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My Dining Hell (Penguin Specials): Twenty Ways To Have a Lousy Night Out (Penguin Shorts/Specials) [Kindle Edition]

Jay Rayner
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Book Description

I have been a restaurant critic for over a decade, written reviews of well over 700 establishments, and if there is one thing I have learnt it is that people like reviews of bad restaurants. No, scratch that. They adore them, feast upon them like starving vultures who have spotted fly-blown carrion out in the bush.

They claim otherwise, of course. Readers like to present themselves as private arbiters of taste; as people interested in the good stuff. I'm sure they are. I'm sure they really do care whether the steak was served au point as requested or whether the souffl had achieved a certain ineffable lightness. And yet, when I compare dinner to bodily fluids, the room to an S & M chamber in Neasden (only without the glamour or class), and the bill to an act of grand larceny, why, then the baying crowd is truly happy.

Don't believe me? Then why, presented with the chance to buy this ebook filled with accounts of twenty restaurants - their chefs, their owners, their poor benighted front of house staff - getting a complete stiffing courtesy of the sort of vitriolic bloody-curdling review which would make the victims call for their mummies, did you seize it with both hands?

Product Details

  • File Size: 151 KB
  • Print Length: 66 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (May 25, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0080K3P2M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #529,364 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars I'll Admt It... June 2, 2014
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As the author writes, people like reviews of bad restaurants, and nobody writes those reviews better than Jay Rayner. Read these reviews and then feel better about your frozen dinner in front of the TV.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just a painfull truth.... August 5, 2012
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Makes you want to rethink what you are paying for sometimes. I hope for good. I hate going to restaurants normally reviewed as good, the best ect. by people who measure the value by quantity and not quality. Good book!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars worth it July 3, 2012
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This is a highly entertaining read with a number of short, pithy reviews - perfect for when you are standing around waiting for someone to turn up to keep you amused. Jay Rayner is a very good critic.
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His wrath got a bit boring .. maybe its the sort of book you should dip in and out of and not read all in one go
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