Brian Christie Christie itibaren Carlton Husthwaite, North Yorkshire, İngiltere
First in the Spartan Quest Series. It's a solid sell to the boys who like Percy Jackson. More geared toward mortals and preperation to go to war than stopping the gods from warring. Lysander and his mother are Helot slaves - animals are worth more to the spartans. But of course not is all as it seems and soon Lysander is thrown into the Spartan's war camps.
I enjoyed this book about Marco's life and his quest for perfection. It has a very straight forward delivery and you have the sense throughout that it was written by someone who isn't a writer. Because of that I can't go higher than three stars but if you enjoy books about the restaurant business I would recommend it. Marco doesn't have Bourdain's engaging gift of storytelling or humorous observations but his obsession with obtaining three Michelin stars provides for some riveting reading. Marco was definitely one of those people who did exactly what he was put on this planet to do. His natural talent and incredible drive put him at the very top. People who are willing to go to extreme lengths to achieve their goals make for interesting subject matter in my opinion.