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The Last Banquet by Jonathan Grimwood

The Last Banquet

  • Paperback $16.00

    Nov 04, 2014 | 336 Pages

  • Hardcover $26.95

    Oct 01, 2013 | 320 Pages

  • Ebook $12.99

    Oct 01, 2013 | 336 Pages

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“The Last Banquet is an astonishing, sensual feast…Grimwood is a damned fine writer.”
—The Independent
 
“A colorful life, brilliantly imagined . . . Romance and adventure drip off every page.”—The Times (London)
 
“I loved it. The Last Banquet is a feast for the senses.”—Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You
 
“Mr. Grimwood has written a truly exceptional book . . . [The Last Banquet is] simple and complex, instantly comprehensible and infinitely layered. Filthy and beautiful, provocative and sensitive, this is one for the ages.”—Porno Kitsch
 
“Brilliantly evocative . . . A cross between Patrick Süskind and Angela Carter.”
—The Irish Times
 
“A sensuous tale of one man’s search for the perfect taste . . . 100% original.”
—Sam Baker, Harper’s Bazaar
 
“A world you completely lose yourself in . . . French Gatsby territory!  Opulent, sensuous, sumptuous.”—BBC Radio 2
 
“The Last Banquet is a tantalizing tale.”—The Bookseller
 
“Wonderfully enjoyable. Grimwood captures the colour, the decadence and tawdry glamour of Versailles perfectly… The sensual quality reminded me at times of Angela Carter. Masterful.”
– Carol Birch, author of the Booker Prize-shortlisted Jamrach’s Menagerie

Like Patrick Süskind’s murderous Grenouille in Perfume, [Jean-Marie d’Aumout’s] supersensitivity to taste, it is intimated, is to be theme, motive, ornament and philosophical disquisition in a life that spans the turbulent century leading up to the French revolution…There is much to enjoy in this book: it is racily picaresque, energetic and clever. History is deftly and diligently interposed with the details of a life, while Jean-Marie’s character is carefully elaborated so as to illustrate the various aspects of a vivid era: pre-revolutionary France, with its philosophers and gourmets and interestingly depraved nobility.”—The Guardian


“The Last Banquet is an astonishing, sensual feast…Grimwood is a damned fine writer.”
—The Independent

“A colorful life, brilliantly imagined . . . Romance and adventure drip off every page.”—The Times (London)

“I loved it. The Last Banquet is a feast for the senses.”—Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You

“Mr. Grimwood has written a truly exceptional book . . . [The Last Banquet is] simple and complex, instantly comprehensible and infinitely layered. Filthy and beautiful, provocative and sensitive, this is one for the ages.”—Porno Kitsch

“Brilliantly evocative . . . A cross between Patrick Süskind and Angela Carter.”
—The Irish Times

“A sensuous tale of one man’s search for the perfect taste . . . 100% original.”
—Sam Baker, Harper’s Bazaar

“A world you completely lose yourself in . . . French Gatsby territory!  Opulent, sensuous, sumptuous.”—BBC Radio 2

“The Last Banquet is a tantalizing tale.”—The Bookseller

“Wonderfully enjoyable. Grimwood captures the colour, the decadence and tawdry glamour of Versailles perfectly… The sensual quality reminded me at times of Angela Carter. Masterful.”
– Carol Birch, author of the Booker Prize-shortlisted Jamrach’s Menagerie

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