Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi Hardcover – October 27, 2015
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"GET JIRO unfolds in a dystopian version of Los Angeles where today's (mostly) polite and academic discussions about food have evolved into grisly gastronomic feuds.... In some ways, GET JIRO represents a coming-full-circle thing for Mr. Bourdain." --The New York Times
"Bourdain ... promised 'an ultra-violent slaughter-fest over culinary arcane,' and he delivers pretty much exactly that.... Bourdain let's his foodie id run wild, extolling the elegant simplicity of a peasant dish like pot-au-feu here and caving in skulls with sauté pans there. Foss' stubby, dough-faced figures walk a fine line between goofy and thuggish, and fall apart with great ickiness when dismembered. Equal parts blunt culinary opinion-mongering and satiric takedown of the very same chef-worship culture Bourdain helped create, this amusing diversion coasts comfortably in the wake of the standard bearer of gore-soaked foodie comics." --Booklist
About the Author
Joel Rose's most recent novel is The Blackest Bird, which has been translated into 13 languages. Previous books include Kill the Poor, Kill Kill Faster Faster (both of which have been made into films), and New York Sawed in Half. For DC Comics, he wrote the graphic novels LA PACIFICA and THE BIG BOOK OF THUGS.
- Publisher : Vertigo (October 27, 2015)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 160 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1401252265
- ISBN-13 : 978-1401252267
- Item Weight : 1.12 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.97 x 0.54 x 10.47 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #78,005 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Blood and Sushi is the prequel to the previous Get Jiro, and show an evolution in writing that the original lacked. The food scenes are more organic and less forced, feeling as a cohesive piece, acting as a tie to the complete narrative. In addition, the uses of violence, background characters and character drama reference classics in Japanese cinema, while also setting up the tone known best in Get Jiro. Never mess with the chef.
In addition, this showcases a serious character drama that better reflects the character at an earlier stage in his life, one that is never easy, but with a great deal more attention to detail on the worldbuilding that led to the original...which seemed like a separate universe than the one we know in the restaurant business today.
All of that said, I think both stories are incredible, but this is more approachable to those not in the food business. Know that up front, and get reading already.
we'll miss ya, fer sher
By Derek Mogambo on July 29, 2018
we'll miss ya, fer sher
I like it, but it's not as good as the first one.
Less about food really, but I do like the little references it makes to food when it does.
The visuals are, AWESOME
No regrets though, I love the cover art.