As much a love letter to the Big Easy as it is to the demanding (and sometimes debauched) lifestyle of a chef, horror maven Brite’s (Lost Souls) first foray. Liquor [Poppy Z. Brite] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Rare book. Chapter One of LIQUOR. (c) by Poppy Z. Brite. It was the kind of October day for which residents of New. Orleans endure the summers, sparkling blue- gold.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. Can’t wait to read the rest of the series! PZB wrote something truly unique and special with this ooppy I haven’t read anything else by this author but I truly fell in love with Ricky and G-Man.

Aliquor bases gourmet restaurant. But I like all the attention to detail in the setting and the food descriptions, plus the ruthless Guy Fiere stand in that mentors the main characters as they open their own restaurant.

Rickey has ambition though while G-Man is the more stabilizing force of their partnership. Some of the characters are rather flat. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Overall a perfect gem of a book and even though it was the second opppy you wouldn’t have known, Briye would like to read the other books in the series but don’t know if they may ruin this one as to be this book was so perfect.

No one remembered much of this night, but by the end of it, two cars were totaled, the sous chef and the bartender were in Charity Hospital, the chef was in jail, and the grill guy’s wife was filing for divorce.

I started reading this series backwards and read he third book in the brute, Soul Kitchenabout a year ago.

Rickey was the more outspoken of the two, he was the one with the dream and with more emotional temper. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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A famous chef, Lenny Duveteaux, offers them the money to start up in business, and they find premises and get started, full of excitement and passion, but the premises have a history, and it isn’t an easy ride. PZB featured in a gift shop full of mainly southern tourists? And also makes me hungry as hell.


The book is about two New Orleans cooks who decide, sort of, to open a restaurant. oiquor

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A manic, spicy romp through the kitchens, back alleys, dive bars, and drug deals of the country’s most sublimely ridiculous city, author Poppy Z. You’ve successfully reported this review.

Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Down on the Farm. Apr 18, James Berry rated it really liked it Shelves: If you’re not from NOLA, you probably won’t get it. Brite masterfully shakes equal parts ambition, scandal, cocaine, and murder, and serves Liquor straight up, with a twist.

Yes, the book is rife with detail about the restaurants in N.

Amazon Prime Brife Stream millions of songs, ad-free. The bio says she is married to a chef, but she must have at least waited on tables or worked in kitchens somehow because there’s stuff in here that I don’t think someone could just research. The characters we meet in this curious underworld including the hilariously named critic Chase Haricot are what drives the plot, since there is relatively little structure which is not a criticism; it works well for this kind of novel. Ten Days in August.

Poppy Z. Brite Liquor Reviewed by Serena Trowbrige

The partnership, both business and personal, between Rickey and G-man, seems perfectly balanced, the strengths of one complementing the weaknesses of the other, and their trust and affection is perfectly portrayed. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

Consequently, I liked this book. Sep 13, Ames rated it it was amazing. Hardly from the lap of luxury, they grow up together and become chefs and lovers. This is an excellent series. Strong on food and also on characters. Oct 26, Jennifer rated it really liked it Recommends it for: But Brite captures a place and a mood and a time so vividly that it’s hard to stop reading.


I’ve never read a book about the restaurant “life”, and it was a great change to my typical reads. Read more Read less. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Although Brite made her name with horror, she has worked in restaurants herself and is married to a chef, and clearly sees the possibilities of the enclosed and private world inhabited by people in the restaurant business. So far, this book is a big departure from Brite’s earlier work.

In the following months, Brite has been an outspoken and sometimes harsh critic of those who are leaving New Orleans for good.

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They felt like a normal couple with dry spells, frustrations, arguments, and romance but also with a sense of two men that are in love and this is it for them.

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I may just rip through the rest of the series. This is also a book which left me hungry: I say that because this book is the coziest piece of fiction by Poppy that I’ve ever read. General FictionMystery. A Walk Through Fire.

S Yeah, I’ve been pretty meh about the writer these days nothing to do with his lifestyle choices, just so you know; it’s more of a personal thing so I’m not sure what made me pick popph books up again, but damn I still love me some PZB.

It’s a lot of fun to read, especially for food lovers and those curious about the inner workings on the restaurant craziness.