The Resource Delicious, Mark Haskell Smith, (electronic resource)

Delicious, Mark Haskell Smith, (electronic resource)

Label
Delicious
Title
Delicious
Statement of responsibility
Mark Haskell Smith
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Contributor
Narrator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the greedy owner of a Las Vegas movie catering company tries to muscle in on a local, family-owned business in Honolulu, it leaves a very bad taste in the mouths of the natives, and the battle for paradise begins for Joseph, a young Hawaiian chef. As far as Joseph's father Sid is concerned, this is an invasion on par with Captain Cook and the mainlanders have to be stopped at all costs. As Joseph defends his family he encounters a TV producer rebounding from a bad breakup and suffering from an unrelenting chemically induced erection, the producer's androgynous New Age-y assistant, and a trash-talking lap-dance-addicted stroke survivor. Adding to this frenetic luau is Joseph's old-school Polynesian uncle, his bodybuilder cousin, and his politically correct, retro-Hawaiian girlfriend. With the lines drawn and the locals breathing fire down their necks, the Sin City boys decide to enlist the services of an ecstasy-popping ex-Marine hit man. Then things go horribly wrong-or, depending on how you look at it, just right. Mark Haskell Smith's Delicious is an uproarious, delectably dark mystery that offers a take on Hawaii that definitely hasn't been endorsed by the tourist bureau. "Delicious is engrossing from page one. This is a deft and wild comic novel drawn from utterly fresh material. I look forward to anything Mark Haskell Smith writes." -Jim Harrison "Haskell Smith writes well, especially about sex and food, and the multilayered plots move so fast they feel fresh. Think Elmore Leonard meets Mario Batali." -Richard Rayner, Los Angeles Times "Rated NC-17 for intermittent comic violence, good-natured swearing, cannibalism, humorous amorality, and some truly perverse sex." -Kirkus Reviews "Hits exactly the right spot... . Haskell Smith smartly keeps the action lively by cutting back and forth between viewpoints while tossing off hilarious one-liners and situations that would be over-the-top if they weren't so hilarious. But what really makes this novel work is its deft touch with serious themes of displacement and relationship changes. Deliciousis not for those with weak stomachs, prudish minds or delicate ears, but that leaves the rest of us to savor the novel's many twisted charms." -Baltimore Sun "Smith writes like Carl Hiaasen's oversexed cousin... . [He] excels at cooking up a supremely weird atmosphere and spicing it up with equally weird sex and violence." -Booklist "At once sexy and repulsive, the novel manages to plant sharp moral and cultural barbs in its gorge-feast of a plot." -Publishers Weekly "Perverse black humor and sensuality, totally unexpected situations. Murder and gore abound but are presented so matter-of-factly, with such sly, lazy humor, that they are not repellent... . This is spare, stylish writing. Not a wasted word... . Believe me, Smith makes sure the reader has an immediate connection to each character. There's no stopping after the first couple of pages. Smith wittily displays an intuitive sense of human nature; how variable, vulnerable, changeable and dangerous the mind of man (and woman) is. Some of the plot turns are simply breathtaking. But unlike other twisty thrillers, you're never confused or exasperated. You go right along with Smith, and accept what he decides is the fate of this or that one." -Liz Smith, New York Post
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Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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MdPfRBL
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Smith, Mark Haskell
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other
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Narrated by Peter Berkrot
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  • Berkrot, Peter
  • Recorded Books, LLC
Series statement
RB Mystery
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  • FICTION / General
  • Fiction
Target audience
adult
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Label
Delicious, Mark Haskell Smith, (electronic resource)
Link
https://denverco.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781490666983
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
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unknown
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digital storage
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (8 hr., 45 min.)
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unknown
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
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Isbn
9781490666983
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Publisher number
Z10501
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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  • (MdPfRBL)rbdZ10501
  • 1644837
  • 1644837
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires OneClick Digital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
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Label
Delicious, Mark Haskell Smith, (electronic resource)
Link
https://denverco.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781490666983
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (8 hr., 45 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781490666983
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
Z10501
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (MdPfRBL)rbdZ10501
  • 1644837
  • 1644837
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires OneClick Digital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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