If you loved the early DBF books, you will probably be suckered in to this one just as I was...but I truly regret buying this book. The story was not entertaining at all to me.
The narrator's tone was off putting and whiny, the plot was unbelievable. I can't think of anyone I'd less like to know than the main character, Brett.
I'm supposed to believe that mother and child were so terribly close...yet she would make the decision to rock her beloved child's world from the grave? At a time when she was already bereaved? A truly loving mother would have had these conversations with her child before she was gone. Anything else is just for shock value. And the idea that some of these goals could be accomplished in a year is just ridiculous.
Brett, unfortunately. Maybe Catherine's story would be more interesting?
To cap it all off, they never say what her inheritance actually is...maybe it's supposed to be enough that it's all tied up otherwise with a pretty red bow, but I wanted to know what she got!
Bourdain has turned into a caricature of himself. I have listened to Kitchen Confidential countless times and love his voice and storytelling style. But Medium Raw (much like No Reservations) only features the character "Anthony Bourdain" instead of the real person we all fell for.
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