Chop Chop – Simon Wroe

28 Apr
I’ve had a bit of a bad run of late with books that haven’t been to my taste so I was pleased to say this has got me back on track.It charts the story of the narrator, nicknamed Monocle, whose foray into working in a high pressures kitchen leads to some very dark twists.

Given the shocking nature of some of the actions that take place in the kitchen of The Swan it is amazing that the author writes from an experience of being a former chef himself. That authenticity and knowledge does come through and adds a lot to the book with some highly individual yet believable characters starring along the way.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking this is a book about cooking mind. It is a brilliantly dark comic novel that uses the restaurant industry as a springboard, albeit one it heavily relies on.

This was a really good read. Funny; well written; good plot and unique. Well worth picking up.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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