When a group of food-obsessed academics at Oxford University form a secret dining society, they happily devote themselves to investigating exotic and forgotten culinary treasures. Until a dish is suggested that takes them all by surprise. Professor Arthur Plantagenet has been told he has a serious heart problem and decides that his death should not be in vain. He sets out his bizarre plan in a will, that on his death, tests the loyalty of his closest friends, the remaining members of this exclusive dining society. A dead Japanese diplomat, police arrests and charges of grave robbing. These are just some of the challenges these culinary explorers must overcome in tackling gastronomy’s ultimate taboo: cannibalism.
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This book was interesting, unlike anything I have ever read. I did find it a little slow though. But that is probably personal preference, I like faster paced books with more action and more drama. I did enjoy this though. I found it a very interesting concept. It was suitably dark and disturbing for the subject matter, it suited the setting very well.
The characters were all very different and easy to differeniate between them. I liked the eccentric characters, it’s hard to write them yet make them believable but the author dis amazingly well.
Overall a very enjoyable read.
3 out of 5 stars