THE COOK. -- Conrad Venn (Pocket Book # 75118); BASIS for FILM / Movie = SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE with Angela Lansbury and Michael York >>> ENGLISH Language Edition

Kressing, Harry. ( Name is a Pseudonym, Used Only Here; Possibly = Nicholas Freeling or Harry Adam Ruber ?)

Published by Panther Books., New York, NY, USA., 1967
Condition: Near FINE. Soft cover
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223 pages. [book Weight = 175 grams] >>> BLACK COMEDY & Crime Fiction CLASSIC; >> He has been compared to Kafka and Orwell, and quite rightly so. The genre is fantasy for those who appreciate cuisine and has undeniable makings of an All-Time Favorite CULT Book. >>> 'His name is Conrad Venn and he is bound for employment in the house of the Hill family, bringing with him his extraordinary collection of recipes, his carving knife, and his genius for persuasion. Soon he comes to dominate the household, then the town. His hand is everywhere, controlling everything and everyone. This story unfolds to the unsuspecting reader like a fairy tale, but it soon turns grim indeed, pun intended. Conrad is the chef who mysteriously arrives in town: `Six and a half feet tall, clad in black and riding on a bicycle'. He not only knows exactly what he wants, but he knows what everyone else wants as well. He very quickly becomes the most feared and revered man in the town of Cobb. His power over women is to seduce them with his dark culinary art, make them totally dependent, and their waistlines are then his. He is not a man to cross at the pub. Most macho cooks are good knife fighters. A particularly gruesome scene takes place when he takes on a rival chef who threatens to bone him like a chicken, butcher him like a hog.Never underestimate a man who cooks, and cooks well. Had it been Eve and Conrad in the Garden of Eden, Conrad would have taken the apple, diced it with his glinting chef's knife and transformed it into Calvados.Harry Kressing writes a dark tale indeed. He has been compared to Kafka and Orwell, and quite rightly so. The genre is fantasy for those who appreciate cuisine and has undeniable makings of a cult book. This is a dish which is still good and should be reheated. I wish some Evil Corporate Publisher would see his way to a reprint. Filmed as SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE with Angela Lansbury and Michael York. " Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 9501-5

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Title: THE COOK. -- Conrad Venn (Pocket Book # ...

Publisher: Panther Books., New York, NY, USA.

Publication Date: 1967

Binding: Soft Cover

Illustrator: PHOTO Cover!

Book Condition:Near FINE.

Edition: First British UK Paperback Edition..

Book Type: Mass Market Paperback.

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