Monocle acquired his nickname because he has an English literature degree, but in search of some kind of job, he stumbled into the kitchen of The Swan. The Swan's oddball employees include Racist Dave and Camp Charles, but the dominant force is the head chef Bob, who rules with an iron fist and arbitrary sadism. The story is delightfully absurd, but from nearly the beginning there are hints of darker events to come. I'll admit to being less invested in Monocle's life outside the kitchen, but his history does illuminate some of his behavior, and the book is wickedly enjoyable.
Overall Grade: B+
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