Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts

Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts

Hungry Ghosts is cooked up by the best selling author and veteran chef, Anthony Bourdain ( Kitchen Confidential , Emmy-Award winning TV star of Parts Unknown ) and acclaimed novelist Joel Rose ( Kill, Kill, Faster, Faster ) back again from their New York Times #1 best seller, Get Jiro !. Featuring all-new original recipes prepared by Bourdain, plus a gu Hungry Ghosts is cooked up by the best selling author and veteran chef, Anthony Bourdain ( Kitchen...

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Title:Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts
Author:Anthony Bourdain
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:150670669X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:128 pages pages

Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts Reviews

  • R.
    Oct 24, 2018
    Terrifying Tales Served Too Soon with a side of Mashed Pota-toes and Grave-y What could have been a fun Vault of Horror style romp is hampered by artwork a bit too serious for the, ha ha, undertaking. And shitty continuity that would shame the archivists and editors and cosplayers of ...
  • David Schaafsma
    Dec 21, 2018
    Most people who knew Anthony Bourdain?s long run as celebrity chef would not be surprised to know he was in love with Japanese food and culture. What is surprising to me is that he had an interest in pre-Comics Code EC horror comix, and was a fan in particular of Japanese yokai (or m...
  • Kirsten
    Oct 13, 2018
    I didn?t love this as much as I wanted to. There?s some great horror artwork, and the stories are ably told, but it was often kind of difficult to discern what exactly was happening, particularly at the end of some of the stories. ...
  • Doria
    Oct 26, 2018
    Delightfully creepy selection of stories drawn directly from Japanese traditional tales, with appropriately brilliant and lurid illustrations. Not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach. The stories are accompanied by several luscious and elaborate Bourdain recipes which tie in rath...
  • Lauren
    Oct 22, 2018
    Hungry Ghosts: Tales of Fear and Food from Around the World was Anthony Bourdain's last work before his death in June 2018. Bourdain, an admirer of Japanese folklore as well as graphic novels/comics, worked with several artists to compile Hungry Ghosts.They were released as single i...
  • Vicki
    Nov 03, 2018
    General warning: this graphic novel is not for the faint of heart. It's, well, graphic. Basically, don't read it where children might accidentally read over your shoulder, that was my mistake when I tried to read it at lunch! These comics are basically a retelling and/or a re-envis...
  • Peacegal
    Oct 24, 2018
    I'm starting this review by saying that I have changed my mind about Anthony Bourdain (sort of) in the wake of his untimely death. I used to hate the guy. His obnoxiousness to the animal world...ok, most people eat meat, I get that. But most people don't revel in eating endangered ...
  • Travis Duke
    Jan 09, 2019
    (3.5 stars) A beautiful collection of short stories. I must admit I have a soft spot for Tony B, I am a huge fan and I even got to meet him once so I was eager to read this since I am a graphic novel fan. The writing is straightforward dealing with Japanese folk lore with a setting of ...
  • Melki
    Jan 18, 2019
    This is a collection of food-based horror stories, reminiscent of old issues of Creepy or Eerie. The art is bloody and gory, but sadly . . . sigh . . . none of the tales are very suspenseful, or scary. No goosebumps. Just horseflesh. Lots and lots of horseflesh. ...
  • Paolo
    Dec 30, 2018
    Part ghost story, part recipe book and part monster encyclopedia, this book is a tribute and collaboration with the late chef and food author Anthony Bourdain, who apparently really loved Japanese food. The conceit of the comic is based on a Japanese storytelling tradition and has some...
  • Gabrielle
    Oct 11, 2018
    Anthony Bourdain loved creepy stories, and he was very fond of Japanese culture, and ?Hungry Ghosts? is his take on an old Edo-period Japanese parlor game. In the original context, guests would gather at night to tell each other folk tales and ghost stories; in the adjoining room t...
  • Michelle
    Nov 27, 2018
    Wow!Alot of work and research went into this book.I loved it for its creativity,entertainment, are and historical integrity.A rare jem to hold in your hands.Even better to read and devour.The ribbon as a bookmark is classy and an awesome plus. ...
  • Kenny
    Oct 28, 2018
    A fitting tribute to Tony B. ...
  • Glenn
    Nov 08, 2018
    Delightfully Disgusting. Didn't expect this from Mr. Bourdain. A couple of years ago I wouldn't have been able to get through this book. It has some really gross stuff in it. REALLY gross. But thanks to Game of Thrones making the eating of raw horse hearts the stuff of TV, I can handle...
  • Cora Pop
    Dec 26, 2018
    I love Japan, its culture, and most of all its ghost stories. This book has amazing graphics and grotesquely horrifying stories of Japan's ghosts, though they are not fully formed, they feel more like vignettes. I liked "The Pirates" and "The Snow Woman" most. However, after all the...
  • Stewart Tame
    Dec 04, 2018
    It's a crying shame that Bourdain?s death means that we won't get to see this side of him come out to play again. I?ve been a fan of the man and his work for many years, but I had no idea he was such an aficionado of Japanese ghost stories. Hungry Ghosts is inspired in equal par...
  • Charlene Nelson
    Oct 20, 2018
    What a fine collection of scary stories that made for interesting reading. The fact that the late Anthony Bourdain had the foresight to put these stories together in one place made them accessable to all to read. The graphics are terrific and each story has an underlying theme, that of...
  • Michael J.
    Jun 18, 2018
    I read this in single issues, published January through April 2018. I highly recommend the collected edition once it is published (October schedule). I'm already missing the observational skills and honesty of Anthony Bourdain. He wasn't perfect but he was genuine. Those properties ...
  • Rod Brown
    Jan 27, 2019
    The late Anthony Bourdain and collaborator Joel Rose adapt some food-related horror stories from Japan and a few other places around the world. Mostly they go for a heavy-handed Tales from the Crypt vibe, complete with gross-out endings. The stories have all the subtlety of a Michael F...
  • Elspeth
    Jul 10, 2018
    Oh mannnnn I really wanted to love this. It could have been perfect. I don't know if it was a short production schedule or what but the transitions between issues just did not make sense. First it's these rich guys doing this ritual and I'm thinking damnnn this is going to backfire on ...
  • Sunny
    Oct 17, 2018
    I was intrigued by a comic that integrated Japanese folk horror with cooking. Plus, I wanted to read something that may inspire me to try cooking different dishes. Gory images mixed with storytelling--graphic imagery and a taste of some of the Japanese folk tale (one I have to confes...
  • Simon
    Oct 21, 2018
    An inventive set of tales that features all the tastiness of modern comics art (Francavilla and Pope and Santaluoco, oh my) but lacks a bit of substance. The stories, as is tradition in anthologies, vary in quality, which means some issues are half-full of great stuff and half-full of,...
  • Colona Public Library
    Dec 07, 2018
    Horror book? Check! Has Yokai? Check! Graphic novel? Check! It had a so many things going for it for me and it just missed it's mark. Maybe because the short stories were not long enough to get me fully invested. I can not put my finger on it exactly. My favorite story out of all of ...
  • Glen U
    Nov 23, 2018
    As a homage to Anthony Bourdain, there can be no finer one than this. It incorporates his love of food, graphic novels and Japanese culture, all in one. The artwork is excellent, the creativity is superb and the spirit of the Edo era storytelling game among the Samurai is engrossing. T...
  • Alex
    Jul 20, 2018
    I enjoy Anthony Bourdain's writing and mourn the loss of his voice. Unlike his other writings i don't hear his voice in my head when I read it, but I love that he worked in comics. His sensibilities still come through. I look forward to picking up the other issues ...
  • dg
    Oct 02, 2018
    great illustrations, nonsensical stories. there were two stories that were just about rape and there were also two stories just about pulling something out of a guys ass. why??? a banquet for hungry ghosts by ying chang compestine did it a lot better, and had more recipes/explanatio...
  • Jon(athan) Nakapalau
    Dec 09, 2018
    I always admire a successful person who crosses over into another field. Anthony Bourdain does a fantastic job of talking his first passion (cooking) and weaving horrific tales around what we consume. I truly believe that if he were still with us he would have gotten better and better ...
  • Michael Jandrok
    Dec 17, 2018
    Anthony Bourdain was always one of my favorites of the ?celebrity chef? crowd. Bourdain was that rare character who could produce something beyond the scope of a mere cooking show. The man wrote books, both nonfiction and fiction. His forays into television produced ?Parts Unknow...
  • Yves Loomans
    Jun 10, 2018
    Japanese Ghosts, Food, Great Artists (Pope, Ponticelli, Manco, Francavilla) and Karen Berger. Already the anthology book of the year? ?- While reading this I learned about the dead of Anthony Bourdain, co-creator of this book. A lot of us Europeans might not now him but this Ameri...
  • Richelle Priscilla
    Oct 05, 2018
    Man this graphic novel was wild and more than gruesome but it was a fun time. I enjoyed the art and the different stories. I gasped a bit, said ewww a lot and chuckled more than once. I learned a thing or two about different types of ghosts and best believe I?ll be trying the recipes...