Thursday, April 21, 2011
Unsavory Delicacies by Russell Brooks
Unsavory Delicacies is a short trilogy with three stories filled with tension, angst, and tragedy all rolled into one book.
The first story, “Crème Brulee” features a rogue operative and an operative for a weapons consortium. The rogue operative is determined to get the bad guy.
The next story, “To the Last Bite” is about a food critic and the price he has to pay when his reviews do not meet with everyone’s approval.
Last is “Shashlyk and Morozhenoe”. This one shows that it’s not so easy to be a mob boss and bad things can still happen.
As I said, this is a short trilogy and I was able to read it in less than an hour. My mistake was reading it before I went to sleep. I should have read it during the day. I’m usually not squeamish, but one story just left me thinking “ewwwwwwwwwwwwww”.
It’s not for the feint of heart, but those are the stories I love to read :) This is no exception. Russell Brooks is a “new-to-me” author and I’m going to be looking for more of his work. I’m already going to add his first book Pandora’s Succession to my shopping list. His writing is fast-paced and leaves the readers wanting more.
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