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The Debt to Pleasure by John Lanchester
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May 25, 2012

really liked it
Read in May, 2012

** spoiler alert ** Cookbook meets travel book meets novel; clever, witty, brilliant, talented, opinionated, arrogant, verbal-jousting Tarquin Winot knows a thing or two about food. The reader follows him on a mysterious and hilarious jaunt through France, learning on the way of his many unfortunate close calls w/ tragic death...

I'm not the first to see parallels between Tarquin Winot and Humbert Humbert; he is a deliciously flawed, seductively evil character. As the Guardian says, however, style is all. Lanchester is an artist w/ words; Tarquin "Rodney" Winot's flamboyance and intelligence and sheer opinionated-ness creates literary and verbal fireworks; you'll laugh out loud and find yourself wondering...did he do it? Could he? Gasp! No!

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