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The Cookbook Collector: A Novel (urspr publ 2010; utgåvan 2011)

av Allegra Goodman

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Twenty-eight-year-old Emily is the CEO of Veritech, twenty-three-year-old Jess is an environmental activist and graduate student in philosophy. Pragmatic Emily is making a fortune in Silicon Valley, romantic Jess works in an antiquarian bookstore. Emily is rational and driven, while Jess is dreamy and whimsical. Emily's boyfriend, Jonathan, is fantastically successful. Jess's boyfriends, not so much, as her employer George points out in what he hopes is a completely disinterested way.… (mer)
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Titel:The Cookbook Collector: A Novel
Författare:Allegra Goodman
Info:Dial Press Trade Paperback (2011), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 432 pages
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I enjoyed the setting--place (sucker for books set in my hometown) and that time (1999--2001). Goodman did a good job with both, especially with capturing the odd frenetic dotcom world, with all its out-of-touch-with-reality greed. She also juggles many characters, giving most of them decent attention.

The title mislead me for the first part of the book--but I went along for the ride, and enjoyed it...I do, now, want to go back and read more about some of those cookbooks! (and perhaps re-think space--apparently I could store lots more cookbooks if I'd be more creative with storage space). ( )
  giovannaz63 | Jan 18, 2021 |
Where do I even begin? It wasn’t until chapter 15 that I really started enjoying the book’s content. Prior to that, the characters were compelling enough to keep me reading, but once chapter 15 arrived, the book got more interesting and more in-depth.

I loved hearing about the cookbook collection. That whole stretch of chapters was my favorite.

I did find that there were so many characters that sometimes, there would be a reference by name, of a minor character, and I could not recall who that was.

There were, at times, long descriptions of business and/or technology, and it seemed to slow the story down.

I’ll admit that some things left me puzzled [no spoilers] but the ending left me feeling sad and almost let down by its simple sentences and what it seemed to imply. I’m hoping I got that wrong and will go and look up what others had to say, in the hopes that I overlooked an important fact.
  coffeefairy | Nov 21, 2020 |
When I bought The Cookbook Collector, I didn't anticipate that one of the main subjects is about Jewish religion and tradition. I believe that for people that know nothing or a little bit about the faith and its traditions, they should read it through the audiobook.
On the other hand, the primary and secondary characters have a chance, and they understand the meaning of life not only because of the 09/11 terrorist attacks.
When I bought The Cookbook Collector from my secondhand bookstore because of the period, it takes place. I have read a book that takes at the same time, and I have an unread one on my TBR shelf.
I loved the relationship between Emily & Jess, the two sisters. They were one for each other in good times as well as in bad times, even though their believes and ideologies are different.
The Cookbook Collector is a book with a lot of sub-plots. There were times that it is too much for a book. It felt dense. I enjoyed Allegra Goodman's writing even when I felt parts dragging, and I am happy that I read this book while listening to the audiobook through the Audible app. ( )
  AvigailRGRIL | Nov 3, 2020 |
This should have been better; I really wanted it to be.

Goodman explores themes of hunger and greed, power and vulnerability by setting the book in the Bay Area and Boston between Spring 1999 through Fall 2001, and populating it with so many characters that they read as stock characters (the wise and wise-cracking rabbi, the commitment-phobic tree-hugger, the gay Indian business competitor -- she gave them names, but I don't know why she bothered).

The shallowness of the writing is magnified in the first third of the book, which reads like a travel guide to the Bay Area and Boston/Cambridge, as she drops place names in an apparent effort of authenticity. ( )
  DRhaePerry | Mar 18, 2020 |
3.5 This book was appealing to me partly because some of it took place in Silicon Valley, where we used to live, and because it dealt with the dot com bubble, companies going through IPOs, and other tech industry things that I've observed pretty close up. The intermingling of a former Berkley hippie with modern tree-hugging characters and Jewish mystics was interesting. Sensitive readers should be warned of a couple of brief graphic parts. ( )
  tkcs | Feb 23, 2019 |
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Goodman captures the fizz and folly of the dot.com boom with wit and perspicuity...
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Twenty-eight-year-old Emily is the CEO of Veritech, twenty-three-year-old Jess is an environmental activist and graduate student in philosophy. Pragmatic Emily is making a fortune in Silicon Valley, romantic Jess works in an antiquarian bookstore. Emily is rational and driven, while Jess is dreamy and whimsical. Emily's boyfriend, Jonathan, is fantastically successful. Jess's boyfriends, not so much, as her employer George points out in what he hopes is a completely disinterested way.

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