Sunday, July 28, 2013

Anthony Bourdain's ten favorite books

Anthony Bourdain is a world traveler who has had successful careers as a chef, TV host, and author.

He named his ten favorite books for Business Insider. One title on the list:
The Friends Of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins

"The best, most realistic crime novel ever. Best dialogue in a crime novel ever," Bourdain said.

This classic crime novel by George V. Higgins tells the tale of bank heists, mobsters, and cops in Boston during the 1960s. Higgins uses sharp dialogue and suspense techniques to keep readers on edge.
Read about another book on Bourdain's list.

The Friends of Eddie Coyle is among Don Winslow's top five crime novels and Elmore Leonard's five most important books.

Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential is among the Guardian's top ten food books of the last decade, David Kamp's six books notable for their food prose, Trevor White's ten notable books about dining, and Laura Lippman's top ten memorable memoirs.

--Marshal Zeringue