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Jan 28, 2013 11:40 AM

Anyone read AB's fiction?

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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  1. AB? Alton Brown or Anthony Bourdain?

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    1. re: saeyedoc

      Tony. Not sure if Alton has written any novels.

    2. 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

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

      2. 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. 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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            1. re: John E.

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

            2. 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.