Delicious

Delicious

Mark Haskell Smith / Dec 12, 2019

Delicious 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 fo

  • Title: Delicious
  • Author: Mark Haskell Smith
  • ISBN: 9780802142481
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 stWhen 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.

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    About "Mark Haskell Smith"

      • Mark Haskell Smith

        Mark Haskell Smith is the author of five novels and the nonfiction books Naked at Lunch and Heart of Dankness His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Independent, Salon, Literary Hub, Slate, Howler, and Vulture He lives in Los Angeles He likes Mexican food.


    204 Comments

    1. What a vulgar yet addicting read. I don't really know if I can say more than that really. I was so surprised by how into this book I got. The only reason it took me so long to read it was because I didn't have a lot of time to sit down and read it.This is almost one of those novels you just have to read to know what I'm talking about. I'm still trying to figure out why I liked it so much.There were multiple story lines coming out of one central plot, but all of them were developed, interesting a [...]


    2. OMG what a f'ed up book. I loved it. What is wrong with me. I am a dark comedy book lover to the maximum degree? Cannibalism, Male whores, gigglo's, drugs, booze, hitmen, etc Whatever that is bad for you this book had it. This is LA Hollywood meets island time in watching a movie producer try and film a movie on the Island. Battling locale customs and trying to work with the Hawaii Union's appear to be a battle for the mainlanders. The Hawaiians appear to be some pretty proud and tough people. I [...]


    3. Another excellent novel from Mark Haskell Smith. This is the 3rd of his novels that I have read (Moist, and Salty being the first two), and one thing that they all have in common is that they had me hooked from the word go and I didn't want to put them down until I reached the end. MHS is an incredible storyteller. His novels remind me of Pedro Almodovar films - they start with several seemingly different story threads that eventually intertwine (or collide) with each other. The characters that [...]



    4. This goes down as the fastest I have ever read a novel. I began reading this book 4 days ago and I just finished. I think I read 180 pages in the first sitting. Smith really knows how to write an engaging novel. I am not surprised by this after reading his first novel, "Moist", in a rather short period of time as well. Just like "Moist" the characters in the novel really drive the entire thing. They are twisted people with problems. Drug problems, sex problems, girl problems, every problem you c [...]


    5. Mark Haskell Smith is a screenwriter who can't write a proper chapter: instead, he writes scenes separated typographically, each one quickly setting the place and the characters involved. The place is largely the Island of Oahu, although a few interesting bits occur in Las Vegas. As in a Shakespearean comedy, many stories are woven together such that one constantly wonders what each has to do with the others. Something significant happens to each of the characters and each is changed in the end. [...]


    6. This, the second published work of fiction by Mark Haskell Smith, was excellent. While it was not as compelling as his first novel, this book was grown of a very creative idea and turned into another fascinating read. So far, Mark Haskell Smith's writing is far outside of my typical interest. But the edginess of his stories keep me coming back for more. Tomorrow, I begin his third work of fiction, Salty.


    7. I borrowed it from a library based upon its Hawaiian setting, an interest in the culinary industry and some of the characters sounded quirky and interesting. I found it to be a little too pornographic for my taste. Reads like a romp of a screenplay, basically, with episodic cross cutting back and forth between different story lines. It would be fine for a light beach read, I suppose.


    8. Smith is really a master of engaging stories. This book is immensely creative and tremendously engaging. It's an action packed romp from beginning to end. Engaging characters, detailed setting, thrilling plot- this book has it all. I think "Moist" was even better, but "Delicious" does not disappoint.


    9. One of Smith's delightful series of fanciful adventures, this one set in Honolulu (with surprisingly accurate locale descriptions). Enjoyable and frivolous, but captivating, Smith seems balanced between adventure and off-the-wall fantasy. Fast, happy read.


    10. another fun read from mark haskell smith. perfect vacation reading, especially if you plan to visit hawaii



    11. Twisted, funny stuff. I winced a few times, but kept laughing. Nice job on getting the Hawaiiana details accurately



    12. Not as good as Salty, but entertaining all the same. It is funny, but is a bit raunchier than Salty. I liked it but did not love it.


    13. This has got to be one of my all-time favorites from this author. The characters (despicable or loving) and setting are winners all the way around.I finished it in two sittings!




    14. Mark Haskell Smith is like Elmore Leonard on speed, only funnier. Both "Moist" and "Delicious" are immensively creative, side-splitting romps.


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