House of Crime 58 - The Kitchen

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I hope everyone is doing great! Last night @LaserPuff and I stayed up late as we plotted the next few months of this club and I am really excited about the books we will be reading.

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For the next two weeks we are going to read The Kitchen released by Vertigo Comics in 2014. This was made into a film released in 2019 starring Tiffany Hadish, Elisabeth Hadish, and Melissa McCarthy.

:house_of_horror: Books to Read :house_of_horror:
The Kitchen 1-8 (2014) (rated 17+)

Don’t forget to let us know what you think of The Kitchen! Have you seen the movie and read the comic? Which version did you prefer?

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This has been on my to-read list! I’ll (hopefully) check it out with y’all!

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This has been one of those books that I keep forgetting is on DCUI. I can’t wait to see what you think!

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This is a first rate story. One of the things I love about DCUI is finding non hero stories I’ve never heard of and discovering something new and exciting. The Kitchen 100% fit that bill.

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I really enjoyed The Kitchen. The story was fast paced. During the first issue when everything fell in place, the characters were built to evolve. I will write more after this sizzles in my mind for a bit.

I remember not liking the movie too much but I will give it another go this weekend, when I get the chance.

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There was a movie?

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Indeed there was. It came out in 2019:

I kind of want to see it now, and read the comic, too.

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Yup! I linked to the IMDB in the initial post along with posting a trailer.

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I knew that the movie existed, but I didn’t know it was based on this comic. Definitely a tragic story. Sad to see how things turn out for these women.

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Awesome, :books: I enjoyed it, so I’ll be back. :purple_heart: Movie: I feel like I should try again, tbh. I might feel differently now—who knows.

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I couldn’t put this book down this morning. It was so great. The progression of the characters individual arcs. The navigation of the criminal scene. I really rooted for the ladies.

I’ve been watching a couple 70s true crime stories including son of Sam and they nailed the feeling I got from those shows.

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You can do it!

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Live by the sword die by the sword. They did the best they could. Thriving in that environment wouldn’t have been easy.

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I may have to check it out.

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Agreed!

I’m not the only one that didn’t like it! I want to give it another chance and I might like it more?

I got through this one pretty fast. Actually, I have been on a Vertigo kick lately, reading this, Motherlands and Army @ Love. The last 2 titles are in my personal collection while The Kitchen was on DCUI.

Anyway, The Kitchen definitely is a page-turner and it often felt like I just started a book and it was finished in no time.

It is a tragic story but sort of a story about freedom as well? The ending wasn’t exactly happy but Tommy and Angie seemed to have the happy ending they deserved.

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I read Motherland a while ago, good sci-fi mother/daughter bonding going on in that book

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It was enjoyable. I picked it up at Marc’s of all places for like $2.99 a while back. I think I have another Marc’s book on my shelf, Deathbed.

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Deathbed sounds like fun.

I wish they had Clean Room on DCUI.

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@D4RK5TARZ If you’d like to host a Watch-Along for The Kitchen, I think some of us would be inclined to attend.

Also, I might root around in the kitchen before watching The Kitchen. :drooling_face:

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This is a possibility. I will have to figure out my schedule and get back to you. The hours I work make it kind of hard to set up anything.

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