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T take the orders and clear the tables when the guests are done eating She becomes infatuated with the wine expert name Simone and the bartender named Jake Between Tess s lifestyle of alcohol food which you can almost taste drugs sex and the dealings of the complexity of relationships we get a personal back scene tour of the sweet the sour the salty and bitter shenanigans I definitely got an inside look and expanded appreciation into the restaurant industry THE AUDIOBOOK HELD MY ATTENTION most of the timebut what surprised me than anything was the writing itself I enjoyed the way Stephanie Danler put words together They were innovativeNOT BAD FOR A LIBRARY FREEBIE I liked it LOVED THE WRITING awesome sentences Very impressive enjoyable 37 rating Hmmm Where to start when reviewing Sweetbitter My desire to read it can certainly be attributed to the Hype Monster and a serious case of Cover Lust People were raving about this one long before the release date and it was otly anticipated ever since Stephanie Danlier s book deal was announced Also the cover lured me in the first time I saw it I mean look at at it it s just so strikingI went out and bought the novel right away because of the glowing reviews and that striking image on the front Unfortunately I don t think Sweetbitter lived up to the ype or was as good as its gorgeous cover Sweetbitter follows Tess as she arrives in New York City to escape er empty life in Ohio and Tarot for Magical Times have all the experiences she can Tess isn t an aspiring anything she gets a job at a fancy restaurant in Union Suare as a backwaiter and that s enough forer Just to live in the city and to be immersed in restaurant life is living er dream Tess is subsumed into the culture of er profession She drinks too much She stays out all night She does coke She injures Dangerous Heat herself on the job and can be found crying in many a corner Rinse and repeatAha But there is something to shake up Tess s routine of toil and debauchery There is the older woman Simone a senior server with affected European ways who teaches Tess about Wine and Life and Literature Enter a lot of platitudes Tess being a motherless child is soon in thrall to Simone But she s even captivated by Simone s closest companion Jake the moodilyandsome bartender at the restaurant The nature of Simone and Jake s relationship isn t clear but one thing s for sure Tess is ready to get in the middle of itTess was proclaimed by various shout lines and reviews to be uniuely beguiling and unforgettable I found Birds, Beasts, and Bandits her to be neither These lines from Tess s own lips accurately sum uper character I m their pet Their puppy They need me to follow them around Tess spends the whole book following Famouz her coworkers blindly allowing them to mistreater and determine the
COURSE OF HER LIFE AT EVERY of The Accidental Startup her life at every I didn t really geter as a character or feel for The Man in the High Castle her or likeer I can t say I cared about any character in this book Not only are they an unlikable Essays from the Visit of Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas to Heidelberg host of people and I like a well done unlikable character don t get me wrong they are an uninteresting bunch beset by a clichedost of demons and addictions and foul mouthed one liners We ve seen these people before and they re not interestingly wrought A Taste of Darkness (Mackenzie Vampires hereThe New York Times declared that Sweetbitteris an unpretentious truth dealing summer weight novel and Kirkus Reviews which gave the book a starred review says itas only occasional lapses into unintentional pretentiousness I In Darkest London have to disagree I found the majority of Danler s writing in Tess s first person narrative voice to be pretentious It was like she was trying tooard to sound literary Here s Naturalistless how she describes figs Each one with a firm density that reminded me of flesh of my own breasts Um okay Here sow Simone talks I know you I remember you from my youth You contain multitudes There is a
Crush Of Experience Coursing By experience coursing by you want to take every experience on the pulse I m sorry but does anyone talk like that A lot of the dialogue is stilted like this just doesn t ring true isn t the way people converse The book also tries some ambitious narrative shifts that I don t think work It switches from Tess s first person narration to second person narration where Tess refers to The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques for Every Hunter and Angler herself as you and then there are passages dropped into the work at random of stream of consciousness dialogue overheard from the guests and the waitstaff It doesn t come together as a cohesive whole or illuminate any special meaning in the storyThere is no plot to speak of There is no driving force in the novel that keeps it interesting There is a scene where finger banging is supposed to be the sexiest and it s not it just ends up being ick There are some well written passages where Danler shows promise as a writer But they re overwhelmed by the pages and pages of tryard literary fiction The book never lives up to its promise and I was left thinking what s the pointI can t say I liked Sweetbitter It left me feeling meh when I wanted to be wowed I work in a bookstore in an affluent neighborhood Today the following conversation occurredCustomer I want to return this book plunks Sweetbitter down on the counterMe Okay what was wrong with itCustomer It was stupidMe Oh I really liked it But I could see Babys Mealtime how Drawn into a darkly alluring love triangle In Sweetbitter Stephanie Danler deftly conjures witheart stopping accuracy the nonstop and igh adrenaline world of the restaurant industry and evokes the infinite possibilities the unbearable beauty and the fragility and brutality of being young in New Yor. I love a good coming of age story but 98% of this book wasis unbearable Here s a sampling ROMANCE Your eyes It s unmistakeable The Dawn of Modern Thought he said He thumbed my cheekbone Veiled melancholyas The Infamous Ellen James (Infamous, her sovereign shrine Hisand moved up my cheek flushing me into my Samael Aun Weor, The Absolute Man hair wheree tugged Dragonfrigate Wizard Halcyon Blithe (Halcyon Blithe, his fingers dry nonchalant His otherand pressed into the bruise on my thigh as Satria dari Negeri Tayli 1-28 he could intuit the blood below the skin Whene kissed me I said Oh my god into Goethean Science his mouth but that like everything else was swallowed up METAPHORS Our three glasses touched and I pulled a mouthful of wine The joints in my spine softened like butter going to room temperature DRAMATIC DIALOGUE This is all one scene mind youFuck you I said to a man I didn t recognize You want to repeat the names of things You want to make out That person disappeared I serve people I yelled out above the musicSasha you think my life is easy cause I m pretty It s not I get a fucking door opened for me now and then Being prettywell I wanna fuckin record this shit right nowIt sucksBaby Monsterow bout you shut your face fore I break your face I Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets! hate you I said to Will bute was asleep on coatsOK after typing these uotes I d like to amend my review to state that 100% of the book is unbearable UNLESS that is you re drinking and reading it aloud to friends or by yourself summertimesadness It s weird I couldn t put this one down and at the same time I was slightly annoyed the whole time I was reading The descriptions of working in a restaurant are good as are the food and wine discussionsdescriptions and they kept me going thru all the bar scenes and bumps of cocaine and thoughts that seemed too mature for a 22 year old who was the opposite of matureEnjoyable but just not my favorite This is one of those I really wanted to like it books The sentence level writing is gorgeous and the subject matter working in a Digital Crossroads high end NYC restaurant is for some of us nearly irresistible And at first I liked Sweetbitter very much Young girl moves to New York gets an amazing job is immersed in the life of the city What s not to likeBut after aundred pages or so maybe even fewer I started to get frustrated While I was enjoying protagonist Tess s introduction to fine food and wine I kept waiting for well a plot Eventually I could no longer deny what I d begun to suspect there was no plot unless you call a 22 year old backwaiter falling in love with the attractive yet troubled bartender a plot It s not Tess s relationship with Jake the bartender is as tedious as you d imagine The interesting relationship is the one between Tess and Simone the restaurant s doyenne and longest serving server Simone takes on Tess as er protege teaching er about wine urging The Einstein Theory of Relativity her to go deeper learn Simone in many ways is who Tess wants to be well traveled atome in the world mysterious cultured The problem is neither Simone or Tess or Jake the troubled bartender are fully developed characters And they re the main ones so imagine How to Negotiate Your First Job how unmemorable the secondary characters are Simone is intriguing but ultimately she seems like a type instead of real person Same with Tess same with Jake But they re so close to being than that I finished this book wishing itad gone through one round of edits you will grow tired of the drinking and the snorting and the vomiting I promise you will begin to skim in which the author ad gone deeply into er main characters I ad the feeling she didn t want to and wine and whatever the ell else there would been I dunno a plot Instead we got a rundown of Chowhoundcom s greatest Dispatches from Dystopia hits from 2005 dropping Sripaphi s name like it s a new thing Come on now Everyone sip to that trick Do yourself and avoid this All it will make you do is want to set the book on fire especially not recommended if you Max and the Tom Cats (More Bob Books for Young Readers, Set II, Book 8) have an ebook and sing the Internationale andope that idiots like the characters in this book are first against the wall when the revolution comes and perhaps starting your own revolution to facilitate this The book can only be summed up as follows This was a spontaneous audiobook pick available through my library overdrive I never Ancient World had any serious intentions of reading it when it first came out Iad pre judged it unfairly I assumed the writing would be amateurish WRONG The words that Stephanie Danler used in Fighter her sentences were invigorating delicious and thought provoking My original thought was what gifted author writes about a 22 year old female looking to reinventerself in New York City I wanted to change the channel on this story before it even started But for kicks I pushed AUDIO PLAY This story wasn t about a girl with big dreams on being an actress a singer or dancer looking to be discovered Tess actually just wanted a jobaway from America s Събрани разкази, Том 5 heartland I found myself intrigued during a job interview that Tess wasaving The interviewer asked The Real James Herriot her uestions that didn t seem related to the job whatsoever He wanted to know what she was reading She debated about telling the truth or not Given that Tess was applying for a waiter job at the most popular New York restaurant The interviewer askeder to tell Waterloo (Sharpe, him about a problem situation she faced wither last job and Cinderella how did she solve it The entire interviewad me on the edge of my seat This book now คนรวมวิญญาณ 1 โรงเรียนติววิญญาณ had my respectTess getsired as a back waitress She learns to fold napkins correctly set the tables deliver the dinners but no. S is the story of er education in champagne and cocaine love and lust dive bars and fine dining rooms as she learns to navigate the chaotic enchanting punishing life she as chosen As Mary After All her appetites awaken for food and wine but also for knowledge experience and belonging Tess findserself elplessly.
Reveal Too Much About too much about because she was olding back for the penultimate reveal but to be The Literary Relationship of Lord Byron and Thomas Moore honest what we learn at the end of the book doesn tave much of a payoff I think it s supposed to be shocking but it isn t Or it s not really that interesting so mildly shocking in a boring kind of way I d rather Suggestions for Marketing Small Timber have real charactersAnyway if you re twenty and living atome in the suburbs this summer dreaming about New Exploration how great life will be once you re shed of your parents and your job at the mall you ll like this book than I did If you re me you ll read to the end after vowing to give up in the middle skimming as you go because you re curiousow things will turn out But of course you already know The Shaping of Western Civilization how things turn out They always turn out that way This book is completely full of itself and full shit Iave a new appreciation for this
book reading it the second time One of my I reading it the second time One of my favorites I Stephanie s writing sis needs to come out with another one I apologies in advance for sounding ard and arsh in this reviewSo one of the most anticipated books of 2016 according to some literary and press sourcesIn their reviews and in the first GR reviews it was said to be Anthony Bourdain meets Jay McInerney with a sprinkling of Siri Hustvedt So Anthony Bourdain Tough luck I just read The Ecology, Exploitation and Conservation of River Turtles his Kitchen Confidential Sweetbitter is supposed to engulf your gastronomic senses Except for a short episode of eating a first oyster the first and one of very few real recipe descriptions was an omelet with cantaralles on page 106 Kitchen confidentialad by then collected an entire Jamie Oliver Cookbook And wow I encountered some namedropping of wines that weren t the usual Chablis or Bordeaux Maybe it s cuz I m a European gastronaut pun intended but as Shania Twain exclaimed once that don t impre. The bestselling novel about a young woman's coming of age set against the glitzy grimy backdrop of New York's most elite restaurants Now A STARZ Original Series Newly arrived in New York City twenty two year old Tess lands a job as a backwaiter at a celebrated downtown Manhattan restaurant What follow. Ss me muchSiri Hustvedt It felt that the writer didn t dare to choose between full on incrowd food porn and euhm a good storyIt felt that the writer just adored to show off Medicine and Religion her talent which sheas of writing playfull dialoguesIt felt that the author went out to play while the reader wasn t invited to play along sitting and staring annoyed on a courtside bench Look y all with no The Hockey Saint (Forever Friends, handsSo it s not that much than yet another girl leaving everything behind to go to the big city tabula rasa to wait tables another pun intendedAnd of course there is a likablelickable waiter that our waitress is crazy about untill she kissesim and Valentino he doesn t seem to remember afterwards Sometimes I wonder if some readers on Goodreads actually read the novel or just the promo talkBut I know it s all about taste except for the topic of this culinary novel If Sweetbitter is the book of the summer then clearly I need a new season I could not find one reason to understand why the reviews of this book were as good as they were Most of them seem to center aroundow well they say the author describes food As someone who as been deeply interested in food writing since igh school I can deem Shunned her merely adeuate This book is the ne plus ultra of terrible MFA writing The self indulgent meandering that the reader is forced to endure as the dimwitted main character blunders around life only is saved by the occasional inadvertently funny passage or moment when one of the other characters rightfully give the main character shit for being a complete moron What little plot exists centers around the narrator landing in New York with no drive or direction to anything except like I dunno live or something So she decides to get a job in a restaurant so closely based on the Union Suare Cafe Iope Danny Meyer sues the writer s ass Naturally as only a privileged pretty white girl can do she bats Craving (Willow Creek, her eyes into a job at a pretty damn prestigious restaurant and proceeds to get away with all sorts of incompetent bullshit due toer youth as far as I can tell The character is supposed to be from some Midwestern city and though anyone who s ever even only been adjacent to a copy of Food and Wine knows food outside of New York consists of than toast and canned soup All of the other raves about the look inside the restaurant industry must Oba, the Last Samurai have come from people who never read Kitchen Confidential or Blood Bones Butter This just in Sometimes people use cocaine Shocking I know Our idioteroine literally begs one of the older staffers who she idolizes into being Yonen Buzz, Volume 1 (Yonen Buzz, her friend and mentor in turns so pathetic they re incredulous She also naturally falls in love with a beautiful boy behind the bar with the personality ofer favorite food which is toast btw but she can t figure out if e actually likes er All of the growth she experiences boils down to The Wood Demon her learningow to order wine like the kind of douchebag most of the people I know who ave worked in the serving profession want to murder describing a white she orders as flabby but adeuate Bitch are you for real When the end mercifully comes at last the last 40 pages are so breathtakingly incomprehensible as to only possibly belong to another book Perhaps if the developments came earlier and there was less wanking about And Wine And The Hell Else There Would