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Greedy Pigs

(Sin du Jour #5)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  428 ratings  ·  58 reviews
The Sin du Jour crew caters to the Shadow Government in Greedy Pigs, Matt Wallace's fifth Sin du Jour Affair

I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.

Politics is a dirty game. When the team at Sin du Jour accidentally caters a meal for the President of the United States and his entourage, they discover a conspiracy that has been in p
Paperback, 181 pages
Published May 16th 2017 by St. Martins Press-3PL
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Jan 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Was fun but wish I'd WON book 1 in the series to make the world and characters make a little more sense.
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Good to know that the slump I was feeling during book 4 didn't mean a permanent downturn in quality for the series. This is definitely my 2nd favorite in this series so far, right behind Lustlocked. I'm always here for some good political satire and the current 'administration' is perfect for that. Also it definitely seems like things are gearing up for a big finale so I'm excited to read the last two!
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Always a fun read. The gang is back, and this time it's the inauguration of both the American president and the president of the Shadow Government. Dark mysterious are a foot.

So, still enjoying this series tremendously. However, I was a bit disappointed there was less of a focus on food and cooking this time round. Understandable as there was more of a look at real world events, but I really like the food, hah. Keen to see where Wallace heads with this next!
Bridget Mckinney
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Every new installation of Sin du Jour is better than the one before it, and I feel certain that there won't be enough stars to express my feelings by the time we get to book 7 (which is both too soon and too far away). Sin du Jour is one of the smartest, funniest, most inventive urban fantasy series I've ever had the pleasure to read, and I cannot recommend them enough.

Plus, it turns out that every time you buy one of Matt Wallace's books, an orphaned kitten falls asleep on the tummy of a nappin
Nthato Morakabi
Mar 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another great chapter in the Sin Du Jour chronicles and Matt Wallace just keeps the drama and intrigue going. This time it's on a massive scale, with a number of celebrity appearances that may address issues we've speculated about. (laughs sardonically)

The writing is as crisp and humourous as usual, with a weighty, earnest realism to it surrounding the characters. Events from Idle Ingredients continue to escalate when politics came in to play and a massive war continues to creep to the fore.

Hisham El-far
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Sin du Jour team have battled and wrestled menus and demons both in their adventures up until now. But in Greedy Pigs all hell is about to break loose as they must cater for not one Presidential inauguration - but TWO!

Politics is a swamp full of sharp and vicious teeth - and Sin du Jour are going to have to wade in to save their own!

Fast, frantic and mouth watering action. Characters that I love (and a few I despise, but I'm pretty sure they're meant to be despised) and care about. The Sin d
Ellana Thornton-Wheybrew
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks-i-own
This series keeps getting better, constantly filled with character development and plot twists.
Barb (Boxermommyreads)
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
OMG! Review coming closer to release but man, I'd give this book 6 stars if I could.
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
The 5th book is about the same length as the others within this series, so you don't realize how you're halfway through this novella before anything really happens. The various stops Lena takes with Bronco to start off the book are somewhat interesting, but I'm questioning if we were being shown these things because they'll factor in later, or just crowbarred in oddities meant to show us how Bronco is training Lena to be his replacement as the head of Sin du Jour. In the early installments of th ...more
Rene Sears
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another great entry in the Sin du Jour series. This series is so much fun, and really captures the experience of working in a kitchen. The team is still trying to recover from the events of the last book, in which their kitchen was taken over by an inimical force and some of the team members under magical control. The team is dealing with it in different ways, and while some of them are slowly returning to normal, some of them are still wrestling with the aftermath when they are called on to cat ...more
Ben Truong
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Greedy Pigs is the fifth novella in the Sin du Jour series written by Matt Wallace and centered on the ongoing adventures of the magic-wielding culinary catering company Sin du Jour, starring Lena Tarr and Darren Vargas.

Sin du Jour are preparing for the inauguration of Enzo Consoné, the president-elect of the Sceadu, the supernatural governing body. It is going to be a great big party with an all-pork theme. The team is ready to get back to normal, but chef Lena Tarr's best friend, Darren Vargas
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
The concept of the Sin du Jour novella series is that there is a catering company that works specifically for the high-powered supernatural set. Yes, the dietary requirements and ingredient quests are as hair-raising as you might imagine. It's also great to see a behind-the-scenes look at a (highly unusual) catering company and what the day-to-day life of the people who work there is like.

In Greedy Pigs, the caterers find themselves double-booked for two inauguration ceremonies, one human, one n
Mar 20, 2018 rated it liked it
There's fantasy and then there's wish fulfilment. And then there's casting Obama as a friendly dude who helps our heroes just because he's the only good guy to ever run the United States and all other politicians are literal skin suits for naughty gremlins. There's "on the nose" and then there's "burying a hatchet so deep in your skull that the point isn't hammered into it but rather spills out onto the concrete". Wallace, not a single person left reading the series on the fifth instalment is go ...more
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Trying to knock down this reading slump I'm in by reading more novellas, and this one seemed like a really good place to start :D. But man, Wallace sure knows how to drive the stakes ever higher in this series. There aren't a lot of laugh-out-loud moments in this instalment, but it's still pretty funny in a lot of places. It's just...IDK. I think the stakes have gotten so high at this point that I'm really more worried about what's going to happen to the characters, instead of all the funny thin
May 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This reads like a chuck tingle book but ends like a punch to the feels

Honestly not sure how I feel about the latest installment of sin du hour. True to the dedication, most of it is escapist anti-trump fluff, absurdist fantasy writing that seems more borne out of political frustration than any plot. I wish Matt Wallace had done more research for the Chinatown bits since there's some issues I have re: Cantonese vs mandarin distinctions (also isnt weed legal in D.C.?) but other than a couple jarr
Colin Murtagh
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is like going to your favourite cafe. You know what you're going to get, and it's always good.
The gang are all back, and following on from the last books election, now they have a inauguration to cater for. Naturally this being Sin Du Jour, things don’t go quite according to plan. Some loose plot threads are getting tied off, while at the same time, some of the bigger story lines are expanded on. We learn a bit more about the world, both supernatural and mundane, bits of which I didn’t see
Vinay Badri
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-read
This one was insanely hilarious, satirical esp of the political situation in the US. Needless to say, it involves the Presidential inauguration and the associated complexities of the incoming President and the scenario outlined here seems such a preferable explanation that what is currently happening

Our intrepid crew gets more depth, Lena is quite becoming the key, something that everyone recognizes. Darren goes through his own personal hell and is the reason for the complication that occurs. We
Maggie Gordon
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
I really like the premise of Sin du Jour, but I find I rarely enjoy the books that much. Admittedly, my library forgot to order book 4, so I was reading this one without knowing what happened prior. But the book itself is just too on-the-nose. The presidential election was too pat and easy. If you want to make a critique of politics, do something real. Don't just throw in gremlins in a suit and call it a day. The story was also less intense than previous volumes. It was mostly set up for the fas ...more
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Lisa Cobb Sabatini
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of Greedy Pigs by Matt Wallace's along with another book I won through Goodreads.

Another fun read in the Sin du Jour series by Matt Wallace, Greedy Pigs focuses on politics, but not politics as usual. As the team prepares to serve food to inauguration attendees, other, evil, preparations are underway. The team soon finds itself over the proverbial pork barrel fighting for not only their own lives, but also the uncertain future. Just another catering job for our favorite otherwo
Stephanie Wasek
Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This might be the 'quietest' of the Sin du Jour series, and it's also probably the best (though Idle Ingredients is probably my favourite) so far. Matt's writing keeps getting better, and though he pulls you in with the promise of chaos and food, it's the small interactions and depth of character that make reading the series such a pleasure. Simultaneously looking forward to the final two books and dreading the end of a tremendously fun ride.
Pedro Marroquín
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
La serie sigue dejándose leer bastante bien. En este caso los hombres, mujeres y demonios (o lo que sean) del catering van a dar el almuerzo del verdadero presidente de los USA, y por un error, del otro también, uno que tiene tupé y se pega las corbatas con papel cello, pero que en realidad es... y hasta aquí puedo contar más para no destripar (je, je) el relato. No sé por qué no se lee masivamente esta serie. B+
Micael Martel
Oct 13, 2017 rated it did not like it
I've enjoyed the first 4 books in this series as what they are, a simple piece of entertainment with a fun premise, but I have to admit I did not like this one a bit. For some reason nothing really happens, some pieces of the story are set to be addressed later, but there's not much going on there. It just felt like some exposition piece with uneven pacing. I really hope this story is leading somewhere unexpected because at the moment I am wondering if I'll even bother finishing it.
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book by Matt Wallace

I've been following this series since the beginning and it has easily remained one of my favorite books series to date. The characters are wonderful and relatable, each with their own personalities and drives. The story is fresh and creative, constantly making you crave more. I can't wait for the next one. My only complaint is that it wish they were longer. (And that Ritter was real)
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'll buy that theory.

Mr. Wallace is a very talented writer and these books are quite enjoyable. As in the last one, this part of the story is a shade darker than the first three. There's a bit more back story in each book. I look forward to reading them all the way through when book seven is published.
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. The characters are interesting and imaginative. It is a small book, read in an afternoon. It would not let me go do things I had to do until I finished. But be careful of like me, you will end up getting the others in the series and reading them as well. I never liked Chefs so much before.
Colin Forbes
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novella
Another excellent instalment in this novella series.

Where the first book or two were more stand-alone affairs, this (the fifth of seven planned books) is much more focused on advancing the larger, overarching story.

Really, by this stage you're either in or you're out as far as the series goes. I'll be here to the bitter, or sweet, or salty, or chocolatey end!
Jan 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Wish I could do half stars. Because it deserves that touch more. Some scenes were just perfectly absurd and fit so well. Like everything about the president election. A few were just objects out of nowhere. But the overall sense of things it all flows together even if shadows cover some of the background.
Mary Saha
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series just keeps getting better

I love this series and I wish there was more. I am so sad to know there are only two left. It amazes me how easily Matt Wallace balances comedy and character development. It reminds me of disc world and Terry Pratchett , which also makes me a little sad. So I will go back and read the first five again and that will make me happy.
Didn't like this one nearly as much as the others. While some of the talk of the current shitty government was funny, it wasn't for me. I'm not a political person and while I was fine with the non-real stuff, when it got into our own politics, I was bored silly. Not enough to deter me from the rest of the series, hopefully it was a one time dud.
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