flavor: the bad guys are a little good, the good guys are a little bad, and everyone's a little funny. Bourdain cooks as a writer."The New York Times Book Review

"Bourdain is a great observer, and his profane dialogue should come with a warning: This plate is hot."People

"Delicate culinary conversation, flavored with streetwise bravado."Daily News

"With a few short, sharp strokes, [Bourdain] delineates fully fleshed, deeply flawed, powerfully sympathetic characters . . . The chef wields his pen with the same murderously winning flair as he does his knives."Kirkus Reviews

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