A nice read with no particular depth, but fun! Tucker makes it to St. Follow them to Buffalo and later to St. Even though he s a lao wai foreign devil his cooking skills impress the Chinese patrons of the restaurant, and his wooing skills impress Corinne when she joins him there as a waitress. I'm not sure exactly why I decided to take a chance on this novel but I am so glad I did. And all throughout the book are all these badly written and stupid Tucker rules, which do not seem to serve any sort of purpose except to show that Tucker is a pompous little 21 year old who thinks he's got the world figured out. I had initially picked this book up because it seemed like the kind of book I would enjoy, but never actually touch. The character himself is unlikeable and unrelatable.
I liked the dry humor of the main character, Tucker. Tucker is your average middle-class whi I won this book through Goodreads First Reads. For foodies, there are plenty of tips for cooking authentic Chinese food, and a glimpse into the inner workings of a Chinese restaurant kitchen. Louis, where he gets a job as a chef in a Chinese restaurant. One of the best novels I have read in a very long time. The sarcasm of New England the place I was born and raised comes out beautifully. He decides to take a trip south to see what his friend Langston Wu is up to in St.
A fascinating addition to any criminal law history library or collection, this book will likely be perused often. The story thus far is basically a boy-meets-girl tale, but once Corrine gets to St. I like the main characters and all their quirks, even if they did seem a bit older and maybe a bit too clever for their ages but that seems to be a trend lately, at least among the books I've read , but they're really endearing and it was easy to get engaged with their story and hope for the best. And the rules--and chapter headings--are fun too. The fictitious Beddingfield College in Lancaster, N. They say that it's the journey that matters, and not the destination, and that is so true. This is Dave Lowry's fiction debut.
It's a long trip and they spend a night at his parents' house to rest and refresh. Ahh the rice, noodles and all that preparation. If yo I picked up this book on a flash Kindle sale mainly because I liked the title. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The adventure our characters go through is not too shabby, but when you insert Tucker and his friends into it, suddenly the plot becomes more interesting than it might have been otherwise. I enjoyed the adventure and the background it's interesting no matter where Tucker, our hero, goes, including Massachusetts and New Hampshire and the writing--and I loved the hero and his friends.
I actually thought it was never coming, but it arrived about a month or so ago. The author just leaves out many of the questions and discussions real people would have asked and discussed so that he could continue the mystery of the story. Infatuated, and with nothing better to do, he ends up with her in St. Tucker is an interesting hero — young, funny and confident in his skills. Personally, I never understood the Americanized version of Chinese cuisine, especially since the original is not only healthier, but more delicious. What happened with Corrine in Canada? The main character, Tucker, finds himself involved with a woman who may or may not be involved in a heist of diamonds which just happen to belong to a Chinese gang who are perhaps understandably interested in regaining their lost resources. It's rare that I read a book within days of starting it, as I did with this one.
I don't want to give away too much of the plot so I won't go into any more detail. After meeting a Chinese girl, Corrine, at a roadside rest area, Tucker helps her. I've always liked learning and hearing about places and cultures unfamiliar to me. Disclosure: I received this book through GoodReads' FirstRead Program. Also, isn't the title just awsome?? The dialogue was quick and witty and dry and totally fun.
He is simultaneously a tough guy capable of crippling an enemy with an economy of movement, and achingly vulnerable and self deprecating. Louis, where he gets a job as a chef in a Chinese restaurant. I can only hope Lowry has another novel planned for the not too distant future. Plus, he practices martial arts, speaks fluent Mandarin and cooks Chinese food better than most natives. Usually when books spend a portion of their time describing food or non-plot-related activities cooking, in this case it can be dull or feel like research-dumps, but that was not the case with this book at all.
Good thing Tucker is a Mandarin-speaking martial arts master who isn't afraid to throw the first punch. If you are fascinated by the workings of a Chinese kitchen, how the dishes are invented and prepared, how the chef hones his skills and how the food is much more than something you eat then pick up the chopsticks on the cover and tuck in. Book Description Mariner Books, United States, 2014. Is Tucker in danger because of his association with her? It soon becomes evident that she is running away from someone or something. I told him that the book was making me crave it, and fortunately, the craving spread to him. The man has written a bunch of books on martial arts and is a food critic and this novel certainly showcases both, extensively. Chinese Cooking for Diamond Thieves Dave Lowry 2014, 278 pages Fiction Tucker is driving through northern New Hampshire when he meets the beautiful and mysterious Corinne Chang at a rest stop.
His vulnerability locked me in. The story is narrated by Tucker, lately of Beddingfield College, who happens to be a highly skilled Chinese chef, a martial arts practitioner and he also speaks Mandarin. I'd have to go back and look at the rules' numbers to give a better opinion on this something for future readers to look out for. If cute can be used to describe a book, this was a cute book. It's active; silent but lively—and vicious in its own sneaky way.
The banter made the scenes unconvincing. To start, this was not a book I could read in one sitting. One day he receives a call from Corrine - would he be willing to pick her up in Buffalo and bring her to St. The characters were slightly too precocious and too mature for their age 21 or so , but charming enough with their ceaselessly witty repartee and boundless quirks. The sparkling dialogue between characters flowed so naturally and engagingly that I was always sorry when it was over.