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The Apologist Audiobook

The Apologist

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Publisher's Summary

Marc Basset, restaurant critic for a national newspaper, has made vitriol his trademark. His vivid cruelty makes his many readers laugh - until a chef roasts himself to death in his bread oven, leaving Bassett's review of his restaurant stuck to the door. When Marc learns of the chef's suicide, he experiences a new sensation - remorse. By apologising to the wife and daughter, he begins to experience levels of self-satisfaction that he never thought possible.

©2004 Jay Rayner (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"A very surprising, very funny book." (Arabella Weir)

"It is a brave writer who apologises for his novel in the preface, but Jay Rayner has apology taped.... The timeliness of the novel is a terrific coup." (The Independent)

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    Paul Hamer Hampshire, UK 15/09/2016
    Paul Hamer Hampshire, UK 15/09/2016 Member Since 2010

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    "Really? Is that the ending?"

    This is an enjoyable and fascinating (for a fan of all things to do with food and drink) romp through publishing and political theory.
    I found the ending almost rushed, as if the author was embarrassed by it.
    Well read by the author, he makes it seem autobiographical although of course it is a work of fiction, unless like me, you think Jay Rayner has become more mild in his reviews in recent years!

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