Guest Reviewer: Ray
Despite that Halloween has just passed, I decided to go with a book that isn’t scary on the outside but once you get inside, is frightening.
First, a little bit about me. I’m a 35 year old husband and father of two little boys. I’m a writer (you can find my books at our website www.cwbooks.net and the co-founder of Christopher Williams Books, a publisher of fine ebooks. I’m a life-long reader and lover of music, movies, and comic books.
But enough about me...
This would be one of those books that I bought because of the cover. I’ll admit it. It has this wonderful still life painting of a bowl of fruit. I loved the picture so much I bought the book. And began to read one of the most amazing and frightening stories of my life.
Debt to Pleasure is a memoir (of sorts) told to you by a man who loves food. He actually presents the story as a cookbook, telling the reader what to make in what seasons. Lancaster begins to hint at something unseemly under the surface when the narrator starts to mention that pretty-much every person who has ever given him a recipe or was part of his life is now dead. Yeah, that was the point where this book about food became something much more interesting. And much darker.
I would highly suggest this brilliant first novel for anyone who is looking for something different than the usual fare being forced upon you by publishers.