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The Debt to Pleasure by John Lanchester
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Apr 09, 2010

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This cunning character study is not quite as funny as some people think it is, but that still leaves it quite a bit of room in which to be funny. The book's narrator, one Tarquin Minot, is a gourmand and snob whose obsession with crafting exquisite menus comes to serve as a metaphor for the sinister course of his life. Very arch and British in a Highsmith-meets-Wodehouse kind of way.

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