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Get Jiro! Hardcover – Jul 3 2012

3.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Vertigo (July 3 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401228275
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401228279
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.5 x 26.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #254,457 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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

"What's an ex-yakuza enforcer turned sushi chef to do, ask culinary expert and author Bourdain (Medium Raw) and co-writer Joel Rose (La Pacifica) in this boisterous lampooning of food culture, a pet project for Bourdain, who seems to revel in the unrestrained narrative allowed in a comic book. Their answer will be enjoyable to anyone versed in samurai revenge stories or the films of Sam Peckinpah.... The book's saving grace is the wonderfully clean and detailed art by an all-star team of artists led by illustrator Foss, whose meticulously researched and composed visuals mirror Jiro's precision with a knife and produce equally appetizing results."—Publishers Weekly

"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

Born in 1956, Anthony Bourdain graduated from the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America. He began running New York kitchens at restaurants such as Supper Club, One Fifth Avenue, and Sullivan's. His extensive body of work has graced the pages of The Times, New York Times, Observer, the Face, and Scotland on Sunday. He is an ongoing contributor and authority for Food Arts magazine. Bourdain's fictional works include two crime novels– 1997's Gone Bamboo and Bone in the Throat in 1995. His book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly was a bestseller, with an updated edition published in 2007. In 2002, the Food Network debuted what would become a twenty-two episode series featuring Bourdain circling the globe and feeding his adventure eating habit with the most extreme cuisine the world had to offer. The inspired bestselling book, A Cook's Tour In Search of the Perfect Meal, met with huge success in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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.


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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is well written with some interesting subject matter and the artwork is very well done. It seems to exisit in a Blade Runner / Cyber Punk sort of world where chefs have come to rule supreme which is dark and a little quirky. One issue is that for a graphic novel it may be a little short and it seems a little closer to comic book length than graphic novel length.
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This may be a fun and artistic work. On kindle display, however it is an unreadable mosh of dark lines. The words are there - too bad they are in .1. Type and therefore not readable with a human eye. This may have been a good book. I will never know unless I buy it from a bricks and morter store. Amazon is stealing our money selling this book for Kindle.
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Anthony Bourdain is my hero. Ever since reading Kitchen Confidential back in culinary school I've loved his style and sense of humour. If you love food and comics you will love this book.
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