Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts

Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts Review

Hungry Ghosts is cooked up by the best selling author and veteran chef, Anthony Bourdain ( Kitchen Confidential , Emmy-Award winning TV star of Parts Unknown ) and acclaimed novelist Joel Rose ( Kill, Kill, Faster, Faster ) back again from their New York Times #1 best seller, Get Jiro !.

Featuring all-new original recipes prepared by Bourdain, plus a guide to the ghostly legendary spirits behind these horrifying tales. This horror anthology is sure to please--and scare!


On a dark, haunted night, a Russian Oligarch dares a circle of international chefs to play the samurai game of 100 Candles--where each storyteller tells a terrifying tale of ghosts, demons and unspeakable beings--and prays to survive the challenge.

Inspired by the Japanese Edo period game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, Hungry Ghosts reimagines the classic stories of yokai, yorei, and obake, all tainted with the common thread of food.

Including stellar artists Sebastian Cabrol, Vanesa Del Rey, Francesco Francavilla, Irene Koh, Leo Manco, Alberto Ponticelli, Paul Pope, and Mateus Santolouco as well as amazing color by Jose Villarrubia, a drop-dead cover by Paul Pope.

Title:Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Lauren

    Hungry Ghosts: Tales of Fear and Food from Around the World was Anthony Bourdain's last work before his death in June 2018.Bourdain, an admirer of Japanese folklore as well as graphic novels/comics, w...

  • Gabrielle

    Anthony Bourdain loved creepy stories, and he was very fond of Japanese culture, and “Hungry Ghosts” is his take on an old Edo-period Japanese parlor game. In the original context, guests would ga...

  • Peacegal

    I'm starting this review by saying that I have changed my mind about Anthony Bourdain (sort of) in the wake of his untimely death. I used to hate the guy. His obnoxiousness to the animal world...ok, m...

  • Elspeth

    Oh mannnnn I really wanted to love this. It could have been perfect. I don't know if it was a short production schedule or what but the transitions between issues just did not make sense. First it's t...

  • R.

    Terrifying Tales Served Too Soon with a side of Mashed Pota-toes and Grave-yWhat could have been a fun Vault of Horror style romp is hampered by artwork a bit too serious for the, ha ha, undertaking. ...

  • Doria

    Delightfully creepy selection of stories drawn directly from Japanese traditional tales, with appropriately brilliant and lurid illustrations. Not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach. The storie...

  • dg

    great illustrations, nonsensical stories. there were two stories that were just about rape and there were also two stories just about pulling something out of a guys ass. why???a banquet for hungry gh...

  • Kirsten

    I didn’t love this as much as I wanted to. There’s some great horror artwork, and the stories are ably told, but it was often kind of difficult to discern what exactly was happening, particularly ...

  • Michael J.

    I read this in single issues, published January through April 2018. I highly recommend the collected edition once it is published (October schedule).I'm already missing the observational skills and ho...

  • Yves Loomans

    Japanese Ghosts, Food, Great Artists (Pope, Ponticelli, Manco, Francavilla) and Karen Berger. Already the anthology book of the year?—- While reading this I learned about the dead of Anthony Bourdai...