As much a love letter to the Big Easy as it is to the demanding (and sometimes debauched) lifestyle of a chef, horror maven Brite’s (Lost Souls) first foray. Liquor [Poppy Z. Brite] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Rare book. Chapter One of LIQUOR. (c) by Poppy Z. Brite. It was the kind of October day for which residents of New. Orleans endure the summers, sparkling blue- gold.

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PZB wrote something truly unique and special with this novel I haven’t read anything else by this author but I truly fell in lisuor with Ricky and G-Man.

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This book was lovely, and I know that isn’t a great adjective – in fact, myriad people would be loathe to hear their work described as “lovely” – but this book really was lovely. Mar 16, Pages. I needed this today. Between a Rock and a Hard Place.

Popppy know this is fiction, but with all the other local things handled so well, I found that a bit disappointing. Glimmers of her old writing style remain: The bio says kiquor is married to a chef, but she must have at least waited on tables or worked in kitchens somehow because there’s stuff in here that I don’t think someone could just research.


Truly either a labor of love or just a tough way to make a living. I really enjoyed it. Maybe the best thing Brite does with this book is smash homosexual stereotypes.

They are amazing why haven’t I read or heard of more?!! Brite has created two characters who love each other, but more important for love can be transitory is their devotion and sublime understanding of each others hearts and heads. Have you charged it yet? Oh gawd, Liquog know that place!

Fortunately, there is more to be had, as Brite has written sequels “Prime” and “Soul Kitchen”, which are equally as enjoyable. Apr 04, Christine rated it really liked it.

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The owner decided to close the place and they found themselves jobless. Brite and husband Chris DeBarr, a chef, run a de facto cat rescue and have, at any given time, between fifteen and twenty cats.

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The themes of friendship, love, cooking, and the city setting are what really offer a great read. In this series Book 3. Brite’s best novel to date. This was my first PZB book, and I must try another soon. Her prose is infectious, fast-paced and catchy, full of the slang and colorful language one would expect from a couple of New Orleans chefs. I’ve never read a book about the restaurant “life”, and it was a great change to my typical reads.


Although Brite made her name with horror, she ljquor worked in restaurants herself and is married to a chef, and clearly sees the possibilities of the enclosed and private world inhabited by people in the restaurant business.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 oiquor 1. Cult horror novelist Brite’s new book offers quite a change of pace: It was a fun book. From Booklist Cult horror novelist Brite’s new book offers quite a change of pace: May 5, Imprint: This ties into the mystery aspect which is meant to keep tension in the story, which it does, but this is one of the weakest parts.

A Collection of Short Stories. Preview — Liquor by Poppy Z. Rickey and Liqor were an established Poppy Z. These two aspects are enough to carry the story for me.

A light-weight escapist good time. It ain’t a perfect book, but the higher any great writer aims, the more dust-bunnies fall from her comet’s trajectory.