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Anyone read AB's fiction?

Puffin3 Jan 28, 2013 11:40 AM

I have read everything AB has written. IMO his 'fiction' books are great reads. I rarely ever read a book twice but I have all of AB's fiction books and enjoy reading them a couple of times a year. IMO he's an even better fiction writer than all the other things he does. Have any of you read AB's fiction?

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    ratgirlagogo Jan 31, 2013 10:35 AM

    The only one I've read was Bone In The Throat, but I enjoyed it. Well-plotted and funny dialogue.

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      4X4 Jan 31, 2013 09:26 AM

      I haven't read any of his fiction, but I recently got "Get Jiro!" (the graphic novel he wrote) from the library. Haven't had a chance to start reading it yet.

      1. John E. Jan 30, 2013 10:36 PM

        I too always thought AB was Alton Brown since he was called that on Good Eats. I don't think I've ever heard anyone call Bourdain "AB". I'll have to look for his fiction books. What sort of genre is it that he writes?

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          porker Jan 31, 2013 05:35 AM

          Stylized crime novels.

          1. re: John E.
            Puffin3 Jan 31, 2013 06:53 AM

            Crime/'foodie'. I'd put his writing on par with Lawrence Sanders.

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            mike0989 Jan 30, 2013 09:52 AM

            I read Gone Bamboo. It was a good read, but I don't think I'd call it great. It was certainly as good as a lot of the cime novels out there though.

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            1. re: mike0989
              Puffin3 Jan 31, 2013 06:54 AM

              Try 'The Bobby Gold Stories'.

            2. porker Jan 29, 2013 07:03 AM

              I read Bone in the Throat, Gone Bamboo, and Bobby Gold. I'm not sure if he's a better fiction writer than other stuff, but I certainly enjoyed these three works and would look forward to more fiction.
              Bourdain wrote these at about the same time as Kitchen Confidential, when he was quite hungry.
              I'm afraid that wealth and stardom might put (or "has put") a crimp in his literary ambition(s).
              Sure, he writes for Treme, but that doesn't seem to be the same scope as a work of fiction...
              Just my 2c.

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              1. re: porker
                Puffin3 Jan 30, 2013 06:12 AM

                Agree. It will be interesting to read whatever is next....if, as you point out, there is a 'next'. Anyway. Good reads.

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                saeyedoc Jan 28, 2013 12:18 PM

                AB? Alton Brown or Anthony Bourdain?

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                1. re: saeyedoc
                  Puffin3 Jan 29, 2013 06:46 AM

                  Tony. Not sure if Alton has written any novels.

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