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To a man I didn t recognize You want to repeat the names of things You want to make out That person disappeared I serve people I yelled out above the musicSasha you think my life is easy cause I m pretty It s not I get a fucking door opened for me now and then Being prettywell I wanna fuckin record this shit right nowIt sucksBaby Monster how bout you shut your face fore I break your face I hate you I said to Will but he was asleep on coatsOK after typing these otes I d like to amend my review to state that 100% of the book is nbearable UNLESS that is you re drinking and reading it aloud to friends or by yourself summertimesadness I have a new appreciation for this book reading it the second time One of my favorites I adore Stephanie s writing sis needs to come out with another one Hmmm Where to start when reviewing Sweetbitter My desire to read it can certainly be attributed to the Hype Monster and a serious case of Cover Lust People were raving about this one long before the release date and it was hotly anticipated ever since Stephanie Danlier s book deal was announced Also the cover lured me in the first time I saw it I mean look at at it it s just so strikingI went out and bought the novel right away because of the glowing reviews and that striking image on the front Unfortunately I don t think Sweetbitter lived p to the hype or was as good as its gorgeous cover Sweetbitter follows Tess as she arrives in New York City to escape her empty life in Ohio and have all the experiences she can Tess isn t an aspiring anything she gets a job at a fancy restaurant in Union Suare as a backwaiter and that s enough for her Just to live in the city and to be immersed in restaurant life is living her dream Tess is subsumed into the culture of her profession She drinks too much She stays out all night She does coke She injures herself on the job and can be found crying in many a corner Rinse and repeatAha But there is something to shake Aquinass Way to God up Tess s routine of toil and debauchery There is the older woman Simone a senior server with affected European ways who teaches Tess about Wine and Life and Literature Enter a lot of platitudes Tess being a motherless child is soon in thrall to Simone But she s even captivated by Simone s closest companion Jake the moodily handsome bartender at the restaurant The nature of Simone and Jake s relationship isn t clear but one thing s for sure Tess is ready to get in the middle of itTess was proclaimed by various shout lines and reviews to beniuely beguiling and Bijoux en origami unforgettable I found her to be neither These lines from Tess s own lips accurately sump her character I m their pet Their puppy They need me to follow them around Tess spends the whole book following her coworkers blindly allowing them to mistreat her and determine the course of her life at every turn I didn t really get her as a character or feel for her or like her I can t say I cared about any character in this book Not only are they an The Hokku or Epigram Versus of Basho unlikable host of people and I like a well donenlikable character don t get me wrong they are an Prison Ramen uninteresting bunch beset by a cliched host of demons and addictions and foul mouthed one liners We ve seen these people before and they re not interestingly wrought hereThe New York Times declared that Sweetbitteris annpretentious truth dealing summer weight novel and Kirkus Reviews which gave the book a starred review says it has only occasional lapses into nintentional pretentiousness I have to disagree I found the majority of Danler s writing in Tess s first person narrative voice to be pretentious It was like she was trying too hard to sound literary Here s how she describes figs Each one with a firm density that reminded me of flesh of my own breasts Um okay Here s how Simone talks I know you I remember you from my youth You contain multitudes There is a crush of experience coursing by you And you want to take every experience on the pulse I m sorry but does anyone talk like that A lot of the dialogue is stilted like this just doesn t ring true isn t the way people converse The book also tries some ambitious narrative shifts that I don t think work It switches from Tess s first person narration to second person narration where Tess refers to herself as you and then there are passages dropped into the work at random of stream of consciousness dialogue overheard from the guests and the waitstaff It doesn t come together as a cohesive whole or illuminate any special meaning in the storyThere is no plot to speak of There is no driving force in the novel that keeps it interesting There is a scene where finger banging is supposed to be the sexiest and it s not it just ends p being ick There are some well written passages where Danler shows promise as a writer But they re overwhelmed by the pages and pages of try hard literary fiction The book never lives Fearful Symmetry up to its promise and I was left thinking what s the pointI can t say I liked Sweetbitter It left me feeling meh when I wanted to be wowed This is one of those I really wanted to like it books The sentence level writing is gorgeous and the subject matter working in a high end NYC restaurant is for some ofs nearly irresistible And at first I liked Sweetbitter very much. S is the story of her education in champagne and cocaine love and lust dive bars and fine dining rooms as she learns to navigate the chaotic enchanting punishing life she has chosen As her appetites awaken for food and wine but also for knowledge experience and belonging Tess finds herself helplessly.
This book is completely full of itself and full of shit This was a spontaneous audiobook pick available through my library overdrive I never had any serious intentions of reading it when it first came out I had pre judged it The Beast on the Brink unfairly I assumed the writing would be amateurish WRONG The words that Stephanie Danlersed in her sentences were invigorating delicious and thought provoking My original thought was what gifted author writes about a 22 year old female looking to reinvent herself in New York City I wanted to change the channel on this story before it even started But for kicks I pushed AUDIO PLAY This story wasn t about a girl with big dreams on being an actress a singer or dancer looking to be discovered Tess actually just wanted a jobaway from America s heartland I found myself intrigued during a job interview that Tess was having The interviewer asked her estions that didn t seem related to the job whatsoever He wanted to know what she was reading She debated about telling the truth or not Given that Tess was applying for a waiter job at the most popular New York restaurant The interviewer asked her to tell him about a problem situation she faced with her last job and how did she solve it The entire interview had me on the edge of my seat This book now had my respectTess gets hired as a back waitress She learns to fold napkins correctly set the tables deliver the dinners but not take the orders and clear the tables when the guests are done eating She becomes infatuated with the wine expert name Simone and the bartender named Jake Between Tess s lifestyle of alcohol food which you can almost taste drugs sex and the dealings of the complexity of relationships we get a personal back scene tour of the sweet the sour the salty and bitter shenanigans I definitely got an inside look and expanded appreciation into the restaurant industry THE AUDIOBOOK HELD MY ATTENTION most of the timebut what surprised me than anything was the writing itself I enjoyed the way Stephanie Danler put words together They were innovativeNOT BAD FOR A LIBRARY FREEBIE I liked it LOVED THE WRITING awesome sentences Very impressive enjoyable 37 rating It s weird I couldn t put this one down and at the same time I was slightly annoyed the whole time I was reading The descriptions of working in a restaurant are good as are the food and wine discussionsdescriptions and they kept me going thru all the bar scenes and bumps of cocaine and thoughts that seemed too mature for a 22 year old who was the opposite of matureEnjoyable but just not my favorite I apologies in advance for sounding hard and harsh in this reviewSo one of the most anticipated books of 2016 according to some literary and press sourcesIn their reviews and in the first GR reviews it was said to be Anthony Bourdain meets Jay McInerney with a sprinkling of Siri Hustvedt So Anthony Bourdain Tough luck I just read his Kitchen Confidential Sweetbitter is supposed to engulf your gastronomic senses Except for a short episode of eating a first oyster the first and one of very few real recipe descript I work in a bookstore in an affluent neighborhood Today the following conversation occurredCustomer I want to return this book plunks Sweetbitter down on the counterMe Okay what was wrong with itCustomer It was stupidMe Oh I really liked it But I could see how someone could find it kind of pretentious Customer Yeah all those waiters going around oting Kant and Fitzgerald It was ridiculousMe surprised as this had not been what I d meant at all OhCustomer A whole book about someone wanting to become a good waitress I mean who cares What does it matterMe After a few beats of dead silence that stretch a little too long Why don t you go ahead and pick out something elseWhat I wanted to say but couldn t because like the main character in Sweetbitter you know the waitress I am in a service position that reuires me to hold my tongue even when someone insults me to my face is that I thought Danler s depiction of her protagonist s aspirations and growth were gracefully handled The style is indeed a little pretentious with short passages of all dialogue and other experimental stunts but for me it created an almost dreamlike Tethered to the World (A Phantom Touched uality that meshed beautifully with the main character s whirlwind of new experiences This is a book about a young woman finding herself in a big strange city and starting her career and gaining life experience And yes she does all of those things as a waitress You condescending bitchI would hate to see how this customer tips I love a good coming of age story but 98% of this book wasisnbearable Here s a sampling ROMANCE Your eyes It s Bad Luck, Trouble, Death, and Vampire Sex unmistakeable he said He thumbed my cheekbone Veiled melancholy has her sovereign shrine His hand movedp my cheek flushing me into my hair where he tugged his fingers dry nonchalant His other hand pressed into the bruise on my thigh as he could intuit the blood below the skin When he kissed me I said Oh my god into his mouth but that like everything else was swallowed p METAPHORS Our three glasses touched and I pulled a mouthful of wine The joints in my spine softened like butter going to room temperature DRAMATIC DIALOGUE This is all one scene mind youFuck you I said. The bestselling novel about a young woman's coming of age set against the glitzy grimy backdrop of New York's most elite restaurants Now A STARZ Original Series Newly arrived in New York City twenty two year old Tess lands a job as a backwaiter at a celebrated downtown Manhattan restaurant What follow.
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Young girl moves to New York gets an amazing job is immersed in the life of the city What s not to likeBut after a hundred pages or so maybe even fewer I started to get frustrated While I was enjoying protagonist Tess s introduction to fine food and wine I kept waiting for well a plot Eventually I could no longer deny what I d begun to suspect there was no plot nless you call a 22 year old backwaiter falling in love with the attractive yet troubled bartender a plot It s not Tess s relationship with Jake the bartender is as tedious as you d imagine The interesting relationship is the one between Tess and Simone the restaurant s doyenne and longest serving server Simone takes on Tess as her protege teaching her about wine rging her to go deeper learn Simone in many ways is who Tess wants to be well traveled at home in the world mysterious cultured The problem is neither Simone or Tess or Jake the troubled bartender are fully developed characters And they re the main ones so imagine how nmemorable the secondary characters are Simone is intriguing but Blue Crush (Blue, ultimately she seems like a type instead of real person Same with Tess same with Jake But they re so close to being than that I finished this book wishing it had gone through one round of edits you will grow tired of the drinking and the snorting and the vomiting I promise you will begin to skim in which the author had gone deeply into her main characters I had the feeling she didn t want to reveal too much about them because she was holding back for the penultimate reveal but to be honest what we learn at the end of the book doesn t have much of a payoff I think it s supposed to be shocking but it isn t Or it s not really that interesting so mildly shocking in a boring kind of way I d rather have real charactersAnyway if you re twenty and living at home in the suburbs this summer dreaming about how great life will be once you re shed of your parents and your job at the mall you ll like this book than I did If you re me you ll read to the end after vowing to givep in the middle skimming as you go because you re curious how things will turn out But of course you already know how things turn out They always turn out that way If Sweetbitter is the book of the summer then clearly I need a new season I could not find one reason to Flight of the Piasa understand why the reviews of this book were as good as they were Most of them seem to center around how well they say the author describes food As someone who has been deeply interested in food writing since high school I can deem her merely adeuate This book is the ne plusltra of terrible MFA writing The self indulgent meandering that the reader is forced to endure as the dimwitted main character blunders around life only is saved by the occasional inadvertently funny passage or moment when one of the other characters rightfully give the main character shit for being a complete moron What little plot exists centers around the narrator landing in New York with no drive or direction to anything except like I dunno live or something So she decides to get a job in a restaurant so closely based on the Union Suare Cafe I hope Danny Meyer sues the writer s ass Naturally as only a privileged pretty white girl can do she bats her eyes into a job at a pretty damn prestigious restaurant and proceeds to get away with all sorts of incompetent bullshit due to her youth as far as I can tell The character is supposed to be from some Midwestern city and though anyone who s ever even only been adjacent to a copy of Food and Wine knows food outside of New York consists of than toast and canned soup All of the other raves about the look inside the restaurant industry must have come from people who never read Kitchen Confidential or Blood Bones Butter This just in Sometimes people El Jarron Azul use cocaine Shocking I know Our idiot heroine literally begs one of the older staffers who she idolizes into being her friend and mentor in turns so pathetic they re incredulous She also naturally falls in love with a beautiful boy behind the bar with the personality of her favorite food which is toast btw but she can t figure out if he actually likes her All of the growth she experiences boils down to her learning how to order wine like the kind of douchebag most of the people I know who have worked in the serving profession want to murder describing a white she orders as flabby but adeuate Bitch are you for real When the end mercifully comes at last the last 40 pages are so breathtakingly incomprehensible as to only possibly belong to another book Perhaps if the developments came earlier and there was less wanking about Oysters and wine and whatever the hell else there would have been I dunno a plot Instead we got a rundown of Chowhoundcom s greatest hits from 2005 dropping Sripaphi s name like it s a new thing Come on now Everyone s hip to that trick Do yourself and avoid this All it will make you do is want to set the book on fire especially not recommended if you have an ebook and sing the Internationale and hope that idiots like the characters in this book are first against the wall when the revolution comes and perhaps starting your own revolution to facilitate this The book can only be summedp as follows. Drawn into a darkly alluring love triangle In Sweetbitter Stephanie Danler deftly conjures with heart stopping accuracy the nonstop and high adrenaline world of the restaurant industry and evokes the infinite possibilities the nbearable beauty and the fragility and brutality of being young in New Yor.
Stephanie Danler is a writer based in Brooklyn New York She holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School Sweetbitter is her debut novel