while the premise of the book seems interesting enough, (eccentric recluse with serious hygiene issues and a mother complex) it never goes anywhere. the first few times it is rather amusing to listen to the pseudointellectual rantings of the main character but the story never evolves beyond the level of charicatures. i made it through the first half of the download before i was disinterested and stopped listening.
Who would have though that and audible description of someone's culinary adventures and expeditions into learning the craft could be so entertaining. I find that there is just the right balance between insightful observation and humour in this book. I learned more about preparing pasta than I ever thought possible while realizing that it is also about a way of live. If you care about good food you will care about this book.
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