My Year of Meats
Publish date: August 1st 2013
Publisher: CANONGATE BOOKS LTD
Pages no: 468
Edition language: English
, Food And Drink
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Literary Fiction
"My Year Of Meats" was a delightful read that provided an accessible story, engaging characters, humorous glimpses of two culture misunderstanding one another and still managed to take a serious look at the American meat industry and the American public's unwillingness to believe unpleasant truths....
After reading BrokenTune's review of this book, I knew I needed to find a copy and read it for myself. I found a copy at the library (where I also signed up for an adult summer reading challenge) and devoured the story in no time. The writing was excellent. The commentary was thoughtful. The ways...
"I am haunted by all the things— big things and little things, Splendid Things and Squalid Things— that threaten to slip through the cracks, untold, out of history." You know when you start a book and it speaks to your own experiences or thoughts at a particular point in time? If I had to pick a b...
It's funny how expectations get in the way of a read. This was recommended to me and I came to it with preconceived ideas that weren't actually there in the story. I liked this book. The only thing that stopped me from really liking it was that it felt plotted and a little contrived. And yet in...
As I was reading, I kept thinking, "I can't believe she got away with this!" It felt as though she wrote a documentary as a novel. It has the pacing and characterization of a novel, but is also a searing expose of the meat industry. This book definitely leaves an impression.
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