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Mini Reviews: Devil in the Kitchen and Gun Street Girl


DEVIL IN THE KITCHEN BY MARCO PIERRE WHITE

4****

Devil in the Kitchen is a truly entertaining book and one I read over the course of two days, because I found it hard to put down. White's anecdotes paint him to be something wavering between a mad genius and a miserable narcissist, but they make for a great read. Though he didn't come across as the sort of person I'd want to be friends with exactly (to be fair, he wouldn't want to be friends with a vegetarian like me either, I suspect), it was enjoyable to read about someone who is so truly passionate about what he does.

GUN STREET GIRL BY ADRIAN MCKINTY

4****

Another very engaging, if very dark addition to the Sean Duffy series Sean is not doing too well personally and is frustrated professionally, too. While this might sound as though the book would be quite a downer, McKinty is so good at balancing the darkness of the story and setting and the inner turmoil of his protagonist with clever, quick dialogue and humor.

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