The Cook (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)

The Cook (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)

by Harry Kressing


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The Cook 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ConnieJo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a really weird, weird book. A cook comes into town and basically takes over with his power of charisma, except he lacks charisma in the traditional sense and does a lot of his persuading with food. There's also a weird focus on people gaining and losing a lot of weight. The change in control of the house is subtle and not stated explicitly, which I liked a lot - the reader is trusted to work this out for themselves, though it becomes fairly obvious by the end of the book.The cook, Conrad, is left pretty ambiguous, never really given any sort of background or indication of motive aside from the obvious. I liked this as well.It was a quick read, a little less horror-themed than the cover would have you believe and more of a bizarre... social satire maybe? I'm not even sure that's right, but it was more funny in a black way than it was scary.