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Anthony Bourdains Hungry GhostsHind these horrifying tales This horror anthology is Anthony Bourdains Epubsure to please and scare On a dark haunted night a Russian Oligarch dares a circle of international chefs to play the samurai game of Candles where each storyteller tells a terrifying tale of ghosts demons and unspeakable beings and prays to survive the challengeInspired by the Japanese Edo perio. It's a crying shame that Bourdain’s death means that we won't get to see this side of him come out to play again I’ve been a fan of the man and his work for many years but I had no idea he was such an aficionado of Japanese ghost storiesHungry Ghosts is inspired in eual parts by the classic EC horror titles and the even classic Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai A group of chefs trade ghost stories in an attempt to outscare each other and each tale is illustrated by a different artist It's a you should pardon the expression tasty brew indeedThe stories are steeped in Japanese lore In his afterword “Stirring the Pot” Joel Rose Bourdain’s partner in crime goes into detail about their research sources mainly the great Lafcadio Hearn There's also “A Handy Guide to the Legendary Ghostly Spirits behind our Terrifying Tales” which is pretty much what it sounds like but is worth reading if you want further background There are also some recipes which honestly feel kind of tacked on Yeah Bourdain was among other accomplishments a chef But these recipes to be fair they do sound tasty seem like a gimmick than an integral part of the bookIf you're a fan of horror comics Anthony Bourdain or Japanese culture this book is right up your alley Me I’m all three Didn't stand a chance Highly recommended

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Hungry Ghosts is cooked up by the best selling author and veteran chef Anthony Bourdain Kitchen Confidential Emmy Award winning TV star of Parts Unknown and acclaimed novelist Joel Rose Kill Kill Faster Faster back again from their New York Times best seller Get Jiro Featuring all new original recipes prepared by Bourdain plus a guide to the ghostly legendary spirits be. Anthony Bourdain loved creepy stories and he was very fond of Japanese culture and “Hungry Ghosts” is his take on an old Edo period Japanese parlor game In the original context guests would gather at night to tell each other folk tales and ghost stories; in the adjoining room they would light one hundred candles and set a small mirror on a table After each story the story teller would go to the candle room to blow out one flame and look into the mirror The game was considered a test of courage because the candle room would grow darker and darker as the candles were blown out creating a creepy atmosphere some believed appropriate for the summoning of the various spirits the tales they were sharing were about Bourdain’s spin on it is a little different a Russian crime boss hosts a magnificent dinner and after the meal is done he invites the cooks to participate in this game of the hundred candles The cooks will share scary stories which are reimaginings of classic Japanese horror stories that all share the theme of food Or at least eatingThe stories he picked are not terribly frightening at least not to me; but having read a few Zen folktales I wasn’t surprised to find most of them contained or less subtle moral lessons against behaviours like greed breaking one’s promise etc But even if they didn’t spook me I still enjoyed every story the artwork is different for each giving them all a uniue styleThis was Bourdain’s last book project before he died and this collected edition of the four issues is dedicated to his memory I would not say it was his best work but it has his unmistakable style all over it and if you enjoyed “Get Jiro” you will probably like a lot as well

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Anthony Bourdains Hungry Ghosts review µ eBook or Kindle ePUB · ➦ [Ebook] ➡ Anthony Bourdains Hungry Ghosts By Anthony Bourdain ➱ – Hungry Ghosts is cooked up by the best selling author and veteran chef Anthony Bourdain Kitchen Confidential Emmy Award winning TV star D game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai Hungry Ghosts reimagines the classic stories of yokai yorei and obake all tainted with the common thread of foodIncluding stellar artists Sebastian Cabrol Vanesa Del Rey Francesco Francavilla Irene Koh Leo Manco Alberto Ponticelli Paul Pope and Mateus Santolouco as well as amazing color by Jose Villarrubia a drop dead cover by Paul Po. Oh mannnnn I really wanted to love this It could have been perfect I don't know if it was a short production schedule or what but the transitions between issues just did not make sense First it's these rich guys doing this ritual and I'm thinking damnnn this is going to backfire on them but then in the next few issues the rich dudes are not even there They explained at the beginning that everyone was to sit together in one room and light 100 candles and after each person told a scary story they were to extinguish one candle Except they moved rooms and characters disappeared and the candles kept multiplyingWe have the chefs go into this room with the candles alone without the rich dudes the characters are divided into the richies and the chefs who just cooked their 5 star dinner but the whole conceit was that you sit together and one at a time extinguish a candle chefs and rich dudes alike I seriously went back to the beginning several times because I was like am I missing somethingIt was a genuinely terrifying concept that was executed poorly A group of people from different worlds summoned by a mysterious and eccentric millionaire is convinced to play an ancient samurai game where 100 candles are lit and everyone has to go around telling a scary story and extinguish one candle until all the candles are out and a demon is summoned That's a genuinely awesome storyBut this isn't that story