The Food Chain Virgil Marcel is the golden boy of L A cuisine an all American Wolfgang Puck with rock star good looks a restauranteur s restauranteur and owner of Trimalchio s the trendiest restaurant in a city of

  • Title: The Food Chain
  • Author: Geoff Nicholson
  • ISBN: 9780879515447
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Paperback
  • Virgil Marcel is the golden boy of L.A cuisine an all American Wolfgang Puck with rock star good looks, a restauranteur s restauranteur and owner of Trimalchio s, the trendiest restaurant in a city of trendy restaurants A magnet for the beautiful and the powerful, Trimalchio s is the hottest ticket in town Morton s, Le Dome and Spago all exist to absorb the hapless pVirgil Marcel is the golden boy of L.A cuisine an all American Wolfgang Puck with rock star good looks, a restauranteur s restauranteur and owner of Trimalchio s, the trendiest restaurant in a city of trendy restaurants A magnet for the beautiful and the powerful, Trimalchio s is the hottest ticket in town Morton s, Le Dome and Spago all exist to absorb the hapless players who can t get a table at Trimalchio s Out of the blue, he receives an invitation to join London s secretive Everlasting Club, where a party has been going non stop for some 350 years and whose membership has included the Marquis de Sade, American presidents and European royalty It s unclear what fuels the club s Dionysian revelry, but the members are ominously insistent that Virgil join When he declines, he is kidnapped and taken on a sensualist s tour of Britain But is this just part of the initiation, or is he being prepared for a primitive and sinister ritual less

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    1. The vagueness of what is going on makes this book stand out from others; the reader is kept in the dark about the present but gets the past woven in through the chapters to build up the story. I felt like I took a journey with Virgil Marcel, his invitation to the secret Everlasting Club in England wasn't traveled alone, it was a trip taken with the reader deeply immersed in with everything that was going on. For a foreigner such as himself the food was strange sure, but the real food that was se [...]

    2. The vagueness of what is going on makes this book stand out from others; the reader is kept in the dark about the present but gets the past woven in through the chapters to build up the story. I felt like I took a journey with Virgil Marcel, his invitation to the secret Everlasting Club in England wasn't traveled alone, it was a trip taken with the reader deeply immersed in with everything that was going on. For a foreigner such as himself the food was strange sure, but the real food that was se [...]

    3. I brought this book home from the shop mostly because I read Nicholson's What We Did on Our Holidays last week, one of the funniest, nastiest books I've ever read. I wasn't sure if I wanted to read this one, so I thought I would just read the first couple of paragraphs and take it back if they didn't grab me. They grabbed me, I snorked coffee, I dripped snot and knocked the popcorn bowl off the table more or less as the protagonist (I don't know if he's going to be the hero yet) did with the win [...]

    4. I really don't understand what everyone is on about in relation to this book. I am giving it one star because I can't give it any less but I didn't dislike it, I loathed it. I thought it was crass, sick, gratuitous, badly written and absolutely depraved. The characters are all assholes (which is the point I guess), sexual degenerates and utterly underdeveloped. The dialogues are strained and pathetic, the premise could have been explored in so many other better ways and overall is was a waste of [...]

    5. Let me start by saying that this book is for broadminded adults only. It's strange, challenging, quite gross in places and altogether odd. It's definitely not for everyone.Virgil Marcel is the darling of the LA restaurant scene - young, unconventional, achingly hip. When he accepts an out of the blue invitation from the Chief Carver of London's Everlasting Dining Club, he has no idea what to expect. Taken blindfolded in a limo by the enigmatic chauffeur Butterworth, he's blown away by the wild r [...]

    6. This is a horrible book but it is horrible by design. In turns gross, blasphemous, repugnant, disgusting, it is also fascinating from beginning to end. Geoff Nicholson incarnates bits of William S. Burroughs, Tom Robbins, Franz Kafka and James Beard. In a story which is both bizarre and compelling, he describes the restaurant business in California and a mysterious exclusive club in London. There are no recipes contained in this book; no one would want any. But it is culinary from start to surpr [...]

    7. Once I started reading this one, I was compelled to go on. It's hard to describe this book--at times disgusting--but you can't help but want to read more. The theme of food and sex are by no means original. I kept thinking of the movie "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover" which touches on many of the same things. All in all, I found the book to be very readable and interesting and for good measure it threw in some morbid information about de Sade, Aztec blood rites, Fritz Haarmann: The [...]

    8. This book began as a fascinating treatise on consumption and lust. Teasing and repulsive in turns but keeps your interest throughout. Its one fault is its ending, at least as far as I was concerned. I feel that a book can be as exciting as possible but if the ending lets you down then I feel cheated. The end was predictable and I felt the author could do better. and yet I enjoyed the book up to that point, so do read it and see if you agree.

    9. The writer used only one voice for many different characters, and for most of them the voice was above the character. This was a book about appetites, Food and Hunger, sex and boredom, attention and loneliness; and people's ways of filling it. A little twisted, a little obvious, but enough of a page turner to get me to read something else by Geoff Nicholson. WARNING- Nekkid Lady Art on the cover.

    10. This book, like all of his work, is for bad people or those who aspire to be bad. It tells a story of human corruption of a rather unique and metaphorical sort, but is always captivating and clever even when you know you should be appalled. Eating clubs, history and England are putatively topics but you are better off knowing nothing whatsoever about this book when you read it.

    11. After reading Flesh and Blood, I thought this would be an interesting fictional work around the idea of cannibalism. I was wrong. It is a raunchy and poorly ordered romp through a sexy kitchen. Don't even go there!

    12. Geoff Nicholson is highly underrated in the US. This is by far my favorite of all his books and I love the research on food and the inner story on the "Everlasting Club" is brilliant. Interesting to the very end, which will surprise you!

    13. A cute romp through disgusting culinary and sexual details. You figure out what's going on halfway through, but there are a few surprises. Don't read right after eating.

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