As much a love letter to the Big Easy as it is to the demanding (and sometimes debauched) lifestyle of a chef, horror maven Brite’s (Lost Souls) first foray. Liquor [Poppy Z. Brite] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Rare book. Chapter One of LIQUOR. (c) by Poppy Z. Brite. It was the kind of October day for which residents of New. Orleans endure the summers, sparkling blue- gold.

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I loved this tale of two line cooks who live their dream amid a cast of colourful characters in the Big Easy.

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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Aliquor bases gourmet restaurant. From the various restaurants to the owners to locations, the cooking world is the second best developed character after the city.

New Orleans natives Rickey and G-man are lifetime friends and down-and-out line cooks desperate to make a quick buck. I kid you not.

The main couple are kind of bland, with interchangeable personalities. I’ll take a “neegro” waxing poetic on a rake than hearing the empty words of a slimey, reptilian Senator. I must admit, I didn’t expect to much like Liquor, Poppy Z.

Unfortunately they all feel flat and predictable. Brite’s best novel to date. As characters, Rickey and G-man were so different but they both balanced each other out so perfectly that I couldn’t help wanting them to succeed and be happy. It’s one of the few pieces of modern fiction worth a tinker’s dam. This novel is a great mixture of New Orleans culture, crime and mystery, and of course Ricky and G-man’s relationship which was subtle and and moving making the scenes where they are together truly special and sweet.

Dec 10, Barb rated it it was amazing. So kick back, put on a zydeco CD, and dig in. Fun, but forgettable story taking place in the New Orleans culinary scene. I felt so immersed with their dream, that I wanted to be able to go inside my Kindle and tasted the food myself — ;oppy I remember, as a Muslim, I don’t drink alcohol darn it!


Rickey was the more outspoken of oiquor two, he was the one with the dream and with more emotional temper. The relationship between Ricky and G-man is nice and established, with just enough backstory you can get the sense of them.

But, being a foodie and being appreciative of Brite’s writing style, I thought I would give it a whirl. Get to Know Us.

Once they get their own restaurant, the circle tightens and their world becomes even more focussed and intense, with sinister undercurrents like background noise as the pair deal with more responsibility than they’ve ever had before as their dreams begin to come true. PZB goes from writing cult teen horror novels to writing about chefs in New Orleans? LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Liquor and its sequel are no less intense or passionate as the earlier novels set in Missing Mile, but that intensity has been channeled elsewhere: I’ve been following Poppy Brite’s blog docbrite.

Yeah, know that guy too. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Down on the Farm. He grounded Rickey though — and it made great team. Not surprisingly for a Brite book, the main protagonists are gay, and it’s fairly subtle in the book, with no sex scenes and just two hints at it.

To ask other readers questions about Liquorplease sign up. Can’t Hide From Me. This is an excellent series. So I wasn’t really sure what to expect. We are experiencing technical difficulties.

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Is this an alternate reality? Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. S Yeah, I’ve been pretty meh about the writer these days nothing to do with his lifestyle choices, just so you know; it’s more of a personal thing so I’m not sure what made me pick these books up again, but damn I still love me some PZB. In this series Book 3.


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Get a free sample, and you’ll be hooked from page one. Two line cooks decide to open their own restaurant in New Orleans in the second book in the Rickey and G-Man series by novelist Poppy Z. Also by Poppy Z. I found it annoying whenever the story focused on liqjor stalker but thankfully the strengths of the story kept the pace going. I am so glad that I found this gem of a book! But maybe I can try the salad and Napoleon Death Mask desert without the liquor though.

One Life to Lose. Audible Download Audio Books. Also in Rickey and G-Man Series. If you enjoy reading about food, New Orleans, alcohol, or even what it’s like to work in a restaurant, I recommend this book to you! This is a high-energy tale of restaurant intrigue, but there are also plenty of straightforward, liqulr scenes depicting the lives of the small army of people who manage to create exotic meals that seem to materialize effortlessly at one’s table.

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