Will Storr
The Hunger and the Howling of Killian Lone
January 09, 2019 Comments.. 910
The Hunger and the Howling of Killian Lone This is Killian s confession a strange tragedy about love ambition and incredible food Killian Lone comes from a long line of gifted cooks stretching back to the th century and yearns to become a
  • Title: The Hunger and the Howling of Killian Lone
  • Author: Will Storr
  • ISBN: 9781780720807
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is Killian s confession a strange tragedy about love, ambition and incredible food Killian Lone comes from a long line of gifted cooks, stretching back to the 17th century, and yearns to become a famous chef himself When he starts an apprenticeship under Max Mann, the most famous chef in London, he looks set to continue the family tradition But the reality of kiThis is Killian s confession a strange tragedy about love, ambition and incredible food Killian Lone comes from a long line of gifted cooks, stretching back to the 17th century, and yearns to become a famous chef himself When he starts an apprenticeship under Max Mann, the most famous chef in London, he looks set to continue the family tradition But the reality of kitchen life is brutal and relentless Even his fellow apprentice, Kathryn, who shows Killian uncharacteristic kindness, can t stop him being sucked into the debauched and viscious world of 1980s fine dining and gradually he is forced to surrender his dream Then he discovers a dark family secret the legacy of a long dead ancestor, who was burnt as a witch for creating food so delicious it was said to turn all who tasted it mad Killian knows he can use this secret to achieve his ambitions and maybe, finally, to win Kathryn s affections But is he willing to pay the price
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    1. Grace says:

      A tale of abuse, obsession and witchcraft.This is a story about Killian Lone and his obsession with becoming a chef, but also intertwined with that is his abusive mother, loving aunt and then some supernatural elements that are never fully explained.Well written, with the kitchen scenes especially inducing feelings of claustrophobia and almost panic in the reader.Gripping, tense and incredibly sad.

    2. Jane says:

      I dithered over this book for a long, long time It looked very dark, very masculine, and yet the prospect of a story of food and witchcraft set in the nineteen eighties was enticing So I said yes.Killian Lone grew up in a troubled home, he was bullied at school, but he had a wonderful talent He could cook And he was fortunate to have an aunt who nurtured that talent, who encouraged him to pursue his dreams, and who left him her home so that he could get away from his.It was then that Killian lea [...]

    3. Lynn says:

      An unusual tale of ambition, greed and love Killian Lone kinda lives up to his name, in the sense that he is a loner Bullied at school and home the only place of sanctuary is with his Aunt Dorothy in her beloved kitchen at Dor cottage, where throughout his childhood she has taught him to love the art of creating tantalising methods with all manner of ingredients His Hero Max, a Michelin starred chef, can do no wrong and it s Killian s greatest wish to not only meet him but to work in his kitchen [...]

    4. Yessica P says:

      I was really fascinated by the main character from the start He s not a typical hero with physical greatness or generous kindness He couldn t even relate to a human He dealt with a lot of mental issues he had a noble purpose but the way he achieved it, I guess, due to his mental issues, was almost like selling his soul to the devil He had no sidekick who he really trusted enough with his secrets Therefore, his character development was inevitable Read the rest of the review on my blog sidetracke [...]

    5. Veronique says:

      This was a weird but magical bookYou follow Killian who wants to become a world famous chef It deals with abuse, mental illness, selfharm and suicide This all does make a real impact because of the lyrical and fairytale like writing styleYou see the main character changing from innocent boy to a mature and driven manand in this story it looks at what you can loose when having such a powerful dream and it really makes you question who was the actual villain in this storyThis was definitely a sur [...]

    6. Samuel says:

      TW view spoiler child abuse, self harm, suicide, rape hide spoiler Bizarre, gruesome, and provocative This cautionary tale toys relentlessly with a cast of mostly unlikeable characters, engaging and dismissing your sympathies at the drop of a chef s hat For the most part, it s dark and ugly in all the right places The trouble is that sometimes it s shocking for the sake of it and when everything is extreme, nothing is.

    7. WaterstonesBirmingham says:

      A tale of abuse, obsession and witchcraft.This is a story about Killian Lone and his obsession with becoming a chef, but also intertwined with that is his abusive mother, loving aunt and then some supernatural elements that are never fully explained.Well written, with the kitchen scenes especially inducing feelings of claustrophobia and almost panic in the reader.Gripping, tense and incredibly sad Grace

    8. Melanie Surani says:

      This review is from a free copy provided for an honest review.When my dad was teaching me about literature back in high school, one of the questions that always came up was, What did ____ symbolize And I never knew For some reason, even when it s explained, symbolism is one of the least appealing things about reading.I think the flies in The Hunger and the Howling of Killian Lone meant something I won t embarrass myself or the author by guessing what it is.The author, Will Storr, certainly does [...]

    9. Judith says:

      Enjoyed it an interesting portrayal of a career in restaurant kitchens There are number of character plotlines that are left unattended as the novel progresses, which is a shame as I think some of those would have added to it overall his mother, for example 3 1 2 stars.

    10. Noelle says:

      Suffering that s mainly what comprises the main course of The Hunger and the Howlingbut the characters were such vivid creatures that one doesn t mind the pains that they endure so much as one wishes to learn about what makes them react the way they do Will Storr does an amazing job of pulling the reader into the story the descriptions of the ancient books in the Dor cottage attic are superb The book is also rife with symbolism whether it s Killian as comparing himself to a spitdog, or the flie [...]

    11. Jayne says:

      Excellent book very well written, quirky and a real page turner From the first page I was drawn deeply into the story with it s multi sensory descriptions, the contrasting story worlds of Dor and King and the amazing cast of characters, so well created I desperately wanted Killian Lone to succeed in ambition and love and it felt like I was on his journey with him every step of the way as he faced his external enemies and internal demons His character arc was fascinating to witness.The plot is al [...]

    12. Lynn Embick says:

      The Hunger and the Howling of Killian Lone is a book I strolled past at the public library recently I picked it up to read the jacket, and thought, OK, the premise is a bit corny But, there was something about it that interested me The gist is this Killian Lone is a victim, both of crazy, weird, disgusting child abuse by his social worker of a mother and bullying by classmates and coworkers He develops into a self hurting machine His only solace is cooking with his sweet aunt His aunt tells him [...]

    13. April says:

      This was a really creepy book, but I m giving it 3 stars because it was an interesting book and not easily typed The main character, Killian, is unloved by his parents and abused by his mother, a social worker He has one mentor in his life, his aunt Dorothy, who is an amazing cook, so for him, food means love He is only fit to become a chef Unfortunately, the synonym for chef, at least in this book, is apparently sadist Much of the book consists of descriptions of various kinds of torture Killia [...]

    14. Nancy says:

      I am a foodie, I am a lover of suspense, I am a lover of the paranormal genre and I loved this book It begins with a message from Killian Lore himself, one that will not be understood until much later We meet Killian, and get drawn into his childhood with an upbringing that has the haze of being just a bit left of centre, just a bit offHis stabilizing influence is his aunt, who harbours a few secrets of her own.Never quite fitting in, Killian finds solace in his aunt Dorothy s kitchen His passio [...]

    15. bibliophoenix says:

      I enjoyed some parts of it but I wouldn t recommend this book nor would I read it again It is the story of a young aspiring chef who suffers abuse at his mother s hands and later at the famous kitchen his idol works in, putting up with the most horrid of treatments imaginable, but then grabs himself a good managerial type position in another, newly opened restaurant He can only manage to move from his mother s clutch via his late aunt s generous inheritance which involves a garden concealing str [...]

    16. Lucy Mackey says:

      I absolutely loved this book I have worked in Kitchens I enjoy a Mystical or Gothic feel in a narrative I adore full and rich language The whole thing was just perfect for me A couple of people have very negatively rated this book which is odd as they claim to have not even finished reading it I always finish a book, I feel I owe the author that much I wouldn t look at only half a painting and then review it or half of a film or tv show That is not my way I didn t need to press on with this book [...]

    17. Dawn Watson says:

      Absorbing in the main Flitting details of Killian s childhood abuse, plus that of the restaurant kitchen, have the sharp ring of truth, and compel us to root for the character in the first half of the book Some fantastic scenes The second half reads like it was a struggle to write loose ends, conflict with main characters such as his mum, Patrick, the school bully and even Max to an extent feels unresolved Plot development experiment with Earl s Leaf in desserts, Killian s wasted opportunity wor [...]

    18. Donna Tyrrell says:

      It started fantastically It felt it would enthral you with a tale of humble beginnings, a path of redemption with a sordid criminal twist.It delivered a heavy, clumsy badly ended tale of a teenager crying it s not fair The characters became cruel and one dimensional And I was really having to work to get through to the end as I felt I would have been perfect happy to walk away half way through and never meet the character of Killian Lone again nor care what happened to him Disappointed

    19. Chris M says:

      This was a horrible book If I could give it no stars, I would Better yet, negative stars Every character is evil, vicious, demented or all three No problems are resolved and no characters learn anything from their trials There really isn t even a story or plot in it It is just a continual description of bullying and physical abuse I kept reading, thinking a plot must eventually show up but it is nothing but a book of hatred and I hated it.

    20. Snoakes says:

      Take a damaged young man, simmer him in a Michelin starred restaurant kitchen, add a celebrity chef and a woman worth fighting for and season with a touch of magic These are the ingredients of this fantastic novel If I was to compare it to anything, I d say it was like a darker Neil Gaiman Try it, and see if you agree the last time I looked it was pence on kindle a veritable bargain.Without a doubt this will be one of my books of the year.

    21. Ann says:

      The acknowledgements at the end of this book says the kitchen scenes are based on actual chefs and apprentices It must have been a brutal business in London in the 80 s An aspiring chef, Killian begins working for famous chef Max This story of greed, ambition, and love has its moments Secrets and rare herbs are main ingredients to this cooks tale.

    22. Michael Chasin says:

      It starts off brilliantly and I wanted to like it , but then an almost fantastical element comes into play that undercut the story than anything else.Has some real merit but left me a bit cold Everything through the apprenticeship at the world s cruelest restaurant was aces.

    23. Elizabeth (NC) says:

      This was not a horror book in the traditional sense a man caught in a situation where he thought he only had one path and that was not a good one Overall, an interesting read I ll probably look for from the author in the future.

    24. Rose says:

      It was really gripping, and really dark What Killian is to food, Storr is to writing even when I wanted to put it down and take a break I couldn t.

    25. Christa says:

      odd, very odd But, interesting I was a bit disappointed in the author s choice in ending the story.

    26. Anette says:

      4.5 stars actuallyebookbag reviews i

    27. Wendy Pitts says:

      This book was similar to a car wreck, I couldn t look away Several gross scenes in the book made it unlikable for me.

    28. Jenn Freebairn says:

      Read at least halfway but got too tired of the swearing, unkindness, and vulgarity Interesting premise I hope the culinary world is very very unlike the world portrayed in this book.

    29. Tammy says:

      I received this book free through the giveaway Being a foodie and always in the kitchen, I enjoyed this book Thanks.

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