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Chinese Cooking For Diamond Thieves (2014)

by Dave Lowry(Favorite Author)
3.9 of 5 Votes: 4
0547973314 (ISBN13: 9780547973319)
Mariner Books
review 1: Thank you Goodreads for this giveaway. CHINESES COOKING FOR DIAMOND THIEVES, by Dave Lowry, which I won on Goodreads was funny, interesting and mysterious. The jokes made me smile as the mystery had me guessing as to who did have the diamonds. I love the budding romances and the awkwardness with which they were pursued. The writing was clear and nicely descriptive. The characters seemed well formed. I was not totally surprised at the ending but I had just changed my mind about that so...?I enjoyed reading this book.
review 2: This was lots of fun. Nothing profound or life changing per se, just a very light quick entertainment. This is Dave Lowry's fiction debut. The man has written a bunch of books on martial arts and is a food critic and this novel certainly s
... morehowcases both, extensively. There are very detailed (possibly overwhelmingly so) fighting and cooking scenes. If you're a carnivore, the latter might make you hungry, if you're a vegetarian, it'll pretty much disgust you. Kinda funny, possibly ironic, considering that Chinese food is quite well known for their extensive vegetarian options. 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. If cute can be used to describe a book, this was a cute book. less
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Fun fast read, and you'll learn more about Chinese cooking to boot. :)
Funny, entertaining. Good first novel.
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